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  • Subject to the fine print of a little-known pact between City and Commerce, these so-called POPOS (Privately Owned Public Open Spaces) allow alluring vistas of San Francisco and access to its intimate interiors.

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  • Accessing POPOS sometimes even requires walking past security guards, or through unmarked doors.

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  • Comprehensive information about POPOS history and regulations can be found here.

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  • Produced in part by the fine folks at SPUR (San Francisco Planning & Urban Research Association), this map indicates POPOS (Privately Owned Public Open Spaces).

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  • "inaugurated after the 1985 Downtown Plan, which stipulated the zoning regulations requiring commercial urban development to be counterbalanced by POPOS."

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  • "Scattered across the centre of San Francisco are almost seventy semi-secret spaces, privately owned but open to the public. Subject to the fine print of a little-known pact between City and Commerce, these so-called POPOS (Privately Owned Public Open Spaces) allow alluring vistas of San Francisco and access to its intimate interiors." —"Strange Maps." More here.

    January 30, 2010