One-Day Demonstration: September 29, 2013
Phase I (Pavement to Parks Trial Plaza): September 2014 – July 2015
Phase II (Permanent Plaza) November, 2016
Designed and Installed By: Fletcher Studio
Fabrication By: Niceplanter
Sponsored By: Excelsior Action Group (EAG), Office of Supervisor Avalos, San Francisco Parks Alliance, SF Public Works, and SFMTA
In 2016, the Groundplay team returned to design and install a permanent plaza in partnership with San Francisco Public Works and Supervisor Avalos’s office.
The Persia Triangle is fondly known as the “Heart of the Excelsior” as it is centrally located at the intersection of Mission Street, Ocean Avenue, and Persia Avenue. The temporary plaza, designed by Fletcher Studio, is a Pavement to Parks installation for the community to enjoy from September 2014 to July 2015. The plaza is the first step of a larger beautification effort that will take place in 2015-2016 in the Heart of the Excelsior.
In summer 2015, as part of Pedestrian Safety Improvements funded by SFMTA, SF Public Works will install wider sidewalks to upgrade the temporary installation; PUC will install six new pedestrian lighting fixtures around the Triangle; a community kiosk designed by Youth Art Exchange will be a place for the community to share ideas and resources. Other projects happening in 2015-2016 will be an art installation on the fence along the Triangle, new streetprint on the sidewalks, and a food kiosk at the corner.
OPENING DAY: SUNDAY STREETS
On September 28th, 2014, the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Persia Triangle Trial Plaza took place, with the participation of Supervisor John Avalos.
PHASE II: TRIAL PLAZA
On September 2014, Fletcher Studio, Dimitri Shein, EAG, the SF Planning Department, and members of the Excelsior participated in the installation of the planters, benches, and soil filling and planting. This amazing team effort was in preparation for the Sunday Streets event.
PHASE I: PAVEMENT TO PARKS ONE-DAY DEMONSTRATION AT SUNDAY STREETS
Date of Demonstration: September 29, 2013