As part of a comprehensive program for the development of Rincon Hill as a dense residential neighborhood, the Rincon Hill Plan contains policies to acquire sites for open space. 4-8 Guy Place in particular is identified in Policy 4.1 and Map 8 (“Rincon Hill Public Open Space System”) as a potential acquisition site for a “pocket park”, as it is one of the very few undeveloped pieces of property in the district. It is a small size (4,000 SF), but is on a quiet, low traffic side street, surrounded by lower-scale residential and commercial buildings.
The site slopes down from Guy Place to a flat pad, is generally unpaved other than a concrete ramp from the street, and contains two sizable trees. The property has most recently been used for surface parking, but was not open for public parking.