Diamond/Bosworth intersection update

Originally posted on News from the Glen Park Association:

From Kelley McCoy, PR for SFMTA:

3/4 UPDATE:  Last week crews began framing the sidewalks and prepping for the foundation pour, which began this week.  The NW corner is formed and poured, and the ADA ramps are expected to be poured next week.  The SE corner is formed, and half of the sidewalk is being poured this week.  Crews are expected to begin removing the other half of the sidewalk next week.  We’re also expecting to start on the Diamond and Brompton median next week, removing some trees and pouring the new foundation.  Once the work on the NW and SE corners are completed, crews will move to the NE and SW corners (expected mid-March).  There were some delays this week involving the ADA ramps and the bus shelters, and we’re going to work on this Saturday to catch up.  This has been vetted with Michael Rice of  the GPA…

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Walk to school? What a concept!

Here’s a radical idea that just might help cut back on the traffic mayhem by the schools in the morning and afternoon. We might also end up with healthy, independent kids too.


Hat tip to City Lab

Monterey Median Workday Canceled for Saturday February 7

Originally posted on Sunnyside Neighborhood Association:

Due to the impending storm, BUF has canceled the Monterey Median Workday this Saturday, February 7.

We will keep you abreast of the new date.

Thank you

SNA Greening Committee

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More press about developing the Balboa Reservoir.

The SF Weekly ran an article that is worth reading.

The Examiner Covers the Balboa Reservoir Meeting.

logoThe Ex just got around to covering Last week’s community meeting about the future of the Balboa Park Reservoir. The Planning Department is looking for community input.

Listen, Learn, and Have Your Say


Safeway gets the OK to build from the Planning Department

safeway_floristAfter more than six years of negotiations with the neighborhood and Safeway the Planning Commission yesterday approved a conditional use authorization allowing the teardown and rebuild of the Sunnyside Safeway. The authorization also includes street enhancements to Monterey Boulevard we negotiated to mitigate the expected increased traffic.

Once Safeway obtains building permits they plan to begin demolition in March. The shiny new store  with a pharmacy, florist, Starbucks coffee cart and a service butcher is to be completed a year later.

2010.0401C                                                                                         (M. BOUDREAUX: (415) 575-9140)

625 MONTEREY BOULEVARD – cross Streets Gennessee and Foerster Streets; Lots 043 & 054 in Assessor’s Block 3115 - Request for Planned Unit Development, seeking modifications to the Planning Code for rear yard requirements, and street frontage, per Planning Code Sections 304, 134, 145.1; request for Conditional Use Authorization to expand an existing Safeway grocery store from 19,079 gsf to 44,919 gsf, to merge two lots into one lot measuring approximately 36,187sf, pursuant to Planning Code Section 710.11, for commercial use size of approximately 44,900 gsf, pursuant to Planning Code Section 710.21, for extended hours of operation between 11pm – 2am, pursuant to Planning Code Section 710.27, to allow expansion of existing formula retail grocery store (dba Safeway), and to establish formula retail coffee kiosk (dba Starbucks) inside the store, pursuant to Planning Code Section 703.4. The project site is within a NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial, Cluster) Zoning District, and 32-X Height and Bulk District. This action constitutes the Approval Action for the project for the purposes of CEQA, pursuant to Section 31.04(h) of the San Francisco Administrative Code.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve with Conditions