LGBT Leather-Themed Parklet In The Works For San Francisco SoMa

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — A plan is in the works for a parklet in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood that would celebrate the area’s historic ties to the LGBT and leather communities.

According to the Bay Area Reporter, a developer of a new mixed-use housing and retail development is backing a proposal to turn part of a 12th Street between Harrison and Bernice into a leather-themed pedestrian plaza.

Eagle Plaza, as it would be called in relation to the nearby former Eagle Tavern, would be a public space and is within an area designated by the city as an LGBT cultural heritage district.

Eagle Plaza preliminary drawing (courtesy Bay Area Reporter).

Eagle Plaza preliminary drawing courtesy Bay Area Reporter.

While the report says preliminary designs show a traffic lane could be maintained on 12th Street for both residents and emergency vehicles, the proposal would also eliminate 15 parking spaces.

Visitors can expect spots for food trucks and a sitting area that resemble bar benches and a jungle gym.

As far as color schemes, the B.A.R. says you may see the colors of the “leather flag”, which happen to be blue, black, white and red to embellish a mini deck area.

Backers of the plaza have been meeting since September to bounce around ideas for the parklet. A rendering and design will be unveiled to the public at both an Eagle beer bust this weekend and at a public meeting next week.

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