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The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote today to determine if they'll lease the two adjacent parcels along Octavia Street between Hayes and Fell streets for Proxy, the temporary mega-collabo between the city and Envelope Architecture+Design. If everything goes as planned, the project will be constructed in two phases. The first starting by September, which will include adding the 25 shipping containers, plumbing and electricity. A living wall and roof is being implemented to make the structures appear more permanent. The city will rent one parcel to Proxy development for four years at $5,000 per month, and the other site for three years at $2,000 per month. San Francisco restauranteurs have an opportunity to experiment with the space as well. Aaron Hulme, owner of Suppenküche, would like to open a beer garden from 11a.m. until nightfall. Craig Stoll, owner of SF favorite Delfina, would like to install a wood-fired pizza oven. "People understand that the city needs revenue, and it's just a matter of whether you want vacant space and parking lots, or you want to find better uses," said Jim Warshell, a board member of the Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association. Godspeed, Proxy.
· Proxy: Octavia Blvd - Lots K+L [Envelope A+D]
· Whoa: Hayes Green Lots Getting Juiced With Temporary Retaill [Curbed SF]
· 2 parcels in Hayes Valley may get a quick fix [SF Gate]