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Posted on: September 18, 2023

Buchanan Street Mall | Memory Walk design reviews + workforce development meetings this week!

Capital Project Update

Wrendering of Buchanan Street Mall Memory Walk by Public Works

This is a full week for the Buchanan Street Mall Renovations project!

The Buchanan Street Mall project team is seeking San Francisco Arts Commission Civic Design Review committee approval on the landscape features of the Memory Walk: decorative paving and gateway columns and tall fencing—with space reserved within these elements for interpretive and artistic content. An informational update will also be shared with the Recreation and Parks Commission. Please click here to view the Memory Walk Concept Design slides and see details below to participate in the meetings.

Trust for Public Land continues to lead design of the Memory Walk, in collaboration with Recreation and Parks, Citizen Film, and the African American Arts & Culture Complex. These four partners have framed programming that includes artist mentorship, community curation and participation, and a process for developing future art opportunities. These three Memory Walk program pieces will be further refined by partners and through additional community process this fall.

The project team continues to actively fund-raise for the Memory Walk program and future art opportunities, and future art opportunities will be presented to the Recreation and Parks Commission for approval in advance of releasing a public RFQ for original artwork. 

Civic Design Review – Monday 9/18 at 2pm

Hybrid: In-Person & via Webex

401 Van Ness, Ste. 125

San Francisco, CA 94102 


and

Rec and Park Commission (info update) – Thursday 9/21 at 10am

City Hall, Room 416

Remote comment is available for both Committee and full Commission meetings. Remote meeting instructions will be at the top of each meeting agenda with information about how to listen, view and comment at the meetings. 

In addition, the project’s Park Improvement Equity Action Initiative continues, as the Core Partners work to refine their recommendations.

Project Manager Lauren Dietrich Chavez continues to host office hours most Thursdays 2-3pm at the Opportunity Hub on Buchanan Mall, just south of Golden Gate Avenue. (Note there are no office hours Thursday 9/21). Stop by to discuss the draft recommendations or ask any questions you have about the capital project.

The Buchanan Mall project team has also committed to a monthly workforce development task force meeting, which will be hosted by Success Centers the third Wednesday of the month. Details below.

Workforce Development Task Force

Meetings every third Wednesday of the month

First meeting:

Wednesday, September 20th at 6pm

Success Centers Career Center, 1449 Webster Street

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