For more than a century, U.S. soldiers stationed at the Presidio of San Francisco defended the nation, influenced global events, and built one of the most beautiful military posts in the world. In 1994, the Army departed and the Presidio became a national park.
Over two decades, the Presidio has undergone an exciting revitalization led by the Presidio Trust, the National Park Service, and the non-profit Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. Today, more than 200 organizations and 3,000 residents call the Presidio home, and millions of visitors enjoy the park's history, nature, and public programs.
The next Presidio site poised for re-imagination is Fort Winfield Scott. Once a campus dedicated to defending the Golden Gate, its beautiful Mission Revival buildings are now available to be rehabilitated by a mission-driven organization working to address the significant environmental and/or social issues of our time.
WeWork and Lela Goren Group are responding to the Presidio Trust's Request for Concept Proposals. Together, we will redevelop Fort Scott's historic buildings into a horizontal community inhabited by those who tackle today's toughest social, environmental and economic challenges. From nonprofits and social enterprises to think tanks and universities - all those who want a home in Fort Scott would be welcome.
Our concept proposal begins with a simple premise: The Presidio belongs to everyone.
We find and reveal overlooked potential. We envision new chapters for buildings full of stories and rich with history. We work alongside communities to harness new resources and encourage revitalization. We fuse the public and private, the old and the new, rural and urban, art and economics.