Candlestick Point Development Community Meeting

“The demolition of Candlestick Park was originally planned to be a piece-by-piece disassembly, but a new call for the old stadium’s implosion has led to worries about toxins and poor air quality across the Bayview. Implosion would be quicker and cheaper for Lennar, the developer that is taking down the stadium and replacing it with housing and a shopping center. However, the stadium contains things like lead-based paint and materials made with asbestos, which could spread in a dust plume resulting from an implosion, neighborhood leaders say. The final decision lies with Planning, which is now studying the implosion question.”

-Curbed San Francisco

On December 17, 2014, Supervisor Malia Cohen, The San Francisco Office of Community Infrastructure and Improvement (OCII) and representatives from Lennar Urban hosted a community meeting updating residents and community members. The meeting was also a chance for these community members to voice their concerns and questions about the Candlestick Development including the abatement and demolition process of Candlestick Stadium. The presentation given by Lennar Urban and OCII is available here.

As well as an update on the Candlestick Point developments, The San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development provided data regarding District 10 workforce involvement in the reports below:


T-Third Street Phase 3

From Chris Waddling at D10 Watch:

“Another topic that was brought up at last night’s SFCTA-CAC meeting was to look at the T-Third Phase 3 concepts. Phase 1 is what we currently are using. Phase 1 will be completed when the Mission Bay Loop is constructed in the coming year. Phase 2 is being built now and will open up the T-Third to Chinatown. Phase 3 would take the line from Chinatown all the way to North Beach and Fisherman’s Wharf, but realistically wouldn’t be constructed for another ten years at least.

While last night’s discussion was only to present a few of the proposed ideas that came out of a 400-page study by SFMTA, a couple of D10-related issues popped out at me.

First, the study as presented to us on the CAC didn’t seem to consider effects on the southern half of the T-Third line. Two-and-a-half minutes between trains on the Phase 2+3 portion of the line got me wondering about whether this meant that trains could be prioritized for the northern half of the line and if we in the Southeast would end up seeing the service levels we’ve been promised.

Second, the idea that potential funding could come from “Land Use Value Capture”, including Infrastructure Finance District (IFD); Community Facilities District (Mello-Roos) (CFD); or a Special Assessment District (SpAD) got me thinking that if people on the wealthier northern end of the line were paying for this, then they might think that they’d be in their right to expect prioritization of trains at the expense of the Southeast.

Of course, SFMTA staff reassured me that we’ll see improvements on the whole line, including the Southeast, once the Mission Bay Loop and Phase 2 are completed, with two-car trains and headways of 5-minutes to Mission Bay and 7.5 minutes to Bayview/Sunnydale. A community member also reminded us that MUNI won’t be the only way to get from Bayview to downtown if we get a Caltrain station at Oakdale, Bayshore gets its improvements, or if a BRT to Balboa Park BART happens.

Despite these assurances, I will continue to impress upon SFMTA and the SFCTA the importance of including the Southeast’s users of the T-Third in discussions regarding the northern end of the line so that we’re all aware of what’s going on and can make sure that our concerns are addressed.”

More at

MUNI Metro East


Prop K funds will be used for environmental phase of a new paint and body shop and historic streetcar canopy over storage tracks at the Muni Metro East maintenance facility. The new paint and body shop will consolidate the body and paint facilities and accommodate all vehicle types in the SFMTA fleet which will allow better use of staff and other resources. The new canopy will provide weather protection for the historic streetcar fleet. The total project cost, through construction, is estimated at $192 million, of which $36.8 million is anticipated to come from Prop A General Obligation bonds passed by voters in November 2014. The project has a significant funding gap of $148 million from yet to be identified funding sources which may include State cap and trade funds and SFMTA revenue bonds. SFMTA anticipates environmental studies to be completed by June 2016. Design could begin in spring 2016.

FUF Trees for Bayview

image treeFUF has a community planting in the Bayview scheduled for February 28th, 2015.
In the last planting, FUF planted 48 trees with the Bayview community, we hope for 50+ this time. Join us!

What do I need to do to get a tree?
FUF aims to make it easy and affordable for you to get a street tree in San Francisco. We usually subsidize about 85% of the costs and handle most of the logistics. You only need to sign our two forms and we will take it from there. This year, you only need to co-pay $25 and we’ll plant a tree with you in the sidewalk in front of your home AND come back for 3-years of follow-up care.

***Forms Deadline is 1/21/2015***

How does the planting process work?
In collaboration with neighborhood residents, FUF organizes a tree planting in each neighborhood about once every 18 months.  On planting day, FUF staff, volunteers and residents plant trees for everyone in that neighborhood who wants one. FUF celebrate with a potluck lunch afterwards!

Why should I plant a FUF tree at my property?
Trees provide benefits such as cleaning the air, preventing flooding, and raising your property value. FUF is a nonprofit that has planted more than 47,000 trees during 1,000 +community plantings in SF.

To get a tree in this planting, sign up here

The FUF  Planting Timetable

The lead-up to FUF plantings has 3 distinct phases:

*Phase 1:  Community Outreach Phase  (Now to January 21st)
The first phase of a FUF planting is to get as many neighbors as possible to sign up for a tree.

Event: Community Outreach Happy Hour! RSVP to
When: TBD @ 6:30pm
Where: TBD, can you host?
What: Learn how to reach out to your neighbors to get more of them signed up!

With any questions during the Outreach Phase, please contact:
Community Project Manager Phil Pierce

*Phase 2:  Arborist Phase (January 22 to February 28)
The second phase of a FUF planting is preparing the neighbors who want a tree — and their properties — for the planting.

Event: Arborist Community Meeting
When: TBD in early November
Where:  TBD – Contact us for more info or to Host!
What: Learn about the logistics for Planting Day and the tree species that are best suited for your neighborhood.

With any questions during the Arborist Phase, please contact:
Planting Manager Gordon Matassa

Chinese and English Flyer $25

Candlestick Point Development Meeting


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

6:30pm – 8:30pmm

Bret Harte Elementary School
1035 Gilman Ave

Speakers include representatives from:
– Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure (Successor to the SF Redevelopment Agency)
– The Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD)
– Lennar Urban Corporation

Contact Mawuli Tugbenyoh at 415-554-7670 or at with any questions.

Supervisor Cohen’s staff are currently working with Lennar and OCII staff to prepare a fact sheet in advance of this meeting.