This OPEN LETTER is a follow up to our OPEN LETTER of July 20, 2010. We have received many responses and we thank you for them.
As you are now aware, an Alternative Northeast Waterfront Study has been developed by our community. You can now see this Alternative Study at the Page on the right side of this website.
We thank all the FOGG supporters, the contributors from Telegraph Hill Dwellers (THD), Golden Gateway Tenants Association (GGTA) and Asian Neighborhood Design (AND) for their incredible effort to produce this Study.
This Alternative Study, produced by our community coalition in response to the SF Planning Department study, we believe, truly represents the neighborhood. This is a Study developed not only to create a more livable and open Embarcadero neighborhood, but to provide the entire City and visitors with an exciting and lively experience.
While this Study has been thoroughly reviewed, it is still in “draft” form. We expect some changes and improvements when it is complete. We expect to complete our Study in the next few weeks.
We also ask you to view two new drawings from the SF Planning Department. You can now see these SF Planning Department drawings at the Page on the right side of this website.
These drawings show higher height limits along Drumm Street, their site plan for Seawall Lot 351, and our adjacent Community Recreation Center (GGT&SC). As you can see, the SF Planning Department is showing the total destruction of our existing Community Recreation Center. They are ‘recommending’ 130 foot high buildings at the corner of Drumm Street and Washington Street (existing tennis courts 2 and 3), and 25 foot high buildings along the walkway between Jackson and Broadway (existing pool area and courts 6 through 9).
You should know these two drawings were NOT shown to the Planning Commission when the Planning Staff presented their study to the Commission on July 8, 2010. They were shown at the Port Commission meeting on July 13, 2010.
The Planning Commission on July 8, 2010 approved the SF Planning staff Study by a 4 to 3 vote, sending a resolution to the SF Port for their review and possible action without knowing that the study was incomplete. We are challenging this decision.
We need your financial support now through your tax deductible donation to complete our neighborhood coalition study.
Please send your tax deductible donation by check to PDF/FOGG, mailed to Jim Eggert, Treasurer and CPA, 550 Davis Street #46, San Francisco, CA 94111. In writing your check, please enter on the memo line “tax deductible donation.”
Or you can donate online by clicking on the Donations to FOGG on this website.
Your comments are most welcome and we look forward to your continuing support.