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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!

 

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Park Volunteer Day – Saturday August 11, 2018

Park Volunteer Day – Saturday August 11!
Join us for our next Park Volunteer Day!  Saturday, August 11, 9AM-12PM.  Email park@alamosq.org to let us know you are coming so we can plan the activities for the day. Bring your gardening gloves, and be ready to get your hands dirty!
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Alamo Square Meeting – Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Third Baptist Church was designated a city Landmark in November 2017

New Date! New Location!

ASNA General Meeting
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Third Baptist Church
1399 McAllister Street – Lower Level Aud.
Enter through parking lot
Meeting starts at 7 p.m.
Agenda:  
  • No Flea Market for 2018!  Instead, we are pursuing… Movie Night in the Park this year, starting with the Sundown Cinema.  Help us plan future movie nights at Alamo Square!
  • Core Power Yoga proposal at 619 Divisadero (formerly Health Haven) – presentation and Q&A
  • SFMTA Kathryn Studwell – Changes to the city’s Residential Permit Parking program
  • Assemblymember David Chiu

Results from our online survey:

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Park Volunteer Day – Saturday, July 14, 2018

Join us for our July 2018 Park Volunteer Day at Alamo Square!

Saturday, July 14, 2018
9AM-12PM
Meet by the tennis court – coffee provided at 9AM.

Please email us at park@alamosq.org to let us know you are coming so we can plan the activities for the day!  Wear gardening gloves, comfortable shoes, and bring some water!

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Alamo Square Movie Night – Thursday July 26, 2018

Join us for Sundown Cinema on Thursday July 26!

Thursday, July 26
Free Screening: Mrs. Doubtfire
6PM-10PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/169690467215618/

Sundown Cinema

A Free Summer Film Series 🎬

RSVP for a chance to win reserved seating + special prizes:
http://dothebay.com/events/2018/7/26/sundown-cinema-mrs-doubtfire

👠 Mrs. Doubtfire – Celebrating Robin William’s Birthday!

San Francisco Parks Alliance, DoTheBay, and Alamo Drafthouse have partnered to create a new outdoor movie series spread across four iconic San Francisco parks.

Expect food, drinks, music, neighborhood fun, and film selections that both cinephiles and casual moviegoers will love. Sundown Cinema will not only celebrate the unique character and beauty of San Francisco’s parks, but will also help preserve and sustain these community spaces by donating a portion of the proceeds to SF Parks Alliance.

🍔 Food trucks open at 6pm. Film screening after sunset.

🚲 Guests are encouraged to walk, bicycle or take public transportation to all Sundown Cinema park screenings.

✌ It can get chilly out there, so bring a blanket and cozy clothes to keep warm. Please leave your alcohol and weapons at home. Pack out what you pack in.

🎥 More Sundown Cinema dates + films:
dothebay.com/sundowncinema