The Balboa Reservoir Project is proposed development on the large plot of open land to the west of City College. The site will include housing and public open space. Sunnyside Neighborhood Association has been part of the community input during the process of developing plans for the site (read more below map).
- Read more about the project on the SF Planning website here.
- Read the latest posts on this website about the project.
This project is the largest development to take place near Sunnyside in many decades. The Community Advisory Committee (BRCAC), led by SNA ex-president Lisa Spinali, provides a unique voice for our neighborhood in the process. All community members are welcome at CAC meetings. More about BRCAC meetings here. Email Lisa Spinali: BalResCACChair@gmail.com. The committee has developed a remarkable document to guide development at the site, Proposed Development Principles & Parameters for the Balboa Reservoir.
For reference, here is the SF Weekly article from 2015 that contains the image of prospective development for this site that alarmed many residents — huge skyscrapers! http://archives.sfweekly.com/sanfrancisco/development-sfbarf-affordable-housing/Content?oid=3363314 Fortunately the work of the Community Advisory Committee has prevented this sort of anomalous project from being pursued.
Although parameters have been approved by the BRCAC, the process of finding a developer whose plan for the site is acceptable has just begun (as of Feb 2017).