Big plans are in store for the former site of the Temporary Transbay Terminal. Beginning in 2010 when the new Salesforce Transit Center first broke ground, a new temporary transit center had to be constructed to handle the buses while the Salesforce Terminal was built. When the Salesforce Terminal finally opened in 2018, it became unclear what purpose the temporary terminal would serve. Now, that’s about to change.
An exciting new project is slated to replace the Temporary Transbay Terminal called The Crossing at East Cut. Part of a massive redevelopment plan by East Cut Landing Partners, The Crossing will radically alter the 3.5 acres of space between Folsom, Beale, Howard, and Main Street in order to build a new community space for local residents.
While plans are in place to transform the parcel into a high-rise affordable housing unit, those plans aren’t expected to actualize until 2023. In the meantime, the mayor’s office has just given East Cut Landing Partners permission to move forward with their plans for The Crossing.
A joint venture between the East Cut Community Benefit District, Street Soccer USA, Real Active and Nestory Park, The Crossing at East Cut promises to offer an assortment of different recreational activities. They’ve already been awarded the rights to move forward with the project, and their proposal includes outdoor Street Soccer fields, pickleball courts, an outdoor cinema, a dog run, a children’s play area, and even a family friendly beer garden.
The plan also proposes a collaboration with various retailers and food trucks to set up kiosks in the new park. The team has already been working closely with Hugo Santana, owner of Lightbox Café, to develop retail kiosk concepts around the garden. At the moment, The East Cut Landing Partners are looking out for other restaurants that may be interested in leasing one of their kiosks.
While The Crossing was originally scheduled to open to the public in July and then again in August, the team continues to face unexpected delays. While they are currently waiting for a Permit to Enter to be granted by the state before they can activate the site, once they’re given access they expect to be open to the public by the end of September. For more updates as the progress on the project moves forward, to be sure to check out their website and sign up for their mailing list for more information.