Forum details latest on Balboa Park Station Area Plan
Several dozen people filled the SPUR Urban Center auditorium in downtown San Francisco to hear a panel forum on the impacts the Balboa Park Station Area Plan thus far. Photos by Tony Bear!
Stakeholders, planners, developers converge to share progress of Balboa Park Station Area Plan
Wednesday, June 21, 2017, several dozen people filled the auditorium at SPUR Urban Center, the downtown San Francisco headquarters of San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association, also known as SPUR. The occasion was a panel forum, where an update was given on the impacts the Balboa Park Station Area Plan has had on the area.
The presentation was kicked off by Jeremy Shaw of the San Francisco Planning Department. Shaw ran through details and history of the area plan, and walked through some of the neighborhood’s development challenges.
After the presentations, audience members directed questions to the panelists, and heard about the challenges and opportunities that remain.
San Francisco adopted the Balboa Park Station Area Plan in 2009, as part of its Better Neighborhoods Program. The plan resulted in new mixed-use development, public space, and pedestrian improvements along Ocean Avenue. The plan also was the catalyst for the development of the Upper Yard and Balboa Reservoir parcels.
SPUR — San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association — is a member-supported nonprofit organization with offices in San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland. SPUR conducts Through research, education and advocacy to promote good planning and good government in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The forum was co-presented by the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC).