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Lisa Petrie, Presidio Trust Media Relations, (415) 561-5424

Presidio Trust Announces Kickoff Meeting With James Corner Field Operations for Design Phase of New Presidio Parklands Project on January 29, 2015

WHAT:

Public presentation and interactive design workshop facilitated by James Corner and his design team. This is an opportunity for the public to meet the designers directly, provide initial feedback and input on early concepts and vision, share ideas, and help identify big issues. An overall introduction to the project and a Q A with the project team is included.

WHEN:

Thursday, January 29 doors open at 6:00 PM, event begins at 6:30

WHERE:

Presidio Observation Post, 211 Lincoln Blvd. in the Presidio of San Francisco

VISUALS:

  • Presentation video
  • 8' x 4' public feedback design boards
  • Public interaction with the designers
  • High level of public attendance anticipated

INTERVIEWS:

  • James Corner, Principal, James Corner Field Operations
  • Craig Middleton, Presidio Trust Executive Director
  • Greg Moore, President and CEO, The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
  • Frank Dean, General Superintendent, Golden Gate National Recreation Area
  • Michael Boland, Chief Planning, Projects Programs Officer, Presidio Trust

BACKGROUND:

A portion of the elevated highway that cut through the Presidio for seven decades is being replaced with an at-grade roadway hidden from public view by discrete tunnels. This creates a singular opportunity to establish a magnificent 13-acre landscape that integrates the Crissy Field waterfront with the Presidio's historic core. Once completed, visitors will enjoy an unparalleled experience of the Golden Gate.

PRESIDIO TRUST:

The Presidio Trust, a federal agency, is an innovation in the management of a treasured American place. The Trust was created to save the Presidio and transform it for a new national purpose. The Trust's vision is that the Presidio will be forever a public place: vital to the Bay Area, important to all Americans, and recognized for achieving broad benefits for the nation. Today, the Presidio welcomes visitors, is home to a vibrant community of residents and tenants, and inspires greater good through programs that draw on its history and natural resources. The Presidio Trust serves the public with events, lodging, venues, and recreational opportunities. To learn more, visit www.presidio.gov.

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