Recognizing the Western SOMA Task Force and Eastern Neighborhoods Citizen Advisory Committee have identified 12th Street as a “priority greening opportunity”, we are collaborating with local non-profit, Build Public, as well as our neighbors at the Eagle and the Planning Department’s Pavement to Parks Program, to transform a 13,500-SF portion of 12th Street near Harrison Street into a new, permanent public plaza and green space, to be called Eagle Plaza.
The conceptual vision of the plaza is a public gathering space for the neighborhood, a green respite from the city, a place to host special community events and a way to commemorate the unique LGBTQ history of the surrounding Folsom Gulch area. Initial concept drawings, based on feedback from community members and representatives from Supervisor Kim’s office and the Planning Department, envision the Plaza becoming a social space focused on active play, social engagement and serving as an “urban sanctuary”. The design is intended to be flexible enough to accommodate community events on evenings and weekends, while also serving as a quiet respite from traffic and urban life during the week. To learn more and get involved, please contact Jared at Build Public.