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.
In 2013, the Fisherman’s Wharf Public Realm Plan was honored for building community consensus on: New streetscape designs for the remainder of the Wharf’s streets; Design guidelines for new development; A revamped parking and circulation plan; and Proposals for new and refurbished public open spaces. The Fisherman’s Wharf Public Realm Plan supports a diverse and […]
In 2013, San Francisco Beautiful recognized #cleanstreets with a Beautification Award. Every Friday staffers from Square meetup with neighbors using the #cleanstreets hashtag and pick up and document trash from the SOMA neighborhood. This humble and hands-on approach is noteworthy. For more than 40 years, San Francisco Beautiful has been honoring San Franciscans who make special contributions […]
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 […]
In 2009, San Francisco Beautiful recognized Piers 1 1/2, 3 & 5 with a Beautification Award. The restoration of these historic pier structures has created a commercial development space with public waterfront access. The project is the effort of San Francisco Waterfront Partners, LLC and the Port of San Francisco. For more than 40 years, […]
In 2003, San Francisco Beautiful recognized the improvements to Mid-Embarcadero/South Beach with a Beautification Award. These areas include the Ferry Building and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, the South Beach Children’s Play Area and Rincon Park. The Port, SFRA, city agencies and BCDC worked with corporations and community groups to revitalize the Embarcadero area from Market Street south. For […]
$5000 to Wave Organ Barrier for easier pedestrian access to SF landmark Wave Organ Barrier. Since 1988, San Francisco Beautiful has been helping neighbors realize their dreams for a more beautiful city with small grants. Through our grant program we were able to revitalize community assets like gardens, create innovative new opportunities for interaction, and help […]
$2300 to the Neighborhood Parks Council for Pier 52 Kiosk Project, to transform a dilapidated kiosk near Mission Bar into an educational venue about the Bay Trail, the city’s estuary system and watershed, and the history of the waterfront. Since 1988, San Francisco Beautiful has been helping neighbors realize their dreams for a more beautiful […]