Sfsu foundation now u.corp
Dig into the expenditures since 2000
They spent a lot!!!!!!
Parkmerced offers the city 40 mil to allow their developmentSFSU-CSU offers 2 mil when they have the biggest impacts on muni on the west sideGeneral Growth Properties has not been locked into a sum
19th ave transit study......by muni and the SFCTA sounds like a giveaway vs adequate analysis on the shortest distance between two points and getting the horse in front of the cart transit wise over the 1952 interchange at brotherhood way an overpass at palmetto and across to daly city Bart...
Don't forget 800 brotherhood way which notified tenants in Parkmerced of a start date on the 21st....Which had zero EIR and has another 182 units planned.
The mayor has lots of transit gurus who draw autos in lanes above transit under grounded....Why should the train be below ground?
Is it the public that rides transit the ones that always suffer the lack of direct connection and quick simple routes?
I would want to note a couple of important "facts" omitted by your article in todays examiner.
Please refer initially to the distinct and clear issues raised by Judge Quentin Kopp in the westsideobserver website article on 800 Brotherhood Way.
It states clearly the concern of the conditional use "expiration" and that the letter of determination by the prior Zoning Administrator Laurence Badiner was in error.
The "de-defacto-park" is incorrect it is a right-of way with a "public" park area that has been left to rot by the Dept. of Public Works and Recreation and Park Dept. for years along with rec and park. This is in the pacific migratory fly-zone and coastal areas adjoining lake merced. The upper terraced area above the site is the prior open-space area of the Parkmerced original development.
It served as the original nursery and gardens for the Parkmerced project landscape architect Thomas Dolliver Church as the nursery to grow the trees and plants that were initially planted there.
Prior ownership of Parkmerced left the site to rot for years in neglect and rather that utilize it as open space for tenants and a well maintained public ammenity it was sold off to the prior owner of parkmerced Ron Zeff in a backroom deal that provided for landscape "improvements" on site that were passed on to tenants through pass-throughs which were fought prior by tenants.
The affect of another market rate 182 unit development should be looked at due to no environmental impact report per CEQA being done and the conditional use permit expiring. The recent meetings on the SFMTA and SFTEP on best transit improvement should look closely at this development directly adjacent to the 1952 interchange which is highly congested.
Stellar Management would not grant the prior easement to Ron Zeff and to date there was no agreement on the need to provide an easement for transit access across the site.
Judge Quentin Kopp is in the right and the Board of Appeals should step carefully or face legal action on an issue that should have been nipped in the bud when initially heard by the SF Board of Appeals.
What about institutions skirting housing laws?Sfsu-Csu bought up stones town and parts of Parkmerced....A loss of over 1000 units of rent controlled housing with no enforceable Mou to ensure they pay their fair share..Instead housing becomes temp dorms for investor flippingSee predatory equity investment
@Beverly Upton: He has also shown zero leadership on essential housing, transit, infrastucture, and institutional taxation like Sfsu-Csu.....
A dentist, and rubber stamp planner he is....A public's best interest urban planner or architect he is not.We need someone that understands what makes good design.Not just someone who counts the tax base, and ignores existing communities...
Flexibility Supervisor Wiener is not demolishing existing units that provide essential housing. Flexibility is providing infill and creative designs that build above transit, that create new ways to get rental housing below 30% of ones income, and to provide sunshine into the decisions of supervisors who seem more adept at blocking sunshine appointees that held YOU accountable for your actions. Be flexible supe Wiener, your longevity on the SF BOS requires thinking outside the box of developer donations.
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