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You are invited: Come to the quarterly meeting of the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association on Monday April 24th. Find out what is happening in Sunnyside — hear from city officials and ask your questions — meet your neighbors in person — become a member of your neighborhood association.

Time and place: Monday April 24th, 7-8:30 pm, at St Finn Barr Auditorium (415 Edna Street at Hearst Ave).

What’s On the Agenda: This is an exciting time for Sunnyside. Our pedestrian safety proposal won the funds to improve our streets during recent Participatory Budgeting — hear details about how this project will go.

There is a very important housing and park development, Balboa Reservoir Project, that will go up just on our south border — hear how you can have an effect on which proposed idea is chosen — and it’s happening soon. A representative from the Planning Dept will be here to present information on the Project.

There will be speakers on the urban beekeeping issue, and the Natural Areas Program, pesticides, tree removal and run-off. A representative from Supervisor Yee’s office will be present.  And there will be time to hear from members about their ideas and concerns.

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We welcome all residents of Sunnyside to attend, and membership is open to all residents. We rely on members’ dues to pay our expenses. If you are not a member, you can join that evening. If you need to pay your dues, you can also do that. Or join or renew online (see below or click ‘Membership’ tab at the top).        (more…)

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The next meeting of the Balboa Reservoir Project Community Advisory Committee (BRCAC) is tonight Monday March 13, 2017, 6:15pm. The topic is: Outreach and public review of developer. More about the meeting here.  All concerned community members are welcome at these meetings.

This important new development, right next to Sunnyside, will have a big impact on the neighborhood. More about the Balboa Reservoir Project here.  Community participation has been a part of the project from early on — and you can be involved and help determine the direction of that development.

Area impacted by Balboa Reservoir Project. Image: sf-planning.org (Feb13 2017)

Area impacted by Balboa Reservoir Project. Image: sf-planning.org (Feb13 2017)

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Balboa Reservoir Project in the news this week, after three developers were chosen to present plans:

For more about the project, click the tab at the top ‘Balboa Reservoir Project.’

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From SF Planning Dept:  

Greetings Members of the Balboa community,

We are writing to provide you with a few brief updates on the Balboa Reservoir.

CAC MEETING: NEXT MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017

The next Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting date has been advanced to Monday, March 13, 2017 at the normal time and location: 6:15pm at City College MUB Room 140. We will focus on expanding community outreach to ensure broad and inclusive attendance at a future meeting for prospective developers (see above) to present their visions for the Balboa Reservoir. The meeting’s agenda is posted online at hhttp://sf-planning.org/brcac. We encourage your input on the question of broad, inclusive community engagement. In preparation for Monday, please consider the following questions:

  • Which groups or communities should we make sure to engage?
  • How can we ensure that they are informed and able to participate?

ANNOUNCING THE BALBOA RESERVOIR RFQ RESULTS

An evaluation panel made up of City staff from SFPUC, OEWD, the Planning Department, SFMTA, and MOHCD, as well as representatives of the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee and City College of San Francisco, have concluded the Balboa Reservoir RFQ process. We were delighted to receive nine responses from a diverse and thoughtful group of potential partners. The following three RFQ respondent teams (listed alphabetically) received the three highest scores and are invited to submit development proposals: (more…)

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From SF Examiner. Source: http://www.sfexaminer.com/ccsf-trustees-revive-plans-build-theater-balboa-reservoir

CCSF trustees revive plans to build theater at Balboa Reservoir

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Rendering courtesy TEF Design/CCSF

By Michael Barba on March 9, 2017 1:00 am

Plans to build a performing arts center at Balboa Reservoir may soon be resurrected now that City College of San Francisco is no longer suffering from an accreditation crisis.

The latest plans call for the construction of a large performance hall next to the new Multi-Use Building and the relocation of a historic Diego Rivera mural on campus into the new theater, according to a proposal set to appear before the Board of Trustees Thursday from Vice President Brigitte Davila and Trustee John Rizzo.

The news comes within months of two victories for City College. In January, the college’s accreditor reaffirmed its accreditation for another seven years. The following month, city officials reached a deal to make tuition free for most San Francisco residents at City College next school year. (more…)

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The next meeting of the Balboa Reservoir Project Community Advisory Committee (BRCAC) is Monday March 13, 2017. The topic is: Outreach and public review of developer. More about the meeting here.  All concerned community members are welcome at these meetings.

This important new development, right next to Sunnyside, will have a big impact on the neighborhood. More about the Balboa Reservoir Project here.  Community participation has been a part of the project from early on — and you can be involved and help determine the direction of that development.
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The Balboa Reservoir Project is a major development right next to Sunnyside. Read more background here. Local residents  have participated during the development process through the Community Advisory Committee, which met again last Monday. Under discussion was the Transportation Demand Management (TDM) plan, formulated to address issues raised by the proposed development related to changes in congestion, traffic, parking, and transit use. Input by residents is part of developing that plan (see below for your opportunity to weigh in).

Click here for the TDM presentation slideshow (40 slides).

Present at the meeting were several SNA members and Sunnyside residents, including SNA president Stephen Martinpinto. The representatives from SF Planning listened to extensive comments from them. These included specific suggestions about addressing the Bart-to-CCSF  transit issue by putting in place a shuttle, such as is seen at other college campuses close to train/Bart stations. As well, concerns were raised regarding the impact on local residents by CCSF students seeking parking spaces that are currently provided by the parking lot on the Reservoir site. Read  written comments from BRCAC members here (PDF).

Oral comments included: SNA president Stephen Martinpinto stressed to the representatives of SF Planning that transit plans will have a big impact on the outcome of the development, and that bold plans like undergrounding the K line might be called for. He also suggested that CCSF encourage student attendance at satellite campuses to relieve congestion at the Ocean Campus. SNA vice-president Chris Coghlan expressed concerns about the total amount of contiguous park space called for by the Principles and Parameters [PDF] document, which was crafted by the BRCAC to guide developers; he called for a larger amount than the recommended 1.5 acres (as part of 4 acres total park space) designated by the guidelines in the parameters. Additional written comments about the TDM were also submitted by Sunnyside resident Alvin Ja in January (PDF).

If you are a Sunnyside resident who has comments or suggestions regarding the TDM presentation linked above, please contact:

  • Jeremy Shaw, SF Planning Dept., jeremy.shaw@sfgov.org, 415-575-9135

 

News about proposals

The initial phase of the process of finding a developer for the site started in November 2016 with the Requests for Qualifications (links below). The developers chosen from those submissions are to be announced on Friday Mar 10, 2017.

Their proposed ideas will then be available to be viewed and commented on by the public, including any and all interested Sunnyside residents.

Links and articles:

 

 

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