SPUR Forum: 5M: Creating Compelling Open Space in SOMA

From SPUR:

Planned for the intersections of 5th, Mission and Howard Streets, 5M is more than just a new mixed-use development. Capitalizing on currently underutilized surface parking and SOMA’s growing network of POPOS green spaces, the project will convert over 50,000 square feet of its four-acre site into public open space. Join project leaders for a look into how the project will enrich the community by utilizing this open space for arts and culture programs for the benefit of the surrounding neighborhoods.

+ Moy Eng / CAST (Community Arts Stabilization Trust)
+ Laura Crescimano / SITELAB Urban Studio
​+ Alexa Arena / Forest City

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