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The next meeting of the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee (BRCAC) is Monday July 9th, 6-8pm (Multi-Use Building, CCSF, 50 Phelan Ave). This meeting is open to all and includes time for public comment. All local residents are welcome. More about the project here.

The subject is “On- and Off-site Transportation“. Also on the agenda: the BRCAC will elect a new chair and vice-chair at this meeting.

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Slide from AvalonBay/BRIDGE Apr 9 presentation of Base Plan for Balboa Reservoir development. Full PDF of presentation available here. 

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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.

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As part of the development of the Balboa Reservoir for housing, the noisy hazard-ridden pedestrian route from there to the Balboa Park Station is being addressed. Join the development team for a walk on Ocean Avenue on Thursday May 17, 6-7:30pm. From SF Planning Dept:

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Dear Balboa Community Members,

The Balboa Reservoir development team will be hosting a community walk along Ocean Avenue from the Balboa Reservoir to BART/MUNI on Thursday, May 17th. This will be an opportunity to discuss the existing challenges and opportunities to improve the transportation conditions along this stretch of right-of-way.

The walk will be from 6:00pm to 7:30pm on Thursday, May 17th and will begin at Unity Plaza (outside of 1100 Ocean Avenue).

Thank you for your ongoing interest and participation in the Balboa Reservoir project.

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On Friday April 20th and Saturday April 21st, view the developers’ plans for the Balboa Reservoir, including open space and community amenities. Give your feedback and talk with the design team. Ask questions, talk with neighbors, have refreshments.

  • When: Friday Apr 20, 2-6pm and Saturday Apr 21, 10am-2pm.
  • Where: 1100 Ocean Ave Community Room, off Unity Plaza next to Philz.
  • What: More links about the Balboa Reservoir Project here.
  • PDF Open House flyers for download: ENGLISHSPANISHCHINESE

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Bart is planning improvements to the Balboa Park Bart Station. They want to know what improvements are a priority to you. Take the brief survey here.

Learn more about the plans here.

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Source: http://www.bart.gov/news/articles/2018/news20180111-1

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Improvements at Balboa Park Station Jan.-Mar. 2018
Over the next few months, we will continue our work to make improvements to Balboa Park Station. We will create new, more secure entrances, relocate the fare gates for better access, remove the old ceiling and lighting and replace with improved ceiling and lighting, improve the stairway to Geneva Ave., and create an improved and more aesthetic wall on the east side of the station using a design created with input from the community.

For this work, the contractor has constructed a secure area where they will keep their equipment. In addition, barricades will be constructed during each phase of the work to guide passengers safely past the work areas. Please look out for signs and barricades and follow instructions from BART personnel. There will always be an accessible pathway through the station.

The work is planned to be completed by the end of March 2018. We apologize for any inconvenience this work may cause you and thank you for your patience.

Source for above: http://www.bart.gov/news/articles/2018/news20180111-1

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Someday… An image from the design firm helping redesign Balboa Park Bart Station. From: http://designbythebay.com/balboa-park-station/

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Yesterday the SF County Transportation Authority met at City Hall. The Balboa Area Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Framework was on the agenda for approval. [Read entire TDM here (PDF).]

The commission approved the TDM in this form, although it is a nonbinding document. However, it was encouraging to see that various of the supervisors responded favorably to concerns raised by members of the public who were present at the meeting. That included SNA President Stephen Martinpinto and Chair of SNA’s Balboa Reservoir Committee, Rita Evans. Rita reports the following (emphasis website editor’s):

“SFCTA comprises the Board of Supervisors acting as Commissioners so we were directing our comments to the supervisors. While they did vote to approve the framework, there were a number of very interesting comments during the discussion period.

“A shuttle, and a developer-funded shuttle in particular, was mentioned by several commissioners. The word ‘shuttle’ may have barely made it into the draft TDM, but it sure was on people’s radar at today’s SFCTA meeting. Jeremy Shaw [of SF Planning Dept] did some waffling when asked whether the developer supports or would fund a shuttle and was called out by Supervisor Cohen, who asked him if that was a ‘yes’ or ‘no’. Jeremy said he could not speak for the developer.

“Supervisor Cohen characterized Avalon Bay as ‘a difficult company to work with.’ She said AB will create a lot of problems for the city. She specifically cited labor contracts, hiring union workers, and paying prevailing wages. Cohen also said it is essential that the developers and the development ‘be mindful and respectful of current residents.’ Cohen proposed a continuing resolution which would have tabled action until next month but was persuaded to withdraw it.

“Supervisor Breed asked a number of questions about public input, public meetings and how comments have been incorporated. She asked about the level of involvement and engagement with City College and wanted to know specifically about any meetings held between Planning Dept and CCSF.

“Supervisor Yee spoke at length, before and after public comments, and summarized the memo he has added to the TDM Framework (it will be included in the final version). He urged the authority to approve the document after acknowledging its many flaws and limitations and noting that decisions would be based on planning reports and other documents yet to come.

“Yee also said that if the Residential Parking Permit program is part of the developer’s final package of measures to address parking demand, then he’s going to ask that the developer pay the costs, not existing residents.”

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