Feb 7: SNA Quarterly Meeting

You are invited to Sunnyside Neighborhood Association’s February 2022 Quarterly Meeting.

Monday February 7th, 2022, 6:30 to 8:00 PM via Zoom. Link at the bottom of this post.

On the agenda: Update from President Ken Hollenbeck on the new trees for Sunnyside. Adrian Leung, Bikeshare & Bike Parking Program Manager, SFMTA, will speak about possible locations for third bike-share station in Sunnyside (more below). The Detroit Steps Project team will report the latest news on the Steps. Then SNA will hold its biennial election (details below). Meeting ends with the our customary raffle. Meeting slides here (PDF 16mb)

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Local Greening Hero Ming Louie Passes Away

Longtime Sunnysider and dedicated local volunteer Ming Louie passed away yesterday evening. He will be missed by by all who knew him, but the work he did on behalf of our local green spaces in Sunnyside will live on.

Ming Louie ( center) with Pat Moore, SNA Greening Committee Chair, and Ed Lee, San Francisco Mayor, in Sept 2011, at the dedication ceremony for the Circular Ribbon Garden.

Ming had the terrible misfortune to be hit by a car on Monterey Boulevard in 2016, the first of a series of pedestrian/cyclist injuries and deaths that led to the street being designated a High Injury Corridor by the City. Read more about that here and here.

A remembrance of Ming by his friend Pat Moore:

Remembering Ming Louie

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Detroit Steps Cleanup Day

On Sunday August 9th, a crew of dedicated volunteers again met to tackle the weed growth on the Upper Steps north of Monterey Blvd. They also worked on installing some terracing on the steeply sloped narrow strip that flanks the stairway. This is the beginning of developing a larger landscaping and viewing area. A big thank-you to Bart, Sebastian, Daryl, and Ian for their hard work. This local community project will help make Sunnyside shine.

Read more about the Detroit Steps Project here.

Upper Detroit Steps, cleanup day. Photo: Sunnyside Neighborhood Association
Upper Detroit Steps, cleanup day. Photo: Sunnyside Neighborhood Association

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New signs for the Detroit Steps Project

For more information about the Detroit Steps Project, visit this overview page. 

This two-block set of steps on either side of Monterey Blvd at Detroit Street is undergoing gradual changes on its way to becoming a beauty spot. New signage was installed this month. Read previous posts about the project here. Read a summary of the project here.

Lower Detroit Steps.

Detroit at Monterey.

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