Jul 9: Balboa Reservoir community meeting — Transportation

The next meeting of the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee (BRCAC) is Monday July 9th, 6-8pm (Multi-Use Building, CCSF, 50 Phelan Ave). This meeting is open to all and includes time for public comment. All local residents are welcome. More about the project here.

The subject is “On- and Off-site Transportation“. Also on the agenda: the BRCAC will elect a new chair and vice-chair at this meeting.

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Slide from AvalonBay/BRIDGE Apr 9 presentation of Base Plan for Balboa Reservoir development. Full PDF of presentation available here.

Complete guide to the Twin Peaks Tunnel closure on Jun 25

From SFMTA: Twin Peaks Tunnel will close next week for two months. Information and links for everything you need to know.

As you may already be aware, construction on the Twin Peaks Tunnel is expected to start on June 25 with a continuous closure of the tunnel for approximately two months.  Work will be 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. During the closure:

  • Forest Hill and West Portal stations will be closed,
  • The K Ingleside will travel on a shortened route
  • Bus service will run for the L Taraval and M Ocean View lines.
  • Nx buses will not operate during the closure, but additional N Judah trains will be in service.

See below for map of changes.

With 100 years of service under its belt, Twin Peaks Tunnel needs extensive work to its interior to continue to operate safety and reliably for years to come. This vital part of our transit rail system connects Castro Station to West Portal Station and serves over 80,000 K Ingleside, L Taraval and M Ocean View customers every day.

The tunnel’s infrastructure, including the tracks, walls and drainage systems, must be maintained in a timely manner to keep up with the demands of the Muni system. Twin Peaks Tunnel is currently under a speed restriction, which slows down trains as they travel through. Replacing the tracks will lift the tunnel’s speed restriction and keep trains running reliably through the system. Seismic reinforcements will better protect the tunnel’s overall structure and stability.

To help Muni customers get around during the closure, a video with map animations highlighting temporary stops, transfer points and alternative routes can be found online. In addition, a comprehensive rider guide in English, Chinese, Spanish and Filipino is available to view or print on our website.  Continue reading “Complete guide to the Twin Peaks Tunnel closure on Jun 25”

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”

Participatory Budgeting is here: Your vote directly supports local projects

ParticipatoryBudgeting2018_SocialMediaImages_bannerParticipatory Budgeting voting season is here: From April 1 to April 14, all District 7 residents can vote on which community-initiated projects to fund. (D7 Map.) Your vote is the critical for bringing money to our neighborhood for projects designed by your neighbors! Please take a moment and vote here: http://sfpbd.sfgov.org/district/7/vote

Four projects were developed by Sunnyside residents, and will have a direct impact on our neighborhood–but only if they get enough votes. Vote for Sunnyside!


The short list of Sunnyside projects to vote for (details follow):

  1. Judson Traffic Calming
  2. Mangels-Foerster Crosswalk
  3. Sunnyside Park Plaza activiation
  4. Sunnyside Elementary Playground 

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