Promise to the Public
The SFMTA and Potrero Neighborhood Collective are committed to an inclusive, transparent stakeholder engagement process in designing this important project. We believe that the community should help to shape many of the decisions that are needed to rebuild Potrero Yard. The SFMTA and Potrero Neighborhood Collective promise to:
Be transparent about the constraints of the project that will guide decision making
Work to understand and address stakeholder concerns and priorities
Balance stakeholder concerns and priorities while also meeting the project's core transit objectives
Predevelopment Phase Outreach and Engagement
Since November 2022, Potrero Neighborhood Collective (PNC) has worked with the SFMTA and the public to further develop the conceptual design. PNC will host multiple opportunities for the public to provide feedback on the project design and development prior to presenting the final schematic design to the SFMTA Board of Directors for project approval.
- March 20, 2023: Update to SF Arts Commission Civic Design Review Committee to provide a project update, overview of the current design concept, and potential opportunities for public art.
- March 18, 2023: Community Open House to update the public on the project and engage the community on open decision topics, such as the look and feel of the building, ideas for the project’s community and commercial spaces, public art and landscaping.
The open house on March 18, 2023 offered community members a chance to view project updates and provide input on open decision points.
December 13, 2022: Pre-Application meeting to introduce the project concept and receive input on key project elements.
- December 2022: Potrero Yard Neighborhood Working Group monthly meetings to solicit detailed input on the project (View information from past meetings).
Topics for Community Input (during predevelopment phase)
- Streetscape on 17th Street: What type of amenities and activities would you like to see on 17th Street to create a welcoming environment?
- Spaces for small businesses & non-profits: What kind of neighborhood organizations or businesses would you visit? What type of street vendors would you like to see?
- Landscaping choices along sidewalks: Creative landscaping can greatly improve the vibrancy and safety of spaces. We want your ideas — including which tree species you’d like to see.
- Look and feel of the building: Do you have ideas on building materials? Let us know what colors, textures and artistic elements you’d like to see on the new structure.
- Public art: Art in the public realm can enliven spaces and capture the essence of unique neighborhood characteristics. PNC will collaborate with the San Francisco Arts Commission on the project’s Public Art strategy, which will be developed with input from the community. Take our short public art survey.