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CorePower Yoga gets approval on Divisadero

The Planning Commission last month had voted 4-3 with intent to disapprove CorePower Yoga on Divisadero, but the hearing had been continued, and then continued again.
The continuance hearing was held on Thursday, October 11, 2018.  Despite the organized community opposition, and letters of opposition from Divisadero Merchants Association and ASNA, Commissioner Joel Koppel flipped his vote.  CorePower Yoga was approved on Divisadero, 4-3.
Voting for CorePower Yoga:  Joel Koppel, Myrna Melgar, Rich Hillis, Rodney Fong
Voting against:  Dennis Richards, Kathrin Moore, Millicent Johnson.

Divisadero – NCT and Housing Meeting

Divisadero – NCT and Housing Meeting

Thursday October 18 | 7pm to 8:30pm
Third Baptist Church – Lower Meeting Room
Enter from parking lot on McAllister

Join D5 Supervisor Vallie Brown and representatives from the San Francisco Planning Department and the Office of Workforce and Economic Development on Thursday October 18, 2018 for a presentation and discussion about future housing developments along the Divisadero Corridor. Come learn about future projects and share your thoughts on these proposals.

RSVP: Facebook Event page

 

 

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Fillmore Street Sewer Replacement, Turk to McAllister

Scheduled: October 15-December. San Francisco Public Works has contracted with Precision Engineering to replace the sewer main and some side sewer laterals on Fillmore Street from Turk Street to McAllister Street as part of the As-Needed Main Sewer Replacement No. 6 project (contract. No. 2631J/WW-621).

Muni service will not be rerouted during upcoming sewer work on Fillmore. A lane of travel will be maintained during sewer work for Muni and local access. Flaggers will be on hand to help direct traffic.

Construction activity is scheduled to begin the week of October 15, 2018 and work is anticipated to
continue through December 2018*.

Fillmore Street: Turk to Golden Gate:
Approx. October to November 2018*

Fillmore Street: Golden Gate to McAllister:
Approx. November to December 2018*

Work will include sewer main replacement, as needed side sewer and culvert replacement, street
base repairs and final paving. Please note, there may be a small pause in work between completion of the mainline and start of lateral work and final paving.

Work Hours*
Monday – Friday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Some weekend work on Saturdays is planned to help expedite completion of this project. No work is anticipated on Sundays at this time.

Impacts and Restrictions
Street parking on the block may be unavailable during the different phases of construction. Access
to the public right of way/sidewalks and private or commercial buildings will be maintained at all times, however, delays are possible to enter or exit your driveways if crews are working nearby and need to create a safe path of travel for your vehicle.

“No Parking / Tow Away” signs will be posted 72 hours in advance with project work hours and
parking restrictions. Please observe parking and traffic signage and allow extra travel time in case of traffic delays during construction.

Please Note: Vehicles parked on the street during the posted work hours will be towed at the vehicle owner’s expense.

San Francisco Public Works: Coma Te
Phone: 415-558-5283
Email: Coma.Te@sfdpw.org

Contractor: Precision Engineering, Inc.
Contact: Juan Perez, Project Superintendent
24/7 Emergency: 415-760-8744

*Please Note: Construction dates/times are subject to change due to rain or other weather delays, equipment breakdown, and/or unforeseen field conditions. Please see posted “No Parking” signs for exact parking restrictions and times. Work hours may differ from restricted parking hours.

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Park Volunteer Day Saturday, October 6, 2018

Thanks to everyone who volunteered their time and energy at Alamo Square Park at the last Saturday morning volunteer day!

Because of your work, the flower beds that flank the Scott/Hayes corner entrance are newly mulched, the small flower bed near the playground is free of weeds, and large areas of lawn cleared of litter.

The next volunteer day at Alamo Square Park is Saturday, October 6, 2018.  Meet by the tennis court at 9 AM. Email us at park@alamosq.org to let us know you can join, and we hope to see you then!
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Maxine Hall Health Center Relocation Project

Maxine Hall Health Center has plans to temporarily relocate to Golden Gate and Steiner Street Mini Park, which is four blocks from the current location, for a capital improvement project.

This project, which is part of the 2016 Public Health and Safety Bond, will improve the safety of Maxine Hall Health Center in case of an earthquake by strengthening the building’s infrastructure. It also will expand the clinic to allow for larger family exam rooms, add an elevator, and improve/add ADA ramps for patients with disabilities.

