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Launch of Landing at Leidesdorff

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Celebrate the launch of SF's newest destination, Landing at Leidesdorff, a reimagined downtown experience for San Franciscans and visitors alike. Activated with pop-up vendors, cultural programming, varying food and beverage options and local art installations - across historic alleyways and underutilized public spaces in the city’s traditional commercial corridor, Landing at Leidesdorff honors yesterday's pioneers while creating an exciting spot for today's urban explorers.

The Launch of Landing at Leidesdorff will take place on Thursday, September 21st, with a press conference beginning at 11:00 AM and Launch Celebration beginning at 12:00 PM. Be part of the inauguration of Landing of Leidesdorff while enjoying live music that honors this history of Alexander Leidesdorff, one of SF's founding father's and the namesake of the space, complimentary bites from HeartwoodMIXTTlaloc Sabor Mexicano, and Wayfare Tavern along with complimentary docent tours from the San Francisco Historical Society.

About Landing at Leidesdorff

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and shift in work patterns, the Downtown SF Partnership and Bay Area based urban design firm, SITELAB urban studio, released a comprehensive Public Realm Action Plan (PRAP) in July of 2022. A first of its kind visioning framework, the PRAP outlines six replicate public realm concepts and pilot programs - like utilizing privately-owned public open spaces, creating more access to nature, investing in public art, increasing accessibility and walkability - and leans on urban design as a means of economic recovery to reimagine Downtown San Francisco as a pedestrian-centric, more vibrant and culturally rich area.

The destination features a number of physical enhancements and program activations including:

  • Weekly programs that invite office tenants, locals, and visitors to experience a more vibrant, 24/7 downtown
  • Expanded outdoor dining seating for participating restaurants such as Heartwood and Wayfare Tavern to utilize with the new street closure at the intersection
  • A new ground mural, designed by SITELAB urban studio, tells the story of downtown San Francisco’s history and connection to the Long Wharf
  • A new wall mural, created by Twin Walls Mural Company in collaboration with ACED, celebrates Captain Leidesdorff's life and the legacy that helped create San Francisco and the Bay
  • Art and cultural events
  • Newly installed string lighting, tables and chairs, lounge chairs and plantings
  • Live music in public spaces
  • Outdoor fitness classes hosted twice a week