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Posted on: February 29, 2024

Gene Friend Rec Center | Last call! Deadline for feedback on Art Proposals March 1, 5 PM

Capital Project Update

Last call! The San Francisco Arts Commission is conducting a review process to choose an artist to create an integrated wall artwork for the interior north-facing wall of the gymnasium at the new Gene Friend Recreation Center. The deadline for fe...

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Posted on: February 21, 2024

Gene Friend Rec Center | Deadline for feedback on Art Proposals extended one week to March 1, 5 PM

Capital Project Update

Reminder! The San Francisco Arts Commission is conducting a review process to choose an artist to create an integrated wall artwork for the interior north-facing wall of the gymnasium at the new Gene Friend Recreation Center. The deadline for fee...

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Posted on: February 15, 2024 | Last Modified on: May 10, 2023

Gene Friend Rec Center | Notice to Proceed for Construction and Feb 23 Deadline for Art Proposals

Capital Project Update

Hello neighbors! We have three exciting announcements to share about the construction of the new Gene Friend Recreation Center:

Construction Start

First, we are excited to announce that the City issued Notice to Proceed (NTP) today, February 15, 2024, which...

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Posted on: February 8, 2024

Gene Friend Rec Center | Share Feedback on Gene Friend Rec Center Art Proposals

Capital Project Update

The San Francisco Arts Commission is conducting a review process to choose an artist to create an integrated wall artwork for the interior north-facing wall of the gymnasium at the new Gene Friend Recreation Center. Three artists were chosen as finalists ...

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Posted on: February 5, 2024

Gene Friend Rec Center | City Leaders & Community Members Break Ground on new Gene Friend Rec Center

Capital Project Update

Contact: Mayor’s Office of Communications, mayorspressoffice@sfgov.org

San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed joined City leaders and community members today to break ground on the transformative Eugene L. Friend Recreation Center pr...

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Posted on: February 2, 2024

Gene Friend Rec Center | REMINDER: Project Groundbreaking on February 5 at 1 PM

Capital Project Update

Join us for a special groundbreaking ceremony for the Gene Friend Recreation Center (270 6th Street) project on Monday, February 5 beginning at 1 p.m. The event will take place at the Harriet Street entrance and will feature community remarks and a ceremo...

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Posted on: January 25, 2024

Gene Friend Rec Center | Project Groundbreaking on February 5

Capital Project Update

Join us for a special groundbreaking ceremony for the Gene Friend Recreation Center (270 6th Street) project on Monday, February 5 beginning at 1 p.m. The event will take place at the Harriet Street entrance and will feature community remarks and a ceremo...

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Posted on: January 11, 2024

Gene Friend Rec Center | Construction update, January 2024

Capital Project Update

Happy New Year, all!

We’re getting excited to break ground on the new Gene Friend Rec Center as soon as next month!

Here are some project updates:

  • Our project team has been coordinating closely with the project teams for the adjacent Folsom-Howard ...
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Posted on: November 21, 2023

Gene Friend Rec Center | Project update, November 2023

Capital Project Update

Hello neighbors! We’re getting excited to break ground on the new Gene Friend Rec Center in the early part of next year.

** PLEASE NOTE ** The old Rec Center’s last day of operation will be December 21, 2023.

We are wor...

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Posted on: September 29, 2023

Gene Friend Rec Center | Public Art Project Updates

Capital Project Update

Robust Response to RFQ

We are excited to announce that the San Francisco Arts Commission received over 100 responses to the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for artists for public art for the project!

The goals of the Gene Friend Recreation Center Improveme...

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Posted on: August 29, 2023

Gene Friend Rec Center | Call for Artists, Zoning Variance, Contract Amendment

Capital Project Update

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 qua...

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Posted on: August 10, 2023

Gene Friend Rec Center | RFQ for Public Art with Online Pre-Application Workshop, August 30

Capital Project Update

The Arts Commission approved the Public Art Project Plan for the Gene Friend Rec Center Project earlier this week. The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for artists has been posted on the Arts Commission website. Please note that the deadline for qualifica...

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Posted on: August 1, 2023

Gene Friend Recreation Center | Project update August 2023

Capital Project Update

We have hit some exciting milestones for the Gene Friend Rec Center Project!

On July 17, the Arts Commission Civic Design Review Committee approved the project to move forward from schematic design into design development, also known as Phase 2 of the thre...

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Posted on: July 18, 2023

Gene Friend Recreation Center | Visual Arts Committee and Civic Design Review Updates

Capital Project Update

Public Art Project Plan Presentation for Gene Friend Rec Center

Thank you to community members who have provided input on the Public Art Project Plan!

The Public Art Project Plan for Gene Friend Rec Center will be presented to the Arts Commission Visual Art...

