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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:


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.

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:

Take the surve! bit.ly/MHHCsurvey


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Bark the Vote – Saturday, October 20, 2018

Illustration credit: Troy G Larson, 2018


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!

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!


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.


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)