BUILDING A CARING COMMUNITY

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As we all know, we are currently experiencing a highly unusual set of events, one that brings most of us closer to home and isolates us from our typical activities.  Although the majority of residents are capable of getting to the store, etc., there are some whose health has been compromised by pre-existing conditions.  They may feel uncomfortable about exposing themselves to the virus by going to Safeway or Walgreens to pick up necessary food and drugs.

This is when we residents can reach out and make sure that our neighbors are okay.  Be a little more attuned to the people on your floor, and if they are house-bound, offer to do an errand for them as you go about your own.  It is all a part of creating a “caring community”.  We have all been inundated with coronavirus information. The best advice is, of course, to wash your hands, especially after touching public doors, elevator buttons, etc.

In the past, the Association has toyed with creating a “well-being network” – one that is aware of residents who might be immobile and need assistance during an emergency.  This situation may be the start of establishing such a network. If you are interested please contact our GTA Board member Babs Lowe at babs.ggta@gmail.com.

Support local merchants as much as you can.  For instance, the Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant has put together Wine Survival Packages for delivery, with free remote sommelier consulting. Look for continuing opportunities on the Gateway Nextdoor group.

Yours in maintaining a healthy and caring community,

Martin Hardee, President, and your GTA Board of Directors

For further information:
San Francisco Department of Public Health – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
 


The GTA would like to share a link regarding the 30-day Moratorium (temporary ban) on Residential Evictions announced by Mayor London Breed on March 13:

Anyone unable to pay rent due to the financial impact of the COVID-19 crisis must notify their landlord, and must provide documentation within a week, and then will have 6 months to catch up. This information may prevent a neighbor from being evicted.

Please follow this link for more information:

https://sfmayor.org/article/mayor-london-breed-announces-moratorium-evictions-related-covid-19-pandemic

If anyone has questions on the City’s health order or any legislation relating to it, please email District 3 Administrative Aide (and Gateway resident) Geri Koeppel at geri.koeppel@sfgov.org.

Gateway Updates – March 2020

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  • Trash Talk – SF RECOLOGY – Join in making our Community cleaner! Board member Babs Lowe, touring the Recology Center in South San Francisco. If you’re interested in your own site tour, please email GTA.
  • Due to the increasing number of online ordering and packages delivered on a daily basis, it is more important than ever to dispose of large boxes in the appropriate area in your parking garage.   Your neighbors thank you for your assistance in keeping the building and recycle rooms on each floor clear of hazards!
  • Composting – thanks for doing your part in creating new soil! Remember to always put the scraps in a paper bag – plastic bags are a no-no….they will not disintegrate.
  • This month’s Handling Hints: paper towels and kleenex tissues are compost materials.  Tinfoil, milk, and juice containers are recycle materials.

Neighborhood Happenings – March 2020

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  • Rent Control 2020: The SF Chronicle reports there will be a statewide residential rent control measure on the Nov 3 ballot.  If passed, the measure would allow all local governments to enact rent control for housing built prior to 2005, including some single-family homes, and to limit rent increases for units when they become vacant.  This would partly repeal the state Costa-Hawkins Act of 1995 that sets limits on local rent controls.  The existing SF Rent Ordinance limits rent increases for multi-unit housing built before 1979, which includes the Gateway, and does not apply to vacant units or single-family homes.  If the Nov ballot issue passes, SF Board of Supervisors might act in the future to expand the scope of local rent control to apply to housing built between 1979 and 2005, or to smaller buildings, or to units as they become vacant.
  • Seawall Project: In Nov 2018 SF voters passed a general obligation bond in the amount of $425,000,000 to begin restoring or replacing three miles of the Embarcadero Seawall, from Fisherman’s Wharf to Mission Creek.  Work is in the planning stages.  First repairs are expected to be complete by 2026.  The Port will host 45-minute seawall walking tours.  For detailed information, check the Port website at sfport.com,  click on “seawall”, then click on “Embarcadero Resilience”.
  • 88 Broadway Family Building/735 Davis St Senior Building: Cahill  Construction continues at 88 Broadway (6 stories, 130 units for families), and 735 Davis (4 stories, 52 units for seniors) with expected completion in Q1 of 2021 and Q4 of 2020 respectively.  Normal work hours are 7 am to 5 pm, Monday – Friday.  For Leasing information: Families (88 Broadway) 415-995-4964; Seniors (735 Davis) 415-267-1825.
  • What to Expect During Construction in Your Neighborhood: Building construction can occur during the hours of 7 AM to 8 PM, seven days a week, including holidays. Special permits, such as Night Noise Permits, are required for construction work that occurs past 8 PM. Visit SFDBI webpage on Night Noise Permits for info – https://sfdbi.org/night-noise-permits.
  • Teatro ZinZanni: the dinner theater recently announced it has received the required City approvals, and expects to break ground at Broadway & Embarcadero in Fall 2020.  Construction is scheduled to take 14-16 months with hopes to “open doors” in 2022.  For further info, go to  zinznni.com/sf.
  • SF Fire Station 13: a 20-story hotel is planned for this local site at Washington & Sansome Sts.  The existing fire station will be demolished and rebuilt at the bottom of the new building.  During construction, the Station 13 firefighters and their equipment will be temporarily relocated to other fire stations.  Note one close station is on Powell near Broadway.

