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Reprinted with permission from City College’s newspaper, The Guardsman: http://theguardsman.com/parking-crisis/

Parking crisis raises Balboa Reservoir Project concerns

Balboa Reservoir parking at 12:30 as classes get out. Taken Aug 28 2017 by Otto Pippenger.

Balboa Reservoir parking at 12:30 as classes get out. Taken Aug 28 2017 by Otto Pippenger.

September 13, 2017  The Guardsman
By Bethaney Lee

The Guardsman photographed the usage of the parking lot in contention with the Balboa Reservoir Project (BRP) every hour on Aug. 28, and concluded it was used consistently throughout the day. It was highly impacted at peak class hours and the surrounding neighborhoods and streets cannot support the amount of vehicles displaced by the removal of the lower parking lot.

Tensions first arose after the BRP reported its goal was to repurpose the lot into mixed-income level housing.

In October 2016, Nelson Nygaard released the Balboa Area Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Plan which was used to identify transportation needs for the Balboa Park area. The report identified limited roadway space, transit infrastructure and financial resources as three primary problems.     (more…)

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UPDATE: Tomorrow Tuesday Sept 26 there is the community meeting for the Balboa Park Station Community Advisory Committee (BPSCAC), but due to staff illness, the Balboa Area Transportation Demand Management (TDM) will not be discussed. The subject has been moved to the November meeting of the BSPCAC (more on this closer to the date).

The TDM is a framework for planning transportation changes in the area of the Balboa Park Bart Station, the coming Balboa Reservoir housing project, and surrounding neighborhoods. The draft TDM itself (Apr 2017) can be read here.

Meeting agenda for Sept 26 meeting is available here.  More info about the Community Advisory Committee here.

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UPDATE: this meeting agenda will not include the TDM, please see this post for more info: https://sunnysideassociation.wordpress.com/2017/09/25/update-balboa-park-station-community-meeting-regarding-tdm-postponed-to-november/

Tomorrow Tuesday Sept 26 there is a community meeting about the Balboa Area Transportation Demand Management (TDM). The TDM is a framework for planning transportation changes in the area of the Balboa Park Bart Station, the coming Balboa Reservoir housing project, and surrounding neighborhoods.

Meeting agenda available here.  More info about the Community Advisory Committee here. The draft TDM itself (Apr 2017) can be read here.

From SF Planning: “Updates to the Balboa Area Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Framework were made based on the community comments and input we received over the summer. The project team will summarize these updates from the previous draft at the next Balboa Park Station CAC Meeting, scheduled for September 26, 2017 at 6:00 PM, also in City College Multi-Use Building, Room 140.”

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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 to the south may be more real for residents here.

Community involvement through the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee (BRCAC) will be an ongoing process, as the developer is called to mitigate the impacts–parking, traffic and public amenities–on Sunnyside and other adjacent neighborhoods. All residents are welcome at the meetings of the BRCAC. The next meeting is Monday October 2nd, 2017.

Meeting details: http://sf-planning.org/balboa-reservoir-cac-meeting-schedule

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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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The developer for the Balboa Reservoir housing project site has been selected: AvalonBay Communities and BRIDGE Housing, with Mission Housing, Pacific Union Development Company, and Habitat for Humanity of Greater San Francisco.

To see this developer’s plans:

The final plans are likely to differ from these initial proposals. More about the Balboa Reservoir Project in tab at top of page. More at SF Chronicle: http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Winning-team-to-build-Balboa-Reservoir-housing-11951317.php

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From Jennifer Heggie of SNA’s Balboa Reservoir Committee (presented at recent SNA Quarterly Meeting). More about this important local housing development at tab at top of this page.

Update on the Balboa Reservoir Development and Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Study

A brief history
This Spring, the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee (BRCAC) approved a set of Principles and Parameters that were pulled together after two years of public meetings. The Principles and Parameters were folded into a Request for Proposal for developers. Three developer teams out of a pool nine were selected by a cross-City department group which also includes one representative from the BRCAC, Lisa Spinali, and one representative from City College, the Associate Vice President of Facilities Management.

In June of this year, the public was invited on two occasions to listen and provide comments on the three developer team proposals. The proposals were also posted online. These are initial proposals, and as one of the developers said, the end product will probably look very different from the first version.

Going forward
The next step in this process is the selection of the winning developer. The same group that chose the three finalists have interviewed the developers again and are currently reviewing more detailed proposals. They will choose one developer based on three criteria:

  • How responsive the developer is to community concerns;
  • The financial viability of the developer; and
  • How well the proposals address the Principles and Parameters submitted by the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee.

Their selection is then approved by the SFPUC General Manager, and they hope to announce an approved developer team in early September.     (more…)

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Public comments in response to the presentation of the three competing Balboa Reservoir development project are now available online, at the Balboa Reservoir Community Portal. A summary has yet to be posted.

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