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Posted on: July 14, 2023

Gene Friend Recreation Center | Civic Design Review and Visual Arts Committee Next Week

Capital Project Update

The Gene Friend Rec Center project team will be presenting to the Arts Commission, Civic Design Review Phase 2, this coming Monday, July 17, 2:00 pm. This is a public meeting and there is an opportunity for public comment. Registering your comments in thi...

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Posted on: June 12, 2023

Gene Friend Rec Center | Civic Design Review meeting today cancelled

Capital Project Update

Hi neighbors! We found out today that the SF Arts Commission (SFAC), Civic Design Review Committee meeting scheduled for this afternoon was cancelled due to lack of quorum. We anticipate that the project team’s presentation about Gene Friend Rec...

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Posted on: June 9, 2023

Gene Friend Rec Center | Submit Feedback on Gene Friend Proposed Public Art Plan by 6/15

Capital Project Update

Thanks to all who joined for our online community update on June 8. Project updates were well-received by attendees.

To view the full presentation by Rec and Park and Arts Commission staff, click here >>.

Current schedule is for Arianne G. Davidian, P...

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Posted on: June 8, 2023

Gene Friend Rec Center | Virtual Community Update meeting today + Civic Design Review this Monday

Capital Project Update

Gene Friend Rec Center | Virtual Community Update and Civic Design Review

The project team has completed the design development phase of the project and is working with the Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) and three cost estimating ...

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Posted on: May 31, 2023

Gene Friend Rec Center | Virtual Community Update: Thursday, June 8, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Capital Project Update

Virtual Community Update | Gene Friend Rec Center

The project team has completed the design development phase of the project and is working with the Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) and three cost estimating teams to update the cost estimate...

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Posted on: March 21, 2023

Gene Friend Recreation Center update | March 2023

Capital Project Update

The Gene Friend Recreation Center project represents the wholescale construction of a brand-new facility. Currently, the project team is working on implementing the Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) contract mechanism, where the contractor t...

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Posted on: December 22, 2022

Updates Related to the New Gene Friend Recreation Center

Capital Project Update

Notice to Proceed for pre-construction services was awarded to Swinerton Builders just prior to Thanksgiving, and they have hit the ground running, working with the design team to review documents and start cost estimating and constructability. As a remin...

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Posted on: July 20, 2022

Gene Friend Rec Center Project Update 7/20/22

Capital Project Update

The design team is up and running and working on completing schematic design by later this Summer. Please stay tuned for details on design updates.

We have issued Notification of Intent to Award to Swinerton Builders for the Construction Manager / General ...

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

Gene Friend Rec Center Project Update 3/25

Capital Project Update

We are officially under contract with the architecture and engineering team, the Mark Cavagnero Associates + Kuth Ranieri Architects Joint Venture, as of March 23. We are looking forward to working with this team to finalize the project design and constru...

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Posted on: February 14, 2022

Gene Friend Rec Center Project Updates

Capital Project Update

Here are some updates on the project:

 

  1. We are finalizing contracting with the architecture and engineering team, the Mark Cavagnero Associates + Kuth Ranieri Architects Joint Venture, and hope to officially have them on board by early Mar...
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Posted on: November 29, 2021

Gene Friend Rec Project Architecture and Engineering Services Team Updates

Capital Project Update

We are excited to be moving toward onboarding our new design team for the project!

We completed recruitment via a competitive RFP process and received 3 very strong proposals, including one from a joint venture that included the architecture firm that comp...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

Updates to RFP for Architectural & Engineering Services and Recruitment Timeline for Gene Friend Rec

Capital Project Update

Thank you for helping us to get the word out to folks who may be interested in working on the project.

An online pre-proposal conference will be held on Wednesday, August 18, at 10 am (this was postponed from August 5).

The deadline for written questions is...

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

The Request for Proposals for Architectural & Engineering Services for the Gene Friend Rec is Live

Capital Project Update

Thank you for helping us to get the word out to folks who may be interested in working on the project.

An online pre-proposal conference will be held on Thursday, August 5, at 1:30 pm.

Proposals are due on Tuesday, August 24, by 5 pm.

For the full RFP as wel...

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Posted on: June 30, 2021

Gene Friend Rec Center Project Update 6/21/21!

Capital Project Update

We are pushing to advertise an RFP (request for proposals) for a design team (architecture and engineering) this July, with the goal of selecting a team and having them start work by right after the New Year 2022. If you know of any firms that might be in...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Gene Friend Rec Center Project Update 4/16/21!

Capital Project Update

Dear Friends and Neighbors of the Gene Friend Rec Center,

As you have likely heard by now, Prop A passed in November, and the Health and Recovery General Obligation Bond is a go. We are expecting to have this bond funding for the Gene Friend Rec Center Pro...

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

Gene Friend Rec Project Update 10/9!

Capital Project Update

Gene Friend Recreation Center has been included as a project that would receive funding through the Health and Recovery General Obligation Bond, which is included on the November 2020 ballot. For more information, please click here. The project team is cu...

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