SF Examiner: Approval process for Balboa Reservoir project gets underway

Source: https://www.sfexaminer.com/news/approval-process-for-balboa-reservoir-project-gets-underway/

SF Examiner: Approval process for Balboa Reservoir project gets underway

The proposed Balboa Reservoir housing development would include up to 1,100 homes. (Daniel Kim/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The proposed Balboa Reservoir housing development would include up to 1,100 homes. (Daniel Kim/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Ida Mojadad

Apr. 9, 2020 6:15 p.m.

The Balboa Reservoir project received the first approval on Thursday needed to rezone 17 acres of public land into housing.

At its first-ever virtual public meeting Thursday, the San Francisco Planning Commission unanimously approved the initiation of a General Plan Amendment for the 1,100-unit Balboa Reservoir project in Ingleside.

The vote rezones a parking lot for a proposed large mixed-use development adjacent to City College of San Francisco that has been under discussion for decades, and sets the stage for a public hearing scheduled to take place on or after April 30.

It remains unclear, however, whether that meeting will be held in person.

“If not, we’ve really done a robust job of meeting and hearing concerns,” said Brad Wiblin, executive vice president of BRIDGE Housing, one of the project’s affordable housing developers. “The scale of the project warranted this kind of effort.” Continue reading “SF Examiner: Approval process for Balboa Reservoir project gets underway”

Apr 8: Balboa Reservoir community meeting (online)

The Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee is meeting in an online form on Wednesday April 8th at 6 PM (not April 6th as previously posted).

  • Agenda here.
  • Draft presentation here.
  • Draft Design Standards and Guideline document here.

Instructions for viewing and participating in online meeting:

Here are the instructions for public access to the Balboa Reservoir Virtual CAC meeting:

Below is a step-by-step guide on how to join and participate in the CAC meeting. We will post these online as soon as we have successfully completed a dry run of the meeting, testing both internal and public communication (hopefully by today). Please note that you *do not* need access to Microsoft products in order to access the online meeting–you will need internet access and a web browser in order to view the meeting online.

  • Individuals who wish to watch this meeting can join from the Teams app or a web browser at: https://tinyurl.com/brcac0406 or click here
  • If Internet access is not available, you can listen to the meeting by dialing (866) 434-5269 and enter access code 8863144.
  • Comments or opportunities to speak during the public comment period are available via phone by dialing (866) 434-5269 and enter access code 8863144. (There is no need to hang up and call again if you are already on the line and want to provide public comment on the next agenda item, you will be prompted with the same instructions over the phone).
    • The following is step-by-step instructions: 

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Balboa Reservoir meeting events in April

Planned meetings regarding the Balboa Reservoir housing project will go forward this month, but using virtual meeting methods.

Dec 9: Balboa Reservoir community meeting this evening

The Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee meets this evening, Monday Dec 9th, at 6-7:30 PM, Room 140, Multi-Use Building, City College of San Francisco, 55 Frida Kahlo Way. All residents are welcome, and there is time for public comment.

The agenda is here. The Annual Report of the BRCAC will be discussed. The draft report is here. Another version with alternative changes is here. For more links and info, see BR tab at top.

Slide from Draft Presentation for Dec 9, 2019 BRCAC meeting.
Slide from Draft Presentation for Dec 9, 2019 BRCAC meeting.

 

Rain means it’s Adopt-a-Drain season

Many Sunnyside residents participate in the Adopt-a-Drain program from SFPUC. Now is the time to give your pet storm-drain some attention. Message from SFPUC:

Rain is expected to start Tuesday, November 26 and may continue through the next few days in San Francisco. The best time to clear leaves and litter from your adopted drain is prior to rain.

A few reminders before you roll up your sleeves and get to work:

  • Clear from the sidewalk, not the street.
  • Please never attempt to remove the drain grate.
  • Wear reflective clothing so drivers can see you.
  • Always wear gloves, use a rake or broom or a trash grabber – not your hands, and be careful of sharp objects.
  • If you see a badly-clogged drain that you can’t clear, please report it to 311 online at sf311.org , on the app for Android and iPhone, or by calling 3-1-1.

Continue reading “Rain means it’s Adopt-a-Drain season”