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    VISITACION VALLEY PLANNING ALLIANCE Saturday, May 9, 2009 10 am -noon Visitacion Valley Community Center 66 Raymond Avenue Schlage Lock Demolition Has Begun!
    Message 1 of 1 , May 9, 2009
      Saturday, May 9, 2009 10 am -noon
      Visitacion Valley Community Center
      66 Raymond Avenue

      "Schlage Lock Demolition Has Begun!
      Mary Hashem, principal at Brownfield Partners, will discuss the demolition and remediation processes at Schlage Lock. On April 27 demolition began in earnest with the arrival of giant wrecking machines, such as the well named Pulverizer. Come find out what is happening, voice your concerns and ask questions. This is an exciting time for our community."


      Tuesday, May 12, 2009 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
      Meeting Location SF Recycling & Disposal, Inc. Environmental Learning Center
      401 Tunnel Avenue San Francisco, CA 94134

      1. Approval of March meeting minutes (Action Item) SEE BOTTOM of EMAIL FOR MINUTES
      2. Redevelopment Plan Adoption Update
      3. SFSU Student Presentation on "Community Facilities and Services
      Assessment Project"
      4. Next Steps for the Historic Office Building Planning Process
      5. LEED Submittal Overview
      6. Demolition Schedule
      7. Remedial Action Plan Update
      8. Matters not appearing on the Agenda
      9. Public comment
      10. Adjournment


      Leland Ave Sidewalk Sale
      Saturday May 16th
      On May 16, merchants all over San Francisco will hold sidewalk sales in more than 18 different neighborhoods to show off the style, creativity and plain old neat stuff that you'll find throughout San Francisco's local business corridors. http://www.sfsmallbusinessweek.com/

      Got Books? Want Books?
      Once again, the Visitacion Valley History Project will be selling used books during the May 16th Sidewalk Sale to help raise funds for our new branch library. Your donation of materials makes it all possible. Your old books are needed and will be greatly appreciated by the next owner. Reuse at its best! Bring your bags or boxes down to JOE Leland Coffee Shop, 28 Leland Ave. Mon-Sat before 2pm and receive a free cup of hot tea in exchange!

      Ingleside Station's Monthly Community Meeting
      Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 7:00 p.m
      Visitacion Valley Community Center, 50 Raymond Street.

      To be held in the community this month at the Visitacion Valley Community Center, 50 Raymond Street. The meeting is on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. "I look forward to working closely with the residents and merchants of Visitacion Valley." Captain David Lazar Commanding Officer Ingleside Station

      Visit the Cal Academy of Sciences for Free!
      Visit the California Academy of Sciences - the only place on the planet with an aquarium, a planetarium, a natural history museum, and a 4-story rainforest all under one roof. Free admission is available for San Francisco residents in each zip code during designated dates. Excelsior, Ingleside, Bayview/Hunter's Point, Visitacion Valley 94112, 94134, 94124. May 22, 23, 24, 2009. Proof of Residency Required. Check out http://www.calacademy.org/visit/ or call 415-379-8000 for more information.


      Visitacion Valley Citizens Advisory Committee
      6:00pm-8:00pm, March 10, 2009
      San Francisco, Recycling and Disposal
      401 Tunnel Avenue
      San Francisco, CA 94134

      CAC Members Present: Douglas Fong, Chris Barnett, Edith Epps, Inskip James, Russel Morine, Fran Martin, Anne Seeman, Brad Drda, Arcadia Maximo and Larry Jones Jr.

      CAC Members Absent: Michele LaFlue, Paul McLaughlin, and Christina Charles

      City Staff Present: Lila Hussain, San Francisco Redevelopment Agency
      Sarah Dennis-Phillips, San Francisco Planning Department

