Mt. Olympus Upper Terrace/Roosevelt/17th St. Project
Dear Corbett Heights Members:
Apologies for asking again about the Mt. Olympus project.
It was clear that almost everyone supported accepting Dawson & Clinton's "final" offer to reduce the unit size to an average of 3600'. Not only was the reduction considerable, but it removes the need to fight the developers, as well as the Planning Commission and ultimately the Board of Supervisors.
The reason for this second email is that there is another part of the deal that was discussed. Since the final figure is still short of what we had hoped for, I discussed with them the possibility of offering some form of a Community Benefit to Corbett Heights to make accepting their large footprint in our neighborhood more tolerable.
Dawson & Clinton has offered to hold $50,000 in an account to be used for improvements to our parks, and/or anything to make the experience of enduring the construction and excavation more tolerable for the residents immediately surrounding the site. Invoices would be sent to D&C who promised to pay them within a week.
This is a decision that is too large and too important to be made solely by our Board. There are a few people who fear this will appear as though we've settled for cash. The final square footage that D&C has offered would be the same whether or not we accepted the funds. In addition, Supervisor Mandelman pointed out that almost no large project in San Francisco ever passes without some giveback to the community. Sometimes it's in the form of a park, or increased affordable housing. In this case it would allow us to make substantial improvements to our green spaces.
DO YOU SUPPORT ACCEPTING THE $50,000 FOR COMMUNITY BENEFITS FOR CORBETT HEIGHTS?
DO YOU OPPOSE ACCEPTING THE $50,000 FOR COMMUNITY BENEFITS FOR CORBETT HEIGHTS?
PLEASE RESPOND BY MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH, 12:00 NOON.