Phase 1: Existing Conditions Analysis


6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

UC Hastings’ Louis B. Mayer Lounge
198 McAllister Street
San Francisco

Phase 1 of the plan’s development was focused on analyzing existing conditions in Civic Center and hearing community feedback on current conditions and future aspirations for its public spaces and streets. Over 70 people attended the plan’s first workshop/open house and provided feedback via interactive boards and group discussion. Following the open house, a community survey was conducted. 280 surveys were conducted on-site in Civic Center, with two-thirds conducted in a language other than English. Over 2,000 online survey results were also collected via the project’s website. Results from Phase 1 outreach helped shape the design frameworks for Civic Center’s public spaces.

To get feedback and perspectives from communities sometimes under-represented at City workshops, four focus group discussions were held with the local residents from the following communities in Fall 2017:

  • Vietnamese (Conducted in Vietnamese)
  • Chinese (Conducted in Chinese)
  • Latino (Conducted in Spanish)
  • Youth, Ages 13-17 (Conducted in English)

Findings were summarized in a Focus Group Report which directly informed the development of the design frameworks for Civic Center’s public spaces.


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