Archive for January, 2009

FOGG Open Letter – January 13, 2009

Friday, January 16th, 2009

Attention you tennis players!  San Francisco Waterfront Partners (Simon Snellgrove) ended up as the only bidder after the SF Port Request For Proposals (RFP) on Seawall Lot 351 closed on December 19, 2008.  SFWP has presented a new development plan which will reduce the present nine tennis courts to four!!And you swimmers, don’t think you sport is safe.  While you still will have two pools, they will be located on the roof of the proposed workout gym, and situated right along the Embarcadero.  (We are not sure how you will get to the pools; they might put in an escalator or maybe drop you from a private SFWP helicopter.)

Actual Club open space will be reduced by at least 50%.

SFWP made their presentation to the SF Port Commission on Tuesday, January 13, 2009.  You can view an image of the proposed development by clicking on this link:  8 Washington Plan.

In any event, if they succeed this will be the end of the Golden Gateway Tennis & Swim Club as we presently know it. (more…)