The City has proposed food trucks, small soccer fields, pickleball courts, public art, and more.
Several months ago, Mayor London Breed announced that the former Temporary Transbay Terminal site has some new plans in the works. Previously planned to kick off in July, the opening is now slated for the beginning of September.
The 3.5 acre site is due to be turned into housing in 2023 under the Office of Community Development and Infrastructure. But in the meantime, the Office is trusting East Cut Landing Partners (ECLP) to spearhead a variety of activities in the area.
ECLP’s plans include a wide spectrum of family-friendly activities including local food trucks, a beer garden, rotating food and retail stalls, soccer fields, a fitness space, an outdoor cinema with audio provided by headphones, and a children’s play area. They also propose additional plans such as pickleball courts, public art, a dog run, and a versatile event space for the community.
The space is meant to be a safe area for people to enjoy what the city has to offer outdoors during the summer. 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.
Mayor Breed’s Downtown Recovery Plan aims to speed up the downtown area’s economic recovery, and bring more traffic to local businesses.
“Our downtown is coming alive again, and as we get more people vaccinated and continue to reopen and recover, this site will be a place for the community to come together safely and have fun,” said Mayor Breed. “Using this site in the Transbay neighborhood to provide a safe place for people to hang out, eat a meal, or get some exercise is a great use of this land and will serve people from the neighborhood and throughout San Francisco.”
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