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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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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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The next meeting of the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee is Monday Oct 2, at City College Multi-Use Building, Room 140, 55 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco. All community members are welcome at the BRCAC meetings. Learn more here, including past minutes: http://sf-planning.org/balboa-reservoir-cac-meeting-schedule.

The developer for the site has been chosen, but there is much that remains yet to be determined about the development, and community input will remain an important element of the direction that the plans take. Additional information at the Balboa Reservoir tab at top.

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

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The long-awaited pedestrian-activated beacon was finally installed today on Monterey Boulevard at the Detroit Street crosswalk by city contractor BayAreaLightworks.

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New pedestrian-activated beacon at Detroit Street crosswalk on Monterey Blvd.

Unfortunately the position of the previously-placed pedestrian alert sign blocks the view of the new beacon for some west-bound automobiles. Hopefully SFMTA’s signage workers will correct this problem soon.

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New beacon is located behind “State Law” sign for some westbound cars. and so blocked from view. On Monterey Blvd at Detroit Street crosswalk.

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From Ocean Ave Association — Second Sundays on Ocean Ave event happening this Sunday, Aug 13th:

Back to School Fest at Unity Plaza

Ocean Avenue Association is thrilled to partner with Livable City and City College of San Francisco to bring you an extra special Second Sundays event: Back to School Fest at Unity Plaza.

The event will take place this Sunday, August 13th from 12:00pm – 5:00pm. Unity Plaza is located on Ocean Ave near Phelan.

There will be live music, a pop-up arts and crafts fair, and lots of City College staff to help residents registered FOR FREE for City College’s fall semester. RSVP on Facebook!

Unity Plaza Opening

Unity Plaza, during opening event, Oct 2016. Photo SFMTA.com.

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