400 Divisadero – Future of Retail Workshop

The Future of Retail on Divisadero
Retail Workshop

This workshop is sponsored by the developer of the proposal for 400 Divisadero 

What makes a successful commercial and neighborhood corridor? How can Divisadero
continue to evolve as the center of our community? Come hear from the city’s top
experts and local businesses about their insights and experiences.

Please join the developers of the 400 Divisadero site as they begin the community planning process for transforming this key corner with the next generation of local neighborhood-serving businesses.


  • Black Nose Trading Company, 342 Divisadero Street: Walt Bell
  • Black Sands Brewery, 701 Haight Street: Robert Patterson
  • Madrone Art Bar, 500 Divisadero Street: Michael Spike Krouse
  • Topo Designs, 645 Divisadero Street: Chanel Chang
  • Wholesome Bakery, 299 Divisadero Street: Mandy Harper
  • Yoga Garden, 286 Divisadero Street: David Nelson

Amy Cohen, San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development

When: Monday May 7, 6:00-7:30pm
Where: 1660 McAllister St

400 Divisadero Retail Workshop Flyer


Park Greening at Alamo Square – Saturday, May 5, 2018

Our next Park Greening at Alamo Square park will be from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, May 5.  Please join us!  Meet by the tennis court.
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Alamo Square Meeting Monday April 23, 2018

Alamo Square General Meeting

Monday, April 23, 7PM

1660 McAllister Street

On the agenda:

  • Darcy Brown from SF Beautiful presents an update on the rehabilitation of the Turk and Fillmore Mini Park, upgrading the Blue Bridge on Fillmore, the Muni Art 2018 program, and other projects in the works.
  • ASNA Board Member Lee Stickles will provide a design update of the Turk and Fillmore Mini Park project.
  • Bay to Breakers representatives will provide an overview on this year’s Bay to Breakers (May 20, 2018).
  • New SFPD Northern Station Captain Joseph Engler
  • Alamo Square Neighborhood Association is exploring options for bringing Movie Night to the Park. Weigh in via our Google Survey, or come to our meeting to express your ideas or concerns.

See you soon, neighbors!



Park Greening – Saturday, April 7, 2018


Join us for another volunteer day at Alamo Square!  Our volunteer efforts help to ensure that the park keeps looking better and better.

As usual, we’ll meet at one of the picnic tables near the tennis court. From there we’ll proceed to the sections of the park that our gardener believes need the most attention.
Coffee and snacks will be available.
Saturday, April 7, 2018
9AM – 12 PM
Hosted by Alamo Square Neighborhood Association

Core Power Yoga Application for 619 Divisadero (formerly Health Haven)

Core Power Yoga has over 180 locations and is planning two new locations in San Francisco to add to their yoga studios in Mission Bay, the Marina, and Downtown.

They are hosting a required pre-application meeting for their application to open a studio at 619 Divisadero Street.

The informational meeting will review their proposal to add a formula retail yoga studio to Divisadero Street.  The pre-application meeting is required because as a formula retail use, it is subject to a Conditional Use hearing.  The proposal will require Planning Commission approval, like all other formula retail uses on Divisadero.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
619 Divisadero, 6PM
Contact Taylor Jordan at:  taylor@lh-pa.com or 415-802-7572 for more info.

Please note that posting is for informational purposes only.


ASNA Donates $15k to Neighborhood Non-Profits

At the first board meeting of 2018 of the Alamo Square Neighborhood Association Board of Directors, the ASNA Board voted to approve one-time donations of $5,000 each to the following three groups in our neighborhood:

  • Western Addition Senior Center
  • Hamilton Families
  • San Francisco Skate Club / Eduskate

The Western Addition Senior Center provides housing opportunities for seniors in our neighborhood.  Hamilton Families helps homeless families find housing as well.  And the San Francisco Skate Club’s Eduskate program provides educational opportunities for local youth.


400 Divisadero community presentation with Q&A hosted by ASNA and NOPNA

In the midst of changes, comes another.

The Alamo Square Neighborhood Association and North of Panhandle Neighborhood Association would like to invite all neighbors, and the community, for a joint meeting on the proposed 400 Divisadero Street Development

The Joint Meeting will give an opportunity for the community to come together to voice our ideas on this development that has the potential to change the future of Divisadero.

Join Us!

