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Planning Commission approves plans for 650 Divisadero

Before and after: 650 Divisadero initially proposed for 16 units, and the 66-unit proposal after the 2015 upzoning.

On Thursday, November 8, 2018, the Planning Commission approved plans to build a new 66-unit building on the corner of Divisadero and Grove.

The project had been delayed over three years as the developer for the project, Patrick Szeto, waited for new affordable housing/inclusionary guidelines for Divisadero.

In 2015, then-Supervisor London Breed initiated the Divisadero-Fillmore NCT affordability legislation, in response to organizing efforts. Affordable Divis formed in response, and  demanded an increase in the affordable housing requirements in exchange for the NCT upzoning legislated by the supervisor earlier that year. The upzoning allowed the developer to increase his proposal to a 66-unit building instead of a 16-unit building with no way to recapture that value.  However, the affordability legislation did not move forward until this year, when Mayor Breed appointed Vallie Brown as the new District 5 Supervisor.

The updated Divisadero-Fillmore NCT affordability legislation now contains provisions for pipeline projects, like 650 Divisadero, to include 20% on-site affordable housing.  That legislation goes to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, November 13.  Neighborhood activists were at the hearing on Thursday to request a continuance, to allow for the Divisadero affordability legislation to be finalized by the Board of Supervisors.

ASNA sent a letter of support for 650 Divisadero with a request to include the maximum on-site affordable BMR (below market rate) units.

 

Join ASNA or renew your membership for 2019

Join ASNA or Renew your Membership!

Where do your ASNA dues go?

Alamo Square Neighborhood Association is a group of volunteers who work together on park and neighborhood issues. We have accomplished a lot in the last few years!

  • We donated $15k total to neighborhood non-profits earlier this year
  • We helped to organize movie night in the park (Sundown Cinema)
  • Our new event, Bark the Vote, is scheduled for Saturday! A free community event to encourage our neighbors to vote in November!
  • Ongoing volunteer days at the park
  • Funding for trees during the Alamo Square park renovation and landscape upgrades
  • Working with Rec and Park to secure a new vendor, Lady Falcon Coffee Club!

2019 Dues
$20 Basic (one person)
$40 General (up to two people)
$60 Contributing Member
$120 Supporting Members




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Park Volunteer Day – November 3, 2018

Calling Alamo Square Park volunteers!
Our next volunteer day at the park will be Saturday, November 3, between 9 AM and noon.
We’ll meet, as usual, at one of the picnic tables near the tennis court, where a park gardener will give us instructions and the necessary tools.  We’ll then head off to the areas in the park that need our help.
Refreshments will be available.  See you at our last Park Volunteer Day for 2018!
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Buchanan Street Mall Community Workshop November 1, 2018

BUCHANAN STREET MALL
COMMUNITY WORKSHOP ON NOV. 1st

November 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please join Rec and Park on Nov 1st to begin to create the conceptual design for the entire five block length of Buchanan Mall (Buchanan Street between Grove and Eddy). Together with  landscape design partnership of the Office of Cheryl Barton and Studio-MLA, Rec and Park will begin a series of intensive community workshops to develop and discuss the plan as it progresses.

NOVEMBER 1, 2018
5:00-7:00 PM
AFRICAN AMERICAN ART and CULTURE COMPLEX
762 Fulton St., San Francisco, CA 94102

Snacks and refreshments provided.

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Bark the Vote 2018 Attendee Survey

Thank you for Barking the Vote!  We had a great time, and we hope you did too!

Did you attend Bark the Vote?
Why or why not? Take our Attendee Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/vYNe29XIxB12afa13
Were you a vendor? 

Left:  Costume contest winner Pablo (shown here in his 1st place disguise of a UPS driver) was awarded a dog bed fit for a Great Dane from Pottery Barn’s new pet collection.

 

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Accessory dwelling units approved at 1100 Fulton Street

Back in June, the San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission issued a Certificate of Appropriateness for the plans to convert garages into accessory dwelling units (ADUs) at 1100 Fulton Street.  The plans call for the installation of three ground-floor units, replacing vacant garage spaces.  The units would fall under San Francisco’s rent control laws, since the original building was built in 1924.

This proposal would add housing stock to San Francisco and will only utilize currently unused space within the building. Tenants will continue to keep their leased parking spaces.

The permit also allows for three additional ADUs, but this is contingent on parking spaces becoming available in the future.  The project sponsor has acknowledged that some parking spaces may never become available, and that some of the additional dwelling units may never be built.

Rev. Amos Brown, from Third Baptist Church across the street from the project, filed a Discretionary Review request, with historic preservation, rent control, and parking concerns.  However, at the October 25, 2018 Planning Commission hearing, the Planning Commission voted unanimously not to take discretionary review, and to approve the project as proposed.

Alamo Square Board of Directors 2019

The Alamo Square Neighborhood Association is opening up nominations for the 2019 ASNA Board of Directors!  In order to serve on our board, you must be a member of ASNA.

Please read our bylaws.

Fill out the nomination survey below by 11/01/2018:

https://goo.gl/forms/KJZQDYjYelv706BQ2

Our ASNA Board of Directors meets four times per year, and we also hold four additional general meetings for a total of eight meetings per year.

Meetings are generally on Mondays.

Our Board of Directors are neighborhood volunteers who are interested in helping ASNA with neighborhood issues.  We host park volunteer days, neighborhood events, and more!

 

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Maxine Hall Health Center Community Meeting – Monday, Oct 22, 2018

Please join SF Department of Public Health (SFDPH) for a Community Meeting to discuss plans for a capital improvement project and temporary relocation for Maxine Hall Health Center, a primary care clinic located at 1301 Pierce St.

Maxine Hall Health Center Community Meeting
Monday, Oct. 22
6 – 7:30 p.m.
African American Art and Culture Complex
762 Fulton St. San Francisco, CA 94102

Who: City leaders from the San Francisco Department of Public Health, the Department of Public Works, and other agencies will present details on the project, collect public comment, and answer questions.

Agenda:
Introduction of speakers
History of Maxine Hall Health Center
Overview of capital improvement project and temporary relocation
Public comment and questions on the project and plans
Closing remarks and next steps

Learn more about this project:
www.sfhealthnetwork.org/maxinehallhc-capitalproject

Take the surve! bit.ly/MHHCsurvey

 

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Bark the Vote – Saturday, October 20, 2018

Illustration credit: Troy G Larson, 2018

BARK THE VOTE

Saturday, October 20, 2018
10AM – 2PM
Bark the Vote Rally!  Bring your dog and join the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence for a free, fun, dog-themed, get-out-the-vote rally for the November 6 elections! Activities include: Special guest speakers, a Dog for President Contest, a Dog Costume Contest, Voter Registrations, low-cost microchipping from SF/ACC, dogs available for adoption, and more!
We hope to see you on October 20!1
JUST ANNOUNCED! District 5 Supervisor Vallie Brown will join us from 12-12:45 PM!
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Alamo Square Meeting, Monday October 15, 2018 – The Independent

Alamo Square General Meeting
Monday, October 15
The Independent – 628 Divisadero
Doors Open 6:30 PM

Join us for our last meeting of the year to celebrate our accomplishments!  Mix and mingle, meet your neighbors, and renew your membership or sign up to be a member of the Alamo Square Neighborhood Association!

Neighborhood Announcements:

  • Maxine Hall Health Center relocation project – Maricella Miranda, SFDPH
  • Upcoming neighborhood volunteer opportunities
  • Bark the Vote
  • How to join the ASNA Board of Directors

We will have refreshments available and more!  Join your community and get involved!