We are a neighborhood organization organized in the 1960’s when the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency created the model community of Diamond Heights. The Agency mandated that planning in the neighborhood be coordinated with the neighborhood organization. The DHCA is incorporated as a Section 501 (c) 4.
The DHCA would like to provide an opportunity to learn about the proposed development at Diamond Heights Blvd. and Diamond named by the developer “1900 Diamond”. There is a need for information since some people have assumed that the location is City open space, others that the proposal would provide affordable housing and some cannot visualize the location because it seems too difficult to build on the steep hillside.
The property is owned by Vista Del Monte Affordable Housing sponsored by the Cesar Chavez Foundation. 4 single-family homes and 20 duplexes are planned to sell for a potential $3.5M to $5M. No affordable housing is planned. The proposal would block the entire view of downtown San Francisco to down the Bay from Diamond Heights Blvd. and remove 27 mature Monterrey Cyprus trees.
There are many opinions about the proposal. Some think that providing more housing is beneficial. Others think that the loss of the trees and the view does not benefit Diamond Heights.
Marc Babsin, a representative from the developer, Emerald Fund, and the architect for “1900 Diamond” will join us to answer questions.
The public is invited. Please post the attached flyer and please send this notice to your email lists, friends and neighbors. Thank you!
For more information, please join the DHCA on Thursday, March 4th, 7:00 pm on Zoom.
Reply to this message to receive the Zoom link for the meeting.
Photos of the current site and of the proposed development are attached in the flyer and separately.
Urban Angels located in the Diamond Heights Shopping Center Seeks New Space
Message from Nelson Barry, Founder of Urban Angels SF
Urban Angel’s lease is up February 28, 2022 so it has a year to find a new home.
Currently UASF shares space rent free with the Law Office of Nelson C. Barry in the Diamond Heights shopping center where it has gained the attention and support of many neighbors living in Diamond Heights and the surrounding neighborhoods.
UASF is looking for rent free or at very low cost office space, preferably between 400 and 600 square feet with access to the street for a period of between 2 and 10 years.
Anyone who can help UASF find their new home, please contact UASF president, Nelson Barry, at nb3@UrbanAngelsSF.org or on his cell (415) 052-0711.
Visit the Urban Angels website to see all the organization has done to help the unhoused – www.urbanangelssf.org.
Wednesday, February 17, 6:00 to 7:00 pm
Hosted by Supervisor Rafael Mandelman
Due to recent incidents of gunfire on the streets of our neighborhoods, Supervisor Mandelman has scheduled this opportunity to discuss public safety with Capt. Chris Woon, SFPD Ingleside Station, and Brian Bringardner, DA Liaison to Glen Park.
To attend this event on Zoom, you must register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvd-uuqTgoGdEdylq
On Sunday, February 7, 12:00 noon, via Zoom Message from Margaret Dyer-Chamberlain, St. Aidan’s Church: A family linked to the St. Aidan’s community had a New Year’s day puppy surprise. Their foster dog gave birth to seven beautiful puppies early on January 1st. (And we thought 2021 wasn’t off to such a good start!) We will bless the foster dogs before they move on to adoption to permanent homes. We’ll bless any other animals that would like to join us too. All are welcome! Please contact Deacon Margaret (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the Zoom link.
This message from Erin Mundy, Supervisor Mandelman’s point person for Diamond Heights, describes the opportunity to learn more about COVID vaccines and the plans for distribution.
Hi District 8,
Supervisor Mandelman will be hosting an informational town hall on the COVID-19 Vaccine in partnership with the City’s COVID Command Center and the Department of Public Health, this coming Monday, February 1st from 5-6pm on Zoom. The town hall will provide updates on vaccine safety and efficacy, as well as information about San Francisco’s vaccine distribution plan, State and federal vaccine eligibility guidelines, and an opportunity for attendees to ask questions.
A link to register for this Zoom event is included below. Please spread the word! And apologies for the late notice, it came together very quickly but we hope folks will be able to join us.
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.Thank you,
Supervisor Rafael Mandelman
(415) 554-6968 – Voice
(415) 554-6909 – Fax
David L Young, SF Planning, provided the following list of topics for comments on the proposed development at Diamond Heights Blvd. and Diamond Street. Please send comments about the environmental impact of the proposed development by Feb. 2 to David.L.Young@sfgov.org. David is a Planner with the SF Planning Dept.
Please see my previous message from earlier today for more information.
Since it is hard to visualize the site for the proposed development, the photos depict the location as it is now on Diamond Heights Blvd and Diamond St. and the photos of the proposed development on both streets.
Topics for Environmental Review
- Biological Resources
- Hydrology/Water Quality
- Utilities / Service Systems
- Agriculture / Forestry
- Cultural Resources
- Greenhouse Gas Emissions
- Land Use / Planning
- Population / Housing
- Air Quality
- Hazards and Hazardous
- Mineral Resources
- Public Services
- Tribal Cultural Resources
Betsy for the DHCA
Comments on the proposal’s potential environment effects are to be emailed to David L Young, SF Planning Department at David.L.Young@sfgov.org. You may also call him at 628-652-7494. Comments requested are for physical environmental effects and not on your support or non support of the project.
Please see the attached documents for more details:
Notification of Project Receiving Environmental Review: provides a description of the proposal. The street address is 5367 Diamond Heights Blvd. 22 of the units are on Diamond Street. The developer calls the project, 1900 Diamond.
