Eagle Plaza Stewardship Plan


Basic Maintenance: 

  • Eagle Plaza, as with all public spaces, will require regular maintenance, repairs and improvements over time, for which a steady annual funding stream and baseline maintenance services are needed.
  • To this end, the owner of neighboring property 1532 Harrison has committed to providing daily maintenance of the plaza in perpetuity, as required by its agreements with the City related to Eagle Plaza (an In Kind Agreement and a Major Encroachment Permit). This work will likely be performed by the on-site property management company at 1532 Harrison, who will provide general cleaning, upkeep & repairs as needed on the plaza
  • Guided by Eagle Plaza's nonprofit partner Place Lab, FoEP and 1532 Harrison are already developing a Maintenance Plan and Budget that will provide annual funds to maintain and manage Eagle Plaza for public benefit.
  • If the SoMa West CBD is formed, its annual budget would include neighborhood-wide cleanliness and beautification programs that could complement 1532 Harrison's maintenance program, as well as enhanced safety programs (see "Public Safety" below).

Daily Use, a.k.a. "Eyes on the plaza": 

  • Fronting businesses on both sides of Eagle Plaza will generate foot traffic through the plaza at various times throughout the day and night, which helps discourage unhealthy behaviors in the public space.
  • The SF Eagle is open from 2pm to 2am Monday through Friday, and from noon to 2am on weekends.
  • Across from the Eagle in the 1532 Harrison ground floor corner space will be a future food establishment (restaurant, cafe) that will be open from early morning through evening, and that will have outdoor seating.
  • In addition, Eagle Plaza features a dedicated area for a daytime or evening food truck where tables and chairs can be put out, all of which will also help draw visitors and create an active space. 
  • Finally, between 1532 Harrison (136 units) and 333 12th (200 units) new residential projects, over 500 new residents will be joining the Western SoMa neighborhood, walking to and from their buildings at various times of day and night.

Public Safety:

  • Currently, during 1532 Harrison's construction (2017 - 2019), a security guard patrols the area several times per night. Once the building starts emerging from the ground, a security camera system will be installed that will alert and deploy guards at any time if and when any suspicious activities are recorded.
  • After 1532 Harrison's completion in mid-late 2019, the building's property management team will include an on-site manager who will patrol the area regularly, day and night. 
  • The SoMa West CBD, if formed, would include dedicated annual budget for "Enhanced Safety Programs" including Foot Patrols, Vehicle Patrols and Bike Patrols.

Plaza Activation & Events:

  • The Friends of Eagle Plaza (FoEP) is in the process of becoming an official fiscally sponsored Partner of the San Francisco Parks Alliance, which enables the FoEP group to act as a 501(c)3 nonprofit. This allows the group to raise and expend funds (grants, tax-deductible donations, etc) to host community-building public events and activities that will draw neighbors and provide additional "eyes on the street" to discourage unhealthy behaviors in the plaza.
  • Guided by Eagle Plaza's nonprofit partner Place Lab, FoEP and 1532 Harrison are already developing a Maintenance Plan and Budget that will provide annual funds to maintain and manage Eagle Plaza for public benefit.
  • Once the plaza is complete, FoEP will also apply to become the official "Plaza Steward" of Eagle Plaza under the City's Plaza Program. This program provides neighborhoods with streamlined permitting and other city resources to activate their public spaces more easily and cost-effectively. 
  • Please let us know if you'd like to get involved with Friends of Eagle Plaza!