Alamo Square Flea Market 2016 – Cancelled

2016 — In light of the current construction taking place in Alamo Square, as well as an impending sewer replacement project along Hayes Street, the Alamo Square Neighborhood Association had decided it’s best not to host this year’s Flea Market.

The Flea Market has been an excellent annual community event for the past 31 years, and we look forward to its return next year, with a freshly-renovated park and a newly-paved Hayes Street.
Western Addition Sunday Streets will still be taking place on September 11th; stay tuned for more information on that event in the coming weeks.

 

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Trees for Future Generations – Alamo Square Fundraising Campaign

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ASNA-logoGOOD news about the park closure! ASNA has launched a fundraiser to replace the trees that have died in the past few years and reforest the park for the next 100 years. Neighbors can contribute at alamosquaretrees.com and ASNA will match every dollar donated !  Your $100 contribution will allow ASNA to donate $200 directly to ASNA-badge-282x300the park.

The fundraising website has details, including information on how many trees will die of old age in the next few years.  This is our chance to ensure another 100 years of a beautiful urban park!

 

 

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May 10, 2016 – Park Closure Countdown

0 days left – Construction begins at Alamo Square.

Some nearby alternate dog play areas and children’s playgrounds can be found below.

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Project Scope

Irrigation Replacement

  • Replace antiquated irrigation system
  • Install “smart” controllers
  • Replace quick coupler lines
  • Install booster pump
  • 37% water savings, or 3,260,000 gallons

Wheelchair-Accessible Restroom

  • The curving walls of the restroom mimics the nearby playground

Landscaping

  • New lawn in the dog play area and open areas of the park
  • Native no-mow grasses at the park perimeter along Fulton and Scott streets
  • Understory shrub plantings at park entrances and interior installed in phases
  • 40+ new tree plantings installed in phases

Project Schedule

  • Construction will begin early May 2016
  • Open to the public Fall / Winter 2016

Construction Budget

  • Total Construction Cost $2,434,100

More info: http://sfrecpark.org/closure-alamo-square-park/

http://hoodline.com/2016/05/alamo-square-park-to-close-may-10th-here-is-your-survival-guide

 

 

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Park Renovation 2016

SF-rec-and-park-plan-for-Alamo-Square-2013Alamo Square Park will undergo a $4.3 million renovation to update the irrigation system, build an ADA-accessible restroom, and landscape the entirety of the park. The outcome of the project will result in water savings through improved irrigation design, the installation of “smart” controllers, and the planting of lawn alternatives, including no-mow grasses that are native to the western U.S. An estimated 3,260,000 gallons of water per year (37%) is expected in water savings after completion. The project is funded by both the 2008 and 2012 Clean & Safe Neighborhood Parks Bonds, as well as a $1.6 million grant from the SF Public Utilities Commission. A contract will be awarded in February with construction anticipated to begin on May 10, 2016 – at which time, the entirety of the park will close. The project is expected to take seven months with an estimated completion in winter 2016-2017.

Alamo Square Information Updated 3-10-16

Rec and Park presentation (2013)

Rec and Park 2008/2012 Park Bond News

Hort Science:  Alamo Square Tree Report and Risk Assessment
This document was produced to identify tree health and assess the risk of tree failure. The report evaluates the trees for planning and recommends an action plan which was used to develop a tree replacement program for the trees in Alamo Square.

Hoodline Articles:

http://hoodline.com/2013/07/upgrades-coming-to-alamo-square

http://hoodline.com/2016/01/alamo-square-renovations-to-start-in-april-closing-entire-park-for-9-months

 

 

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Membership dues

Become a member of ASNA.  Alamo Square Neighborhood Association is a volunteer organization of neighbors and businesses around Alamo Square.

We are renters, homeowners, and neighborhood merchants.  Membership dues are for the calendar year.

We are dedicated to building community, creating a safe neighborhood, and preserving and maintaining our park.  We sponsor the annual Alamo Square Flea Market, and host Park Volunteer Days, Alamo Square Playgroups, and more!