UPCOMING EVENT!

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A NEIGHBORHOOD FORUM
Sponsored by Gateway Tenants Association & the Barbary Coast Neighbors 
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NEXT VILLA
NEXT Village SF Provides services and support that empowers members to live independatly in their own homes as they age. Join NEXT Village Executive Director Jacqueline Jones and NEXT Village Board Member Janet Crane to learn about the Next Village approach to aging in place.
Date: February 19th, 2020
Time: 6-8 PM
Place: Embarcadero Center Four, 22nd Floor SF
Cost: Free to members of Gateway Tenants Association.
Refreshments available, and wine for purchase. Please check-in at security desk in E Four Lobby Level.
Click here learn more about NEXT Village SF
 

 

Neighborhood Happenings – February 2020

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  • Seawall Project: In November 2018 SF voters passed a general obligation bond in the amount of $425,000,000 to begin restoring or replacing three miles of our Embarcadero Seawall, from Fisherman’s Wharf to Mission Creek.  Work is in the planning stages.  First repairs are expected to be complete by 2026.  The Port will host 45-minute seawall walking tours.  For detailed information, check the Port website at sfport.com, then click on “seawall”, then click on “Embarcadero Resilience”.
  • 88 Broadway Family Building/735 Davis St Senior Building: Cahill  Construction continues at 88 Broadway (6 stories, 130 units for families), and 735 Davis (4 stories, 52 units for seniors) with expected completion in Q1 of 2021 and Q4 of 2020 respectively.  Normal work hours are 7 am to 5 pm, Monday – Friday.  Address questions or concerns to project468-01@cahill-sf.com.  For Leasing information: Families (88 Broadway) 415-995-4964; Seniors (735 Davis) 415-267-1825.
  • What to Expect During Construction in Your Neighborhood: Building construction can occur during the hours of 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM, seven days a week, including holidays. Special permits, such as Night Noise Permits, are required for construction work that occurs past 8pm. Visit SFDBI webpage on Night Noise Permits for more information – https://sfdbi.org/night-noise-permits.
  • Filming in San Francisco:  Adobe Pictures will be filming a feature film ‘Project Ice Cream’ in the Financial District, February 5th – March 1st, 2020.  Reportedly part of the Matrix series,  filming will include action scenes with low-flying helicopters, drones, car chases, simulated gunfire, pyrotechnics and smoke.  The majority of the filming will be done at night or on the weekends and all activity will  conclude by midnight.  Questions and complaints can be directed to Adobe Pictures at (415) 322-3352 or the SF Film Commission at (415) 554-6241.

Gateway Updates – February 2020

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  • Trash Talk – RECOLOGY – Join in making our Community cleaner! Our own Babs Lowe, touring the Recology Center in South San Francisco. If you’re interested in your own site tour, please email GTA.
  • Due to the increasing number of online ordering and packages delivered on a daily basis, it is more important than ever to break down your large boxes and dispose of them in the appropriate area in your parking garage.   Your neighbors thank you for your assistance in keeping the building clear of hazards!
  • Composting – thanks for doing your part in creating new soil! Remember to always put the scraps in a paper bag – plastic bags are a no-no….they will not disintegrate.
  • What happens on Sunday, February 9, 10 am to 2 pm @ 405 Davis Court?  According to Gateway Management, the Goodwill truck will again be on our site.  Bring your items such as cameras and cell phones, computers and televisions, clothes, shoes, accessories, books, DVDs and other media, and small household appliances to the Goodwill truck where helpers will be on hand for you.
  • Neighborhood Emergency Response Team, or better known as NERT: with the recent earthquakes in Northern California, we are reminded of the need to be prepared for an emergency in our own neighborhood.  The San Francisco Fire Department  has several informational programs, so please visit their website –  SF-fire.org, to get a complete list of community programs available.

