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.
Hosted by the Diamond Heights Community Association (DHCA)
Please download (click at bottom of flyer) and post the attached flyer for the meeting and send to your email lists, friends and neighbors who would like more information about the proposed 24-unit market rate development. Thank you!
Please reply to this message or have others email email@example.com for the Zoom Link. The public is invited. We ask that each person requests the Zoom link and not pass it on to others for meeting security.
Steve Chaffin will present a slide presentation on concerns about the development expressed by neighborhood residents. Please come to express your thoughts and for answers to your questions.
The DHCA website, www.dhcasf.org, provides the following documents concerning the development. Select – 5367 DH Blvd. – 1900 Diamond – at the top of the home page:
- Steve Chaffin’s Slide Presentation listing neighborhood concerns
- Marc Babsin’s, Emerald Fund, presentation given at the DHCA community meeting on March 4
- A recording of the March 4 meeting.
The DHCA has defined its purpose as providing information on the development, both pro and con. There are neighborhood residents that applaud more housing in Diamond Heights. Others would like the view, open space and 27 mature Cypress trees preserved. Another alternative is to change the size of the development to save some of the view and trees while retaining the scale and character of homes on Diamond Street.
Diamond Heights Stairway Street Signs Installed
The DHCA congratulates Patrick Carroll, Board Member, for working with the SFMTA and Supervisor Mandelman’s office for this terrific effort for our neighborhood!
Story by Patrick Carroll:
When the planners designed Diamond Heights back in the 1950s and 1960s, they went for a suburban feel, with winding, curvilinear streets and plenty of parking. They also included stairways to connect hill dwellers with shopping and parks. The stairways received names; some, like the streets they connected were named after semi-precious stones. Others, in the time-honored San Francisco tradition received women’s names. But only a few received street signs. Some of the names appeared only on maps. Until now.
Signs have gone up on Colleen Lane, Onique Lane, Coralino Lane and Opalo Lane. The driving force to place the street signs was Patrick Carroll of the Diamond Heights Community Association with the able assistance of Supervisor Rafael Mandelman’s office and the SFMTA. Patrick observed that a person could pass right by an unmarked stairway and not even notice it was there. A frequent stairway user, he hopes that bringing greater visibility to the stairways will increase their use and promote walkability in one of San Francisco’s hillier neighborhoods. Thanks to all who made this possible!
Pictured in the photo are Supervisor Mandelman, Patrick Carroll, Betsy Eddy and 2 SFMTA staff members who helped make the sign installation possible.
Specific Donations for the Unhoused Accepted on Saturday, March 20, 1:00 3:00 pm at the Diamond Heights Shopping Center Parking Lot
Message from Nelson Barry, Founder & President, Urban Angels SF, Diamond Heights Shopping Center:
WILL YOU HELP???
Support a new and wonderful joint program between the Buddhist Church of San Francisco and Urban Angels SF to collect supplies for the unhoused.
PLEASE COME AND DONATE
ALSO SPREAD THE WORD TO YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY, NEIGHBORS AND COMMUNITIES (FAITH-BASED AND PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS)
The Buddhist Church of San Francisco will be collecting Blankets and Supplies for SF homeless in the Diamond Heights Shopping center parking lot (the east end closest to St. Aidan’s church on Gold Mine Drive) on March 20 from 1 pm to 3 pm.
Specifically the members and volunteers of the church will be accepting:
– Blankets (comforters, throws, fleece; bundled with a string preferably),
– Hand Sanitizer (in 2 oz and 4 oz bottles) and
– Socks (new or in like-new condition).
For more information; firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-776-3158
The donations are tax deductible.
The donations will be handed out to our unhoused SF neighbors by volunteers of Urban Angels SF, a nonprofit headquartered in the Diamond Heights Shopping Center.
Please spread the word to your friends, family, neighbors and communities and churches. This is a one-time donation effort by the Buddhist Church of SF. If it goes well, they may do it again.
Grateful to be in Service,
Founder & President, Urban Angels SF
5228 Diamond Heights Blvd. SF 94131 (2nd floor in Diamond Heights Shopping Center)
Urban Angels SF is a 501(c)(3) tax ID #84-3536488 – All donations are tax deductible.
“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” Maya Angelou
“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” Mother Teresa
Are you ready for “A New Day!” ?
This is an opportunity to help St. Aidan’s raise funds for community programs and also learn about an online silent auction application.
St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church is having a spring Auction Fundraiser on Saturday, March 20th at 7pm Pacific time. Our auction raises funds to support the ministries of St. Aidan’s including food-centered ministries, community-centered ministries and elder-centered ministries. If you’ve ever been to one of our events before, you’ll know that this is truly a FUNd raising event.
Dymphna Productions will perform a short preview of an upcoming musical “Ranch Dressing” and Elaine Jennings and Janet Lohr will sing some hits!
Of course, we can’t gather in person this year, so all the festivities will be online. We’ll use Zoom for the actual event, and registration and bidding will use an Internet platform called Auctria. Everyone who registers will receive an email on March 20 with the link for the Zoom event.
Use the link below to register, buy a ticket and preview the online and live auction items:
There you will find art, crafts, edible delectables, home-made items, collectibles, recorded stories for children and the family, goods for the home, and experiences to look forward to – all available at the online and live auction!
Online and live auction bidding will require a ticket (Registration).
The Silent Auction also called the “Online Auction” will begin on Sunday, March 14th at 6pm and will close Sunday, March 21st at 6pm. A ticket is required to bid. Items may be added in the course of the week, and some items may be offered as “Buy it Now.”
The Live Auction event with entertainment will begin Saturday, March 20th at 7pm. A zoom link will be sent out a few days before the event on March 20th to each registered ticket holder. The live auction will not run on Auctria, only on the zoom event. The silent auction will only be run on Auctria online.
Tickets (Registration) may be purchased with a credit card at this link:
$25 per person
$50 for a “Table for 2”
$75 for a “Table for 3”
$100 for a “Table for 4”
Sliding scale also available starting at $15 per person
Happy to “meet” you there!
For Information contact:
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 (email@example.com) 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