Plans to level the five-acre Bayview site at 1550 Evans Avenue, at the corner of Third, are in the works. And as envisioned and rendered below, a new Southeast Community Facility (SECF) will rise across the site, with a 40,000-square-foot community center and adjacent 5,000-square-foot pavilion; a 45,000-square-foot classroom and workforce development building; and over 100,000 square feet of public open space, play areas and gardens.
Championed by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), the new facility will replace the existing SECF and Greenhouses which were built in the 1980s, “to mitigate the adverse environmental and social impacts of the mandatory expansion of the Southeast Water Pollution Control Plant, which occurred during the 1970s and 1980s.”
The ground for the three-story community center and pavilion, which will provide co-working space for community-based organizations, large multi-purpose spaces and affordable childcare for those working or training in the future educational building, is expected to break ground next year and open by 2021.
The SFPUC is planning to seek an educational partner to build and operate the academic building, with the intention of it breaking ground in 2020.