Event YIMBY Walking Tour: Northeast San Francisco

April 28, 2024
Event type
In Person
Start time
10 a.m. PT
End time
12:30 p.m. PT
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Join SF YIMBY, District 9 Neighbors for Housing, Northern Neighbors, and award-winning architect Owen Kennerly for a walking tour that showcases the diverse housing types of Russian Hill, North Beach, Telegraph Hill, and the Northern Waterfront – and shares an expert’s vision for potential sites for new housing. We will learn about the history and architectural significance of high-density housing in mid-block alleys, Art Deco and Mid-Century buildings, and high-rises. After discussing opportunity sites in the Northern Waterfront, we will continue the conversation over lunch (each person pays their own share) at Pier 23.

About Owen Kennerly:

Owen Kennerly is a principal of Kennerly Architecture & Planning, an award-winning San Francisco firm dedicated to working closely with and for the community. The firm’s design combines exuberance and rigor, modernism and urbanism. With each project, whether urban or rural, the team considers the larger framework in which the building fits—the living context. That includes nearby structures as well as ecological, social, political, economic, and regulatory layers. Kennerly Architecture & Planning sees all spaces in the urban environment as linked to each other, ripe for activation and capable of serving a variety of purposes. Projects include the Bill Sorro Community Building, 660 Indiana (M-Building), and 300 Cornwall

The details:

  • Sunday, 4/28/24, 10am to approximately 12:30pm, with optional lunch (each person pays for their share) to follow
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes for walking
  • Route is approximately 2.5 miles and includes lots of hills and stairs
  • Tickets are $5 each to cover materials; if cost is a barrier, please email [email protected] for a complimentary ticket. 
  • Meeting point provided upon RSVP