No Winning Proposal Yet for Mid-Crissy Field in San Francisco

No Winning Proposal Yet for Mid-Crissy Field in San Francisco

Image: Crissy Field (Flickr; Wei Jie Lee)
Image Credit: Crissy Field (Wei Jie Lee; Flickr)

Earlier this fall, three finalists presented their vision for developing Mid-Crissy Field into a public cultural space, on an eight-acre urban waterfront site in the Presidio, a San Francisco park on the bay. The Presidio Trust, one of the organizations that manages the parklands, had stated they would choose a winning proposal late fall after public feedback. But in a recent Board of Directors meeting, no finalist was selected: instead, the Presidio Trust has asked the three teams to revise their designs.

The teams participating in the challenge are WRNS Studio/Chora Group (proposal: Bridge/Sustainability Institute), Urban Design Group for filmmaker George Lucas (proposal: Lucas Cultural Arts Museum), and Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and EHDD (proposal: Presidio Exchange, or PX).

The Trust pointed to funding issues for The Bridge/Sustainability Institute; design incompatibility for the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum; and a lack of programmatic focus for the Presidio Exchange needing more programmatic focus. “Such is the importance of the site that we take seriously our duty to do right by it, even if that means waiting,” wrote the Trust in a statement.

The revised proposals are due by January 3rd, 2014. After that, the Trust will hold a public meeting in January before deciding what will be next for the park.