Archive for February, 2008

UCSF 71,000 sqft Institute – comment

February 11th, 2008

ucsf.jpgUCSF is on the fast track to construct a new 71,000 gross square foot building on the Parnassus Campus. This will be the Institute for Regeneration Medicine, also known as the Stem Cell Research building. The building plans and site configuration have changed since the public was shown the preliminary design. If you were already aware of the project please take another look.

A meeting was held for the public where the new plans were unveiled, on February 5th. With only two weeks notice and the fact that the meeting was scheduled on election day, there were only four community members present to learn the new project details.

This building will be constructed behind and well up the hill from the current campus buildings on Medical Center Way. It will be visible from the Inner Sunset, Golden Gate Park and the Richmond Districts and will contain labs with “stacks” for ventilation.

If you have concerns, please read/download the “Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration” from the UCSF website. It contains all the details and specifics on the project.

IMPORTANT!! Please respond directly to UCSF with your comments. The window for public comment closes on MARCH 3, 2008.

Contact person and phone number:
UCSF Campus Planning
3333 California Street, Suite 11
San Francisco, CA 94143-0286
Attention: Michelle Schaefer, Environmental Coordinator
(415) 476-2911
email: EIR@planning.ucsf.edu

TPIA Annual Meeting – Feb 21, 2008 – coming up!

February 7th, 2008

TPIA Annual meeting February 21, 2008 – 7:30pm
Get involved! Join us and
meet your neighbors.

Please mark your calendars for the annual combined neighborhood meeting for Twin Peaks, Clarendon Heights, and Forest Knolls the original meeting in November was postponed due to unusual circumstances –MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

February 21, 2008
7:30-9:00 PM
St. John’s Armenian Church
275 Olympia Way @ Clarendon Avenue

Supervisors Sean Elsbernd from District 7, Bevan Dufty from District 8 and Ross Mirkarimi from District 5 have been invited, as well as a representative from the SF Police Department. Refreshments will be served.

You can read the January 2008 TPIA newsletter online before coming to the meeting.

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Edith’s Garden profiled in 2000

February 6th, 2008

“Edith’s garden” was profiled in the Fall 2000 issue of San Francisco Beautiful’s newsletter. We thought you’d enjoy seeing this article.

SF Beautiful’s newsletters are online from 2001 onward at their web site.