Change is coming to the Buchanan Street Mall. The Design Task Force – a group of 30 neighborhood elders, youth, and adults – met weekly this summer to discuss design and stewardship of the Mall. The Exploratorium translated the community’s design ideas into Activation elements. These elements – gardens boxes, signage, two audio domes, seating, lighting, and arches that support community interaction – are currently being installed throughout the five blocks of the Mall. Installation will be complete by the end of October. The Activation elements will be at Buchanan Mall for at least 12 months, after which the partners and community will discuss the appropriate next steps. The Trust for Public Land, with generous support from private donors, is the lead funder and project manager for the Activation.
The opening ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 12:00.