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CASE STUDY: SAN FRANCISCO, CA 1-5 Years Interim Design Project Types: Activated Alle / Plaza Sponsor Organizations: Yerba Buena Community Benefit District Agencies Involved: SF Planning Department Materials Budget: $150,000 Key Materials: »» Barrier Element: Concrete barrier at street edge. »» Landscaping Elements: Drought resistant hanging plants »» Street Furniture: Movable tables and chairs, stage, benches »» Signs: Placard with plaza name, reinforcing that the alley is a public space »» Programming: Rotating programming including lunchtime music, night performances, and more. About the Project: In the Yerba Buena Street Life Plan, The Yerba Buena Community Benefit District identified Annie Alley as a space that could be converted into a plaza and event space. YBCBD collaborated with SF Planning’s Pavement to Parks program to activate the alley and transform it into an interim public plaza. Various day-long or weekend-long events were held in the plaza to test the programming of the space and gain the community’s feedback for a more permanent plaza. Eventually an interim design with reversible materials was agreed upon and the plaza is open today. Programming has included musical performances, fitness classes, food trucks, and fashion events. 130 · PROJECT APPLICATIONS

Street Furniture

Stationary concrete benches and movable tables/chairs (spec sheet pages 34 and 63).

Landscape Element Drought-resistant hanging plants. (spec sheet page 69).

Programming

Regular performances and events.

Annie Alley in San Francisco, CA has been transformed into an active public space (SF Planning).

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