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Monday, July 8, 2013

VVPA Meeting: Brisbane Draft EIR and PUC

Saturday, July 13, 10 am-12 pm
Visitacion Valley Library
Community Room - to the right of the main library entrance
Leland Avenue at corner of Rutland Avenue

PUC: Sewer System Improvement Project and CleanPowerSF 

Representatives from the PUC will discuss the necessity and plans for improving San Francisco aging and decrepit sewer system, which is increasingly in danger of failure. 

The presentation will also include information about CleanPowerSF, which  "will build new, renewable energy facilities and offer energy efficiency programs for participating customers... CleanPowerSF is the best, most timely way to substantially reduce our City’s greenhouse gas emissions and ensure San Francisco does its part to combat global climate change." It will be 100% California certified renewable and customers will continue to be billed through PG&E. There will be open enrollment to the program.


John Swiecki, Brisbane Planning Department Director, will discuss the Brisbane Baylands draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) process.The report is over 1,000 pages. Public comments are due by October 8. The Brisbane Baylands property is owned by Universal Paragon Corporation (UPC), the same company that owns Schlage Lock. The site is over 600 acres including the Brisbane Lagoon. There are alternate plans (principally from the developer and the City of Brisbane) for the property. The alternate plan from UPC includes 4,400 units of new housing adjacent to Schlage Lock. Other project possibilities include the Recology expansion, an entertainment center, hotels, commercial development and R&D. There will also be major transportation projects, including the Geneva Extension and Bayshore Intermodal Station that will be a hub for SAMTRANS, MUNI, and Caltrain.

This proposed development project dwarfs any other in the Valley and will have a profound impact on  our neighborhood - even more than it will have on Brisbane itself. All the alternate plans propose that the heaviest development will be in the northern section closest to our neighborhood, while significant open space and public amenities will be in the south closer to Brisbane proper. We are caught between 2 juggernaut development projects  - the Brisbane Baylands and Lennar in BVHP - that have  taken little, if any, consideration of our neighborhood. This will be a chance to begin a dialogue with Brisbane about how its planning decisions will affect Visitacion Valley. 

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