Construction progress has been intermittent over the past few weeks due to a unexpected conflict with street utilities in the area of the new bulb out. This issue affects both the Guy Place Mini Park project as well as the streetscape project, managed by San Francisco Public Works. Both project … Continue reading
A new sidewalk bulb-out (a widened area of sidewalk) is under construction in front of Guy Place Mini Park. The bulb-out will feature a new pet relief area with permeable paving and a pet drinking fountain.
A fourteen foot slab of granite arrived at Guy Place Mini Park this week. The contractor is currently preparing to install it in the rear corner of the park where it will serve as an ornamental focal point to the space. Granite paving and boulders as well as trees will … Continue reading
The contractor is now installing the irrigation system at Guy Place Mini Park. This water-efficient system will support the establishment of the park’s new trees, shrubs, vines and perennials.
Foundations for the four vine columns are being built this week at Guy Place Mini Park. These foundations will support stainless steel mesh columns that will be planted with ornamental Roger’s Red California grapevines, famed for their scarlet red autumn color.
Over the past few weeks the contractor has been busy importing soil to the site to make it level with with sidewalk. Next week they will be building foundations for the ornamental granite slab wall and four vine columns. Additional subsurface drainage lines are also being installed.
The perimeter retaining walls were completed today. The contractor will soon move on to finishing the installation of drainage and utilities.
Vertical formwork is in place ahead of concrete work later this month. The top of the reinforcing bar seen in this photo provides close reference for the finished elevation of the new park.
Concrete is being poured today as construction continues on the walls at Guy Place Mini Park.Thank you for your patience with any temporary street closures.
The project’s contractor is continuing to build the site’s extensive retaining walls.
Heavy earthwork continues at Guy Place Mini Park. Over the next month the contractor will continue to “step” the site and build the wall footings as the surface of the new park will be raised to street level.
The project landscape architect has been working with the contractor’s nursery to secure all of the plants for the new park. The new trees, shrubs, and perennials are being cared for by a grower in the Central Valley until it is time to install them later this year. The planting … Continue reading
The project’s contractor is taking full advantage of the recent dry weather and making progress on new pier footings. These piers are drilled deep into Rincon Hill and will support the park’s new perimeter wall, which will be formed in the coming weeks.
A new 22-foot tall magnolia tree arrived at Guy Place Mini Park last week. This tree replaces an avocado tree that was removed at the rear property boundary. With cooperation from neighbors, this tree has been planted in the landscape behind the park where it will provide a large, evergreen … Continue reading
Construction activities at the project site resumed last week with the continuation of earthwork and the underpinning of the adjacent residential building. Thank you for your patience and understanding as the project team ensured that the structural engineering revisions were thoroughly reviewed and the permits updated as required with the … Continue reading
Work required to reinforce the foundation a building adjacent to the park (which must occur before the park walls are built) is temporarily delayed while structural engineering drawings are being revised. This is due to conditions under the building varying from what was anticipated. Work at the park site is … Continue reading
Construction on the new Guy Place Mini Park is scheduled to commence Wednesday, August 22, 2018. Please stay tuned for future updates and photos of the construction process!
Construction activity at Guy Place Mini Park is scheduled to begin in late July or early August 2018. Please observe the information in the bulletin below. Regular progress updates will be provided throughout the construction process. Thank you to the supporters of this long-awaited project!
The Recreation and Park Commission has approved the issuance of a contract with Azul Works, Inc.for the construction of Guy Place Mini Park. Azul Works was the low bidder as determined after the February 14th bid opening. City staff are now processing the contract so that the project can begin … Continue reading
Guy Place Mini Park was advertised to prospective contractors in January, 2017. Bids were opened on February 14, 2018 and the apparent low bidder was Azul Works, Inc. with a bid of approximately $2.3M for the Base Bid scope. The project will be presented at the upcoming Recreation and Parks … Continue reading
The Guy Place Mini Park project was advertised to prospective bidders today! The bids will be due in approximately one month. It is anticipated that park construction would begin in late spring 2018. Please stay tuned for details!
The final design for Guy Place Mini Park was approved by Civic Design Review on October 23rd. This review followed a revision to the park design that eliminated a vine column from the new bulb-out fronting the park. It is anticipated that the project will go out to bid in November 2017 … Continue reading
Please join us on August 2, 2017 for the kickoff workshop of the South Downtown Design Activation Plan! Representatives from City of San Francisco agencies including SFMTA, Public Works, Recreation and Parks, and Planning, will be on hand to discuss current and upcoming projects in the South Downtown area, including … Continue reading
The long-anticipated Guy Place Mini Park project is on the move again! The park design, which was approved in 2014, has been adjusted to replace eight of the park’s proposed vine columns with eight multi-trunk birch trees. These trees will provide canopy coverage with dappled shade over the park. The trees feature … Continue reading
The City received 5 bids for the construction of the new Guy Place Mini Park. However all base bids exceeded the engineer’s estimate. Therefore the City is re-advertising the project for new bids. Construction is now anticipated to begin in fall 2016 and completed spring/summer 2017. For more information, feel … Continue reading
In an effort to address concerns about the Guy Place Mini Park development, the Recreation and Park Department is pleased to share this FAQ on the process and planning of the design concept. For more information, please contact Marvin Yee, Project Manager, at (415) 581-2541, or at Marvin.Yee@sfgov.org. Please check … Continue reading
The review of bids for the selection of a contractor to construct the new park is taking a little longer than expected. A recommendation to the Recreation and Park Commission to award a construction contract is expected to occur in May 2016. Thank you for your patience. For more information, feel … Continue reading
In February 2015, the Recreation and Park Commission approved a community-supported conceptual plan for the development of a new park at 4-8 Guy Place. Bid documents with plans and specifications were developed for competitive bidding. In February 2016, the City received 5 bids for construction. 2 bids are within the … Continue reading
In 2007, the City purchased 4 Guy Place, a vacant lot on Rincon Hill for a new mini park. The land purchase and development are funded through developer impact fees. A park design was vetted through four (4) community meetings and approved by the Recreation and Park Commission. Consequently construction documents were developed … Continue reading
A concept plan, based on that generated through community meetings and refined through the Arts Commission, was recommended for approval by the Capital Committee of the Recreation and Park Commission. Final action will occur on February 19 (Thu) in City Hall, Room 416 at 10 AM. Public comments are welcome at … Continue reading
The Recreation and Park Department and the S.F. Arts Commission are pleased to announce the selection of Adriane Colburn for the public art enrichment component for the new park on Guy Place. Ms. Colburn will design the new fence alongside the sidewalk. For information on the selected proposal, please click … Continue reading
The San Francisco Arts Commission is working with the Recreation and Parks Department to commission a public artwork as part of the development of a new mini park on Guy Place. Three artists were selected by a Public Art Selection Panel to create proposals for this artwork: Jenny Balisle, Adriane … Continue reading
More than a dozen people attended a community meeting on 2/13 to discuss the planning of a new park on Rincon Hill, located at 4-6 Guy Place. The City recounted a community planning process done in 2008 that resulted in a community-supported plan. However when the economy dipped, funding for the new … Continue reading
The Recreation and Park Department invites you to participate in a community meeting to review tentative plans for the development of a new mini park at 4-6 Guy Place, and to discuss … Continue reading
The Recreation and Park Department invites you to participate in a community meeting to review tentative plans for the development of a new mini park at 4-6 Guy Place, and to discuss next steps. 4-6 Guy Place is located off First Street between Folsom and Harrison Streets. Your input is … Continue reading