All images on this page prepared by CMG Landscape Architecture with Kennerly Architecture + Planning and Gehl Studio.
A vision for a 21st-century Commons that celebrates History: strict rows of trees that frame the public spaces and a defined central spine from Market Street to City Hall recall the formality of the historic Beaux-Arts plan, while contemporary uses and amenities celebrate civic life, work and SF history.
CIVIC CENTER PLAZA: A generous lawn, extra-long benches in the sun and under trees, and movable chairs provide places to picnic and gather near the playgrounds. Temporary art adds whimsy and activates the plaza in front of City Hall.
FULTON MALL: Lawn terraces between the Library and the Asian Art Museum provide a place to play and hang out, and are framed by benches and places to sit in sun or shade. New pavilions and seating on the Library terrace create a quiet place to people-watch.
Program + Use
These are snapshots of the variety and intensity of activity expected during a weekday at noon and a weekend at night.
UN PLAZA: A civic promenade from Market St to City Hall is a space for commemoration of the UN Charter, the history of Civic Center, and of local/neighborhood heroes. New places to eat and shop on Leavenworth St and at BART add vitality at the plaza’s edges.
Considerations and Trade-offs
This plan will address all of the considerations below to some extent. Click here to learn more about each consideration
|1. Flexible Area for Large Events and Gathering|
|2. Trees and Planting|
|3. Interactive Features|
|4. Supporting Everyday Uses|
|6. Kiosks and Pavilions|