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Tom K.

13 neighbors want to take down the 280 freeway and reconnect Potrero Hill and Mission Bay in San Francisco.

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SF Planning Department Director John Rahaim stopped short of endorsing the proposal, but acknowledged, “If it works from a transportation standpoint, we think there could be some substantial benefits: increased park space, reconnecting Mission Bay to the rest of the city, opening up land for development, and connecting that part of that city that is kind of divided right now by the freeway.”

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Tom K.

Fantastic resource I just saw posted today!

"San Francisco’s Planning Department is addressing these changes in and around the Mission Bay neighborhood with the Railyard I-280 Boulevard Feasibility Study. The study is looking at the three-dimensional landscape of Mission Bay with its streets and rail on the ground, freeways and building rising into the air, while water pipes and future trains run underground. The report asks how to best move people, cars, bikes and trains safely and efficiently through the area while also better connecting the new neighborhood into the city through removing the historic barriers separating this former industrial from its neighbors."

urbanlifesigns.blogspot.com/20...

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Posted Mar 30, 2016
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Tom K.

"Moving or shrinking the train yard and turning I-280 into surface a boulevard — similar to the Embarcadero and Octavia Boulevard — would knit SoMa together with neighborhoods like Potrero Hill, Mission Bay and the Dogpatch. It could also free up 25 acres of land for development, which could help pay for transportation improvements."

www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/ar...

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Transit plan to raze I-280 in SF to be unveiled

San Francisco residents will have their their first opportunity Tuesday to weigh in on a new study looking at the possibility of removing a 1.2-mile stretch of Interstate 280 in the city and reconfiguring the future route of high-speed rail and Caltrain into the Transbay Transit Center. The “Rail Yard Alternatives and I-280 Boulevard...

www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/ar...

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Posted Feb 23, 2016
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Dan

The Congress of New Urbanism weighs in on their latest study, "A Freeway Free San Francisco" -www.cnu.org/freewayfreesf

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Posted Nov 19, 2015
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Tom K.

Design competition happening:

"This summer, the Center for Architecture presented a design competition to consider what might happen next. The center received 94 entries from 16 countries. The jury – Alma Du Solier, principal of AECOM; Walter Hood, founder of Hood Design; Bill Roger, senior VP of healthcare design at HOK; and myself — awarded prizes to four winners (two student entries, two professional ones) and called out one additional project for special recognition. Here’s a look at the winning entries and the ideas they propose for transforming this urban barrier into a healthy neighborhood connection."

www.spur.org/blog/2013-09-17/d...

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Posted Sep 24, 2013
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Dan

The Center for Architecture + Design's SEED competition is worth a look:

"What if 280 came down? In Spring 2013, Mayor Ed Lee announced an exploration of the potential of removing Highway 280 north of 16th Street in San Francisco. The tradition of removing freeways is not a new one for our city– two neighborhoods, the Embarcadero and Hayes Valley, have enjoyed a renaissance through freeway demolition that healed scarred communities. Submit your ideas for new possibilities for what lies beneath Highway 280."

www.cadsf.org/seed/

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Posted Aug 5, 2013
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Tyler

YES! Tear this sucker down.

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Posted Jul 6, 2013
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