Balboa Reservoir community event on Dec 5

From the Balboa Reservoir Project developer team, AvalonBay/BRIDGE:


Enjoy food and drinks with neighbors and Discuss Balboa Reservoir’s Sustainability Plan and Overall Project Updates.

Please join the Balboa Reservoir’s Architecture and Sustainability Team for food and drinks as we share initial plans to implement sustainable development practices for the Balboa Reservoir’s site infrastructure and buildings.

Date/time: Wednesday, Dec 5th between 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location:  Ingleside Presbyterian Church, 1345 Ocean Avenue 

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Balboa Reservoir community event on December 5th

The next Balboa Reservoir project event is the Community Holiday Party held on Wed Dec 5, at the Ingleside Presbyterian Church (1345 Ocean Ave) from 6 to 8 pm.

During the event, there will also be a Sustainability Workshop, describing how that principle will be implemented in the planned housing project. Opportunities for public feedback.

More information and links about the Balboa Reservoir Project at the tab at top of this page.

Tues Oct 30: Environmental Review scoping meeting for Balboa Reservoir project

There will be a public meeting to discuss the scope of the Balboa Reservoir project’s Environmental Impact Report (EIR)–which will consider what possibilities and configurations of the project, and its streets, buildings, and infrastructure, will be studied for their environmental impacts. This will be an opportunity to learn more about and comment on the proposed EIR scope of work. More about opportunities to comment below.

Here is the Notice of Preparation from the Planning Dept, which describes the scope of the project to be studied for environmental impacts.

When: October 30th (Tuesday), 6-8pm.

Where: Lick Wilmerding High School cafeteria (755 Ocean Avenue). [Transit: Balboa Park BART; 8-Bayshore, 29-Sunset, 43-Masonic, 49-VanNess, K-Ingleside, 54-Felton.]

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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. 

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Balboa Reservoir update: slides from Oct 15 BRCAC meeting

At the Oct 15th Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee meeting, the presentation given included two elements: an update about the coming Environmental Review scoping meeting on Oct 30th, and an update about the proposed plan for the site.

Read more about the Environmental Review meeting here, including how to give feedback about what options are to be studied.

The entire Oct 15th BRCAC presentation can be seen here (PDF).

Below are selected slides from the developer (AvalonBay/BRIDGE) presentation about the current state of the plan for housing and park space. In particular, in response to neighborhood feed back about the first design for the park, they have changed the orientation to reduce the wind that the open space would be subject to.

Images include simulations blocking out the approximate size and location of the buildings, and what they would look like from various viewpoints nearby–including the planned City College Performing Arts Education Center on the Upper Reservoir.

Slide from Oct 15 BRCAC meeting. View presentation here.  

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