Want To Name A Muni Plaza? Here’s Your Chance

The public is invited to enter a contest to name a public plaza to be built next to a bus terminal near City College of San Francisco.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is hosting the naming contest for the plaza, which will be located next to the Phelan Loop Bus Terminal near the intersection of Ocean and Phelan avenues, according to Muni spokesman Paul Rose.

Anyone can participate in the online contest, which will continue until Oct. 15.

SFMTA will collect suggested names under the categories of historic names, geographic names or significant natural features, purpose or function of the plaza, deceased people who have contributed to the community, or a name that commemorates a significant historical event or geographic location, according to Rose.

The 210-foot by 65-foot plaza, which is set to break ground in two years, is designed as a hub linking residents, businesses, schools and Muni in addition to serving as an open-space venue for community events such as farmer’s markets and street fairs, SFMTA officials said.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helped secure $6.8 million in federal funding for the Phelan Loop bus facility, which will be strategically built next to an affordable housing development and adjacent to the City College campus, according to SFMTA.

“With the completion of the loop initiative, San Francisco can now develop new affordable housing and create more open space,” Pelosi said in a statement. “This contest is a wonderful way for San Franciscans to be a part of our city’s rich history.”

Contest details can be found at www.sfmta.com/phelan.

Laura Dixon, Bay City News

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