SF Beautiful is partnering with the Exploratorium, and the City’s Living Innovation Zone program to envision (and pending funding, install) a temporary structure that will bring play, collaboration, and excitement to UN Plaza. We’re seeking funding from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation to realize this vision for a better Mid Market.
This project would build on our current outreach, site assessment, and activation prototyping project that is already underway. With funding from the Office of Economic and Workforce Development, we have already embarked on a one year study that will combine community outreach and data gathering to determine current uses and unmet needs. We will implement the most popular enhancements and continue to evaluate how they are being used, finally making recommendations about what works and what doesn’t work.