Sunday, May 10, 2009

Chance to Preserve Rare Character in Mission Bay

Did you go to Sunday Streets today? If so you may have seen the small group of folks organizing to preserve the Bluepeter Building at Mariposa and Illinois Streets.

This relic of WWII-era shipbuilding on what was then the shore of the San Francisco still stands out, even as massive suburban-style office parks have popped up around it. Given the large scale and bland look of the entire Mission Bay area, the Bluepeter building is a rare piece of character. One that would improve the feel of Mission Bay if it wasn't slated to be torn down.

A group of neighbors has begun the process of lobbying the city to change its plans, however. They would like to see the building preserved and used to enliven the park that will be built on this block. They are encouraging folks who want to help save the Bluepeter Building to contact Supervisor Sophie Maxwell's office and make their concerns known. If you would like to help organize, you can send an email to pier70sf at hotmail dot com.

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