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.)
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:
[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.]
Some background can also be found here: http://sf.streetsblog.org/2016/06/15/balboa-park-station-open-house/
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.
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).
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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