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The East Cut is home to 40+ privately owned public open spaces, or POPOS. Each space is uniquely designed with public enjoyment in mind.


Avery Lane

Avery Lane is an alley that traverses the Avery property from 1st Street to Folsom Street. The lane features fixed seating, vertical green walls, and Alicja Kwade's trompe-l'oeil art piece…


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50 Beale

This plaza is essential to a network of public pathways that lead toward this centralized, expansive plaza. 50 Beale Street has various types of seating, flower beds, and smoking facilities.…


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300 Beale

300 Beale Street is an open space pocket that features a connection to Fremont Street by way of a stairwell. Space is used by pedestrians moving from Beale Street to…


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Ecker Square

25 Jessie, also known as Ecker Square, is located beneath the FDIC Building. The site is situated on the corner of Ecker Street and Jessie Street. In the near future,…


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Emerald Park

333 Harrison, also known as Emerald Park, is located along Harrison Street fronting Rincon Green Apartments. The site is situated inside a fence making the park safe and secure at…


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100 First Terrace

100 First Street Sun Terrace is located along a block featuring several other open spaces at 560 Mission Street, 555 Mission Street, and Shaw Alley. The site is situated between…


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2 Folsom

2 Folsom Street is part of a walking network that cuts through the entire block. The site is situated between The Embarcadero and Spear Street, creating a circulation route for…


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Foundry Square I

400 Howard Street is a POPOS located along Howard Street as part of Foundry Square. A unique element at this site is Richard Deutsch’s large ”Time Signature” sculpture, inspired by…


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Foundry Square II

405 Howard Street is a POPOS part of Foundry Square. The space features a Spice Kit Asian Street Food restaurant, Peet’s Cafe and shady places to sit. People are typically…


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Foundry Square III

505 Howard Street is a unique POPOS because it has an indoor space, outdoor space, public art, and living wall in three separate but adjacent locations. This separation can create…


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Foundry Square IV

500 Howard Street is part of Foundry Square. This space is adjacent to the Slack headquarters and features a Specialty’s Cafe. This space includes the sculpture “Not Out Of The…


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181 Fremont

The POPOS inside 181 Fremont is located on the seventh floor with access STREET to Salesforce Park and is adjacent to Andytown Cafe. The interior space features movable seating, fixed…


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50 Fremont

50 Fremont Street is a passageway connecting Fremont and First Streets. This space features movable seating and several adjacent eating establishments. The adjacent retail is predominately lunch places and serves…


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199 Fremont

199 Fremont Street is a POPOS between the 181 Fremont and 199 Fremont office towers. The site is situated between Facebook, Fitbit, Marin Day School, and Town Hall restaurant making…


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Golden Gate University

536 Mission Street is a sunken pocket fronting Golden Gate University. The open space visually connects the university’s library, bookstore, classrooms and GGU cafe tables, shade from trees, and ample…


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Guy Place Mini Park

Guy Place Mini Park is the latest park built in the neighborhood, 15 years in the making! The mini-park features fixed seating and vertical greeneries divided into three sub-spaces. The…


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Hills Plaza

75 Folsom Street, also known as Hills Plaza, is located along The Embarcadero. The offices above house a major workspace for Google. Hills Plaza includes a large open area with…


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120 Howard St

120 Howard Street is a tucked away pocket, also designated as a POPOS. The space features fixed bench seating, a smoking receptacle and highly visible POPOS signage. The walkway from…


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543 Howard Sun Terrace

543 Howard Street is a discrete POPOS located on the rooftop of Galvanize, a co-working space. To access the rooftop; visitors must be buzzed in, signed in with the front…


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135 Main St

135 Main Street is a wide pedestrian connection walkway between Spear Street and Mission Street. This open space features a decorative fountain, footsteps or fixed seating, and a historical brick…


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Millennium Tower POPOS

301 Mission Street POPOS is located inside the Millennium Tower. The site is situated discretely along Mission Street adjacent to the restaurant, International Smoke. The POPOS has a large indoor…


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MIRA Pathway and Pet Relief Space

