• Hallidie Plaza has the potential to become one of the most vibrant and exciting
public spaces in the city. It is the gateway to the city for over 7 million visitors a
year who arrive from the airport via BART. Yet, in its current state, it does not portray
San Francisco as a city that values its public spaces.
• A group of stakeholders, including the BID, RHAA landscape architects, property
owners, building managers, business representatives, city representatives and
other stakeholders are working together to develop a vision for Hallidie Plaza to
transform it from a neglected, underutilized space to an active, exciting public
• Part of the Committee’s ongoing work is to develop interim solutions until the
City’s long term solutions for the Plaza can be put in place. These options include
activating the plaza with small-scale, mobile food and retail vendors, as well as
seating solutions on the mezzanine level.
• Funding for:
- planting improvements and beautification
- site furniture
- programming special events