San Francisco Beautiful objected to the proposed height limit increases of the arena’s accompanying hotel towers along the Waterfront, parking over the water, and the lack of adequate transportation congestion planning. Due to public outcry the plans to build on the Embarcadero were relocated to a more suitable location further south on the Waterfront.
Mid-Market Activation Report
In 1961, a report entitled “What to Do About Market Street” stated that “Market Street is a Paradox. It is San Francisco’s most famous street. It is wide, busy, and important. But is is also congested, dirty and unattractive.” Fifty years later these sentiments still persist. Once Northern California’s center for theatre and entertainment, the […]
Market Street Beautification Bond
In 1968 San Francisco voters approved a bond issue for Market Street reconstruction and beautification. San Francisco Beautiful advocated for the creation and successful passage of this funding to improve and enhance the character of Market Street. Friedel Klussmann was appointed by the Mayor to the Beautification Committee and helped with project oversight and community […]
Better Market Street
Better Market Street is a coalition of City agencies tasked with improving and enhancing the public realm along Market Street between Octavia Blvd and the Embarcadero. San Francisco Beautiful sits on the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) to the Better Market Streets Initiative. The CAC serves as a liaison to the City’s Better Market Street team, […]
In 2013, San Francisco Beautiful gave a beautification award to Emerald Park, a newly created half acre park that was formed through a conservation easement initiated but the developer. The property is part of a housing development that will be publicly accessible in perpetuity thanks to the easement. For more than 40 years, San Francisco […]
Octavia Blvd Pop-Ups
In 2012, San Francisco Beautiful recognized Octavia Boulevard Pop-Ups, a project of Hayes Valley Art Coalition and Envelope A+D with a Beautification Award for activation of public space. For more than 40 years, San Francisco Beautiful has been honoring San Franciscans who make special contributions to the unique character and beauty of our City with […]
Dolores Park Works
In 2012, San Francisco Beautiful recognized Dolores Park Works with a Beautification Award. For more than 40 years, San Francisco Beautiful has been honoring San Franciscans who make special contributions to the unique character and beauty of our City with the Annual Beautification Awards.
Bayview Opera House
In 2012, San Francisco Beautiful recognized the Bayview Opera House preservation with a Beautification Award. For more than 40 years, San Francisco Beautiful has been honoring San Franciscans who make special contributions to the unique character and beauty of our City with the Annual Beautification Awards.
In 2011, San Francisco Beautiful recognized the renovation of the Sunnyside Conservatory with a Beautification Award. A 100-year old treasure once slated for demolition in the Sunnyside neighborhood, the Sunnyside Conservatory was saved by a dedicated group of community members to preserve and repurpose this cherished neighborhood landmark. For more than 40 years, San Francisco Beautiful […]
In 2011, San Francisco Beautiful recognized the Heron’s Head Eco-Center, a project of Literacy for Environmental Justice, with a Beautification Award. Once a former Bay landfill at Hunter’s point, the organization Literacy for Environmental Justice built an off-the-grid, sustainable classroom to teach environmental justice and urban sustainability to youth. For more than 40 years, San Francisco […]