The MIRA building was built and delivered along with the development of the extension of Clementina St. into a pedestrian pathway that connects Main St. and Spear St. The pathway…


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555 Mission Plaza

555 Mission Street is a POPOS located along a block featuring several other public open spaces. The site is situated between Mission Street and Minna Street making it a main…


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560 Mission St

560 Mission Street is a POPOS located along a block featuring several other open spaces including 555 Mission Street, 100 First Plaza Sun Terrace, and Shaw Alley. 560 Mission is…


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Park Tower M1

Park Tower's open space on Howard and Main Streets, also known as "M1", is a space with human-made relief covered in artificial turf for a smooth and consistent look/feel. The…


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Park Tower N3

Park Tower's open space on Beale and Mission Streets, also known as "N3", is a space with human-made relief covered in artificial turf for a smooth and consistent look/feel. The…


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PG&E Plaza

PG&E plaza is located at 77 Beale Street and wraps around the corner onto Mission Street. The site is set back from the street and allows for a break from…


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PG&E Pocket Space

The PG&E Pocket Space is a concrete-heavy space named after the company responsible for its development. Its design complements the adjacent substation's brutalism and provides an opportunity to connect with…


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Rincon Hill Dog Park

Rincon Hill Dog Park is an off-leash park offering 2 fenced-in sections for large & small dogs, with benches, and water stations. The park is supported by volunteers and periodically…


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Rincon Park

This landmark has nice groomed patches of grass along its promenade and features a large sculpture of a Bow and Arrow, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen's "Cupid's Span"; in…


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Rincon Place

Rincon Place is located mid-block between Main and Beale Streets. The site is situated between Lumina’s 650 condominium units and the Bay Area Metro Center. The pocket has a wide…


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Salesforce East

350 Mission Street is an indoor POPOS located inside the Salesforce East offices on the corner of Mission and Fremont Streets, making it highly visible to the public. The POPOS…


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Salesforce Park

Seventy feet above the Grand Hall, the Park runs the entire length of the Transit Center’s nearly four-block stretch. Home to 600 trees and 16,000 plants arranged in 13 different…


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Salesforce Plaza

Mission Plaza is an expansive open space on the corner of Fremont and Mission Streets. Mission Plaza fronts Salesforce Tower, the tallest tower in San Francisco. It features a gondola…


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303 Second

303 Second Street is a large parklike space stretching nearly an entire block from Folsom up to Harrison. The site is a central space tying together two mid- rise office…


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303 Second Dog Relief Area

303 Second's dog relief space is lodged behind the 303 Second building and accessible on Folsom St. It is a small space covered in artificial turf with a fake fire…


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235 Second St

235 Second Street is a POPOS located on the corner of Second Street and Clementina Street. The POPOS includes both indoor and outdoor space. The site is situated next to…


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101 Second St

101 Second Street is an indoor greenhouse with an upper mezzanine. The POPOS is on the busy and highly visible corner of Second Street and Mission Street. There is a…


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Shaw Alley

535 Mission Street, also known as Shaw Alley, is located between Mission Street and Minna Street and will create a pedestrian connection between Mission and the Salesforce Transit Center with…


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Solaire Courtyard

Solaire Courtyard is an outdoor open space contained within Solaire Apartments. The discrete site is situated between Folsom Street and Clementina Street. This open space features comfortable seating, movable seating,…


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201 Spear

201 Spear Street is a POPOS that is part of an expansive walking network around the surrounding block. People here can be found passing through, eating lunch or taking phone…


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33 Tehama

This is a large plaza fronting the base of 33 Tehama Apartments. The plaza’s entryway is situated along Tehama Street and in the future will connect pedestrians to Under Ramp…


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The Clancy POPOS

299 Second Street is a POPOS located inside The Clancy (formerly Courtyard by Marriott). The site is inside a hotel with rooms looking down on it. The POPOS features the…


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The Infinity Pathway

The Infinity Pathway is located mid-block and connects Spear Street and Main Street. This route allows the public and residents of the Infinity to quickly cut through to their destination.…


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