$15 Basic Membership
$30 General/Family Membership (up to 2 people)
$50 Contributing Member
$100 Supporting Member

Send a check, payable to ASNA
New Mailing Address:

530 Divisadero Street #176
SF, CA 94117

Please write Membership Dues in memo line

Or make a payment online via PayPal:

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Neighborhood Updates

TOUR BUS RESTRICTION UPDATE 

Tour bus restrictions are now in place on residential streets bounded by Webster, Fell, Divisadero and Golden Gate Ave.  If you see a tour bus on the streets within this area please contact SFPD 415-553-0123 and report the tour bus company, date, and time of incident.  You can also email your photo of the tour bus (with the tour bus company name showing) to Tom.Maguire@sfmta.com, SFPDParkStation@sfgov.org, and SFPDNorthernStation@sfgov.org.

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Victorian Alliance House Tour – Duboce Triangle, Oct 16, 2016

THE VICTORIAN ALLIANCE OF SAN FRANCISCO
44th ANNUAL HOUSE TOUR
THE DUBOCE PARK NEIGHBORHOOD
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2016, 1:00 – 5:00PM

Last year’s Victorian Alliance House Tour was held around Alamo Square.

Spend a pleasant Sunday afternoon on our self-guided walking tour of the Duboce Park Neighborhood. Visit beautifully restored interiors of 19th Century homes. Added to these charming residences is a remarkably preserved post-quake church sanctuary, where you may enjoy complimentary refreshments and a gift shop. All net proceeds benefit the Victorian Alliance historic preservation grants program.

Ticket Prices

$50 purchased by October 8.
After October 8 all tickets will be $55.
Day-of- tour tickets, if available, will also be $55.
Groups of 10 or more qualify for discount price of $40.

For tour and ticketing information, please visit victorianalliance.org or call (415) 824-2666.

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DPW Sewer Replacement Update 8/11/16

In advance of the upcoming sewer work on Hayes Street, an arborist will perform tree pruning work on some trees along Hayes Street. The work was scheduled to begin last week but was postponed until this Friday 8/12. The pruning work will take about a week to complete.

Week of August 15, 2016

The contractor will continue sewer lateral replacement work on Haight Street between Scott and Pierce streets.

The arborist will continue as-needed tree pruning along Hayes Street in advance of sewer main replacement work.

Week of August 22, 2016

Crews are expected to commence sewer lateral replacement work on Haight Street between Fillmore and Steiner streets. The lateral replacement work on this block is expected to take 5-6 weeks to complete.

The contractor is also scheduled to begin sewer main replacement work this week on Hayes Street between Scott and Divisadero streets.

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

Please visit www.sfpublicworks.org/haight-hayes for project updates.

 

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Sunday Streets Western Addition – September 11, 2016

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Sunday Streets Western Addition gives you the opportunity to explore Fillmore and Fulton Streets by foot, or bike. Sunday Streets will take place on Baker St between Fell and McAllister Streets, Fulton St between Baker and Fillmore Streets, and Fillmore St between Fulton St and Geary Blvd.

Moving at a bit of a slower place, you will find all kinds of hidden gems along this route. From local art, great views of the gorgeous City Hall, the famous painted ladies, to a variety of delicious restaurants, you are sure to have a great experience along this route.

Download the route map or view it on googlemaps.

Parking Changes & Towing Information:

The Sunday Streets route is towed of all vehicles beginning at 8am on Sunday, including the following streets:

  • Baker St between Fell and McAllister
  • Fulton St between Baker and Fillmore
  • Fillmore St between Fulton and Geary

No parking or stopping will be allowed on these streets after 8am (even if you’re just stopping for a quick cup of coffee, your car may be towed).

Alternate Parking: As an alternative to on-street parking on these days, two nearby parking garages will offer $7 flat rate parking for any vehicles that enter before 12 p.m. The flat rate will be good through 6pm, after which hourly rates will apply.

  • Japan Center Main Garage 1610 Geary Boulevard, open 7am-3am
  • Fillmore Street Annex Garage 1650 Fillmore Street, open 6:30am-1:30am

Detours & Local Access

Streets begin closing to vehicle traffic starting at 10:00am, and will remain closed to vehicle traffic until 4pm.

