SF Examiner: Safe parking site up for approval

Article from SF Examiner: https://www.sfexaminer.com/news/safe-parking-site-up-for-approval/

Safe parking site up for approval

Neighbors, Planning Commission to weigh in on facility for homeless living in vehicles

sfexaminer-balboaparkrvlot-010
A parking lot near Balboa Park station, which has been identified as a possible safe parking location for people living in RVs, at Geneva and San Jose streets on Monday, July 15, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

LAURA WAXMANN
Aug. 27, 2019 10:00 p.m.

The San Francisco Planning Commission on Thursday will weigh a proposal to temporarily use a parking lot near the Balboa Park Bart Station as an overnight rest stop for RV and car dwellers, complete with services.

Pending the commission’s approval, the city planning code would be amended to allow long-term parking and overnight camping in vehicles, as well as the addition of restrooms and showering facilities at a current parking lot near the Balboa Park Bart Station that is slated slated for the construction of 100 percent affordable housing next year. Continue reading “SF Examiner: Safe parking site up for approval”

SF Examiner: ‘Safe parking site for homeless who live in their vehicles proposed near Balboa Park BART’

Source: SF Examiner https://www.sfexaminer.com/the-city/safe-parking-site-for-homelesss-who-live-in-their-vehicles-proposed-near-balboa-park-bart/


Safe parking site for homeless who live in their vehicles proposed near Balboa Park BART

Facility would offer social services, security, bathrooms for overnight parkers

A parking lot near the Balboa Park station has been identified as a possible safe parking location for people living in RVs. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A parking lot near the Balboa Park station has been identified as a possible safe parking location for people living in RVs. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

JOE FITZGERALD RODRIGUEZ / Jul. 15, 2019 3:45 p.m.THE CITY

It’s been a long road, but homeless RV and car dwellers may finally be able to park and rest.

City officials have proposed a Balboa Park site for the first “triage center” site for people living in their vehicles. The site at 500 Geneva Ave. at Balboa Upper Yards, announced Supervisors Ahsha Safai and Vallie Brown Monday, would provide a safe place to park and social services.

“We’ve seen a rise in homeless people living in their cars in our neighborhood,” Safai told the San Francisco Examiner Monday. “This is an honest conversation, nothing’s been decided yet.”

A community meeting is planned at Balboa High School from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to allow residents to weigh in on the plan this Saturday, July 20. Should the community be on board, Safai said he expects the pilot to begin in November, pending new legislation to lock-in the site.

The Balboa Upper Yard property will one day host 138 units of affordable housing, with the triage center providing a temporary use for the site in the meantime. Continue reading “SF Examiner: ‘Safe parking site for homeless who live in their vehicles proposed near Balboa Park BART’”

Fri & Sat: Balboa Reservoir Community Open House

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

BalboaReservoir_Flyer_8.5x11 Continue reading “Fri & Sat: Balboa Reservoir Community Open House”

News about changes at Balboa Park Bart Station

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

Bart.gov 01.11.2018
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

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