This project was conceived as a way to create a welcoming entrance to the Bayview community for drivers exiting the U.S. 101 freeway. Yerba Buena took an overgrown vacant lot at Third Street and Meade Avenue and constructed a landscaped area featuring 10 foot-high precast concrete letters spelling out "Bayview."

We removed 13 trees and all the vegetation and debris dumped on the site during years of neglect. Then we regraded, built concrete footings for the sign letters, installed an irrigation system, installed electrical conduit for uplighting the sign letters at night, and erected green vinyl coated chain link fence. We planted 22 trees and shrubs, and hydroseeded the meadow with California native wildflowers.

We poured a concrete sidewalk band, to be decorated with glass mosaic tile by artists and community members, as were the sign letters themselves.

  • Project Name: Bayview Gateway Pilot Project
  • Category: Civil Construction
  • Client/Owner: San Francisco Public Works
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Dollar Amount: $355,031

Project Features:

  • Crane work
  • Concrete work
  • Landscaping
  • Irrigation system
  • Exterior lighting
  • Tree planting
  • Wildflower hydroseeding
  • Chain link fencing
  • Mosaic work by others
  • High community involvement