In late September, the Presidio Trust announced its board of directors had chosen four of the nine proposals for its new Campus for Change to advance to the second round of the selection process. The winning proposal for rehabilitating Fort Winfield Scott’s 30-acre site in the Presidio is scheduled to be chosen at a board meeting on March 28, 2019.
The four proposals, whose sponsors have been invited to take part in a Request for Proposals process, feature a range of uses, from education to high tech to climate protection.
Equity Community Builders and World Economic Forum proposed a Campus for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which would host nonprofits, tech organizations, academics and others addressing “the effect of accelerating technological innovation on human needs.” California Clean Energy Fund and EPIC Institute proposed the Epicenter for Climate Solutions, which would be a workplace and convening center for the study of climate change solutions. OpenAI and Kilroy Realty Corporation proposed a research and advocacy center called OpenAI, where researchers and others would focus on possible challenges of artificial intelligence and “advocating for its use in positive ways.” Finally, WeWork Companies, Inc. proposed the WeWork Campus at Fort Scott, which would house social enterprises and nonprofits “working on world-changing ideas and social impact.”
Fort Winfield Scott, named for a 19th century U.S. Army officer, was built between 1909 and 1912.