Salesforce.com is planning to convert 13,000 square feet of existing office and restaurant space on the first and second floors of their tower at 50 Fremont Street into a childcare center for up to 125 children of Salesforce employees.
And as a plugged-in tipster notes, the plans include converting 8,900 square feet of the building’s publicly accessible open space [see UPDATE below] into fenced-in private outdoor play areas for the children, including the current 7,500-square-foot plaza which fronts First Street, as pictured above and rendered below.
Around 1,400 square feet of 50 Fremont’s mid-block passageway, which connects the plaza to Mission Street, would be fenced and converted into a private play area as well.
If approved, construction would happen in two phases, with Phase One focused on the first floor improvements and slated to last four months.
UPDATE and CORRECTION: While 50 Fremont’s plaza and passageways are publicly accessible open spaces, they’re technically not Privately-Owned Public Open Spaces (POPOS) having predated the current POPOS law.