Neighborhood Happenings with Alec Bash
- GTA Safety/Security Committee: This committee is working with The Gateway, the SF Police Dept and our community’s residents to offer suggestions for solutions on safety and security matters. Committee members are Alec Bash, Andie Lautman, Babs Lowe, Jay Ernst, Jennifer Herman, Lei Han, Madeleine Trembley, Michele Hennessey, Shai Malka, Sharry Bash & Sohil Patel. Please email Alec Bash if interested in participating on the Safety/Security Committee or to share ideas and suggestions.
- Pier 30-32 & Seawall Lot 330 bet. Bryant & Beale Streets: Strada & Trammel Crow are negotiating with the Port of SF to demolish and reconstruct dilapidated Piers 30-32 with offices/restaurant/retail, a floating swimming pool, and view decks with a public access network They propose 850 market and affordable housing units in approx. 15-20 story buildings across The Embarcadero to replace a parking lot and the Navigation Center on Seawall Lot 330. Strada/Trammel Crow are hosting a series of virtual office hours on this project; for the first Zoom meeting the developers will share an analysis of the economic feasibility of various potential uses on the site.
- Embarcadero Enhancement Project: The SF Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA) Embarcadero Enhancement Program — Central Embarcadero Safety Project (Mission Street to Broadway), sought input and surveyed community priorities earlier this year on proposed changes to The Embarcadero. SFMTA and SF Port staff are coordinating final design details for construction this winter. For more about the project, click here.
- Port Waterfront Resilience Program: The 2018 $425 million bond to begin restoring or replacing the Embarcadero Seawall is currently in the early stage of planning, with immediate seismic and flood protection upgrades targeted for completion by 2026. This is just one piece of the Port Waterfront Resilience Program, an ambitious effort to deal with the many challenges and opportunities along the waterfront.
- Port Pop-Up Activation Proposals: SF Port is seeking businesses to deliver vibrant and diverse waterfront experiences while creating opportunities for small and local business participation. Seventeen of the 22 responses have qualified and the Port will seek community input to fine tune proposals and deal with noise, transportation, etc. Please click here for more info.
- Port Mobile Vending Pilot Program: The Port will provide access to approx. 50 vending spaces to historically disadvantaged communities along the waterfront, promoting an inclusive waterfront and consistent with State law allowing sidewalk vendors. First-come, firsst-serve permits will be issued to vendors for available spaces. Please click here for more info.
- 530 Sansome Fire Station w/Commercial or Residential Building: The City, in a public-private partnership with developer Related California, proposes to rebuild Fire Station 13, along with private development of a 19-story building (hotel, offices, fitness center and retail/restaurant; or a variant with 256 residential units). The development is now fully approved (with GTA support) and next steps 1) deciding on a hotel or housing, and 2) obtaining a building permit.
BCNA – OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
GTA encourages you to join the Barbary Coast Neighborhood Association (BCNA). Founded as a nonprofit in 2006, BCNA serves Gateway residents and local businesses along the Embarcadero from Bay Street to Clay Street. It is directed by a Board led by Diana Taylor of the Commons.
As an association, it strongly supports open space, recreation areas, and appropriate residential and commercial development. BCNA works with our legislators and community organizations on solutions to traffic congestion, parking problems, city crime, homelessness, noise pollution, and other neighborhood issues.
If you have interest, please join the BCNA .
UPDATE ON LAUNDRY ROOMS FROM GATEWAY MANAGEMENT
As the washers and dryers are essential in day-to-day general housekeeping and there have been historical issues surrounding machines not properly working, Gateway is now interacting closely with our vendor to ensure that all machines are maintained and repaired in a timely manner. Please note the following:
Every Tuesday and Thursday:
- Our janitorial team will fully inspect all four laundry rooms and report back to the Administrative Office of any units that appear out of order or have an out of order tag placed on them by a resident.
- Our Resident Services Coordinator will also pick up any work orders submitted from residents through the Gateway portal and close out the ticket in the system to avoid duplicate service orders.
- Once the above is completed, our Resident Services Coordinator will call in all needed repairs to the Vendor.
- Following this, the Coordinator or the janitorial team will assure a Gateway Repair tag is displayed on the appropriate machine(s).
If, for any reason, a machine accepts payment but does not perform, please immediately contact the Administrative Office at 415-434-2000 with the machine’s number. We will be happy to research the issue and, if deemed a refund is necessary, will provide you with a form to complete and sign. With your help, we will be able to better keep these facilities updated and organized for your use.