Regional Agency Headquarters
Above: Artist's rendering of proposed rennovation of 390 Main, as seen from Beale Street. Below: The proposed atrium interior. (Perkins+Will)
San Francisco Building Will Be Renovated to Create New Regional Government Facility
Not far from the western anchorage of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, a vital new center for regional collaboration is being born. At 390 Main Street in San Francisco, the Bay Area Headquarters Authority (BAHA) is renovating a former U.S. Postal Service building to serve as the joint headquarters of the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC).
Specially formed for the purpose, BAHA purchased the 390 Main Street building in October 2011. BAHA has hired the architectural firm of Perkins + Will to redesign the 1940s-era structure and adapt it to its new use.
Expected to open in 2014, the new facility will help foster collaboration among the three regional agencies through co-location of their staffs. The physical proximity made possible by joint occupancy will help cement the bonds among MTC, ABAG and the BAAQMD, and will facilitate cooperation and coordination among these three public bodies as they pursue their interrelated missions in the areas of transportation, land use and climate change. A fourth regional agency, the Bay Conservation and Development Commission, is also considering relocating to the shared facility.
The renovated building will include ample public spaces, such as an auditorium/board room, a library/gallery, as well as meeting rooms, a café, on-site bicycle parking and a market hall-type food purveyor that would become a neighborhood amenity.
For more information on the Regional Agency Headquarters building, and the meetings of the Bay Area Headquarters Authority click here.
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