Have your say: Environmental study for Balboa Reservoir housing project

Next Tuesday Oct 30, there is a public meeting to discuss what options are to be studied in the environmental impact review (EIR) process for the Balboa Reservoir housing project. Nothing can be built in future that wasn’t studied now, so the scope of the review is critical. Below is a brief summary of the options and variants that are currently planned for study. (Details on how to comment at the end of this post.)

Slide from Oct 15 BR Community Advisory Committee (BRCAC) public meeting. View entire presentation here. 

Here is the 26-page document that describes the scope.  Continue reading “Have your say: Environmental study for Balboa Reservoir housing project”

Balboa Reservoir Project CAC Meeting, Nov 14th

The Balboa Reservoir Project is a very large proposed development that will impact life for residents in Sunnyside (more here). Housing and park space are planned for the now undeveloped land to the west of City College. The Community Advisory Committee (BRCAC) is an unprecedented new aspect of development in San Francisco–and a vital part of deciding what that project will look like going forward. You can be a part of that process–BRCAC meetings are open to all community members.

The next meeting of the Community Advisory Committee is Monday, November 14th, 2016. More about the meeting here. It will be held at the Riordan High School Theater, 175 Phelan Ave, 6:15pm. To contact Committee Chair Lisa Spinali, email  BalResCACChair@gmail.com.

The process for selecting a developer for the site has begun. Here’s the timeline:


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SF Streetsblog: Community Meeting on Balboa Park BART Station Area Improvements

[From SF Streetsblog, a detailed report on a recent workshop on improving the conditions around the BART/MUNI stations and I-280 Freeway, which included many community members’ ideas.]

Fixing the Mess at Geneva-San Jose/Balboa Park


Muni track junctions, pedestrian crossings, bus stops, car lanes, highway ramps and no real bike infra make a dangerous combination. Photo: SFMTA.
Photo: SFMTA

Some background can also be found here: http://sf.streetsblog.org/2016/06/15/balboa-park-station-open-house/ 

CCSF Facilities Master Plan Community Workshop

City College is an important part of Sunnyside  —  there are new plans going forward to map out the college’s future and our community is involved in the planning process. Read more on the Facilities Master Plan here.

City College of San Francisco Ocean Campus, Option 2 of several proposed Facilities Master Plans.
City College of San Francisco Ocean Campus, Option 2 of several proposed plans.

Tonight: Workshop with Students, College Committees and Community Stakeholders

When: 6:00 – 9:30 pm

Where: Ocean Campus, Multi-Use Building, Room 140

Read more about the plan and this meeting here (PDF).

Read a recent post on Friends of Monterey Blvd here about the parking issue.

Ocean Ave Octoberfest on Saturday Oct 15

From Ocean Ave Association

Join the Ocean Avenue Association at the OCEAN AVENUE OCTOBERFEST on Saturday, October 15.


The Ocean Avenue Octoberfest benefiting the nonprofit Geneva Office Building and Powerhouse will be held Saturday, October 15th from 4 to 8 p.m. There will be tasty brews and live entertainment. Tickets are available now for $20 and give holders access to $2 craft beers.

By purchasing a ticket you will not only be helping a great local nonprofit, but you will be supporting Ingleside’s small businesses!

See you there!

The Ocean Avenue team

Unity Plaza Grand Opening, Saturday October 1st

Unity Plaza is a community project from SFMTA, located near Ocean and Phelan Avenues. Below is reposted from from Friends of Monterey Boulevard blog. Are you a Sunnyside resident who would like to help SNA by volunteering at the Grand Opening? Please email info@sunnysideassociation.org.


Come to the Unity Plaza Grand opening!

Be among the first to linger a while in the brand new hub of Ocean Avenue. (Bring your own java though. Philz Coffee won’t be open for another two weeks.


Shared Schoolyard Project: Event at Aptos Middle School this Saturday

This Saturday, Sept 17th, the Shared Schoolyard Project holds a celebration at Aptos Middle School to re-open the yard for the use of families and neighbors. Supervisors Mark Farrell and Norman Yee will be present. More information here: http://www.sfsharedschoolyard.org/kickoff_aptos

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