Looking to the Sept. Meeting
Now that Octavia Boulevard is open there is still one piece of the puzzle that remains. That is the approximately 900 units of housing that will be built along the Boulevard and on the other freeway parcels north to Turk Street. Plans are for 50% of those parcels to be developed by the SF Redevelopment Agency for affordable housing and the rest to be sold by the City to developers of market rate housing.
Earlier this year members of HVNA worked with the Mayor’s Office and the Redevelopment Agency as well as other community organizations to organize an architectural design competition for four of the sites along the Boulevard. Architects from around the world were invited to participate. The hope was that competitors would develop some very innovative and create ideas for the housing. Indeed they did and in mid June a jury of City officials, architects and planners convened and chose the top designs from the167 submitted.
Please join us at 7PM on September 22nd in the First Baptist Church for a panel discussion about the competition, view the winning schemes and hear some of the architects talk about their visions for the housing that will be built along Octavia Boulevard. Also find out how and when the City and the Redevelopent Agency plans to develop the housing that will be built along the Boulevard and on the other Central Freeway parcels. More information is available on page 4 of the July issue of the Voice, available on our website: www.hayesvalleysf.org