      A quorum was present. Edith Epps chaired the Meeting

      1. Adoption of Draft Minutes for February minutes
      The minutes were adopted.

      2. Housing Element presentation by the Planning Department: Sarah Dennis-Phillips from the SF Planning Department provided an overview of the update process for the Citywide Housing Element. The State requires an update to the Housing Element every five years. If it is not updated by that time period the City will not be eligible for statewide grant funds for open space, affordable housing etc. The State has given a Regional Housing Need Assessment target number of 31,000 housing units for San Francisco by 2013. While the City may not build up to that amount by 2013, the City still needs to demonstrate planning policies to absorb that growth. The Planning Dept. discussed themes that have been identified thus far for the Housing Element: affordability, neighborhood character, infrastructure and sustainability. Ms Dennis-Phillips solicited comments and additions to the themes. CAC concerns included: The role of regional planning needs to be strengthened to curb sprawl; a transit connectivity requirement is needed before adding new units and that the balance of new housing development is only targeted in the Southeast areas of SF. CAC members emphasized the importance of distinct neighborhood character and expressed opposition to development that looks like Mission Bay or Embarcadero/South Beach with vacant retail. The Planning Department is holding Office Hours on Monday 4:00-6:00pm for question

      3. Plan Adoption
      Lila Hussain distributed the Plan Adoption Schedule. The Plan will be heard at the March 30, 2009 at the Board of Supervisors' Land Use and Economic Development Committee. The first Board hearing is scheduled for April 14, 2009 followed by second hearing April 28, 2009.

      4. Introduction of SFSU students working on Community Assessment Project

      The Agency and Universal Paragon Corporation is working with a group of SFSU on an Urban Studies Project. The students will work on a "Community Facilities and Needs Assessment" study for 8 weeks. The students plan to survey residents and interview CBOs to determine existing services and compare with priority needs as stated by VV residents. The goal of the study is to provide some baseline research on existing community services and needs to help further the discussion for the potential uses of the Historic Office Building and perhaps future economic revitalization programs. Marlene Tran commented that the survey is too basic and suggested that the survey be revised. Several questions were raised regarding the survey and research methodology. The students will return in May to give a final presentation. The Agency and UPC emphasized that the student's final project will not determine the uses of the Historic Office building, but rather provide some independent third party information about the community and the current existing services and facility needs.

      5. Historic Subcommittee Update
      Edith Epps provided a summary of the Historic Subcommittee meetings to date and the discussion over how to preserve and commemorate the large air compressor equipment. Recommendations are leaning towards not saving the entire air compressor due to the cost and the structural challenges. Steven Huang from Universal Paragon distributed the list of salvage and commemoration materials. A commemoration program has not been finalized, UPC, Page and Turnbull and CAC Historic Subcommittee will continue to refine ideas for commemoration activities that will include historic photos and oral histories. UPC has created a new website renewvisvalley.com

      6. Demolition and Remediation Update
      Mary Hashem of Brownfield Partners (BP) provided the CAC with an update on this item. Asbestos abatement has been completed. The SF Fire Department has asked for access to run several tactical trainings for their staff in the buildings. The demolition will commence after the MOU has been certified with the Redevelopment Agency. There will be 3 small demolition crews and 3 large pieces of equipment. There will be 4 local hires as part of the demolition crew. BP will distribute a flyer to the community. The entire demolition process will take about a month. Jonathan Scharfman of UPC announced that he is still trying to work with the City of Brisbane to allow access to store recycled materials from the Schlage site. The Remedial Action Plan will be available in late April or May.

      7. Visitacion Valley Program Budget
      Lila Hussain distributed a handout with the Redevelopment Agency's Program Budget for Visitacion Valley for 2009-10. No tax increment is available in 2009-10 to spend on Redevelopment Programs. The Agency will utilize the budget to continue planning for community facilities, workforce programs, infrastructure design and leveraging additional grant funds.

      8. CAC Membership Outreach
      Lila Hussain reminded the CAC that at the Redevelopment Commission hearings for the Visitacion Valley Redevelopment Plan, the Commission directed staff to target outreach for additional CAC members with specific direction to outreach to the Asian community. Lila Hussain distributed a draft CAC membership outreach form for CAC review.

      9/10. Matters not appearing on the Agenda/Public Comment- None
      Lila Hussain distributed a revised version of CAC forward calendar of topics for the next 6 months. Mr. Seeman commented that using AMI for the Housing Element is not a good standard to address the needs of Visitacion Valley residents who earn significantly less than SF AMI.

      11. Adjournment 8:15pm
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