WHEN: March 19th 2018
7:30 pm- 9:00 PM
WHERE: The Independent
628 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA

RSVP on our Facebook event page:


Co-Sponsored by Alamo Square Neighborhood Association and North of Panhandle Neigbhorhood Association



Details about 400 Divisadero


Project Fact Sheet

Event Flyer:


Park Greening at Alamo Square – Saturday, March 3, 2018

Thanks to everyone who volunteered time and energy in February helping to keep Alamo Square Park green.  Although we were a small group , we still accomplished a lot: We collected litter throughout the park, pruned some of the roses, and weeded much of the hill-side just north of the tennis court. We enjoyed both the wonderful weather and the fact that the park looked better when we finished.
Our next Park Greening at Alamo Square park will be from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, March 3.  Please join us!  Meet by the tennis court.

DPW Grinding and Paving Schedule

Week of February 5, 2018

– The contractor has begun grinding and paving operations along Hayes Street between Clayton Street and Webster Street. The grinding and paving schedule is as follows:

  • Lyon Street to Broderick Street: Grind on Monday 2/12/2018 and repave on Tuesday 2/13/2018
  • Broderick Street to Scott Street: Grind on Wednesday 2/14/2018 and repave on Thursday 2/15/2018
  • Scott Street to Steiner Street: Grind on Monday 2/19/2018 and repave on Tuesday 2/20/2018
  • Steiner Street to Webster Street: Grind on Wednesday 2/21/2018 and repave on Thursday 2/22/2018

During the grinding phase (removal of existing asphalt from roadway), driveway access will be available however minor delays should be expected if crews are working on your block. Please allow extra travel time.


However, during the paving phase, driveway access may be unavailable for 1-2 hours. The contractor will apply a tack coat (liquid asphalt) in advance of the hot asphalt to promote bonding between the concrete street base and the hot asphalt. Once the tack coat has set, crews will begin applying the hot asphalt to the roadway. Crews will need to ensure the hot asphalt cools-down prior to allowing traffic on to it. During this time, driveway access may not be possible. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Please note, a few days after the paving work is complete on a block, crews will return to adjust castings flush with the road. This scope of work will require the contractor jack-hammer, adjust, and pave around the newly adjusted casting. This phase of work is typical during paving operations.

– This week, crews also continue curb ramp work at the Hayes/Buchanan and Hayes/Laguna intersections.

– The contractor continues saw-cutting additional blocks along Hayes Street (Fillmore to Van Ness) in advance of upcoming street base repairs. The saw-cutting operations will take approximately 2 days to complete on a block but could be delayed due to rain or unforeseen field conditions.

Week of February 12, 2018

Grinding and paving operations will continue on Hayes Street. Crews are scheduled to grind and pave Hayes Street between Lyon and Scott streets.

– Crews will continue street base repairs on Hayes Street. During this phase of work, crews will use heavy machinery to remove the broken sections of street base and replace them with fresh concrete. The street base repair schedule will be as follows:

  • Hayes Street (Fillmore to Webster): Monday 2/12 and Tuesday 2/13
  • Hayes Street (Webster to Buchanan): Tuesday 2/14 and Wednesday 2/15
  • Hayes Street (Buchanan to Laguna): Friday 2/16 and Monday 2/19
  • Hayes Street (Laguna to Octavia): Tuesday 2/20 and Wednesday 2/21
  • Hayes Street (Octavia to Gough): Thursday 2/22 and Friday 2/23
  • Hayes Street (Gough to Franklin): Monday 2/26 through Wednesday 2/28
  • Hayes Street (Franklin to Van Ness): Thursday 3/1 and Friday 3/2

The contractor will need to schedule street base re-construction work at both the Hayes/Gough and Hayes/Franklin intersections. The street base repair work at these two intersections will be quite extensive. More details to be provided once the work is scheduled.

– On Friday February 16, 2018, the contractor is targeting to complete paving work that remains on Scott Street, just south of the Haight Street intersection. This very small section of paving should be of minimal inconvenience.

Haight Street

The contractor has wrapped up most of the contractual work along Lower Haight. The work that remains under the current contract is sidewalk work at the northwest and southeast bus stops at both Divisadero/Haight and also Fillmore/Haight. The contractor will also need to complete any punch list work along Haight Street between Central and Laguna streets.


*** Please Note: The construction schedule is subject to change due to rain, equipment breakdown, unforeseen field conditions, etc. Please see the posted “no parking” barricades for exact parking restrictions. Parking restrictions may vary per block. ***


For information on the upcoming Upper Haight Transit Improvement and Pedestrian Realm Project, please visitwww.sfpublicworks.org/upper-haight. The Upper Haight Transit Improvement and Pedestrian Realm Project will also include traffic signal work at several key intersections in the Lower Haight. Please visit the project page for additional information.

Visit the DPW project webpage for additional information on the project and to sign-up for email updates: www.sfpublicworks.org/haight-hayes

February 2018 Alamo Square News Round-Up

Alamo Square News, Feb 1 – 7, 2018