Archive for August, 2011

FOGG Open Letter – August 23, 2011

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

FOGG is really pleased at the responses sent by over 50 supporters on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the proposed 8 Washington Street/Seawall 351 project for luxury condominiums and a 420 space underground parking garage to be built on the GGTSC site.

The comments sent were concise, factual and covered all the key issues: Transportation, Height Limits, Shadows, Aesthetics, Parking, Sea Water Levels, America’s Cup Races Impact, Time of Construction, Luxury Condominium Need?, and most important the loss of the City’s Only Outdoor Pool and Tennis Court Recreation Center.  The responses, when printed out, stand 2” high!!

We thank all of our FOGG supporters who took the time and effort to research the issues and submit these comments.  They clearly show how united we are in preserving our open recreational space. (more…)

FOGG Alert – August 7, 2011

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

FOGG thanks those who have already sent their emails/letters to the Planning Department critiquing the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) on the luxury condominium and 420 space underground parking garage proposed to be built on the existing GGTSC site.  For those who have not yet written, please see the following information. (more…)

FOGG Alert – August 1, 2011

Monday, August 1st, 2011

FOGG really appreciates the turnout of supporters at the July 21, 2011 SF Planning Commission hearing on the 8 Washington Street project Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR).

Our speakers were terrific. Their testimony was factual and said a great deal as to inaccuracies and holes in the DEIR.  We owe a debt of gratitude to our attorney, Sue Hestor and FOGG consultant Brad Paul for researching and putting together much of the compelling testimony.

We feel the Commissioners paid attention to what our people had to say and took seriously our message – “KEEP THE COMMUNITY’S OPEN RECREATIONAL CENTER (GGT&SC) OPEN AND OPERATING WITHOUT TURNING IT INTO A SHADOW OF ITS PRESENT SELF!” (more…)