Purpose of Notice: provides information on what environmental impacts are.
If you would like to receive the project proposal submitted to SF Planning, please reply and I will email it to you.
The DHCA will endeavor to provide updates on the proposal. A Community Meeting open to the public is scheduled on Thursday, March 4 at 7 pm. Representative from the developer, Emerald Fund will attend. More information will be provided about this meeting via Zoom.
Stay safe and well,
Message from Nicole Agbayani about the workshop and how to register
At the Assessor’s Office, we understand that planning for a secure financial future is a top priority for San Francisco families, especially during these uncertain times. On Nov 3, 2020, CA voters passed Prop 19, “The Home Protection for Seniors, Severely Disabled, Families and Victims of Wildfire or Natural Disasters Act,” which makes changes to property tax benefits available to these groups. While this new law mostly expands property tax benefits for these groups, it includes provisions which significantly limit tax benefits for families who plan to pass property from parents to children. In response, our Office is organizing a Digital Family Wealth Workshop to educate San Francisco families about the loss of tax benefits before they go into effect on February 16, 2021. We hope you will be able to join us for this event and share it with your family and neighbors who may find the information useful for their financial planning.
Understanding How CA Prop 19 May Impact Your Family
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 PM
Format: Digital Family Wealth Workshop
Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions. Have a happy holiday season and hope you can join us on January 5th!
Nicole J. Agbayani
Office of the Assessor-Recorder
Diamond Heights Holiday Party YouTube Link, Safety Resources, Look What I Did Website Link, Spread Epidemic of Kindness
Wishing you Happy Holidays and a safe and healthy 2021 from Resilient Diamond Heights and the Diamond Heights Community Association
Diamond Heights Holiday Party and Safety Links from Greggy Carey:
If you missed our virtual Holiday Party on December 19, please enjoy it on YouTube. The party provides a wide variety of segments including holiday greetings from Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, Senator Scott Wiener and Assemblyperson David Chiu, neighborhood entertainers, contests for favorite holiday pet costume and homemade holiday decoration, video of the work of Urban Angels and a safety presentation by Greggy Carey.
YouTube Link to party: https://youtu.be/Ui_81l1XVW8
Link to RDH safety brochures: https://www.dropbox.com/s/hcedglvs5sncfe4/Brochure%20Overview%201_1.pdf?dl=0
Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/resilientdiamondheights
Request Weekly COVID newsletters compiled by Greggy Carey: email@example.com
To Connect with AlertSF:
Start a Text message to: 888777
Place your ZIP CODE into the message window
Activity Website from Beverly Patterson and Aaron Long, Diamond Heights Residents
This is a wonderful website of activities for children and adults with instructions for making items, games, puzzles and Winter Holiday Projects. See sample hand made ornaments above.
Epidemic of Kindness: Please reply to dhcasf.org if interested or with ideas
An Epidemic of Kindness program is being designed with support from Resilient Diamond Heights (RDH) and the Diamond Heights Community Association (DHCA). Betty Peskin, DHCA Board member, inspired by the COVID podcasts of Dr. Michael Osterholm, has suggested asking residents to put heads together online to find ways to have safe contact with those living nearby using social distancing and masks. Would neighbors be cheered with a quick check-in, a brief visit outside at the front door or a park visit?
Thankfully, many of us are already engaged in neighborly acts of kindness. Let’s see if we can make this a ‘pebbles in the pond‘ type event, and expand it to include those whom we might not see often, or invite those who might want to get out and volunteer in our immediate vicinities to try new ways of connecting with neighbors at a time of loneliness and need. Let’s see how we can bring moments of joy to those nearby. This is a time when children might be welcomed participants in small acts of kindness. Please send ideas and suggestions to the email address dhcasf.org
Entertainment, Contests for Best “Craftmas” Decoration and Best Holiday Pet Costume and Prize Drawings!
Join us via Zoom for the Diamond Heights Holiday Party on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2:00 – 3:30 pm. Cameron Partridge, our MC, will introduce our holiday entertainers, speakers, free raffle and contests for the best decoration made from items around the home and best holiday pet costume. Everyone will be on Zoom.
Our fabulous neighborhood residents, Pat Wilder and the duo Eric Beattie and Marymoore Patterson will provide entertainment. Supervisor Rafael Mandelman will deliver holiday greetings.
In order to attend, participate in the contests and free raffle drawings, please reply to this message or email Betsy Eddy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please help us by forwarding this message to family, friends, neighbors and your email lists. Thank you!
- Sign up for the event by replying or emailing Betsy at email@example.com. Betsy will email the Zoom link to you.
- Free raffle drawings: All attendees will be entered. No need to stay for the whole party to win a prize.
- “Craftmas” Decoration Contest: to enter the contest for the best handmade holiday decoration, email a photo no later than Wednesday, Dec. 16. Decorations may be made from items in or around your home. All ages welcome to enter.
- Holiday Pet Costume Contest: email a photo of your pet decked out in holiday finery no later than Wednesday, December 16. All ages may participate.
Attendees at the party will vote for their favorite “Craftmas” decoration and Holiday Pet Costume.
The Holiday Party is brought to you by Resilient Diamond Heights, the Diamond Heights Community Association and St. Aidan’s Church. Please join us for some Holiday Cheer!