A Leather-Themed Plaza for San Francisco


 

Eagle Plaza's design has evolved through an extensive and ongoing community outreach process. It responds to the neighborhood's needs for both new public open space and for commemoration of the area's rich Leather and LGBTQ cultural heritage.

 

Looking northwest along 12th Street towards Bernice Street

Looking southeast along 12th Street towards Harrison Street

Eagle Plaza will transform a portion of 12th Street between Harrison and Bernice Streets in San Francisco's Western SoMa neighborhood into a new pedestrian plaza with a shared public way, in which traffic calming features create a safe space for people of all ages to gather, relax, play, and celebrate. The plaza is designed for both active and passive recreation, with open, hardscape areas that can host neighborhood gatherings, events, performances, and also some quiet, green spaces to read a book, eat lunch or walk a dog. Importantly, featuring the leather pride flag flying high, Eagle Plaza will also be a commemorative public space for Folsom Gulch's Leather and LGBTQ communities.

At left are two preliminary views that convey the proposed look and feel of the plaza. See below for a detailed schematic design package featuring plans, materials, plant palette, and programming ideas. 

We welcome your feedback on this design as well as general thoughts and ideas for Eagle Plaza. 


Eagle Plaza Design


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