Photo courtesy Safeway
Below is an update from Marcelle Boudreaux, the planner overseeing the Safeway project. If you’d like to drop by for public comment he meeting starts at noon on Dec. 11 but we don’t know as yet when the item will come up. Check or contact us here for updates during the afternoon. You can also email your comments. (Instructions below)
More information on the remodel can be found at the Safeway site.
625 Monterey Blvd, case no. 2010.0401C – aka Safeway Monterey – has been calendared for the December 11, 2014 Planning Commission calendar. There will be a public notice mailed out to property owners within 300 feet and posted on site at the property at minimum 20 days before the hearing. I’ll email a notice to all of you who have contacted me, but I have not prepared it yet.
If you would like any comments included in the packet prior to submittal to the Planning Commissioners for review, be sure I have communication submitted to me (by email, by mail or by phone) by Wednesday December 5th @ 5pm. Anything submitted after that time will be noted during staff presentation, or can be submitted by members of the public during the public comment period when this item is being heard. Member of the public can attend the hearing to speak; the Planning Commission is held in Room 400 at City Hall starting at noon. About a week before the hearing, we may have a better idea of timing for when this specific item may be heard. Feel free to review the Planning Department website, Planning Commission agendas, for more information — http://www.sf-planning.org/. The case report will be prepared a week prior to the hearing date, and linkable from the online agenda.
New speed limit signs appeared overnight on Monterey Boulevard. The new twenty five mile per hour limit is more in tune with the residential neighborhood, rather than a freeway on-ramp.
Now that the street has been engineered for livability, enforcement has followed. You may have seen the police cruiser stopping stop sign runners at Edna Street. The police presence is intended to encourage drivers to pay attention to their speed and overall attentiveness as well.
The third E is education. That is up to you! Please tell your neighbors and visitors to slow down!
The Ocean Avenue Association has forwarded a request to neighbors near the new Public Plaza that will open across from City College, on Ocean Avenue, to complete a survey from Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association.
They are looking to get neighborhood feedback on bringing a Farmer’s Market to the new Plaza on Ocean Avenue.
To take their survey, go to:
Deadline is June 30th.
We got this letter from Michael Riebe PE from the MTA Livable Streets Department:
Dear San Jose Avenue / I-280 Pilot Project Neighbors,
Thank you for your interest and involvement in the SFMTA’s San Jose Avenue and I-280 Pilot Project. Construction is scheduled to start on the restriping of northbound San Jose Avenue from the I-280 off-ramp to Randall St beginningMonday, June 2. During construction several roadways entering the project area will be need to be closed to ensure the project is done in a safe manner for both motorists and our paint shop crew.
The following streets will be closed from 9am to 3pm on Monday, June 2 through Friday, June 6:
- Northbound I-280 San Jose Avenue Off-ramp
- Northbound San Jose Avenue at Tingley Street
- Northbound Monterey Boulevard ramp to San Jose Avenue
Electronic message signs will be placed on the street this weekend to notify drivers of the detour and Caltrans will be utilizing their overhead freeway message signs.
Bicycle access will be maintained during the closure.
The proposed new roadway configuration at the “triple merge point” will include a lane reduction, and the existing bicycle lane on the Monterey Boulevard overpass and San Jose Avenue to Randall St will be further enhanced through widening and the addition of physical separation. Collectively, these improvements are intended to:
- Increase safety for bicyclists, pedestrians, and motorists along the corridor
- Reduce traffic speeds on northbound San Jose Avenue
- Reduce cut-through traffic from northbound I-280
The SFMTA is looking forward to implementing this pilot project to calm traffic and improve bicycle access through the area. Thank you again for your participation and please contact me if you have any questions.
Have a good weekend,
Michael Riebe PE
SFMTA | Livable Streets