San Francisco’s plazas are vital to the livability of the city because they create a sense of place and community for residents and visitors to enjoy the local neighborhoods. As the City population continues to grow, the transformation of underutilized public plazas will be instrumental in providing social, economic, and ecological benefits in neighborhoods citywide. Through an initiative called the San Francisco Plaza Program, the city aims to create an environment where residents and visitors can engage in and implement uses of the public realm for community supported activities such as art and music events, farmers’ markets, movie nights, local food and retail opportunities, and much more.
In 2014, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) partnered with the Real Estate Division (RED) and the Department of Public Works (DPW) to establish the SF Plaza Program. The Plaza program is now administered by RED.
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