The Crossing at East Cut is open! District residents and San Francisco leaders gathered Wednesday, October 13th to celebrate the activation of the former Transbay Bus Terminal. The 3.5 acre site will be activated by East Cut Landing Partners for at least the next eighteen months while the future permanent site developments are planned. The Crossing, part of the Mayor’s Downtown Recovery Plan, has been celebrated in providing much needed active open space to the residents off The East Cut, one of San Francisco’s most densely populated neighborhoods. Mayor Breed shared remarks to those in attendance noting that, “This year has shown us just how essential access to outdoor space is for the well-being of our communities and the overall development of our city,” further adding, “This beautifully designed site will provide a safe and engaging space for both community members and visitors of our city to get outside and enjoy the vibrancy of our downtown core.”
District Six supervisor Matt Haney, also in attendance and a key advocate for the site, noted that The East Cut “…is a neighborhood that is growing and thriving, but absolutely needs more open space for the community to gather, play and enjoy,” adding that “The Crossing was designed to meet that need in close partnership with residents. With so many fun aspects and features, it’s definitely going to add even more vibrancy to one of our city’s fastest growing neighborhoods.”
Weekly soccer provided by Street Soccer USA, a beer garden facilitated by Monarch Restaurant Group, weekly food trucks, pickle ball courts, lawn games and fitness classes offered by Lux SF are just a few of the current offerings available to residents and visitors. As the activation continues, an outdoor Cinema and holiday event programming are just a few of the many activities slated to join the current roster over the coming weeks and months.