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CaptionAs part of the implementation of the recently adopted Eastern Neighborhoods Plans this visioning process will focus on an opportunity site in an underserved area of the Mission District at 17th & Folsom Streets currently owned by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission SFPUC and operated as a surface parking lot. The Planning Department Recreation & Park Department and the Mayor’s Office of Housing have partnered to explore acquisition of the site from the PUC to build a neighborhood serving park and affordable housing development. --- --- --- But restricting cars may be bad for business said Kimi Okada school director of the ODC a modern dance company. The organization located at Shotwell and 17th streets uses the lot on a permit basis along with UCSF the Mission Neighborhood Health Center and other businesses. Members of the public pay an hourly rate. Every year an estimated 23 000 people take classes at ODC 20 000 audience members attend productions and 700 artists rent rehearsal spaces according to Okada. Many drive and she says probably won't be thrilled about leaving their cars on the streets at night. "Our survival depends on people being able to get to our campus " Okada said. One possible solution is to install 1 200 neighborhood parking meters according to a proposal from the Municipal Transportation Agency. Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/09/26/BAS31L9O3A.DTL#ixzz1bWOr3LFq
HeadlineConversion of parking to a Park & low-income housing moving forward
KeywordsEastern-Neighborhoods-Plans
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URLhttp://www.sf-planning.org/index.aspx?page=2273

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