HASSELL+, South San Francisco
San Mateo County
Hassell+ rented out a former bank space and transformed into a temporary community shopfront where South San Francisco residents could learn about the project and map out where they’ve seen flooding. Their goal was to activate a gathering space as a resilience hub, spread awareness about the project, and gain direct input. The space was open Monday-Friday 11am-5pm and some Saturdays throughout the design phase.
Find a central location close to public transportation and where there is high foot traffic. Make the space inviting with places to sit, native plants, and colorful graphics and maps. Staff the space so that people can drop in at convenient times. Create interactive activities for the public to engage in and provide input.