First large public community meeting for the Balboa Park Upper Yard 100% affordable housing mixed-use development to be held at Balboa High
Saturday, March 25, the developers collaborating to create new 100% affordable housing and community services on the Balboa Park Station Upper Yard site will spend two hours with community members sharing common goals, identifying challenges, and discussing solutions for the proposed development.
The meeting at Balboa High School will give residents of the Balboa Park neighborhood, and any other interested parties, a chance to weigh-in on various aspects of the development.
“As community-oriented developers, we are very focused on ensuring all community residents are equitably involved in the decision-making process that shapes our buildings,” said Sam Moss, Executive Director of Mission Housing Development Corporation. “It is important for the entire neighborhood to have a sense of ownership in the Balboa Park Upper Yard development.”
Presentation followed by break-out sessions
The meeting will open with a presentation by architects from Mithun | Solomon, who will review a range of issues, including building design, use of ground floor spaces, and creation of open spaces.
Then, a break-out session will allow interested parties to address topics such as: transportation and circulation, building envelope and housing design, and community services.
“This input will help us assemble supportive community services that meet the diverse needs of the residents, as well as the entire Balboa Park population,” said Marcía Contreras, Mission Housing Director of Operations and Resident Services. Contreras lives in the Balboa Park area. “Our services will be shaped through community input and tailored by neighborhood-driven needs.”
Transit-Oriented Development is part of master plan
The Balboa Park Upper Yard housing development is part of the city’s larger Balboa Park Station Area Plan to connect, restore, and enhance the neighboring area. The Balboa Park BART station is part of a highly prominent and transit-accessible site where three Muni light-rail lines, seven Muni bus lines and multiple BART lines all converge.
Scott Falcone, a long-time District 11 resident with roots in the Balboa Park area, has been a consultant to Mission Housing since 2013. He is assisting with community relations and engagement related to the Balboa Park development, and providing technical services for the actual development project. “Our goal is to provide low-income residents with well-designed and well-managed affordable homes, and to help bring a range of positive improvements to the community,” said Falcone.
Complimentary food and refreshments will be available.
DETAILS: Saturday, March 25, 2017. Time: 10:00 a.m. to noon. Place: Balboa High School, 1000 Cayuga Ave, Room 152 (Green Room) [MAP]
MORE INFO: Scott Falcone or Aditi Mahmud, 415-864-6432. Email:mailto:email@example.com