A Haight-Ashbury recycling center that started 36 years ago as a community activism project on an asphalt parking lot in Golden Gate Park can expect a 90-day eviction notice today.
After two hours of public outcry both supporting and opposing the closure of the center next to Kezar Stadium to make way for community-garden plots and a pedestrian plaza, the Recreation and Park Commission unanimously voted in favor of the change Thursday. Read More
When the idea of a sunny Hayes Valley blossomed from the demolition of a tattered portion of the Central Freeway in 2003, The City expected developers to bite on 21 vacant plots.
With nine of those sites still unoccupied, The City is seizing the opportunity to make some money by beautifying the neighborhood with community gardens and possibly a flea market until more permanent solutions emerge. Read More
It took a tussle with Caltrans, 281 signatures and a lot of sweat, but a vacant lot in Potrero Hill has been transformed from a neglected patch of soil next to a freeway offramp to a flourishing garden.
A community group originally proposed a garden on the land a decade ago, and submitted a proposal to Caltrans, but that plan was rejected and the idea was abandoned. Read More