When Imagination Goes Public

FOLLOW #GROUNDPLAY

When Imagination Goes Public
When Imagination Goes Public

Lot Project

Annie Street Plaza

Status

Inactive

Opening Date

November 2014

Designers

CMG Landscape Architecture

Partners

Angotti & Reilly

Funders

Yerba Buena Community Benefit District


An alleyway turned into a public plaza.

Annie Street was an important pathway for pedestrians in downtown San Francisco, connecting Market Street and Mission Street. The Plaza made it safer for high volumes of pedestrians to travel from Market Street to Mission Street – where there are numerous museums, galleries, and other community institutions. Seating, greenery, and lighting – along with programmed events and activities – formed a special place in the heart of a thriving neighborhood.

Annie Street Plaza was part of the YBCBD’s award-winning Yerba Buena Street Life Plan, a road map of more than 30 projects for enhancing public spaces in the neighborhood. Past trial closures of the street were also a success. The location hosted dance performances, movies, festivals and luncheons — bringing people together in Yerba Buena and creating a sense of community. Throughout 2012 and 2013, Annie Alley was closed to traffic for events lasting up to one week. These closures demonstrated how the plaza could be successfully programmed if converted to a pedestrian-only space.

FOLLOW #GROUNDPLAYSF

     

        

Groundplay is a multi-agency program of the

CITY & COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO

ADA & Accessibility

The City and County of San Francisco recognizes its obligation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Language Access Ordinance to provide equal access to all its residents.


Free Language Assistance

免 費語言協助 / Ayuda gratuita con el idioma / Бесплатная помощь переводчиков / Trợ giúp Thông dịch Miễn phí / Assistance linguistique gratuite / 無料の言語支援 / 무료 언어 지 원 / Libreng tulong para sa wikang Tagalog / คว"ม ช่วยเหลือท"งภ"ษ"โดยไม่ เส'ยค่าใช้จ่าย

Dial 3-1-1 (within SF only) or (415) 701-2311


Sign up to receive Groundplay news and updates.