The developer team for the Balboa Reservoir housing project is holding a series of community engagement events. Previously the walk to the Balboa Park Station was addressed. On June 9th there is a tour of affordable housing already in place–so participants can see what it is like, in anticipation of what will be built at the Balboa Reservoir site.

Join the Balboa Reservoir Community Tour of SF affordable housing

The Balboa Reservoir development team invites you to take a free, guided tour of the BRIDGE Housing and Mission Housing portfolios! Get a first-hand view of the role BRIDGE Housing and Mission Housing Development Corporation play in building, preserving and managing the affordable housing stock of San Francisco.

Saturday June 9, 2018. 1:00-4:00 PM. 

Pre-registration required; limited seats available. Click to learn more, and to register

Community_tour_BRP_2018_06_09.jpgThe free tour visits several BRIDGE Housing and Mission Housing properties located throughout San Francisco. The tour will also drive by the sites of future BRIDGE Housing and Mission Housing developments.

SFMTA Engineering Public Hearing on June 1, 2018 at City Hall has on the agenda speed humps for the 200 block of Joost Ave. More info and agenda: https://www.sfmta.com/calendar/engineering-public-hearing-june-1-2018

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From SFMTA: The Twin Peaks Tunnell will be closed for an extended period of time this summer for needed work. Read the full story here.

“…Construction will start in late June 2018 during a continuous closure of the tunnel for up to 60 days. During the closure, buses will replace trains on the K, L and M lines to ensure riders can still get where they are going….”

Despite chilly winds last Thursday May 17, many local residents turned out for the community walk from the site of the proposed Balboa Reservoir housing project to the Balboa Park BART and MUNI Station, to evaluate the hazards to pedestrians and bicyclists. The aim of the developers and the City is to encourage more car-free transit use for new and existing residents in the area, but this particular route can be unpleasant and dangerous. There will be improvements to this route, including items already planned in SFMTA’s Ocean Avenue project. More about that here.

Many representatives were present from the AvalonBay/BRIDGE development team for the project, as well as from SFMTA and WalkSF, to take feedback and offer participants the chance to answer survey questions about various elements of this quarter-mile stretch of Ocean Ave. Developer website: http://www.balboareservoir.com/

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Balboa Reservoir community walk on Ocean Ave. Ocean and Phelan (Frida Kahlo Way). May 17, 2018. Photo Sunnyside Neighborhood Association.

It was a lively conversation. A great many on the walk participants were seasoned transit users with clear opinions about this infamous route to the Station.  A reporter from the Ingleside-Excelsior Light was present.

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Balboa Reservoir community walk on Ocean Ave. Balboa Park BART Station North Entrance. May 17, 2018. Photo Sunnyside Neighborhood Association.

Last October a group of neighbors led by Sunnyside resident Pam Parker Souza organized the removal of lots of sidewalk concrete, replaced with native plants and trees. Now their work is showing its springtime colors. Detroit between Flood and Hearst.

From San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA), regarding projects using Transportation Tax.

SF’s Transportation Sales Tax

The San Francisco County Transportation Authority is updating the list of projects that will be funded by San Francisco’s transportation sales tax over the next five years.

How do you want to spend San Francisco’s transportation sales tax funds?

Take this 3-minute survey.  

 

From the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection, an upcoming event, Earthquake Safety Fair:

On June 13, the Department of Building Inspection will once again host the 2018 Earthquake Safety Fair at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (99 Grove St, San Francisco, CA 94102) from 10am-4pm. This event will feature an exhibitor hall and informative workshops, along with hands-on emergency training.

Property owners, this event will be your opportunity to meet with various City agencies, contractors, design professionals, and financial resources to assist you with your building permit and earthquake safety questions.

Event Registration begins May 1, 2018. Sign up to be notified of event updates such as workshop offerings and training topics.

View 2017 Earthquake Fair information here.



         

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