Remembering GTA Member Mardi Kildebeck

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Mardi Coyle Kildebeck
September 1945 – November 2019 
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Mardi, originally from New Jersey, was a long-time resident of The Gateway and a generous supporter of progressive non-profit organizations. She directed the work of the Mary Wohlford Foundation, distributing over $1 Million a year to organizations focused on reproductive health, education, and social justice. On the local level, Mardi was a member and donor of the GTA, always showing her interest, ideas, and enthusiasm to better the Association’s effectiveness for her neighborhood.  Her sister, Georgie Evans, also a native of New Jersey, is an active member of GTA and will help us fondly remember Mardi’s humor and professionalism.

 

Gateway Updates – January 2020

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  • Trash Talk – RECOLOGY – Join in making our Community cleaner! Our own Babs Lowe, touring the Recology Center in South San Francisco. If you’re interested in your own site tour, please email GTA.
  • With our numerous requests last holiday season, Gateway Management listened: an extra person was provided to all front desk personnel to help expedite the overload of incoming holiday packages.  Thank you Gateway!
  • Due to the increasing number of online ordering and packages delivered on a daily basis, it is more important than ever to break down your large boxes and dispose of them in the appropriate area in your parking garage.   Your neighbors thank you for your assistance in keeping the building clear of hazards!
  • Composting – thanks for doing your part in creating new soil! Remember to always put the scraps in a paper bag – plastic bags are a no-no….they will not disintegrate.
  • What happens on Sunday, February 9, 10 am to 2 pm @ 405 Davis Court?  According to Gateway Management, the Goodwill truck will again be on our site.  Bring your items such as cameras and cell phones, computers and televisions, clothes, shoes, accessories, books, DVDs and other media, and small household appliances to the Goodwill truck where helpers will be on hand for you.
  • Neighborhood Emergency Response Team, or better known as NERT: with the recent earthquakes in Northern California, we are reminded of the need to be prepared for an emergency in our own neighborhood.  The San Francisco Fire Department  has several informational programs, so please visit their website –  SF-fire.org, to get a complete list of community programs available.

Neighborhood Happenings – January 2020

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  • 88 Broadway Family Building/735 Davis St Senior Building: Cahill  Construction continues at 88 Broadway (6 stories, 130 units for families), and 735 Davis (4 stories, 52 units for seniors) with expected completion in Q1 of 2021 and Q4 of 2020 respectively.  Foundation piles will be drilled instead of driven, which should limit construction noise.  Normal work hours are 7 am to 5 pm, Monday – Friday. Please note Cahill has a street space permit that is valid for 24/7 around the perimeter of the site to occupy the parking lane for the streets that border the site on Broadway, Front &  Vallejo, and Davis St.  This is required for staging materials, setting up equipment, delivery trucks, dumpster, etc.  Parking will not be available along these streets.  Address questions or concerns to project468-01@cahill-sf.com.
  • What to Expect During Construction in Your Neighborhood: Building construction can occur during the hours of 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM, seven days a week, including holidays. Special permits, such as Night Noise Permits, are required for construction work that occurs past 8pm. Visit SFDBI webpage on Night Noise Permits for more information – https://sfdbi.org/night-noise-permits. NOISE COMPLAINTS Any work done before or after these hours must not exceed the noise level of five decibels at the nearest lot line unless a special permit has been granted to allow this. Five decibels is similar to the sound of a screw gun installing screws in drywall. Construction related noise complaints may be directed to DBI Inspection Services at (415) 558-6570. Construction related noise complaints beyond the allowed hours should be directed to your local police station.
  • Seawall Project: In November 2018 SF voters passed a general obligation bond in the amount of $425,000,000 to begin restoring or replacing three miles of our Embarcadero Seawall, from Fisherman’s Wharf to Mission Creek.  Work is in the planning stages.  First repairs are expected to be complete by 2026.  The Port will host 45-minute seawall walking tours .  For detailed information, check the Port website at sfport.com then click on “seawall”, then click on “Embarcadero Resilience”.