Philip Vitale, a project manager with TPL, said all four concept designs incorporate the elements community members requested during three previous community meetings and multiple focus groups earlier this year.
The rec center's current facade on Sixth Street. The next design suggests driving foot traffic to Folsom Street by placing the rec center entrance and cafe near the corner of Folsom and Harriet streets, while using the indoor and outdoor basketball courts and a pair of multipurpose rooms with lots of windows to visually activate Sixth Street.
Years after the controversy began, it's unclear who's to blame—and who's going to fix it. For the past 2 years our community revived a classic celebration started by our elders and the leaders before us. The tallest portion of the structure — the indoor basketball courts — is at the corner of Sixth and Folsom, and the room would be lined with windows to allow for greater transparency along Sixth, Folsom and the outdoor open space.
The project team also considered the SFMTA's forthcoming traffic calming projects for Sixth and Folsom streets, and development projects the Planning Commission has already approved in the surrounding area when deciding where to place elements like the main entrance and the cafe, Vitale said.
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The year-old Gene Friend Recreation Center at the corner of Sixth and Folsom streets is one step closer to receiving a major redesign. Additionally, this design features an outdoor ramp that would take visitors from the first floor to an outdoor fitness center as well as a game and exercise rooms on the second floor. But we will try our best, and you will still get to be part of all the fun, food, and community-building!
And while the new design concepts recommend about the same amount of outdoor open space 24, square feetthey have not decided what types of materials will be used — a lawn, a plaza with greenery, playgrounds, etc — Vitale added. Subscribe today to get Hoodline delivered straight to your inbox. Community groups are also welcome to reach out to schedule an in-person focus group between now and Oct.
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The indoor basketball courts would be located on Folsom Street, which would shade the playground in the afternoons. In this first design, the entrances to the rec center and the cafe are located on Sixth Street to activate the block with foot traffic. To ensure the potential new recreation center can accommodate the neighborhood's exploding population, Rec and Parks and TPL plan to make the new recreation facility two stories, which would allow them to nearly double the indoor space from 16, square feet to 27, square feet.
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