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.


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:

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: ]

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”

Balboa Reservoir community meeting and related news

The next meeting of the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee [BRCAC] will take place online on Monday May 18th (6-8 PM). The The meeting agenda is here.  More about the BRCAC here.

Agenda Items:

  • Review of Upcoming Schedule and Approval Process
  • Overview of the Development Agreement community benefits

Here are the instructions to join the Virtual CAC meeting:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 919 6964 8584 Password: 143551 One tap mobile +16699009128,,91969648584#,,1#,143551# US (San Jose)

Public Comment during Zoom: The raise hand feature will be used to manage public comment.  (For phone users: press *9 to raise hand & Press *6 to mute/unmute)

Note that you will be automatically muted. For your privacy, you may wish to join via audio.  If you choose to turn your camera on, we recommend that you are mindful of your background.

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Supervisor Yee introduces Balboa Reservoir legislation at SF Board of Supervisors

Yesterday at the weekly meeting of the SF Board of Supervisors, President and D7 Supervisor Norman Yee introduced three pieces of legislation that advance the approval process for the Balboa Reservoir housing project. The 17- acre project site is located just south of Sunnyside, between Frida Kahlo Way, Ocean Ave, Westwood Park, and Riordan High School. Plans include a two-acre park and 1100 units of housing, of which half will be affordable.

One of the three items will extend the charter of the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee (BRCAC), which had been scheduled to sunset in March of this year. Supervisor Yee’s involvement with the Balboa Reservoir began with him establishing the BRCAC in 2015, in conjunction with SNA. Lisa Spinali, SNA President then, was instrumental in the process and became the first chair of the committee and Sunnyside’s first representative.

The BRCAC is a forum for community concerns about the housing project, and has been afforded a great deal of logistical and technical support by the Planning Dept and the Office of Economic and Workforce Development, the two City agencies overseeing the Balboa Reservoir project. The legislation extends the sunset date for the BRCAC to July 1, 2021, so the committee will continue to be a conduit for neighborhood concerns about the development and its process.

The other two items of legislation introduced by Supervisor Yee are the Special Use District (SUD) and the Development Agreement (DA). The Special Use District rezones the 17-acre property, which is currently publicly owned by the SFPUC. The Development Agreement details the agreement between the City and the Reservoir Community Partners, the group of developers chosen for the site, including AvalonBay, BRIDGE, Mission Housing, and Habitat for Humanity.

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