Crews have been wrapping up construction on the new pedestrian plaza at Annie Alley in Yerba Buena, and the plaza officially opens tonight at 5:00 with live music and a gathering of city officials and project sponsors. The project, designed by CMG Landscape Architecture, converts Annie Alley into exclusively pedestrian space, with new seating, greenery, and lighting set up in the lane just south of Market Street, between Third and New Montgomery. The temporary plaza will be around for several years, hosting everything from picnics to film screenings to public performances, though all of the additions are ultimately reversible. The project, spearheaded by Yerba Buena Community Benefit District in partnership with SF Planning's Pavement to Parks program, is a pilot effort of the Yerba Buena Street Life Plan, which calls for more than 30 projects aiming to improve public space in the neighborhood.
· Yerba Buena's Annie Alley to Pop Up As a Pedestrian Oasis [Curbed SF]
· Annie Street Plaza [Pavement to Parks]