The Presidio Trust, the agency that manages the Presidio, is looking to place a cultural institution at the former Commissary site (currently home to Sports Basement, which plans to relocate elsewhere in the Presidio).
There are three finalists that will submit full proposals to the Trust by September 16:
* The Bridge/Sustainability Institute, proposed by WRNS Studio/CHORA Group
* The Lucas Cultural Arts Museum, proposed by George Lucas
* The Presidio Exchange (PX), proposed by the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
The future use of this world-class location by the Golden Gate will define the next era of "park making" for the Presidio. It is vital that the Board select a cultural institution that stands for the Presidio's fundamental values, and authentically speaks to Crissy Field's landscape and legacy.
The PX realizes that vision. It is a program hub, hosting a constantly changing mix of park-based cultural programs--ranging from art exhibitions to dance performances, tech expos to concerts, cooking classes to hackathons. It is a portal to the Presidio, connecting visitors to the park and its themes through cutting-edge interpretive displays and new green spaces. And it is a public gathering space, serving as Crissy Field's open and welcoming "living room."
For a video exploring the inspirations behind the PX: www.parksconservancy.org/pxinspire
Voice your support for the PX by signing our petition.
- Presidio Trust Board of Directors
I am writing to express my support for the Presidio Exchange (PX), proposed by the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. The former Commissary site at Crissy Field--in the heart of a national park--deserves a cultural institution that is energized by and responds to the interests and passions of all our communities. With its open design and its constantly changing programs, the PX is truly a place for all people--just like the parks themselves.
The Parks Conservancy, the nonprofit that has engaged the community in stewarding our national parks for over 32 years, played a key role in preserving the Presidio and transforming Crissy Field.
Thus, the Conservancy's PX proposal brings out the best in Crissy Field--its accessibility, affordability, natural beauty, embrace of public participation, respect for the environment and Presidio history, and significance as San Francisco’s cherished front yard.
Indeed, the PX is the only choice for the future of Crissy Field--a place envisioned, realized, and beloved by the entire community. Please select the PX for this extraordinary site.
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