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On Dec 2, members of the developer team for the Balboa Reservoir Project led a walking tour around the site. Here is an account. You can participate in the community input process: Next community meeting is Dec 11.

‘Developer Leads Neighbors On Balboa Reservoir Site Tour’


Photo: Will Carruthers/Hoodline


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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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You are invited: the quarterly meeting of the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association is next Monday. Open to all residents. Agenda below.  Monday Nov 6th, 2017, 7-8:30 pm, at St Finn Barr Auditorium (415 Edna Street at Hearst Ave).


The speakers and subjects will include:

  • Meet the new captain at the Ingleside Police Station, Jack Hart, a Sunnyside resident;
  • Several representatives from the developer team for Balboa Reservoir Project to talk about what is coming and how you can participate. Bring your questions and concerns;
  • Hear about the greening project on Detroit Street from its organizer, Pam Parker Souza;
  • Supervisor Norman Yee with the latest D7 news;
  • Assembly Member Phil Ting on state-level issues of local interest.

Time to join? Join at the meeting, or click ‘Donate’ button below.


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Last Saturday Friends of the Urban Forest workers, neighbors, and volunteers descended upon the many newly opened planting areas located all around the corners of Detroit/Flood and Detroit/Hearst, and put in lots of native plants and trees.


The result is a whole lot less concrete and a whole lot more green and growing gardens. This was a project initiated by Pam Parker Souza and her neighbors, with a great deal of help from FUF. Want to know how you can transform your block? Contact Pam at


On Flood Ave near Detroit St.


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The Sunnyside Conservatory getting its windows washed today. Carla and Juan from Recreation and Parks Dept are on the job.



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Regarding the Balboa Reservoir project — From SF Planning, Office of Economic and Workforce Development, and the SFPUC:


Thank you for your ongoing interest and participation in the Balboa Reservoir project. We would like to make you aware of two upcoming meetings.

Next Balboa Reservoir CAC Meeting is Monday November 13

The next Balboa Reservoir CAC meeting will be held on Monday, November 13, at 6:00pm in the City College Multi-Use Building, Room 140. More information on the meeting’s agenda will be provided soon. More about the Balboa Reservoir CAC here.

SFPUC Commission Meeting on October 24

[UPDATE (Oct 24) The Balboa Reservoir item on this meetings agenda has been moved to the November 14 SFPUC meeting.]

As described at the last BRCAC [Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee] meeting, the SFPUC Commission will vote to formalize the selection of the AvalonBay/BRIDGE Housing development team. This item will be heard at the next SFPUC Commission hearing on Tuesday, October 24. That meeting’s agenda has just been posted here (see Item 12).

The Commission will not be considering the development team’s specific proposal; rather, they will decide whether the SFPUC should enter into negotiations with the development team (an “Exclusive Negotiating Agreement”). This means deciding whether the City can move forward with the AvalonBay/BRIDGE Housing team and provide them with feedback, refine their proposal, initiate environmental review, and ultimately seek project approvals (which will require going back to the SFPUC Commission, as well as the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors).

The SFPUC Commission Hearing will be held Tuesday, October 24, 1:30 PM at City Hall, Room 400


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One Sunnyside neighbor is making a green difference on her block. Pam Parker Souza, realtor and SNA member, initiated a greening project on her block, near Detroit St and Flood Ave, with cooperation of her neighbors and the help of Friends of the Urban Forest. First the concrete comes out, then the plants go in. The big planting day is the morning of Saturday Oct 14 — stop by then to see what’s happening and show your support. More info and photos later.


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