September 28, 2012 in San Francisco
What: A ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the new Townsend Street Parklet at 236 Townsend Street. This event marks the culmination of the transformation of metered parking spaces into a unique public space the entire community can enjoy. Join neighbors, community partners, and sponsors as they share a toast in the Townsend Street Parklet and celebrate what they accomplished together.
Why: The Pavement to Parks Program is an initiative focused on adding public space and making use of
underutilized land in San Francisco. Currently, more than 100 parklets are completed or in progress, providing San Franciscans seating, green space, and places to gather. The new Townsend Street Parklet contains tables and chairs for public use.
Friday, September 28th from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting & Toast @ 2:30 pm
Parklet Space in front of D’Urso Café
236 Townsend Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
Who: Joe D’urso partnered with the following neighboring businesses on this community project: Wallace, Roberts and Todd, LLC (444 Townsend Street) for concept design and architectural services; Arc Wood &Timber (38 Clyde Street) donated building material (reclaimed wood from the demolition of 25 Lusk); Art Haus (411 Brannan Street) was consulted for visual aesthetics; Ian Glidden (101 The Embarcadero,) prepared construction and permit drawings, and Swinerton Builders (260 Townsend Street) donated general construction services.
Swinerton Builders: Recognized nationally since 1888, Swinerton Builders has a record of outstanding performance built on its reputation of high quality services, fine workmanship, excellent performance, and ethical business. Working in an environment of collaboration, Swinerton successfully delivers sustainable, complex design and construction projects as well as professional services to a diversified base of agencies. To learn more about Swinerton, check out their Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Blog, and LinkedIn.