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Now that the selection of the developer for the Balboa Reservoir site has been made, the prospect of the new housing project directly to the south is becoming more real for residents in Sunnyside. Community involvement through the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee (BRCAC) will be an ongoing process for at least the next 12 months, as the developer is called to develop plans that mitigate the impacts–parking, traffic and public amenities–on Sunnyside and other adjacent neighborhoods.

All residents are welcome at the meetings of the BRCAC. Next meeting is Monday Nov 13, 6:15-8pm, Multi-Use Building, Room 140, 55 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco CA.  (more…)

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Balboa Reservoir parking at 12:30 as classes get out. Taken Aug 28 2017 by Otto Pippenger.

Balboa Reservoir parking at 12:30pm as CCSF classes get out. Taken Aug 28 2017 by Otto Pippenger for CCSF Guardsman.

Article below from: SF Examiner http://www.sfexaminer.com/ccsf-board-disagrees-future-balboa-reservoir-development/ More about Balboa Reservoir Project at tab at top. See also SF Business Times: ‘1,100 proposed homes near S.F. BART station face pushback over parking, teacher housing’ [paywall] 


CCSF board disagrees over future of Balboa Reservoir development

By Laura Waxmann on October 30, 2017 1:00 am

City College of San Francisco trustees last week declined to take a stance against a proposed housing project on city-owned land adjacent to campus.

A resolution introduced by CCSF Trustee John Rizzo and Board of Trustees Vice President Brigitte Davila urging the college to claim ownership of the 17-acre Balboa Reservoir was tabled Thursday after failing to win sufficient support by the trustees. A housing development is planned for the site, which is owned by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.

The resolution called on the college to enter negotiations with the SFPUC on transferring its ownership of the lot, which provides over 1,000 parking spots.   (more…)

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Reprinted with permission from City College’s newspaper, The Guardsman: http://theguardsman.com/parking-crisis/

Parking crisis raises Balboa Reservoir Project concerns

Balboa Reservoir parking at 12:30 as classes get out. Taken Aug 28 2017 by Otto Pippenger.

Balboa Reservoir parking at 12:30 as classes get out. Taken Aug 28 2017 by Otto Pippenger.

September 13, 2017  The Guardsman
By Bethaney Lee

The Guardsman photographed the usage of the parking lot in contention with the Balboa Reservoir Project (BRP) every hour on Aug. 28, and concluded it was used consistently throughout the day. It was highly impacted at peak class hours and the surrounding neighborhoods and streets cannot support the amount of vehicles displaced by the removal of the lower parking lot.

Tensions first arose after the BRP reported its goal was to repurpose the lot into mixed-income level housing.

In October 2016, Nelson Nygaard released the Balboa Area Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Plan which was used to identify transportation needs for the Balboa Park area. The report identified limited roadway space, transit infrastructure and financial resources as three primary problems.     (more…)

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From Jennifer Heggie of SNA’s Balboa Reservoir Committee (presented at recent SNA Quarterly Meeting). More about this important local housing development at tab at top of this page.

Update on the Balboa Reservoir Development and Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Study

A brief history
This Spring, the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee (BRCAC) approved a set of Principles and Parameters that were pulled together after two years of public meetings. The Principles and Parameters were folded into a Request for Proposal for developers. Three developer teams out of a pool nine were selected by a cross-City department group which also includes one representative from the BRCAC, Lisa Spinali, and one representative from City College, the Associate Vice President of Facilities Management.

In June of this year, the public was invited on two occasions to listen and provide comments on the three developer team proposals. The proposals were also posted online. These are initial proposals, and as one of the developers said, the end product will probably look very different from the first version.

Going forward
The next step in this process is the selection of the winning developer. The same group that chose the three finalists have interviewed the developers again and are currently reviewing more detailed proposals. They will choose one developer based on three criteria:

  • How responsive the developer is to community concerns;
  • The financial viability of the developer; and
  • How well the proposals address the Principles and Parameters submitted by the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee.

Their selection is then approved by the SFPUC General Manager, and they hope to announce an approved developer team in early September.     (more…)

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Meeting takes place at City College Multi-Use Building,  at Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 6:00 pm Full info here.

On the agenda (which is reproduced in full at end of this post) is the subject of changes planned for the Ocean Ave/I-280 interchange. PDF summary here. Images below are from this document.

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From https://www.sfmta.com/sites/default/files/agendaitems/2017/SFCTA%20I-280%20Interchange%2072517%20meeting.pdf

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Source: SF Examiner: http://www.sfexaminer.com/free-tuition-helps-ccsf-project-first-enrollment-growth-years

Free tuition helps CCSF project first enrollment growth in years

Fall enrollment for City College of San Francisco is up 17 percent from last year. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Fall enrollment for City College of San Francisco is up 17 percent from last year. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

By  on July 19, 2017 1:00 am

Free tuition already appears to be paying off for City College of San Francisco, where early signs indicate that student enrollment may grow for the first time in the fall semester since 2008, the San Francisco Examiner has learned.

Student enrollment for the first tuition-free semester at the college this fall is up 17 percent compared to this time last year, according to college data from July 5. Enrollment in credit courses, which city officials have funded for San Francisco residents, has grown 25.5 percent.        (more…)

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From the Dept of Public Works Clean Team: District 7 event on July 29th:

Community Clean Team is SF Public Works’ longest-running and largest volunteer program that keeps San Francisco beautiful through landscaping and garden projects, graffiti removal, and more! This is a fantastic opportunity to take part in a hands-on project that’ll beautify your community. Get your volunteer team together and prepare to tackle projects all around San Francisco’s iconic neighborhoods in District 7! [Details below.]

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