Potrero Yard Modernization Project Autumn Update
The Neighborhood Working Group is taking a short hiatus as we look to the next milestone: selecting a developer this winter. The Request For Proposal (RFP) proposal due date is December 30, 2021. The Working Group will reconvene in December.
► Saturday, Oct. 16: Potrero Hill Festival — The Potrero Yard Modernization Project is participating in two events in mid-October. The first event is on Saturday, October 16, at the Potrero Hill Festival, and we'll be there engaging with the local community, providing information on the Project and handing out some goodies. The festival is family-friendly and benefits the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House. Stop by our booth and say hello!
- What: Potrero Hill Festival
- When: Saturday, October 16, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
- Where: Four blocks along 20th Street in Potrero Hill
► Sunday, Oct. 17: Sunday Streets Phoenix Day — The second event happens the very next day: The return of San Francisco’s beloved Sunday Streets program takes place on October 17 at Phoenix Day, a city-wide event. Several traditional Sunday Streets routes will be closed off to vehicles, and you will find folks from the Potrero Yard project on Valencia Street in the Mission District. (And yes, we'll have some goodies.) In addition to street closures, a Cross City Connector Bike Ride and dozens of neighbor-hosted block parties are planned to celebrate our city.
- What: Sunday Streets Phoenix Day
- When: Sunday, October 17, 12 Noon–5 p.m.
- Where: On Valencia Street, between 18th & 24th Streets in the Mission District
If you are able to stop by and say hello, it'd be great to see you. (Fun fact: The phoenix, a mythological bird that rises from ashes to live again, was adopted as a symbol for the city's flag in 1900, before the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and subsequent fire.)
► Potrero Yard Tours update — The team is looking to restart tours of the Yard later this year. Tours are a great way to get first-hand knowledge about the Yard, its importance to San Francisco transit and why the city needs to modernize it. Look for more information soon. If you are interested in joining a tour, please reach out to John Angelico at PotreroYard@SFMTA.com.
► In the neighborhood — On Saturday, August 21, several Potrero Yard team members joined folks from the neighborhood in a Park Clean Up Day sponsored by the Friends of Franklin Square. We collected trash and helped with landscaping the playground and park to make it a safer and cleaner place for all to enjoy. It was great fun and it was wonderful to (safely) interact with everyone. (Btw, the Friends are hosting another Park Clean Up Day on Saturday, Oct. 16. More info.)
► Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) hearings — The DEIR was presented before the Historic Preservation Commission on August 4, 2021, and included alternatives to the proposal addressing the existing building at 2500 Mariposa Street, which is considered a historic resource by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The Commission reviewed and commented on the project, and the hearing minutes are available to view.
The Planning Commission held a hearing on the Potrero Yard Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) on August 26; the public comment period closed August 31 with minimal comments received. View the hearing minutes.
► Spread the word — Finally, please tell your neighbors and friends to sign up for updates, too. As mentioned, we are dedicated to transparency and openness in the project delivery process, and community involvement plays a crucial and invaluable role as we move forward on the Potrero Yard Modernization Project.
For more informaiton, please contact:
Public Information Officer, Communications Division