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Update on Glen Park Rec Center renovation plans

From Karen Mauney-Brodek of Rec & Park Department.

Recreation Center Renovation:

The detailed design is almost complete. This is based on the plans we have seen, which was presented here last July.  You can view them through the RPD webpage:

http://sfrecpark.org/project/glen-canyon-park-2012-bond/

We expect to bid and award the project to a contractor this spring, which would mean that the last season the recreation center would be open is spring, allowing for classes in the building through April and May of 2015.  At the end of May the recreation center will close for construction to begin in June.  The project is expected to take until Fall or Winter of 2016.  As with all construction, we will have to follow this closely and we will inform you in advance if there are any unexpected conditions which delay the project, once in construction.

During construction on the recreation center, we plan to keep these areas open for public use: The ballfields, playground and tennis courts.  Additionally, we will provide an ADA accessible portapotty like we did with the last phase.

The public will continue to have various points of park access including: the upper “Sussex” street stairs, the new trail from Elk street above the tennis courts, and the new ADA drop-off and entry constructed at Elk street.  The contractor will be using Bosworth for access, deliveries, etc, so we will need to manage that area closely.  During construction the areas that are expected to be closed to the public include the recreation center building itself and the lawn directly to the north “behind” the recreation center, where staging will occur.

Public Art Component of the Project: – Panel Selection this Friday

All projects of this kind require a public art component.

As many of you know, an artist and art proposal was not selected from the last round of proposals for art for the Rec Center Project Renovation, so there were four new proposals.

http://www.sfartscommission.org/pubartcollection/featured/2014/12/18/artwork-proposals-for-the-glen-park-recreation-center/ 

As you may see, this round of proposals is focused to the south of the auditorium space, where there is currently a planting and picnic area.  We will work to make sure that picnic areas are provided in the upcoming recreation center renovation.  In our current design, a new patio with picnic areas behind the renovated recreation center is included (near the lawn area to the north of the building) and we will work with the artists and others to find a good location to incorporate picnic near the playground as well, to the south of the building.

The artists will present their proposals to the artist selection panel on January 16, 2015, 10am – 2pm at 25 Van Ness Avenue, 8th floor conference room. At the meeting, the panel will select one proposal to recommend to the Arts Commission.  The meeting is open to the public and will include a dedicated time for public comment.http://www.sfartscommission.org/pubartcollection/category/public-meetings/artist-selection-panels/.

For more information about the public art project at Glen Canyon Park, please contact Zoe Taleporos at zoe.taleporos@sfgov.org, (415) 252-3215.

Tennis Court Repair

Tennis courts – The seal coat work is underway and striping work.  There are some required cure times and these items are weather dependant.  I will let folks know when they re-open, but it may be in a couple of weeks.

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Gas line replacement work continues in Glen Park

This is why traffic’s so bad. Photos from Jan. 14, 2015 by Lewison Lem.

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Glen Park Association meeting Jan. 14, 2015

Meeting Date, Time: January 14th at 7:00 PM

Location: in the St. John School gymnasium at 925 Chenery Street.

There is parking off Chenery Street behind the school.

PLEASE NOTE! Officers of the GPA for 2015 will be elected at this meeting.
Only those members who are paid for 2015 will be eligible to vote. Persons
who were paid for 2014 may pay at the sign-in point.  One may also renew by
using PayPal at payments@glenparkassociation.org
<mailto:payments@glenparkassociation.org>  . If you wish to mail a check, it
can be sent to the Glen Park Association at Box 31292, San Francisco, CA
94131-0292, however it may well arrive too late for this meeting.

Memberships are $10 per household (one vote) or $10 per voting member for
those households wishing to have more than one voting member.

Should you wish to nominate a candidate (including yourself) for any elected
office, a form is provided below. The current office holders have agreed to
run again, but nominations are welcome.

**Important!  Please take time to scroll down and review the Greenway
information below. It contains a link for more in depth information

Meeting Agenda

1. Officer elections
2. Supervisor Wiener will give an update on 2nd unit legislation,  and
Capt. Mc Fadden of the SFPD will give an update on public safety, etc.
3. The Greenway Concept Plan funding and process will be presented. The
membership will vote on a $5,000 GPA contribution.
4. The Dpt. of Rec and Parks will update the Rec Center building
renovation progress.
5. Adjournment

____________________________________________________________________________
Nomination Form

President:
_____________________________________________________________________

Vice President:
_________________________________________________________________

Recording Secretary:
_____________________________________________________________

Membership Secretary:
___________________________________________________________

Treasurer:
______________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________
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Planning the Glen Park Greenway

*         The Glen Park Greenway is a route parallel to Bosworth Street
between Brompton Street and Burnside Street. The corridor is primarily owned
by the San Francisco Department of Public Works (DPW) and the San Francisco
Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC). The paths and landscaping are not
maintained, and neither SFPUC nor DPW have funding for planning Greenway
improvements.

*         A Greenway Plan will help realize a long-standing goal to improve
the open space path. The Glen Park Community Plan, adopted 2012, includes
the objective to “sustain and improve the informal greenway and pedestrian
path connecting downtown Glen Park and Glen Canyon Park.”

*         In late 2014, the Glen Park Association board of directors
submitted a proposal to The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund, for a grant to
support Greenway planning, with a public process to achieve consensus on a
Greenway Plan ready for detailed design and development. In December, The
Schapiro Fund approved this request.

*         This planning phase has a budget of $60,000, with the Schapiro
Fund providing $40,000. Supervisor Scott Wiener has committed $10,000 of
District Funds; we identified other funding of $5,000; and the GPA would
provide a  $5,000 contribution to the budget for the planning phase. At the
January 2015 GPA quarterly meeting, the membership will vote on a resolution
to confirm the $5,000 GPA grant.

*         What are the goals of the Greenway Concept Plan? An improved
Greenway would:

* Improve safe access to a pedestrian route that connects Glen Park
village and the BART station to Glen Canyon Park and its trail system up to
Twin Peaks;
* Provide recreational features or public art within the Greenway;
* Enhance watershed management in support of SFPUC needs and goals;

*         How will we develop the plan? GPA will work with neighbors, City
agencies, and other interested parties to develop an initial concept design
for the Greenway. In early 2015, we will begin a work plan with extensive
community outreach, at least three public meetings, to draft conceptual
plans for the Greenway. The budget includes services from Surfacedesign,
Inc., to lead the landscape design task for the Greenway.

* What will be the outcome of the Greenway Plan process? We have no
preconceptions as to the specific details of the plan. However, a positive
outcome will include: A Greenway concept plan and timeline described in
text, maps and graphics;
* Community and City agency consensus on the Greenway concept plan;
* Identification of additional funding required to complete a detailed
design, further public review and approvals, and construction.

*         The full Greenway Plan proposal is posted on the GPA website, at
<http://glenparkassociation.org/greenway-project>
http://glenparkassociation.org/greenway-project

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