Thu May 31: Talk at SPUR on Balboa Reservoir

From SPUR: a lunchtime talk about the Balboa Reservoir Project this Thursday May 31.

SF.Streetsblog account of the talk: https://sf.streetsblog.org/2018/05/31/spur-talk-update-on-balboa-park-reservoir-development/

Bringing Homes to Balboa Reservoir

12:30 p.m. | Thursday, May 31, 2018
Located on a 17-acre parcel close to a BART and Muni Metro station, City College and other amenities, the Balboa Reservoir is an important site for new mixed-income housing in San Francisco. As part of the city’s Public Land for Housing program, a development team was recently selected to create up to 1,100 homes, a 2-acre central park and several mini-parks, childcare and more on the site. Join us to hear about the project’s vision, timeline and the next steps in the process.
+ Kevin Griffith / BRIDGE Housing Corporation
+ Joe Kirchofer / Avalon Bay
+ Emily Lesk / San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development
+ Jeremy Shaw / San Francisco Planning Department

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Balboa Reservoir community walk

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.

May 10: CCSF Spring Plant Sale

The Horticulture Center at City College is holding their annual plant sale. This sale benefits a scholarship find for students.

CCSF Spring Flower & Plant Sale – Thursday May 10

The Spring Flower & Plant Sale scholarship fundraiser will take place Thursday, May 10 in the Horticulture Center (located on the 300 block of Judson Avenue, north side of the Phelan/Ocean Campus). 11:00 am – 3:00 pm The sale will feature student grown and designed perennials, shrubs, house and bedding plants, veggie starts, herbs, fresh floral designs, and permanent home decorations. For more information call 415-239-3140. Sorry, no pre/post sales or special orders.

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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

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Apr 20-21: Balboa Reservoir Open House for public review and comment

On Friday Apr 20 and Saturday Apr 21, the developer team AvalonBay/BRIDGE will host an open house for the public review and comment on the Balboa Reservoir housing project plans.

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.

From June 2017 presentation.  Larger image