More construction in and around the Presidio is planned when Crissy Field, the popular beach with the breathtaking view near the Golden Gate Bridge, is remodeled. Leaders of the projects created by George Lucas, the National Park Conservancy and Project X (exchange) answered your questions about the new project at a meeting Oct. 24 at the Herbst Building (385 Moraga at Montgomery, in the Presidio). Stay tuned for details coming in the December issue of the Marina Times.
The much talked-about Lucas plan will include a museum consisting of his fine art and animation collection, and will bring strong affiliations with additional worldwide arts and education institutions.
The Presidio Exchange, or PX, offers a multiuse facility interconnecting indoor and outdoor spaces including exhibits, workshops, concerts, and more. The PX will serve as a program hub and gathering place for the public.
The Bridge/Sustainability Institute will bring together poets, scientists, and CEOs to explore critical social, economic and environmental issues. A Sustainability Marketplace and cafe will offer sustainably sourced food, and rotating exhibits will display today’s environmental challenges.
All three plans involve the creation of a new building replacing current retailer Sports Basement, which was originally a military commissary. The views of the bay and Golden Gate Bridge are central to themes of all plans.
The winning plan will be decided by the Presidio Trust’s Board of Directors.