With the waylaid redevelopment of San Francisco’s shuttered Temporary Terminal site not expected to break ground until sometime in 2022 (at the earliest), and construction on the southern third of the site and development of a new mid-block Transbay Park on the middle third of the site not expected to commence until 2023 (at the earliest), a formal Request for Proposals (RFP) to activate the 3.34-acre, Transbay Block 2 site with an interim use or uses has just been issued.
According to the Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure (OCII), which is slate to take possession of the site bounded by Main, Howard, Folsom and Beale Streets early next year and then facilitate its re-development into three new blocks (with affordable housing on the new Block 2, the new park on Block 3, and a mixed-use development on Block 4), interim active uses “may include, but are not limited to, an outdoor food or beverage court, including food trucks; outdoor farmer’s market; outdoor retail; outdoor recreational uses; sports programming (soccer field, tennis court, etc.); and outdoor movies that cater to, and create vitalized spaces for, those who live, work and visit the [Transbay District] and other nearby communities.”
The interim use(s) of the site must be cost neutral to the OCII and the selected permittees will be required to cover all carrying costs, management fees, utilities and maintenance of the property. And if the proposed use(s) of the site is/are deemed to be “non-activating,” the OCII may impose a use fee as well.
Proposals are due on February 3, 2021. The selected interim use(s) is/are expected to be announced the week of February 21. And a permit to enter and use the site, or a portion thereof, could be executed the week of April 5 and extend for a period of (at least) one to two years
We’ll keep you posted and plugged-in.