BRV will operate, manage & program Saleforce Park and team with Giants at Mission Rock
Biederman Redevelopment Ventures, which creates and redevelops parks and public spaces all over the United States, has opened an office in San Francisco.
Ashley Langworthy has been named Director of the BRV San Francisco office, located at 540 Howard St.
BRV, which is based in New York City and also has an office in Boston, is establishing an office in the San Francisco area after being selected by The Transbay Joint Powers Authority to manage, operate and program Salesforce Park, atop the upcoming Salesforce Transit Center. The park is scheduled to open in April 2018.
BRV is also working with the San Francisco Giants on Mission Rock, a new mixed-use neighborhood just south of AT&T Park, which will feature eight acres of new parks and open space.
BRV is well-known for pioneering the trend of active, urban parks by redeveloping Bryant Park in New York in 1993, and its subsequent development of innovative programming, revenue generation, and financing strategies.
“It’s an exciting time to be working on public space in San Francisco,” said Langworthy. “The city is growing and transforming quickly, particularly in SOMA and the southeastern neighborhoods, and the city needs high quality parks and public space more than ever.”
“We see a big opportunity to help cities and developers on the west coast re-imagine what’s possible in parks and other public venues,” said Dan Biederman, the founder and president of BRV. “We’re fortunate to have a showcase for these inventive programs and events, as well as creative revenue generation, at the new Salesforce Park.”
Langworthy is not only working on projects in the Bay Area, but also in Honolulu, where BRV is involved in the planned upgrades at Ala Moana Regional Park, at Exposition Park in Los Angeles, and in Omaha’s Riverfront Revitalization Plan.
BRV has consulted on urban redevelopment and management projects in 26 states.
The company was founded by Daniel Biederman, one of the country’s most prominent urban planning and redevelopment consultants, who gained national prominence for his transformation and revitalization of New York’s Bryant Park.