Nurturing Change on Central Market Street

From SPUR:

Join John Peterson of Public Architecture and Judy Nemzoff from the San Francisco Arts Commission to learn about their partnership and efforts to revitalize Central Market Street. The ARTery Project will help transform Market Street into a nationally-celebrated cultural destination. The project’s signature component, Lights on Market Street, features three temporary site-specific light installations. In addition, the two organizations are part of a collaborative effort to support arts organizations seeking to move into the district’s vacant buildings by providing pro bono design services through The 1% program. The discussion will cover a variety of other strategies to activate Central Market Street–from Art in Storefronts, to HOK’s proposal to adaptively reuse JCDecaux kiosks, and plans for PG&E’s Mission Street Sub-Station façade improvements.

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Mid-Market art walk

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Better Market Street Project Announces Citizen Advisory Committee

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Mayor Newsom and Blick’s Edward Ogorzaly. Photo: Mayor’s Press Office. On the same day San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom announced yet another intervention along central Market Street aimed at rejuvenating the beleaguered section between 5th and Van Ness, the Department of Public Works (DPW) announced it was convening a citizens advisory committee (CAC) to help […]

A cultural district for Central Market

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From SPUR: San Francisco has an opportunity to create a unique, eclectic cultural arts district on Central Market Street. The district will serve the adjacent Tenderloin and South of Market neighborhoods, the city and the region — and become a destination for visitors from around the world. Come hear from Amy Cohen and Jordan Klein of the […]
Purple light shows a Muni subway heading inbound, while an M or (a Daly City BART train?) heads outbound...somewhere below. Image: Illuminate

See Subway Trains from the Surface of Market Street

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Imagine standing on Market Street and seeing bars of colored lights move over the street, tracking the location of the BART and Muni vehicles below. Yesterday evening, Illuminate, a San Francisco artists collaborative, held a demonstration of “Lightrail,” a proposed project from artists George Zisiadis and Stefano Corazza, for Market Street. The demonstration, which was held in a […]

SPUR Mid-Market Walking Tour

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From SPUR: Join Lisa Zayas-Chien of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency on a tour of the proposed Mid-Market Redevelopment Project Area where we will see and discuss opportunities to bolster City and community-driven initiatives already underway. Ongoing initiatives include the cultivation of a Central Market arts district supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and […]

This Week: Valencia Gateway, Living Alleys, Safer Sixth St.

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The city is hosting public workshops this week on creating a greener, safer intersection at Valencia and Mission Streets, “living alleys” around Market Street and Octavia Boulevard, and a traffic calming pilot on Sixth Street. SPUR, meanwhile, has a full week of forums touching on topics ranging from the Central Corridor Plan to the future of suburbs. […]