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Transbay CAC Meeting – Presentation by Recommended Block 11A (Supportive Housing Project) Team

The San Francisco Redevelopment Agency appears to be recommending the team of Bridge Housing and Community Housing Partnership with Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects and UCSF CItywide Case Management Services for the Transbay Redevelopment Area’s Block 11A supportive housing project.

Those of you who attended the December 2008 meeting of the Rincon Hill Neighborhood Association at the One Rincon Hill community room had the opportunity to meet Michael and David from Community Housing Partnership and provide input about our concerns as neighbors regarding this project.

I believe it will be very important for Rincon Hill residents to get involved now and to stay involved in the Block 11a supportive housing project. We need to make sure the folks living in the supportive housing feel respected and also feel a sense of responsibility to maintain and improve the quality of life in Rincon Hill – and the only way that I believe that will happen is if we make sure we get engaged with this project and get to know all the stakeholders involved. I believe that if we do not engage the residents and make them feel like an important part of our community fabric from the start, it’ll be harder to build that bridge down the road.

This Thursday, March 12th, you all have the opportunity to see a 20 minute presentation from this recommended team for Block 11A and another 20 minutes to hear discussion (and maybe a chance to make public comments at the very end). There are other items on the agenda of interest in Rincon Hill, but I know this is the hot one.

You can sign up for these meeting notices at the Redevelopment Agency web site.

Transbay CAC Meeting
Thursday, March 12, 2009 from 5:30 p.m. until approximately 7:00 p.m.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room

1. Welcome & Introductions (5 min)

2. Presentation by development team recommended by the selection panel for the Block 11A RFP – Bridge Housing and Community Housing Partnership with Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects and UCSF Citywide Case Management Services (Presentation: 20 min, Discussion 20 min)

3. Update on Transit Center District Plan by Joshua Switzky, San Francisco Planning Department (15 min)

4. Agency Staff Updates (10 min)
a. Block 8 RFP
b. Folsom Street Off-Ramp
c. Street Lighting
d. Combined Heating and- Power District Study

5. Items for Future Meetings (5 min)
a. Transit Center design presentation by TJPA/PCPA
b. Transit Center District Plan update

6. Public Comment
7. Adjournment

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