Balboa Reservoir Environmental Impact Report now available for public comment

Just published, the draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) for the Balboa Reservoir housing project. Public comment may be submitted until September 23. The SF Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the review on September 12 at 1:00 PM (Room 400, City Hall).

Draft SEIR is available here: https://sfplanning.org/environmental-review-documents There are 13 PDFs with all the appendices, but the second item on the list is the main report, 486 pages (46MB).

Hard copies and CDs may be obtained from the San Francisco Planning Dept Information Counter, 1660 Mission Street, First Floor, San Francisco.

Hard copies and CDs may also be obtained by contacting:
Jeanie Poling, Senior Environmental Planner, SF Planning Dept
Jeanie.Poling@sfgov.org

Public comment may submitted:

  • By mail (address below)
  • By email to CPC.BalboaReservoir@sfgov.org
  • In person (on paper) at the public hearing before the Planning Commission on Sept 12.
  • In person (by oral comments) at the Planning Commission hearing Sept 12. Check agenda of Commission meeting to see when item is being heard here (after Sept 6).

Address for mailed comments:
Jeanie Poling
Senior Planner, San Francisco Planning Department
1650 Mission Street, Suite 400
San Francisco CA 94103
(415) 575-9072

Following the public comment period, Planning Department staff will review the comments and prepare a responses to comments document. The draft SEIR and the responses to comments document will be the final SEIR. [Anticipated in Spring 2020.] 

To read more about the framework of what the EIR addresses regarding environmental effects, see this document http://sfmea.sfplanning.org/2018-10-10_NOP_Final_clean_signed.pdf

Or this slide presentation: http://default.sfplanning.org/plans-and-programs/planning-for-the-city/public-sites/balboareservoir/balboares_061019_presentation01_EIR.pdf

Could your street be a Play Street?

From Play Streets SF:

Transform your block into a car-free temporary park!

Applications are now open for the 2019 season of Play Streets SF at SFPlayStreets.org, Livable City’s newest program that empowers San Francisco residents to transform their own street on a regular basis into an accessible, car-free open space for children, seniors and neighbors to connect.

With a mission to create healthier, more connected and resilient communities, Play Streets SF provides residents and local organizing teams with the tools needed to reclaim their street for community health and connection – from hassle-free permitting to free safety equipment, outreach tools, and play equipment.

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June 10: Balboa Reservoir community meeting — EIR and City College plans

The next meeting of the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee (BRCAC) is Monday June 10, 6-8pm, Room 140, Multi-Use Building, City College of San Francisco, 50 Frida Kahlo Way. The agenda will include discussion of the draft Environmental Impact Review for the project, and an update from City College about plans for adjacent development. Everyone is welcome and there is always a public comment period.

View full agenda here. More about the housing project and the BRCAC here or click tab at top of this page.

Below are a selection of slides from the March 11 BRCAC meeting, showing the current developer plans. View the entire presentation here.   Continue reading “June 10: Balboa Reservoir community meeting — EIR and City College plans”

Traffic calming for your block

SFMTA’s traffic-calming program enables residents on a block to request measures to reduce mid-block speeding and increase street safety. The upcoming deadline for applications is June 28th.

Complete information and applications (three languages) available here:

https://www.sfmta.com/getting-around/walk/residential-traffic-calming-program

Different types of traffic calming are appropriate on different types of streets – most often it involves physical safety improvements such as speed humps, speed cushions, speed tables, raised crosswalks, median islands, traffic circles, changes to lane widths, and lane shifting. These measures have been proven to reduce speeding and increase safety.

SFMTA: Sunnyside bike-share stations

On May 17, the SF Municipal Transportation Agency meeting will consider for approval two Ford GoBike stations for Sunnyside, at Gennessee at Monterey and on Judson near Gennessee (marked on map with yellow spots). Additional stations to complete the network have yet to find locations.

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View whole FordGoBike expansion map here. 

 

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The Judson station will take four parking places. The Gennessee station will not take any parking places, just a portion of a very wide sidewalk.

To complete the station network locally, two additional stations are needed for the neighborhood, in the area of eastern Sunnyside where there are no markers on the map above–between the two proposed stations and the already installed station at Glen Park BART. Any station in these areas will remove three parking spaces. Continue reading “SFMTA: Sunnyside bike-share stations”

Who ya gonna call? SF311 at your service

See something that shouldn’t be there or needs fixing? SF311 it!

SF311 offers a quick one-stop way to get the City to pay attention to all sorts of problems on streets and parks, such as: Dumped furniture, boxes or bags of garbage, toxic liquids, dead animals, downed trees, dangerous powerlines, graffiti’d signs, blocked sidewalks, broken pavement, abandoned cars, broken streetlights, overflowing trashcans, public park issues  — anything unwanted, broken, or unsafe in the public realm.

There are several options for using SF311:

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