As of this morning, the ball is rolling for the 5-acre Bayfront Park to be built across from the proposed Golden State Warriors Arena in Mission Bay, with bids from those interested in being named the lead landscape architect for the project due next month.
Bayfront Park will be bounded a realigned Terry A. Francois Boulevard and the San Francisco Bay, between 16th Street and Pierpoint Lane, with bicycle and pedestrian pathways connecting segments of San Francisco’s growing Blue Greenway and Bay Trail from the north to the south.
Intended to be predominantly defined by “an open flexible-use waterfront lawn area which can accommodate a variety of passive, active and major recreational uses,” other features which could be incorporated include performance areas, food kiosks, and plazas as well.
Another key design element of the park to be considered: access to a potential waterfront ferry service stop.
The formal design phase for Bayfront Park, which will include a series of public workshops, is slated to kick-off in May. Construction is slated to commence in February 2017 and will take an estimated nine months.