Thu May 31: Talk at SPUR on Balboa Reservoir

From SPUR: a lunchtime talk about the Balboa Reservoir Project this Thursday May 31.

SF.Streetsblog account of the talk: https://sf.streetsblog.org/2018/05/31/spur-talk-update-on-balboa-park-reservoir-development/

Bringing Homes to Balboa Reservoir

12:30 p.m. | Thursday, May 31, 2018
Located on a 17-acre parcel close to a BART and Muni Metro station, City College and other amenities, the Balboa Reservoir is an important site for new mixed-income housing in San Francisco. As part of the city’s Public Land for Housing program, a development team was recently selected to create up to 1,100 homes, a 2-acre central park and several mini-parks, childcare and more on the site. Join us to hear about the project’s vision, timeline and the next steps in the process.
+ Kevin Griffith / BRIDGE Housing Corporation
+ Joe Kirchofer / Avalon Bay
+ Emily Lesk / San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development
+ Jeremy Shaw / San Francisco Planning Department

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Fri & Sat: Balboa Reservoir Community Open House

On Friday April 20th and Saturday April 21st, view the developers’ plans for the Balboa Reservoir, including open space and community amenities. Give your feedback and talk with the design team. Ask questions, talk with neighbors, have refreshments.

  • When: Friday Apr 20, 2-6pm and Saturday Apr 21, 10am-2pm.
  • Where: 1100 Ocean Ave Community Room, off Unity Plaza next to Philz.
  • What: More links about the Balboa Reservoir Project here.
  • PDF Open House flyers for download: ENGLISHSPANISHCHINESE

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Apr 20-21: Balboa Reservoir Open House for public review and comment

On Friday Apr 20 and Saturday Apr 21, the developer team AvalonBay/BRIDGE will host an open house for the public review and comment on the Balboa Reservoir housing project plans.

When: Friday Apr 20, 2-6pm and Saturday Apr 21, 10am-2pm.

Where: 1100 Ocean Ave Community Room, off Unity Plaza next to Philz.

What: More links about the Balboa Reservoir Project here.

From June 2017 presentation.  Larger image

Monday Apr 9: See the plans for Balboa Reservoir housing project

The developer team will be showing their plans for the Balboa Reservoir housing project at the next meeting of the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee on Monday Apr 9, 6-8pm, at the CCSF Multi-Use Building. This community meeting offers an opportunity not only for local residents to see the plans, but to comment on them.

Now that the City has approved the Fiscal Feasibility Report, the plan presented at this meeting will be closer to the final version. Then it goes into the environmental review process. Community input is a part of the process now and into the coming months.  Continue reading “Monday Apr 9: See the plans for Balboa Reservoir housing project”

Balboa Reservoir news, including upcoming open house event

From SF Planning, regarding upcoming Balboa Reservoir Project events.

We would like to remind you that the next Balboa Reservoir CAC Meeting will be held on Monday, April 9th, 6pm at the City College Multi-Use Building, room 140. The development team will be providing updates based on feedback heard to date. The agenda (PDF).

We would also like to announce that on April 20 and 21, the development team will be hosting open house events in the neighborhood. Community members will have the opportunity to learn more about and offer feedback on the housing, open space, and public amenities in the development team’s refined base case plan. The open houses will take place Friday, April 20 from 2-6pm and Saturday April 21 from 10am-2pmat the 1100 Ocean Ave Community Room (in front of Unity Plaza right next to Philz Coffee).  Continue reading “Balboa Reservoir news, including upcoming open house event”

Apr 9: Balboa Reservoir housing project community meeting

The next meeting of the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee is Monday Apr 9, 6pm, at the CCSF Multi-Use Building. The developer team AvalonBay/BRIDGE will show their plan for the 17-acre site, along with several options for various aspects. Now that the City has approved the Fiscal Feasibility Report, this site plan, if accepted, will begin the environmental review process.

The project site is located west of Phelan Ave and north of Ocean Ave. All residents are welcome at the BRCAC meetings. There is an open public comment period.

  • Review previous meetings, including minutes and presentations, here.
  • Read an archive of posts about the Balboa Reservoir Project on this site here. 
  • Other related links can be found at the Balboa Reservoir tab at the top of this page.
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Slide from AvalonBay/BRIDGE presentation of their June 2017 proposal for the Balboa Reservoir site. http://sfwater.org/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=10884

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SF Examiner: ‘Balboa Reservoir housing project opponents launch ballot measure’

Source SF Examiner: http://www.sfexaminer.com/balboa-reservoir-housing-project-opponents-launch-ballot-measure/

Also, there is this recent piece on sfcurbed:
https://sf.curbed.com/2018/3/16/17130218/balboa-reservoir-save-ccsf-yimby-nimby-housing


Balboa Reservoir housing project opponents launch ballot measure

By Laura Waxmann on March 15, 2018 5:28 pm

Advocates concerned that a proposed 1,100 unit housing development at the Balboa Reservoir will exacerbate parking issues and further delay long-standing construction plans for a performance center at City College of San Francisco are planning to take the issue to city voters.

On Monday, Save CCSF, a coalition of City College professors, community members and public education advocates, filed initial paperwork for a ballot measure that would prohibit new development on the Balboa Reservoir site until a planned Performing Arts Education Center on an adjacent site is “built, completed and opened to the public.”

Advocates for the Save CCSF coalition have spoken out against the “privatization of public land” and called for the Public Utilities Commission, which owns the reservoir, to transfer the land to City College.

“I don’t think there should be housing built right now, it should be a campus,” said Tomasita Medal, of Save CCSF.  Continue reading “SF Examiner: ‘Balboa Reservoir housing project opponents launch ballot measure’”