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Chron: 'Architectural Showcase' Rising In Hayes Valley

Chron: 'Architectural Showcase' Rising In Hayes Valley
Photo: John King/The Chronicle
By Nuala Sawyer - Published on July 07, 2016.

Hayes Valley has seen a major building boom since the removal of the former Central Freeway and creation of Octavia Boulevard, and opinions have been mixed about some new additions to the neighborhood's architecture. But in an article this weekChronicle urban design critic John King calls the aesthetic developments "success beyond reproach."

"A half-mile stretch of land once covered by a freeway today serves as an emerging showcase, a test lab of imaginative urban architecture and ground-level innovation," he writes. Head over to the Chron for King's rundown of new buildings in the area, as well as a video tour of the neighborhood's fresh architecture.