City Announces Winning Team to Build Housing at Balboa Reservoir

City Announces Winning Team to Build Housing at Balboa Reservoir

After years of public meetings, the City of San Francisco announced the winning bid to develop the Balboa Reservoir into mixed-income housing! The process, led by the Office of Economic and Workforce Development, the Planning Department, and the Public Utilities Commission, narrowed the applicants to three finalist during the summer, and picked a winning team…

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Three Proposals Revealed For Balboa Reservoir

Three Proposals Revealed For Balboa Reservoir

The three finalists selected to create a mixed-income community at Balboa Reservoir revealed their visions this past Saturday at a large community community. In attendance were Supervisor Norman Yee, the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Community (CAC), local residents and housing advocates. Owned by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, the Balboa Reservoir site is currently…

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City Releases Request for Qualifications for Balboa Reservoir

City Releases Request for Qualifications for Balboa Reservoir

On Thursday, the City of San Francisco issued a Request For Qualifications (RFQ) for the Balboa Reservoir site (pictured above), just west of San Francisco City College (CCSF). This comes after a year-plus of meetings held by the Balboa Reservoir Citizen’s Advisory Committee (CAC), a group created in late 2015 by District 7 Supervisor Norman…

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Latest Update on the Balboa Reservoir Housing Plans

Latest Update on the Balboa Reservoir Housing Plans

Monthly meetings at City College, countless neighborhood discussions, and one fascinating profile later, the parameters are nearly finished and the City is ready to move to the next step for the 17-acre Balboa Reservoir site. You can read the full 27-page parameters here that summarizes seven major categories: Housing, Transportation, Public Realm, Urban Design and…

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David Tejeda on the Future of Balboa Reservoir

David Tejeda, a baby-boomer Sunnyside resident who lives four blocks from the Balboa Reservoir, sat down with the SFHAC to talk about his vision for his neighborhood. What’s your background? I was born in Germany and after traveling all over the world, I settled in San Francisco in 1976. I’ve worked on buildings in San…

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Don’t Let Balboa Reservoir Be a Missed Opportunity

Don’t Let Balboa Reservoir Be a Missed Opportunity

The 17-acre parking lot at Balboa Reservoir could one day become a vibrant community, with new housing, retail, public amenities and parks. Given that it’s a 15-minute walk to the Balboa BART Station, less than 5 minutes from MUNI light rail, and adjacent to City College, the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) believes this…

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Duplicate Advisory Body Created for Balboa Reservoir?

Duplicate Advisory Body Created for Balboa Reservoir?

We learned recently that D7 Supervisor Norman Yee proposed the creation of a citizen’s advisory committee (CAC) for the Balboa Reservoir. A CAC is an official City-recognized body composed of volunteer appointees who advise it on a selected topic. A CAC comes with staff support from the applicable City agency and its meetings are publicly…

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