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.


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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 9: Balboa Reservoir community meeting

The next meeting of the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee [BRCAC] will take place online on Monday November 9th (6-8 PM).

The meeting agenda is here.  More about the BRCAC here.

Agenda includes:

  • Discussion of Open Space Design and Programming
  • Election of Chair and Vice-chair of BRCAC
  • Discussion BRCAC Annual Report topics

Instructions for joining the virtual CAC meeting will soon be posted on the BRCAC webpage here: https://sfplanning.org/project/balboa-reservoir-and-community-advisory-committee-cac#meetings

Balboa Reservoir Project Approved by SF Board of Supervisors

This week the San Francisco Board of Supervisors gave the final approval for the Balboa Reservoir Project, the housing development planned for the Upper Balboa Reservoir located south of Sunnyside next to City College. The project will have 1100 units of housing, including 550 units of affordable housing, about 100 market-rate houses, 150 units for educators, a central two-acre park, childcare facilities, a community room for public use, and other features. View slides from the Design Standard and Guidelines (PDF) at the end of this post.

The western portion of the Balboa Reservoir, slated for development, which has been used as CCSF parking for decades. Photo courtesy SF Housing Action Coalition.
The western portion of the Balboa Reservoir, slated for development, which has been used as CCSF parking for six decades. Photo courtesy SF Housing Action Coalition.

The approval marks the end of a five-year-long process that encompassed regular community engagement. SNA and Sunnyside residents regularly participated in meetings of the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee.  The committee was initiated in 2015 by President Norman Yee, supervisor for District 7 where the site is located.

Read an archive of posts about the Balboa Reservoir Project on this website here. Links to news articles found below.

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Aug 3: SNA Quarterly Meeting

You are invited: the next quarterly meeting of the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association is Monday August 3rd, 2020, 6:30-8:00 PM. This meeting will be held online. A link to the meeting can be found below. If you have questions or issues about connecting, email info@SunnysideAssociation.org .  Agenda below.

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Balboa Reservoir housing project clears Planning Commission

Last Thursday, The SF Planning Commission approved the Balboa Reservoir Project, the housing development planned for the 17-acre site between Ocean Ave, City College, Riordan High School and Westwood Park currently used for CCSF parking.

The rest of the approval process includes: a hearing at the board of the SF Municipal Transportation Agency, then the SF Public Utilities Commission, and finally the Board of Supervisors, likely in late summer. The first housing will be begun in 2022, with the project finish anticipated in 2028.


From the SF Examiner [source: https://www.sfexaminer.com/news/planning-commission-greenlights-1100-unit-balboa-reservoir-project/ ]

Planning Commission greenlights 1,100 unit Balboa Reservoir project

Development near CCSF expected to include 50 percent below-market rate units

IDA MOJADAD May. 28, 2020 6:45 p.m.

The Balboa Reservoir project, expected to bring 1,100 units to a City-owned parking lot near City College of San Francisco, received key approvals Thursday.

The San Francisco Planning Commission unanimously approved the mixed-use project’s environmental review and agreement with a private developer, and recommended that the Board of Supervisors rezone the 17.6-acre area. Continue reading “Balboa Reservoir housing project clears Planning Commission”