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Oh What the Hell: City Goes Buck Wild With Empty Lots

A Chron story that continues all our empty-lot talk has a curious nugget in it pertaining to Turnberry Lansing, the 40-story residential tower in South Beach Rincon Hill that we thought had been axed— their entitlements expired, their lot being shopped. Well, the Turnberry site's also the place of our next empty-lot intervention, where patterned artwork will live on a new fence to create "the effect of a supergraphic"— courtesy Rebar, the design collective that later this month will bring us PARK(ing) Day. Interestingly enough, it seems Turnberry's entitlements have been extended, and a Turnberry guy's quoted as saying: "It's better to do something that's interesting and that the neighbors like." Anyway, then there's yesterday's Proxy in Hayes Valley, which a certain Pizzeria Delfina owner finds "really intriguing," and it seems there's even a proposed "farm" for that big shrubby lot on Octavia and Fell (which is also destined for housing someday). Who knew empty lots could be so fun?
· Efforts to turn empty lots to a glass half full [SF Gate]
· Whoa: Hayes Green Lots Getting Juiced With Temporary Retail [Curbed SF]
· Turnberry Towers On the Way [Curbed SF]