The clinic needs to relocate because of construction disturbances, such as noise, vibrations and space restraints. The significant construction activity will interfere with patient care and could result in disturbances for patients, which would further prevent our staff from providing the best care.

In October, the project will go out to bid for a contractor. The SF Department of Public Health will host a community meeting in October to share information about the project and answer any questions. The clinic is expected to relocate in spring 2019. The relocation/construction would be for an estimated 16 months, however all dates are subject to change.

Some neighbors have expressed concerns about the trees at the mini park that will be removed for the temporary relocation.  The Department of Public Health will organize community meetings and other community outreach efforts throughout the project to share details about construction plans and project information with neighbors.

Supervisor Vallie Brown has directed the DPH to hold a community meeting prior to any other action.

Meeting scheduled: Monday, October 22, 2018

Please subscribe to community updates about this project at: http://eepurl.com/dIpdsz. Subscribers will get emails about project updates and invites to the project’s community meetings.

Questions about the Maxine Hall Health Center capital project? Contact Maricella Miranda, Department of Public Health Communications at 415-206-7193 or maricella.miranda@sfdph.org.

Informational flyer: Maxine Hall Renovation Overview_FINAL_Sept 2018 (1)

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Return of the Trash Cans

Additional Garbage Cans Coming to Our Neighborhood

Over the next several weeks, DPW will install up to 100 new garbage cans throughout District 5. In 2007, City Hall removed hundreds of garbage cans from our neighborhoods, and we (unfortunately) now see the result. 

 

 

Where would you like to see a new garbage can? Send a quick note at brownstaff@sfgov.org with your proposed location(s).

ASNA Board of Directors position on CorePower Yoga on Divisadero

ASNA Board of Directors – position on CorePower Yoga at 619 Divisadero

The ASNA Board of Directors voted 7-5 (with one abstention) on the position of Non-Support for the proposed formula retail use CorePower Yoga on Divisadero.

We carefully considered this decision.  We understand that retail vacancies are not ideal, and CorePower could draw new customers and businesses to the area.  We also considered the financial support that CorePower Yoga has offered to the Divisadero Merchants Association (DMA).

However, DMA voted not to support this chain after surveying merchants and neighborhood residents*, and Yoga Garden is also opposed to this proposal.  If CorePower Yoga is approved to move in, we put our locally-based yoga services at risk.

Finally, with the upcoming CorePower Yoga location at Duboce opening very soon, we cannot support CorePower Yoga on Divisadero.

*Divisadero Merchants Association Survey Results

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Park Volunteer Day – Saturday, September 8, 2018

Join us for our September Volunteer Day in the park!  The more the merrier! We are looking for volunteers to join us at 9AM near the tennis court. Coffee will be provided.  Email park@alamosq.org to sign up.

9AM – 12PM, Saturday, September 8 at Alamo Square!

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SFMTA announces traffic circle removal

SFMTA has announced plans to remove the traffic circle at McAllister Street and Steiner, installed earlier this year as part of the 5-Fulton Rapid transit effectiveness program.

Due to the safety and noise concerns observed and documented by neighbors, the SFMTA will re-install stop signs and remove the traffic circle at McAllister/Steiner. The two-stop roundabout was not a typical design, and SFMTA has determined it was not the right design for this intersection.

The city heard from many neighbors and District 5 residents about the various issues caused by the configuration, including horn honking from right-of-way vehicles.  With neighborhood input, SFMTA has concluded that topography and traffic volume contribute to the traffic circle’s lack of effectiveness.  Neighbors noted an increase in and persistent use of horn honking, which SFMTA confirmed, and pedestrians reported frequent near-misses.

Stop signs will be re-installed on McAllister on the week of August 13th, 2018, and the traffic circle will be scheduled for removal.

Thank you to all of our neighbors who provided input to the SFMTA!

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Sundown Cinema at Alamo Square was a great success!

Photos by Zachary De Guzmán, more on facebook.com/SFParksAlliance

Late last month, Alamo Square co-hosted movie night in the park with Sundown Cinema on Thursday, July 26, 2018, produced by the San Francisco Parks Alliance.  The event had a large turnout and was a great success!