Thursday, September 29, 2016
- The overall size: The last drawings showed an overall square footage of over 51,000 square feet. That's over 5,000 square feet average.
- Lap pools are still included in the plans.
- The geotechnical report supports the fact that there is great instability in the hill. Since Corbett Heights has just experienced 2 landslides (17th St. above Uranus, and Corbett, just west of Mars) this issue is of great concern. This doesn't mean the project can't or shouldn't move forward, but it would be good to clarify what the plan will be to counter the concern.
- There will be over 2 years of horrific dust, debris, trucks, noise and congestion. We would like to know how they intend to mitigate this issue.
- Plant a new ginkgo tree in the NW corner to replace a dead pepper tree that was removed;
- Replace the doggie bag post that their crew knocked down when removing the dead tree;
- Replace uplifted sidewalks along both Corbett and 17th;
- Supplement the path on the upper portion with new DG (decomposed granite) as it has sagged over the years;
- Provide a lockable cage over the timer apparatus to prevent it from being vandalized.
Really last: Our (CHN) Board currently has 8 members. If you've been a member for at least 3 months, and would be interested in joining us, let me know. Maybe you wouldn't need to wait so long between updates!
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Friday, July 22, 2016
Thursday, July 21, 2016
PLEASE ATTEND THE NEXT MEETING OF
CORBETT HEIGHTS NEIGHBORS
THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2016
CASTRO COMMUNITY MEETING ROOM
501 CASTRO STREET – 2ND FLOOR
(Thru the BofA doors, take stairs or elevator on right)
GUEST SPEAKERS & DISCUSSION TOPICS:
Supervisor Scott Wiener will discuss District 8 issues
Joel Pomerantz - Presentation on SF's Historic Waterscape & Natural Environment
Discussion on Security Systems/Lighting
Corbett Heights History Project - finished!!
Reports on Corbett Heights' Parks
Successes Combatting Monster Homes in Corbett Heights
SFMTA's Upper Market Traffic Circulation Redo
Vote on CHN Board Officers/Approve Bylaws Changes
Castro & Upper Market Development Projects
SO PLEASE ATTEND AND MEET YOUR NEIGHBORS!
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Friday, June 10, 2016
- Our next meeting will be on Thursday, July 28th, and we have a tentative yes from Supervisor Wiener. Also, Joel Pomerantz will be coming to speak to us. He's the founder of Thinkwalks, and the creator of Seep City - a map and book showing San Francisco's historic waterscape. He loves sharing his knowledge of the natural environment.
- The crime wave continues. I received this email from a neighbor on 17th Street last week:
My two neighbors one house down the hill were home around 9:30 Monday night when a tweeker started breaking down the front door. They called 911 and apparently there had been other reports of a suspicious person in the neighborhood because the cops showed up while the guy was still trying to get in. Two cops had to battle the guy down the stairs and it took two more cops to cuff him.
- DPW is still "discussing" how best to spend the $165,000 that Supervisor Wiener was able to get from last year's budget to use to turn the Corbett Slope into an actual park.
- Believe it or not, the History Project is still moving forward. According to our consultant, it will be submitted for approval in July! Including the text, the maps and the photos it's about 250 pages.
- For those short-term-rental folks, here's a informational notice from the city:
- And last - please check out: www.savetheshack.net. Sometime within the last year I received an email from a concerned resident of Noe Valley who was fighting demolition of a small cottage on Valley Street. Mid-battle he discovered that the house was actually an intact "earthquake cottage". While the Planning Department was looking into its history to determine whether it was a historic resource worthy of preserving, it was discovered that it was actually 2 earthquake cottages that were placed at right angles to form a "T". The battle seemed to have been won as the Planning Department refused to authorize the demolition. Marc Norton, who's been battling this for over a year, is continuing to collect signatures. We supported his efforts last year. If you haven't signed yet…. Here's the latest:
Real estate speculators never seem to quit, and John Shrader -- who bought the property on Valley Street -- is no exception.
Shrader has now come back with a new proposal. He wants to demolish one of the Earthquake Shacks, move the other shack to the front of the property, and put it up on a "one story pedestal." He then wants to create two units on the property, both entered through the one relocated Earthquake Shack that would survive the wrecking ball. One unit would have two bedrooms, the other "3 bedrooms and a roof deck." Somehow this would fit into a "3 story over basement" [i.e., 4 stories] structure, plus a roof deck.