The following was released today from the San Francisco Planning Department:
We are writing to provide you with a few brief updates on the Balboa Reservoir.
CAC MEETING: NEXT MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017
The next CAC meeting date has been advanced to Monday, March 13, 2017 at the normal time and location: 6:15pm at City College MUB Room 140. We will focus on expanding community outreach to ensure broad and inclusive attendance at a future meeting for prospective developers (see above) to present their visions for the Balboa Reservoir. The meeting’s agenda is posted online at http://sf-planning.org/brcac. We encourage your input on the question of broad, inclusive community engagement. In preparation for Monday, please consider the following questions:
- Which groups or communities should we make sure to engage?
- How can we ensure that they are informed and able to participate?
ANNOUNCING THE BALBOA RESERVOIR RFQ RESULTS
An evaluation panel made up of City staff from SFPUC, OEWD, the Planning Department, SFMTA, and MOHCD, as well as representatives of the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee and City College of San Francisco, have concluded the Balboa Reservoir RFQ process. We were delighted to receive nine responses from a diverse and thoughtful group of potential partners. The following three RFQ respondent teams (listed alphabetically) received the three highest scores and are invited to submit development proposals:
- AvalonBay Communities and BRIDGE Housing with Mission Housing, Pacific Union Development Company, and Habitat for Humanity of Greater San Francisco
- Emerald Fund and Mercy Housing
- Related Companies with Sares Regis Group of Northern California, Curtis Development, and Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation
The next step is for these development teams to submit more detailed development proposals for Balboa Reservoir. The Request for Proposals (RFP) document outlining the proposal process is now posted on the Balboa Reservoir Development Opportunity website, http://sfwater.org/balboa. These proposals will be due in June, at which point they will be presented publicly and receive community feedback.
WELCOME MAURICE RIVERS
We are excited to welcome Supervisor Yee’s newest appointee to the CAC, Maurice Rivers. Maurice lives in the Oceanview-Merced Heights-Ingleside (OMI) and is a Board Member of the OMI Cultural Participation Project, Ocean Avenue Association, and the OMI Community Collaborative. He is a graduate of City College of San Francisco and the owner of the Umbrella Tree, a small business consultancy for office management and spatial organization. Maurice is also the Neighborhood Lead for Nextdoor Ingleside, a neighborhood blog that connects neighbors and businesses in the OMI. He will be filling the seat previously held by Maria Picar. Welcome Maurice!
We look forward to seeing you Monday!