Friends of the Urban Forest (FUF) are taking applications for the next tree-planting day in Sunnyside, which is scheduled for Sat May 13, 2017. Get a new tree in your yard or at the curb. Applications are due by Wed March 29, 2017.

Complete information here:


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Balboa Reservoir Project in the news this week, after three developers were chosen to present plans:

For more about the project, click the tab at the top ‘Balboa Reservoir Project.’

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From SF Planning Dept:  

Greetings Members of the Balboa community,

We are writing to provide you with a few brief updates on the Balboa Reservoir.


The next Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting date has been advanced to Monday, March 13, 2017 at the normal time and location: 6:15pm at City College MUB Room 140. We will focus on expanding community outreach to ensure broad and inclusive attendance at a future meeting for prospective developers (see above) to present their visions for the Balboa Reservoir. The meeting’s agenda is posted online at h We encourage your input on the question of broad, inclusive community engagement. In preparation for Monday, please consider the following questions:

  • Which groups or communities should we make sure to engage?
  • How can we ensure that they are informed and able to participate?


An evaluation panel made up of City staff from SFPUC, OEWD, the Planning Department, SFMTA, and MOHCD, as well as representatives of the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee and City College of San Francisco, have concluded the Balboa Reservoir RFQ process. We were delighted to receive nine responses from a diverse and thoughtful group of potential partners. The following three RFQ respondent teams (listed alphabetically) received the three highest scores and are invited to submit development proposals: Continue Reading »

From SF Examiner. Source:

CCSF trustees revive plans to build theater at Balboa Reservoir


Rendering courtesy TEF Design/CCSF

By Michael Barba on March 9, 2017 1:00 am

Plans to build a performing arts center at Balboa Reservoir may soon be resurrected now that City College of San Francisco is no longer suffering from an accreditation crisis.

The latest plans call for the construction of a large performance hall next to the new Multi-Use Building and the relocation of a historic Diego Rivera mural on campus into the new theater, according to a proposal set to appear before the Board of Trustees Thursday from Vice President Brigitte Davila and Trustee John Rizzo.

The news comes within months of two victories for City College. In January, the college’s accreditor reaffirmed its accreditation for another seven years. The following month, city officials reached a deal to make tuition free for most San Francisco residents at City College next school year. Continue Reading »

The next meeting of the Balboa Reservoir Project Community Advisory Committee (BRCAC) is Monday March 13, 2017. The topic is: Outreach and public review of developer. More about the meeting here.  All concerned community members are welcome at these meetings.

This important new development, right next to Sunnyside, will have a big impact on the neighborhood. More about the Balboa Reservoir Project here.  Community participation has been a part of the project from early on — and you can be involved and help determine the direction of that development.
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From Sally Ross, Friends of the Sunnyside Conservatory:

Our next gardening day is Sunday, March 12th. It will run from 9:00 till noon. If you would like to come, but are not able to work the entire time, never fear, we appreciate any contribution you can make.

Sunnyside Conservatory. From

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A chance for you to help bring City money to Sunnyside for projects like pedestrian safety and community art is coming soon. On March 17, 2017 the voting opens on this year’s array of choices. This page is where it will happen:


SNA President Stephen Martinpinto is on the PB committee, and has helped craft a package of ped safety improvements for the neighborhood that incorporates the requests of numerous local residents. There is a quarter of a million dollars available for ped safety alone, and SNA hopes we can bring some of that money to Sunnyside.

More later!

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