Have your say: Slow Streets in Sunnyside

SFMTA’s Slow Streets program aims to make more socially distanced, covid-safe outdoor space available in neighborhoods, and has been implemented in many other areas of the city. The program has yet to come to a street in Sunnyside, Ingleside, or any other south-central district. For the next phase of the program, Sunnyside’s Hearst Avenue was chosen. Hearst is already the bicycle route through the neighborhood, which coordinates with the Slow Streets program aim of encouraging non-car use of the street.

Right now, SFMTA is taking your feedback about Hearst Ave. as a choice for the program. To learn more about what this would mean for the neighborhood and to give your feedback via a short survey, visit this page: https://www.sfmta.com/projects/slow-streets-outer-mission

Slow Streets on Lake Street. Photo: SFMTA
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Detroit Steps Project: Art Overtakes The Steps

The Detroit Steps Project is an ongoing local effort to transform a two-block stretch of public stairs into a place of beauty and art. Read more here.

Change Will Happen One Drawing and One Step At A Time!

Sunday November 22nd marks the kickoff for the Detroit Steps Project online art competition and fundraiser. Participants can draw on a downloaded or a paper copy of the Detroit Steps. All submissions will be considered for conceptual designs towards the official tiling of the Detroit Steps. Inspiration and details here.

Local residents and art enthusiasts will be picking up markers and crayons starting on November 22nd and have until December 6th to submit them. An adult and a child winner will be selected through an online voting process by the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association members. Local artist Amar Pai has accepted an invitation to decorate the steps to inspire and kick-off the competition with his colorful pastel chalk creations.

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Balboa Reservoir Project: Images of planned development

Some updated renderings from the Design Standards and Guidelines, the document that details the planned housing project on Sunnyside’s southern flank, recently approved by the SF Board of Supervisors. Read an archive of posts on the SNA website about the Balboa Reservoir Project.


Above: View from approximately Ocean Avenue, looking northwest over the project. Planned Lee Avenue extension on far right. City College and Sunnyside are out of frame to the right.

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Nov 16: SNA Quarterly Meeting

You are invited to Sunnyside Neighborhood Association’s November Quarterly Meeting.

Monday Nov 16th, 2020, 6:30 – 8:00 PM via Zoom

On the agenda:

  • District 7 Supervisor-Elect Myrna Melgar will speak and take questions.
  • The Detroit Steps Project will present an update on recent progress on this exciting local beautification project.
  • Update on the recently-approved Balboa Reservoir Project
  • Online raffle — prizes include handmade designer masks by local crafter

Although Sunnyside Neighborhood Association’s usual meeting date is the first Monday in November, this is no usual year. Instead, our quarterly meeting Is taking place two weeks later. Zoom link below image.

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