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The Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee (BRCAC) meets this evening, Monday October 15, 6:15-8pm, CCSF Multi-Use Building Room 140. This meeting is open to the public, with opportunities for public comment during the meeting. The agenda can be found here (PDF).

The subject is Architecture and Design. The PDF of presentation slides will be available online at the BRCAC webpage at a later date. If you can’t attend and wish to comment, see info below images.

Below are a selection of slides from a BRCAC presentation by the developer, AvalonBay/BRIDGE,  in January. (View entire PDF here.)


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There will be a public meeting to discuss the scope of the Balboa Reservoir project’s Environmental Impact Report (EIR)–which will consider what possibilities and configurations of the project, and its streets, buildings, and infrastructure, will be studied for their environmental impacts. This will be an opportunity to learn more about and comment on the proposed EIR scope of work.

Here is the Notice of Preparation from the Planning Dept, which describes the scope of the project to be studied for environmental impacts.

When: October 30th (Tuesday), 6-8pm.

Where: Lick Wilmerding High School cafeteria (755 Ocean Avenue). [Transit: Balboa Park BART; 8-Bayshore, 29-Sunset, 43-Masonic, 49-VanNess, K-Ingleside, 54-Felton.]

From SF Planning:

The notice of preparation (NOP) document, which includes details on what the EIR will analyze, is available for public review and can be accessed on the Planning Department’s website at: Paper copies are also available at the Planning Information Center counter at 1660 Mission Street, 1st Floor, San Francisco. Materials are also available for review by appointment at the Planning Department’s office on the fourth floor of 1650 Mission Street. (Contact Jeanie Poling at (415) 575-9072 or

Members of the public can provide feedback on the EIR scope in three ways:

  • At a “public scoping” meeting on October 30, 2018, from 6-8 p.m. in the Lick Wilmerding High School Cafeteria (Ann Maisel Café) at 755 Ocean Avenue, San Francisco.
  • Written comments will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on November 12, 2018. Written comments can be mailed to Jeanie Poling, San Francisco Planning Department, 1650 Mission Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, CA 94103
  • Written comments will also be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on November 12, 2018 if emailed to

Members of the public are not required to provide personal identifying information when they communicate with the Planning Commission or the Department. All written or oral communications, including submitted personal contact information, may be made available to the public for inspection and copying upon request and may appear on the Department’s website or in other public documents.

The purpose of the EIR is to provide information about potential significant physical environmental effects of the proposed project, to identify possible ways to minimize the significant effects, and to describe and analyze possible alternatives to the proposed project. The preparation of an NOP and the EIR does not indicate a decision by the City to approve or to disapprove the project. In fact, prior to making any such approval decision, the decision makers must review and consider the information contained in the EIR.


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The Ocean Avenue Association Community Benefit District (CBD) has published its 2017-2018 annual report, available here. Highlights include:Ocean-ave-logo

  • Advocating for better landscaping and ped/bike safety on Ocean Ave between San Jose and Geneva.
  • Supporting bike share on Ocean, with or without stations.
  • Working for more public art, including a gateway sculpture at Ingleside Library, as part of the planned ped/bike access entry to the Balboa Reservoir project.
  • Working with the El Rey Theater redevelopers.

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The most recent meeting of the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee was held on July 9, 2018. The subject was Transportation. The PDF of the slide presentation given by the developer AvalonBay/BRIDGE is available here. Below are a few slides from it. The next meeting of the BRCAC has not been scheduled yet, but tentatively planned as a “Community Park Day” in September.


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Two community events are planned this Saturday, June 23, regarding the Balboa Reservoir housing project development.


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Join the Balboa Reservoir Open Space Community Workshop!

SATURDAY JUNE 23, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Community Room, Ingleside Library,
1298 Ocean Avenue, SF CA 94112 [MAP]
  • Engage in interactive activities about how the open space could be designed and used
  • Give the development and design team your feedback
  • Ask questions! Have refreshments! Meet neighbors!

For more information about the Balboa Reservoir development, please visit


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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:


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.


Balboa Reservoir community walk on Ocean Ave. Balboa Park BART Station North Entrance. May 17, 2018. Photo Sunnyside Neighborhood Association.

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