It’s finally here!
Several months ago, Mayor London Breed announced that the former Temporary Transbay Terminal site had some new plans in the works. Previously planned to kick off in July, the plan has finally come to fruition! Meet The Crossing, a giant new community space located in SF’s Transbay neighborhood.
At the moment they have revealed a beer garden, food truck park, soccer fields, and ground mural on the block between Howard, Main, Folsom, and Beale Streets. The plan is to eventually add an outdoor cinema, fitness space, food and retail kiosks, marketplace, event spaces, and more.
The 3.5 acre site is due to be turned into housing in mid-2023 under the Office of Community Development and Infrastructure. But until then, the Office hast trusted East Cut Landing Partners (ECLP) to spearhead a variety of activities in the area. The project is part of Mayor Breed’s Downtown Recovery Plan, which aims to speed up the downtown area’s economic recovery and bring more traffic to local businesses.
“This year has shown us just how essential access to outdoor space is for the well-being of our communities and the overall development of our city,” said Mayor Breed. “This beautifully designed site will provide a safe and engaging space for both community members and visitors of our city to get outside and enjoy the vibrancy of our downtown core.”
The space is meant to be a safe area for people to enjoy what the city has to offer outdoors . They plan for the space to be available for fitness uses from 6-7am, and for all other uses throughout the rest of the day until 10pm. On weekends it will close at 11pm, and weekend screenings will end at 12am.
Find The Crossing at the former Temporary Transbay Terminal site, located at 200 Folsom St. in San Francisco.
Featured image: @eastcutcrossing via Twitter