- June 23rd
- 4:00 - 5:15 PM
Spanning over the aptly-named Division Street, the Central Freeway overpass slices through San Francisco’s midpoint creating a formidable, car-centric barrier between neighborhoods. The northern extension of the overpass was removed in 2005: creating Octavia Boulevard, catalyzing Hayes Valley’s renaissance and bringing significant land use and urban design benefits to the surrounding areas. Is the remaining spur of overpass an outmoded relic that prioritizes the car above other urban experiences? Is it time to reimagine industrial infrastructure like this to better serve the communities around it? Could it create more equitable open space, broaden the connective possibilities, change our vantage point on our own city? What else could it do?
In keeping with the SFDW theme of Intentional Distortions, we invite you to an interactive discussion where we view this overpass through a new lens. Sean Zaudke and Bob Baum of Gould Evans will present some ideas to spark discussion, along with special guests from the community. Our intent is to provoke broader dialogue around the possibilities and invite crowdsourced ideas.
4:00 – 4:45 PM interactive presentation
4:45 – 5:15 PM Q&A
Sean Zaudke, Associate Principal, Gould Evans
Bob Baum, Principal, Gould Evans
Rich Hillis, Director, SF Planning Department