Monthly Archives: September 2011

Skate park under freeway undergoes environmental review

The long awaited skate park under the Central Freeway touch-down ramp is one step closer to reality. The Planning Department recently issued a “Notification of Project Receiving Environmental Review” for the proposal, which includes the skate park and a mini-park, with basketball courts, play areas, a dog run, lighting, plantings and a pedestrian walkway. The construction is being managed by the Department of Public Works (Frank Filice, 558-4011, is the project manager), with funding coming from the sale of parcels along Octavia Boulevard. South of Market is finally getting something positive out of all those years of demolition and freeway construction.

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Community meeting about Folsom Street on Wednesday, October 5

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) invites you to join fellow residents and business owners to discuss concepts for the Eastern Neighborhoods Transportation Implementation Planning Study (ENTRIPS) priority corridors on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 from 6-8:00 p.m. at the SoMa Gene Friend Recreation Center (270 Sixth Street at Folsom St).  Continue reading

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Neighborhood notification required for “limited live performances”

You have the right to request notification of all applications for the new Limited Live Performance permit within your neighborhood. The stated purpose of the legislation is to allow principally permitted uses such as cafes and restaurants to supplement their current business model with accessory entertainment. Supervisor Mark Farrell amended the ordinance to require that the Entertainment Commission “provide a copy of all Limited Live Performance Permit applications and the corresponding public hearing notices within a specified geographic area to any Person who, in writing or by email, requests such and identifies the area. Continue reading

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DNA Lounge seeks expansion

The DNA Lounge will be hosting a pre-application meeting on Tuesday, September 13, 2001 for neighbors any any other interested individuals so that they can describe their plans for a lot merger. They recently purchased the space next door and have rebranded it as DNA Pizza. The pre-app meeting will take place in the pizza parlor at 6:30 p.m. Continue reading

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Long anticipated WSoMa Plan finally heading to Planning Commission

The Western SoMa Citizens Planning Task Force is preparing to introduce the Proposal for Adoption of the Western SoMa Community Plan to the Planning Commission. This is the beginning of the final stage in the adoption process. The Task Force is scheduled to make informational presentations to the Planning Commission on September 8 and October 13. The first presentation will focus on the Community Plan itself, along with public benefits policies and implementation measures. The October 13th presentation will concentrate on the Design Standards, Community Stabilization Policy, Social Heritage Districts and Planning Code changes. Continue reading

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