Please mark your calendar to attend the Wednesday, March 4th, 6PM meeting at the Metropolitan Transportation Commission Building at 375 Beale Street, Yerba Buena Conference Room (109) for the first Community Meeting about a new neighborhood park for Rincon Hill!!
From our neighbors, the San Francisco Giants….
The San Francisco Giants are bringing the first ever non-game day public movie night to Oracle Park this summer! Please join us on Saturday, July 13th as we show Bohemian Rhapsody (Sing-Along) on Oracle Park’s brand new, 4K scoreboard (the largest video board in California – 45% larger than San Francisco’s biggest movie theater). On the 34th anniversary of Queen’s historic Live Aid performance, guests will get exclusive access to sit on the Field, enjoy a pre-show performance by The Killer Queens (the world’s only, and San Francisco’s own, all-female tribute to Queen), and sing along to Queen’s hits while watching a special cut of the film Bohemian Rhapsody (2018, PG-13). Prizes will be handed out to select individuals wearing their best Freddie Mercury costumes. A portion of all ticket sales will be donated to our partners at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. We look forward to seeing you at the ballpark!https://www.mlb.com/giants/ballpark/events/movie-night
Buy tickets today – only $15 for basic general admission!
The earthquakes in southern California hopefully pique your interest in being prepared for our next big earthquake in the Bay Area.
Some good references include:
There is a pretty ho-hum agenda for this Tuesday’s Transbay Joint Powers Authority Citizens Advisory Committee. Note that this CAC is a separate CAC from he one that meets under the auspices of the former Redevelopment Agency and is known as just Transbay Citizens Advisory Committee that meets at YBCA at 701 Mission normally.
Click this link to see the agenda: http://www.tjpa.org/calendar-items/cac-meeting-april-9-2019
February 28, 2019 marks 12 years since I started this blog. Lots has changed, and lots needs change. Thanks for reading and caring about our corner of the SoMa District!
The planned park on an acre in the middle of the current day’s Transbay Temporary Terminal on Main/Folsom/Beale/Howard Streets is a chance to get a neighborhood serving park. Please attend this Thursday’s Transbay CAC meeting if you are interested in hearing and providing input on the designs for the park.
TRANSBAY CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE FULL COMMITTEE MEETING AGENDA
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2019
Starts at 5:30 P.M.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room
San Francisco, CA 94103
- Recognition of a Quorum
- Report of the Chair (15 min)
a. Status Update of Block 8 grocery store
- Report of the OCII Staff (10 min)
- Presentation by F4 Transbay Partners, LLC, of a draft concept plan for Transbay Block
4 (discussion item) (15 min)
- Presentation by San Francisco Department of Public Works (SFPW) regarding park
design experience (action item) (15 min)
- Presentation by OCII staff and SFPW regarding draft public outreach and peer review
processes for design of Transbay Park (action item) (15 min)
- Agenda Items for Future Meetings (5 min)
- Public Comment
Original agenda in PDF format from the Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure
The middle acre of the Temporary Bus Terminal adjacent to Main, Howard, Beale, and Folsom Streets is set to be developed as a neighborhood park.
The update of the design of the park is a topic on Thursday, January 10, 2019’s Transbay CAC meeting agenda.
The CAC meets 5:30pm at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) at 701 Mission Street on the 2nd Floor conference room. Do attend if you wish to hear the update and provide input!
Normally, the SFMTA is proposing to eliminate traffic lanes in order to make the distance crossing the street in front of live traffic for pedestrians (especially elderly or mobility challenged) shorter and safer. However, the SFMTA is on track to ADD a 3rd traffic lane to Beale Street between Harrison Street and Bryant Street by eliminating over 50% of the Area Y Residential Parking Permit spaces. They accomplish that by changing the parking from perpendicular to parallel only.
I guess the goal is to try to give folks who do not want to turn right onto Bryant Street from SE Beale Street another lane starting at the Harrison Street bridge. The reality, in my opinion, is that it will create just another lane for cars who want to take cuts in front of those patiently waiting in the right turn lane like we see all the time around the Bay Bridge – and will create even more conflict and dangerous situations for pedestrians who are vulnerable to 100% inhumane driver behaviors during the evening rush hour.
If you want to introduce your comments/ideas or just ask questions, there are two meetings coming up at the seating area on the NW corner of Beale and Bryant at the Rincon Hill Dog Park. One is at 6pm-7pm this Wednesday, September 26th and the other is Wednesday, October 3rd (also 6pm – 7pm).
If you live at Watermark or Bayside Village, I suggest you take action because you’ll probably be putting up with the bulk of new car conflicts and horn honking as a result of a 3rd lane being added for jerks to try to take cuts in the line.
I’ve posted information flyers here:
Beale St Pop-up Flyer
Beale St Public Hearing Notice
Please share this information with your buildings near Beale and Bryant Streets.
After about 11.5 years of building up content on the Rincon Hill blog (launched 2/28/2007), I have decided to hit the reboot button.
I’ll be building out the rebooted Rincon Hill blog over the next several weeks.
Stay tuned in!