Excited to report on some updates for the Gene Friend Rec Center Project!
Call for Artists!
The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for artists for public art for the project has been posted on the Arts Commission website. Please note that the deadline for qualifications is 11:59 PM PDT on September 18, 2023.
A pre-application technical workshop will be held online at 5:30 pm on August 30.
For more information and details, including workshop sign-in information and Project Manager contact info and virtual office hours, please visit the Arts Commission website: https://www.sfartscommission.org/find-opportunities/calls-for-artists/gene-friend-recreation-center-improvement-project
We look forward to moving together toward selection of artists and artworks!
Zoning Variance Approved
Last week, the Zoning Administrator approved Rec and Park’s application for a variance for the staff shower and locker requirement. This approval represents a budget savings for the project and allows us to maximize much-needed storage and equipment to ensure the new facility and programming function smoothly.
Staff will be presenting an amendment to the professional services / architecture and engineering contract to the Rec and Park Commission Capital Committee next Wednesday, September 6. This amendment covers additional service requests already received, for scope related to the project but not anticipated, as well as a small margin for the possibility of future unforeseen conditions. There is opportunity for public comment at this hearing. Agenda and information on how to make public comment will be available on the Rec and Park Commission page closer to the hearing. Please visit this page to learn more.
We are still planning for construction start in early 2024.
Stay tuned for more updates!
Melinda Sullivan, Melinda.Sullivan@sfgov.org, 628.652.6648.
Project web page: bit.ly/genefriendproject