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From Jennifer Heggie of SNA’s Balboa Reservoir Committee (presented at recent SNA Quarterly Meeting). More about this important local housing development at tab at top of this page.

Update on the Balboa Reservoir Development and Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Study

A brief history
This Spring, the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee (BRCAC) approved a set of Principles and Parameters that were pulled together after two years of public meetings. The Principles and Parameters were folded into a Request for Proposal for developers. Three developer teams out of a pool nine were selected by a cross-City department group which also includes one representative from the BRCAC, Lisa Spinali, and one representative from City College, the Associate Vice President of Facilities Management.

In June of this year, the public was invited on two occasions to listen and provide comments on the three developer team proposals. The proposals were also posted online. These are initial proposals, and as one of the developers said, the end product will probably look very different from the first version.

Going forward
The next step in this process is the selection of the winning developer. The same group that chose the three finalists have interviewed the developers again and are currently reviewing more detailed proposals. They will choose one developer based on three criteria:

  • How responsive the developer is to community concerns;
  • The financial viability of the developer; and
  • How well the proposals address the Principles and Parameters submitted by the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee.

Their selection is then approved by the SFPUC General Manager, and they hope to announce an approved developer team in early September.     (more…)

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You are invited: Come to the quarterly meeting of the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association on Monday August 7th. Find out what is happening in Sunnyside — hear from city officials and ask your questions — meet your neighbors in person — become a member of your neighborhood association.

Time and place: Monday August 7th, 2017, 7-8:30 pm, at St Finn Barr Auditorium (415 Edna Street at Hearst Ave).

What’s on the agenda:

  • James Shahamiri from SFMTA will speak about the implications of Monterey’s designation as a high injury corridor and answer your questions
  • Latest news about the Balboa Reservoir Project.
  • Captain McFadden from Ingleside Police Station on safety/crime and to answer your questions.
  • Erica Maybaum from Supervisor Norman Yee’s office with update on local issues and to answer your questions.
  • “Greenstorming” session with our members: how can we plan and work to improve Sunnyside’s outdoor spaces? Bring your ideas.
  • Also in the works are updates on Safeway renovation and Sunnyside Park.

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Useful info from Glen Park Association https://glenparkassociation.org/2017/07/25/san-jose-avenue-closure/.

San Jose Avenue Closure

by Heather World
Forwarded from the Department of Public Works:

OVERNIGHT WORK – San Jose Avenue Concrete Barrier Installation
SF Public Works and SFMTA are scheduled to begin installing concrete barriers along the expressway portion of San Jose Avenue to better delineate the traffic and bicycle lanes. The work will be performed overnight due to the large volume of traffic and to help ensure the safety of staff installing the concrete barriers. Installation work will commence on Sunday night July 30, 2017.

The typical work days/hours will Sunday night to Friday morning from 8 PM to 5 AM. Installation of the concrete barriers will take about 2 weeks to complete.

Installation of the barriers will occur along the expressway portion of San Jose Avenue in the Northbound direction between St. Mary’s Ave. and Randall St. and in the Southbound direction between Randall St. and the Wilder St. exit.

Thank you for your patience as we complete these improvements. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

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Public comments in response to the presentation of the three competing Balboa Reservoir development project are now available online, at the Balboa Reservoir Community Portal. A summary has yet to be posted.

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Meeting takes place at City College Multi-Use Building,  at Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 6:00 pm Full info here.

On the agenda (which is reproduced in full at end of this post) is the subject of changes planned for the Ocean Ave/I-280 interchange. PDF summary here. Images below are from this document.

Balboa_Station_Area_changes2_I280_2017_07_25
From https://www.sfmta.com/sites/default/files/agendaitems/2017/SFCTA%20I-280%20Interchange%2072517%20meeting.pdf

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Traffic advisory from SFMTA, excerpt below. Full traffic advisory for the weekend here https://www.sfmta.com/news/press-releases/sfmta-weekend-transit-and-traffic-advisory


NEW:  BART’S Trackway Work at Balboa Park Station

Sunday, July 16:  Crews from BART will conduct work on an improvement project at the Balboa Park Station that will require a day of single-tracking at the station.

During construction, the Westside Walkway that spans from Ocean Avenue to the station fare gates will be open to foot traffic, however patrons will not be able to access the station from those fare gates because the contractor will be working in that area. Patrons will need to continue down the foot path and up the small set of stairs parallel to I280 and the west side of the Balboa Park station toward Geneva.    (more…)

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Here is a recent article published in Beyond Chron about the Balboa Reservoir Project proposals, advocating maximizing the total number of housing units.

“Will SF Go Big” : http://www.beyondchron.org/will-sf-go-big/

And a reply Letter to the Editor: http://www.beyondchron.org/to-the-editor-246/

The actual proposals themselves are available online to public viewing here: http://sfwater.org/balboa/proposals      (more…)

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