The design is purposely simple and adaptable to encourage a variety of uses. Highlights include a dramatic steel arbor and a green storm water management system that captures runoff from the Plaza to feed two rain gardens and an underground infiltration system. By retaining stormwater on-site, the Plaza’s design reduces stress on the city’s combined sewer system during storms, helping to prevent overflow of untreated sewage into the Bay.

Since its completion in 2009, Mint Plaza is the proud recipient of multiple design awards, including the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Small Firms Great Projects 2008 Merit Award, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) NCC General Design 2010 Award, San Francisco Beautiful – 2010 Beautification Award, and the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2010 Smart Growth Civic Spaces Award, recognizing the Plaza’s sustainable design and best management practices.

Mint Plaza Design Team

  • Management + Maintenance

    Friends of Mint Plaza (FoMP)

  • Developer

    Martin Building Company

  • Landscape Architect

    CMG Landscape Architecture

  • Design Engineer

    Sherwood Design