Annie Street Plaza is a new pedestrian space in downtown San Francisco. New seating, greenery, and lighting - along with programmed events and activities - create a special new place in the heart of a thriving neighborhood.
Annie Street is an important pathway for pedestrians connecting Market Street and Mission Street. The Plaza will makes it safer for high volumes of pedestrians who use the alley every day to travel from Market Street to Mission Street – where there are numerous museums, galleries, and other community institutions.
Annie Street Plaza is part of the YBCBD’s award-winning Yerba Buena Street Life Plan, a road map of more than 30 projects for enhancing public spaces in the neighborhood. The Street Life Plan Plan and idea for the plaza came from neighborhood businesses, cultural institutions, nonprofits and residents over four years of community outreach and planning. Designs and programming ideas for the plaza were created through a year-long community review process involving several public meetings. The Yerba Buena Community Benefit District sponsors all the stewardship, maintenance, activation and public safety programs on the site.
Aaron was the editor of Streetsblog San Francisco from January 2012 until October 2015. He joined Streetsblog in 2010 after studying rhetoric and political communication at SF State University and spending a semester in Denmark.