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Things are moving faster now that the developer team, AvalonBay/BRIDGE, has been chosen for the housing project for this huge site south of Sunnyside. Community involvement will continue to be a big part of the direction that various aspects of the project take. All interested residents are welcome at the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee (BRCAC) meetings. Read more about the project at top tab.

When: Monday Dec 11, 2017, 6-8pm.

Where: SF City College Ocean Campus, Multi-Use Building, Room 140, 50 Phelan Ave, San Francisco CA.

What:  The bulk of the meeting will be discussion of the traffic access, circulation, and parking issue, recently identified as primary concerns for local residents.

Read the full agenda here: http://default.sfplanning.org/plans-and-programs/planning-for-the-city/public-sites/balboareservoir/balboareservoir_CAC_Agenda_121117.pdf

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From AvalonBay/BRIDGE proposal presentation in June 2017, for Balboa Reservoir site. See links for full proposal here: https://sunnysideassociation.wordpress.com/2017/08/23/balboa-reservoir-developer-chosen/

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On Dec 2, members of the developer team for the Balboa Reservoir Project led a walking tour around the site. Here is an account. You can participate in the community input process: Next community meeting is Dec 11.

‘Developer Leads Neighbors On Balboa Reservoir Site Tour’ https://hoodline.com/2017/12/developers-lead-neighbors-on-balboa-reservoir-site-tour

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Photo: Will Carruthers/Hoodline

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Members of the development team will be conducting a walking tour of the Balboa Reservoir site, open to interested members of the surrounding communities.

WHAT: A walking tour and discussion with interested community members of the Balboa Reservoir led by representatives from the Avalon Bay/BRIDGE housing development and architecture team. We will explore potential locations of the proposed large park open space, new pedestrian connections to the surrounding neighborhood, and the proposed new housing, along with a possible childcare center, dog play area, and other community amenities.

WHEN: Saturday December 2, from 10am-12pm

WHERE: Meet at Philz Coffee at Unity Plaza, 1110 Ocean Avenue, San Francisco

 

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From SFMTA, an update about the ongoing project at Balboa Park Station.

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UPDATE: Balboa Park Station Area Improvement Project

Balboa Park Station and the surrounding area is one of the highest ridership BART
stations outside of downtown San Francisco. There are multiple ongoing projects that aim to improve the safety and accessibility for road users and riders travelling to and from the area. The Green Light Rail Center Track Replacement Project, located on Geneva
and San Jose avenues, is one of these projects to improve system reliability with track
replacements, upgrades to the overhead contact system and installation of accessible
ramps and some landscape improvements.

The J-Church Rail Service remains rerouted until track replacement is complete.

Next Saturday, November 18: The J Church rail service will resume its normal route.       

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The Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee (BRCAC) is meeting this evening. The CAC is the focus of local community participation in planning the housing development at the Balboa Reservoir. All residents are welcome at the meetings of the BRCAC. Monday Nov 13, 6:15-8pm, Multi-Use Building, Room 140, 55 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco CA.

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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 San Francisco County County Transportation Authority (SFCTA) has an opening on their Citizens Advisory Committee for SF resident who is interested in transit, pedestrian safety, and transportation. Details below. 

Join the Citizens Advisory Committee

HELP US PLAN FOR THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION IN SAN FRANCISCO
We are looking for candidates to apply for the San Francisco County Transportation Authority’s Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). Interested in the Caltrain Downtown Extension? Bus rapid transit? Safer streets and sidewalks? Bike lanes? Over the past decade, the CAC has helped the Transportation Authority Board guide the investment of over $1 billion in local transportation sales tax funds – matched with federal, state and other local funds – into projects that improve transportation in every neighborhood and citywide. Your voice is needed on the CAC. (more…)

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

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

Article below from: SF Examiner http://www.sfexaminer.com/ccsf-board-disagrees-future-balboa-reservoir-development/ More about Balboa Reservoir Project at tab at top. See also SF Business Times: ‘1,100 proposed homes near S.F. BART station face pushback over parking, teacher housing’ [paywall] 


CCSF board disagrees over future of Balboa Reservoir development

By Laura Waxmann on October 30, 2017 1:00 am

City College of San Francisco trustees last week declined to take a stance against a proposed housing project on city-owned land adjacent to campus.

A resolution introduced by CCSF Trustee John Rizzo and Board of Trustees Vice President Brigitte Davila urging the college to claim ownership of the 17-acre Balboa Reservoir was tabled Thursday after failing to win sufficient support by the trustees. A housing development is planned for the site, which is owned by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.

The resolution called on the college to enter negotiations with the SFPUC on transferring its ownership of the lot, which provides over 1,000 parking spots.   (more…)

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