By Providing Art, Helping the Homeless, and Picking up Refuse, Groups are Revitalizing the Area

The SPUR panel explained that art, such as these lanterns, are just part of what they’ve done to revitalize Civic Center Commons. Photo: Streetsblog
By Roger Rudick

Yesterday afternoon, representatives from the city, charity groups, and the Exploratorium, gave a presentation at SPUR‘s downtown San Francisco center about their collaborative efforts to clean up the Civic Center Commons/UN Plaza area and make it into an attractive and inviting urban forum, while helping the homeless and drug addicts who congregate there.