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Yesterday the SF County Transportation Authority met at City Hall. The Balboa Area Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Framework was on the agenda for approval. [Read entire TDM here (PDF).]

The commission approved the TDM in this form, although it is a nonbinding document. However, it was encouraging to see that various of the supervisors responded favorably to concerns raised by members of the public who were present at the meeting. That included SNA President Stephen Martinpinto and Chair of SNA’s Balboa Reservoir Committee, Rita Evans. Rita reports the following (emphasis website editor’s):

“SFCTA comprises the Board of Supervisors acting as Commissioners so we were directing our comments to the supervisors. While they did vote to approve the framework, there were a number of very interesting comments during the discussion period.

“A shuttle, and a developer-funded shuttle in particular, was mentioned by several commissioners. The word ‘shuttle’ may have barely made it into the draft TDM, but it sure was on people’s radar at today’s SFCTA meeting. Jeremy Shaw [of SF Planning Dept] did some waffling when asked whether the developer supports or would fund a shuttle and was called out by Supervisor Cohen, who asked him if that was a ‘yes’ or ‘no’. Jeremy said he could not speak for the developer.

“Supervisor Cohen characterized Avalon Bay as ‘a difficult company to work with.’ She said AB will create a lot of problems for the city. She specifically cited labor contracts, hiring union workers, and paying prevailing wages. Cohen also said it is essential that the developers and the development ‘be mindful and respectful of current residents.’ Cohen proposed a continuing resolution which would have tabled action until next month but was persuaded to withdraw it.

“Supervisor Breed asked a number of questions about public input, public meetings and how comments have been incorporated. She asked about the level of involvement and engagement with City College and wanted to know specifically about any meetings held between Planning Dept and CCSF.

“Supervisor Yee spoke at length, before and after public comments, and summarized the memo he has added to the TDM Framework (it will be included in the final version). He urged the authority to approve the document after acknowledging its many flaws and limitations and noting that decisions would be based on planning reports and other documents yet to come.

“Yee also said that if the Residential Parking Permit program is part of the developer’s final package of measures to address parking demand, then he’s going to ask that the developer pay the costs, not existing residents.”

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Members of the development team will be conducting a walking tour of the Balboa Reservoir site, open to interested members of the surrounding communities.

WHAT: A walking tour and discussion with interested community members of the Balboa Reservoir led by representatives from the Avalon Bay/BRIDGE housing development and architecture team. We will explore potential locations of the proposed large park open space, new pedestrian connections to the surrounding neighborhood, and the proposed new housing, along with a possible childcare center, dog play area, and other community amenities.

WHEN: Saturday December 2, from 10am-12pm

WHERE: Meet at Philz Coffee at Unity Plaza, 1110 Ocean Avenue, San Francisco

 

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The Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee (BRCAC) is meeting this evening. The CAC is the focus of local community participation in planning the housing development at the Balboa Reservoir. All residents are welcome at the meetings of the BRCAC. Monday Nov 13, 6:15-8pm, Multi-Use Building, Room 140, 55 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco CA.

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Slide from Avalon group developer team. See links for full proposal here: https://sunnysideassociation.wordpress.com/2017/08/23/balboa-reservoir-developer-chosen/ 

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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).

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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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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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SNA was contacted by Ford Go Bike/Motivate about the four sites they propose for bikeshare stations in Sunnyside. They would like to hear from Sunnyside residents about the proposed choices, and we encourage you to write directly to Justin Nguyen, the Outreach Coordinator. (See below for full contact info.)

Here are mock-up photographs of the sites. These are: northeast corner, Gennessee & Monterey (23 bikes); southwest corner, Hearst & Edna (19 bikes); northeast corner, Hearst & Congo (19 bikes); and south side of Judson between Foerster & Gennessee (23 bikes). All planned sites are located on the street (not sidewalk).

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Photo mock-up of proposed bikeshare station site on Gennessee Street at Monterey Blvd. Created by SNA with information from Ford Go Bike.

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Photo mock-up of proposed bikeshare station site on Hearst Ave at Edna Street. Created by SNA with information from Ford Go Bike.

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Photo mock-up of proposed bikeshare station site on Hearst Ave at Congo Street. Created by SNA with information from Ford Go Bike.

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Photo mock-up of proposed bikeshare station site on Judson Ave near Gennessee. Exact location to be determined. Created by SNA with information from Ford Go Bike.

To comment, contact:

Justin Hu-Nguyen
Outreach/Marketing Coordinator
Motivate, Operator of FordGoBike
415-746-9827 cell
justinnguyen@fordgobike.com

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A portion of the map of planned Phase 3 bikeshare station locations, Ford Go Bike. Extra street labels added by SNA.

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