Archive for July, 2011

FOGG ALert – July 15, 2011

Friday, July 15th, 2011

YOU CAN HELP SAVE OUR COMMUNITY OPEN RECREATIONAL CENTER (Golden Gateway Tennis & Swim Club)

On Thursday, July 21, 2011 The SF Planning Commission will be hearing the DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (DEIR) for the 8 Washington Street luxury condominiums and 420 space underground parking garage project on the Club site.

The DEIR can be read at this link.  8 Washington St – Seawall Lot 351 Project

We urge you to attend the SF Planning Commission Meeting on Thursday, July 21, 2011. (more…)

FOGG Memo – July 10, 2011

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

We ask you to read this article published in the July 6-12, 2011 San Francisco Bay Guardian.

You can read at this link or read the article below:

Guardian Article

(FOGG Editor’s note:  The proposed project would demolish the existing recreation center’s 9 tennis courts and 2 outdoor pools and replace them with 4 tennis courts and 2 pools on top of a building along the Embarcadero, not taking into account the wind factor or noise from traffic.  Outdoor recreational space would be reduced by 52%).

Is LEED really green?

 

By Maggie Beidelman

 

Created 07/05/2011 – 6:00pm

How developers use a popular environmental certification program to sell projects and mislead the public (more…)

FOGG Alert – July 4, 2011

Monday, July 4th, 2011

There are two important items that we bring to your attention.

ITEM 1.  San Francisco Planning Commission Meeting this Thursday July 7, 2011 beginning at  12:00 noon Room 400,  City Hall.

Led by AND (Asian Neighborhood Design), our Coalition;  Friends of Golden Gateway (FOGG), Barbary Coast Neighborhood Association (BCNA),  Golden Gateway Tenants Association (GGTA), & Telegraph Hill Dwellers (THD) will give a presentation on “A Community Vision for San Francisco’s Northeast Waterfront.” (more…)