CIVIC SANCTUARY

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.

14 Interactive Community Message Board
13 Local Heroes Walk Statues
13 Local Heroes Walk Statues
12 Restored Fountain
11 Food and Retail Pavilion
10 Library Terrace and Pavilions
9 Civic Center Playgrounds
9 Civic Center Playgrounds
8 Flagpole Grove
7 Viewing Courtyard
6 Temporary Art
5 Food and Retail Kiosks
5 Food and Retail Kiosks
5 Food and Retail Kiosks
4 Civic Timeline Paving
3 Flexible Lawn
Flexible Lawn
3 Flexible Lawn
Flexible Lawn
3 Flexible Lawn
Flexible Lawn
2 Flexible Plaza
Flexible Plaza
2 Flexible Plaza
Flexible Plaza
2 Flexible Plaza
Flexible Plaza
2 Flexible Plaza
Flexible Plaza
1 Garden Room
Garden Room
1 Garden Room
Garden Room
CITY VIEW: hover over elements to highlight plan features
View Brooks Hall
Kiosks
Kiosks
Kiosks
Kiosks
Below-Grade Court
Below Grade Court
Below-Grade Court
Below Grade Court
Pavilion Structure
Pavilion Structure
Pavilion Structure
Pavilion Structure
Pavilion Structure
Pavilion Structure

N-S GROVE STREET SECTION

SURFACE DIAGRAM

PROGRAM: NEIGHBORHOOD-SERVING

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BROOKS HALL: hover over elements to highlight plan features

1 Garden Room

2 Flexible Plaza

3 Flexible Lawn

4 Civic Timeline Paving

5 Food and Retail Kiosks

6 Temporary Art

7 Viewing Courtyard

8 Flagpole Grove

9 Civic Center Playgrounds

10 Library Terrace and Pavilions

11 Food and Retail Pavilion

12 Restored Fountain

13 Local Heroes Walk Statues

14 Interactive Community Message Board

Click to See Ground View

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.

Framework Organization

Lawn

Planting

Kiosks and Pavilions

Benches/Social Seating

Public Art

Pedestrian Circulation

City Sanctuary - Pedestrian Circulation

Event Capacity

City Sanctuary - Event Capacity

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.

City Sanctuary - Public Life Activity Day
Weekday Lunch Hour: 12:00PM
City Sanctuary - Public Life Activity Night
Weekend Nightlife: 9:00PM

PROGRAM/ACTIVITES

Playground

Farmer’s Market

Restroom

Water Fountain

Cafe

Food and Beverage

Picnic

Barbecue

Games

Social Seating

Bench Seating

Lounge Seating

Active Recreation

Passive Recreation

Photo Point

Celebrations and Special Events

Demonstration

Interactive Fountain

Information

Outdoor Reading Room

Dog Park

Public Art

Ornamental Garden

Retail

Bart Station

Muni Station

Bus Stop

STATIONARY ACTIVITY

Eating/Drinking

Waiting for Transit

Accompanied by Pets

Passive - Sitting/Standing

Exercise/Play/Recreation

Commerce

Political/Religious Advocacy

Cultural/Performance

Civic Work

PEDESTRIAN & BIKE MOVEMENT

Existing Pedestrian Count Volume

Existing Bike Count Volume

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

GATHERING
1. Flexible Area for Large Events and Gathering
2. Trees and Planting
3. Interactive Features
DAILY USE
4. Supporting Everyday Uses
5. Recreation
6. Kiosks and Pavilions
= SOME
= MORE
= MOST

We want your feedback on the public space design options.