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Rincon Hill Neighborhood Association Meeting on Tuesday, 12/9/08

Please note Tuesday’s Rincon Hill Neighborhood Association meeting start time is 6:30 p.m. (I’d thought it was going to be a little later, but we’re going with 6:30 p.m.).

Please RSVP to info@rinconhillneighbors.org if you plan to attend the Rincon Hill Neighborhood Association meeting on Tuesday, December 9th starting at 6:30 p.m.

This month, we are graciously being hosted by One Rincon Hill in the residential complex’s Hospitality Room. It probably goes without saying the location, but One Rincon Hill is located at 425 1st Street at Harrison. Please be extra careful crossing the streets to attend the meeting since it will be dark out at 6:30 p.m.

This month, Joshua Switzky, Project Manager for the Transit Center District Plan and Lead Planner for the Downtown Neighborhood Initiative (includes the Rincon Hill Plan and parcels involved in the Transbay Redevelopment Project Area) with the San Francisco Planning Department will discuss and take questions about current project plans for the Rincon Hill neighborhood. Since the Planning Department is actively working on components for the Transit Center District Plan, I suspect that might be the most topical area for discussion.

Also, Steve Vettel, representing the Emerald Fund, will discuss the proposed Rincon Hill Park to be located on the Caltrans property at the southeast corner of Harrison and Fremont Streets, plus a 65-foot tall residential project located between the park and the Bay Bridge at the rear of the lot (west of Bridgeview). Emerald Fund was a developer of Portside and Bridgeview.

Finally, Michael Chao, Project Manager for Community Housing Partnership (CHP), will introduce his organization and query Rincon Hill neighbors for ideas about how a supportive housing development might be successfully integrated into the neighborhood fabric.

I hope to see you there on Tuesday! Please tell your neighbors about the meeting as well.

As an aside, I am very excited to see the construction happening on the block of Spear Street between Folsom and Harrison that widens the sidewalk out. The Rincon Hill and Transbay Redevelopment Area plans specify that the sidewalks on Spear, Main, and Beale will all be widened out to about 30 feet on one side between Bryant and Mission eventually. The City probably won’t widen the sidewalks out until projects come up on those blocks that require construction on the roads, but a little progress at a time is great to see!

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