Yerba Buena Street Life Plan

The community articulated a vision that the public space encourage and facilitate vibrant social interaction, promote pedestrian life, be safe, be a place of beauty, and be a source of pride for the community. The plan proposes 36 projects and initiatives including new public spaces, redesigned alleys, public art, temporary programs, and sidewalk improvements.

download: Project PDF
client: Yerba Buena Community Benefit District (YBCBD)
location: Yerba Buena District, San Francisco, CA
projects: 36 proposals
exhibit: Street Life
exhibit host: SPUR
completed: 2011
2012 ASLA NCC Award
Yerba Buena Street Life Plan
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The Yerba Buena Street Life Plan is a 175-page catalogue of proposals and a statement on the urban realm that is already informing City policy.
The book articulates eight values and characteristics that contribute to a good public realm, and for each a summary of Yerba Buena’s existing conditions and opportunities.
The proposals are a result of an intensive community process of meetings and input opportunities.
Interactive feedback tools included map analysis, a public website for discussion of proposals, and surveys.
Yerba Buena Street Life Plan
Among the proposals are the Annie Street redesign, prioritizing the urban pedestrian experience.
Yerba Buena Street Life Plan
Lapu-Lapu Neighborhood Park would be a new backyard for residents adjacent to existing Community Gardens.
Yerba Buena Street Life Plan
Yerba Buena Street Life Plan
Clean energy docking stations: seating and work space draw people to use public space for electronic activities.
Yerba Buena Street Life Plan
Yerba Buena Street Life Plan
A barren planting area where neighbors already bring their dogs is designed to meet its adopted function.
Yerba Buena Street Life Plan
Yerba Buena Street Life Plan
Improvements include Low Impact Design stormwater techniques such as flow-through planters.
Yerba Buena Street Life Plan
Yerba Buena Street Life Plan
The Yerba Buena Street Life Plan was unveiled in an exhibit at SPUR Urban Center in San Francisco.
Yerba Buena Street Life Plan
Yerba Buena Street Life Plan
The unveiling of Yerba Buena Street Life Plan and Parkmobiles at SPUR Urban Center, marked by speeches by City officials and District leaders.
CMG Principal Kevin Conger and Mayor Ed Lee at the YBSLP opening.
Yerba Buena Street Life Plan Parkmobile
Parkmobiles, the first realized YBSLP proposal.
Yerba Buena Street Life Plan
Yerba Buena Street Life Plan
Exhibit attendees discuss the 36 proposals, presented along with photos of the site and community process.
People gather at the exhibit to contextualize the concepts around a floor map of the District.
CMG Principal Kevin Conger at the exhibit opening.