$10 Million Deal for SoMa Park Land Ready for Board’s ApprovalApril 7, 2017
Speaking of public open spaces, parks and land use in SoMa, San Francisco’s Department of Real Estate has negotiated a $9.725 million purchase price for five adjacent buildings at 11th and Natoma Streets.
If the acquisition is approved by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors, the hearing for which is expected to be held within the next month or two, the purchase will be funded by way of the City’s Open Space Acquisition Fund, with the intent of leveling the five buildings at 145-165 11th Street, 964 Natoma, and 973 Minna Street to make way for a new half-acre park, which would be about the same size as Patricia’s Green in Hayes Valley.
Keep in mind that the existing commercial leases for the five buildings don’t end until 2024, the design and programming for the future 11th Street Park has yet to be determined, and a feasibility study to identify interim uses for the site and phasing is planned.
San Francisco’s Supervisorial District 6, of which SoMa is part, has the least amount open space of any District in the city.
Comments from Plugged-In Readers
A promising location for a new park!
The adjacent parking lot could then be built with a building having window frontage onto the park…
As plugged-in people should know, plans for the adjacent parking lot have already been approved (and the project team is looking to cash out).
Great move by the city. Soma is a desert for parks.
Especially considering that the Hub Plan is increasing the residential density of this area.
Yep. In twenty years, after two more boom cycles where industrial buildings are demolished in favor of 5-25 story mixed use buildings, Soma is barely going to be recognizable.
GREAT!! A new spot for the homeless to pitch tents!
Man, if I had a dollar for every internet commenter that makes this comment, I could’ve bought this parcel.
Gotta clear out the homeless so the yuppie puppies have a place to poop and scream at each other.
1987 called and it wants its pejorative acronym for urban work people back
I’d be happy to use the new pejorative, I’m just out of touch.
Whatever you want to call apartment dwellers with dogs, there are too many of them in SF and this park will be their dumping ground.
Every owner with a building around this block that is built under what’s allowed is rushing to hire an architect right now…
this may be one of the worst places for a new park. it is basically already a homeless encampment area. instead of a park, a nice 20 story market rate condo builidng would be best for cleaning up this area
That is less a park than somewhere between a lawn and a parklet. They could make the Caltrans yard and green belt created by tearing down some of the 280 into a real urban oasis. In the long run it would add more value to the city than making a few real estate speculators a bit richer ever would.
We need a moratorium on all parks going up in the SOMA until we change the laws regarding shading. Every new bit of park space costs us housing space. This is a terrible plan.
Do what they do in London and make the space a semi-private public space until the homeless issue is resolved.
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