PUBLIC PLATFORM

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A vision for a 21st-century Commons centered on Performance: flexible plazas -- stages for public life to unfold and support a diversity of activities -- are framed by trees, planting, and sloped lawns and bleacher seats that create places to see and be seen.

10 Iconic Interactive Fountain
Iconic Interactive Fountain
9 Active Recreation
8 Amphitheater and Overlook
Amphitheater Overlook
7 Library Terrace and Pavilions
6 Free Speech Platform
5 Civic Center Playgrounds
5 Civic Center Playgrounds
4 Bold Graphic Paving
Bold Graphic Paving
3 Food and Retail Kiosks
Food and Retail Kiosks
3 Food and Retail Kiosks
Food and Retail Kiosks
3 Food and Retail Kiosks
Food and Retail Kiosks
3 Food and Retail Kiosks
Food and Retail Kiosks
3 Food and Retail Kiosks
Food and Retail Kiosks
2 Flexible Plaza
Flexible Plaza
2 Flexible Plaza
Flexible Plaza
2 Flexible Plaza
Flexible Plaza
2 Flexible Plaza
Flexible Plaza
1 Flexible Lawn
Flexible Lawn
1 Flexible Lawn
Flexible Lawn
CITY VIEW: hover over elements to highlight plan features
View Brooks Hall Brooks Hall (Underground)
Kiosks
Kiosks
Kiosks
Kiosks
Pavilion Structure
Pavilion Structure
Pavilion Structure
Pavilion Structure
Wedge Structure
Wedge Structure
Wedge Structure
Wedge Structure
Wedge Structure
Wedge Structure

PROGRAM: RECREATION + FITNESS

SURFACE DIAGRAM

N-S GROVE STREET SECTION

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BROOKS HALL: hover over elements to highlight plan features

1 Flexible Lawn

2 Flexible Plaza

3 Food and Retail Kiosks

4 Neighborhood Graphic Paving

5 Civic Center Playgrounds

6 Free Speech Platform

7 Library Terrace and Pavilions

8 Amphitheater and Overlook

9 Active Recreation

10 Iconic Interactive Fountain

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CIVIC CENTER PLAZA: A generous central gathering space is framed by the playgrounds and lawn areas. Sloped lawns create elevated areas to see and be seen, while flat lawns provide flexible space for active and informal recreation.

Framework Organization

Lawn

Planting

Kiosks and Pavilions

Benches/Social Seating

Public Art

Pedestrian Circulation

Public Platform - Pedestrian Circulation

Event Capacity

Public Platform - Event Capacity

FULTON MALL: An open, flexible plaza accommodates temporary activities, such as additional space for the Farmers’ Market and food trucks. New pavilions in the plaza and along the Library add places to eat lunch and relax after work.

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: An amphitheater and a new interactive fountain frame a space for gathering and performance at Market St. A fitness mini-park on Leavenworth creates opportunities for active recreation.

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.