  • Vehicle traffic will be allowed to cross the Sunday Streets route on Hayes, Divisadero, McAllister, and Eddy Streets.
  • North and southbound traffic should use Masonic, Divisadero or Webster Streets instead of Fillmore St.
  • East and westbound traffic should use Fell, Hayes, McAllister, Eddy Streets or Geary Blvd instead of Fulton St.

If you need vehicle access to/from your home, place of business, or place of worship during this time, please contact us as early as possible.

Email sundayastreets@livablecity.org or call 415-344-0489 to coordinate access.

 

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SFMTA Wiggle Update

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From SFMTA:

Dear Neighbors,

Thank you for your continued patience, support, and interest in the Wiggle Neighborhood Green Corridor Project. Some near term improvements have been installed in the neighborhood during the first half of the year and a few more will be rolled out through the fall. The project will complete design later this summer and construction will start in early 2017 and end in early 2018. Please go to the project website for background information, project elements, and schedule.

2016 Improvements
You may have noticed some improvements have been installed in the neighborhood during the first half of 2016. “Painted safety zones” were installed at Oak Street and Scott Street and at Fell Street and Scott Street to improve visibility between pedestrian and motorist and encourage motorists to turn at slower speeds.

The bike lane along Scott Street was widened and painted green to better indicate space for vehicles and space for people who ride bikes. A few weeks ago, a “leading bike interval” with new bike signals was installed for cyclists traveling northbound at the intersection of Oak Street and Scott Street. The leading bike interval allows people who bike to enter the intersection before vehicles and facilitates the transition to the left turn bike lane one block north at Fell Street and Scott Street.

Restrictions on vehicles from turning left from Divisadero to Hayes Street and McAllister Street during peak periods have been implemented to reduce vehicle queuing and improve travel time for the 24- Divisadero.

Still to Come in 2016!
Signal timing changes to improve signal progression on Divisadero are expected to be complete and implemented in the fall. Traffic signals between O’Farrell Street and Hayes Street will be coordinated with the intent to improve traffic flow, travel time, and the operations of the 24-Divisadero.

A raised crosswalk (similar to a speed hump) will be installed later this summer at the intersection of Hermann Street and Steiner Street. The raised crosswalk will encourage motorists and people who ride bikes to yield to pedestrians, prioritize people who walk between Duboce Park and the east side of Steiner Street, and encourage motorists and people who ride bikes to travel at slower speed.

Construction Schedule
Public Works is nearing 100% design for the construction of the project and it is expected to be complete in August. Following 100% design, contractors will bid on the project with the construction contract awarded this fall. Once the contractor has been secured, the sequencing of construction for the project improvements will be determined by Public Works, the SFMTA, and the contractor. It is expected that construction will begin in January 2017 and last 12 months.

 

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DPW sewer replacement project coming to Hayes Street in August

A note from SF Dept. of Public Works:

Week of August 1, 2016

In advance of the upcoming sewer work on Hayes Street, an arborist will commence tree pruning work next week. Tree pruning may be necessary on some trees along Hayes Street. The pruning work will take about a week to complete. The first block of sewer work on Hayes Street will be from Scott Street to Divisadero Street. Sewer work is tentatively scheduled to start in late August. More details to follow.

 

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

Please visit www.sfpublicworks.org/haight-hayes for project updates. Feel free to call me if you have additional questions. Thank you.

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Alamo Square Meeting – July 25, 2016

ASNA General Meeting – Monday, July 25th
Doors open 7pm, Meeting starts 7:30
1660 McAllister Street

Join your neighbors for our general meeting on Monday, July 25th. 1660 McAllister St. On the agenda:
  • Alamo Square Trees for Future Generations!
  • Flea Market and Sunday Streets – Sept 11
  • SFMTA Participation Survey
  • San Francisco Public Press
  • Clean Power SF
  • Update from Supervisor London Breed’s Office – Samantha Roxas, Legislative Aide

 

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