Supervisor Jeff Sheehy is holding a community meeting about public safety in Glen Park.
Thursday, December 14, 2017, 7-8 PM
Location: Glen Park Recreation Center
- SFPD Ingleside Captain Hart
- District Attorney’s office – Vietnam Nguyen
- SF SAFE – Adam Cuadra
For additional questions, contact:
Justin Jones, Communications Director
District 8 Supervisor Jeff Sheehy
The San Francisco Planning Dept. Historic Preservation Commission is in the process of deciding whether to approve the Diamond Heights Safety Wall on Portola Drive at Diamond Heights Blvd. as an Article 10 San Francisco Landmark. Landmark status would provide the basis for the Diamond Heights Community Association (DHCA) to apply for grants to preserve and restore this important Diamond Heights landmark.
Background: The artwork was designed and created by Stefan Novak in 1968 to serve as the entrance to the new Diamond Heights model neighborhood created by the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency. The sculpture, 60 feet by 36 feet in height, fits the narrow location that drops steeply to the homes below. It also functions as a safety wall preventing cars from going down the hill in an accident. The design allows people to walk within it. The sculpture was funded by a $40,000 grant from the General Electric Company that developed some all-electric homes nearby and is owned by the San Francisco Arts Commission. The DHCA Board supports landmark status for the artwork and is exploring funding for restoration, trimming of trees that grow in and around it, the addition of lighting at night and installation of a commemorative plaque.
How you can help
· Write a letter to the Historic Preservation Commission in support of landmark status
· Attend the Historic Preservation Commission Hearing on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 12:30 pm at City Hall, Room 400 to support the agenda item for landmark status.
Please email letters of support to me, firstname.lastname@example.org. I will email them to Tim Frye and Desiree Smith, Historic Preservation Commission Staff. Letters received by Oct. 25 will be included in the meeting materials. Letters received after Oct. 25 will be provided at the hearing.
Address letters of support or email messages to:
Andrew Wolfram and Commissioners
Historic Preservation Commission
San Francisco Planning Department
1650 Mission Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94103
Please approve designation of the Diamond Heights Safety Wall on Portola Drive at Diamond Heights Blvd. as an Article 10 San Francisco Landmark. The artwork has served as the gateway to Diamond Heights for 50 years and is now in need of preservation and restoration. Landmark status will facilitate obtaining funding for restoration, nighttime lighting and for a commemorative plaque honoring the artist. Landmark status will help preserve the sculpture’s place in San Francisco history.
Thank you for your help!
Where and When:
Wednesday, Oct. 4th, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
San Francisco Police Academy
350 Amber Drive – parking available in large lot next to community room
- State Update: Senator Scott Wiener
- Crime Prevention Updates:
- Supervisor Jeff Sheehy, District 8 Supervisor
- Capt. Joseph McFadden, Commander Ingleside Police Station
- Update on Work on Diamond Heights Blvd.: Dadisi Najib, Public Information Officer, Public Works
Come an enjoy a free and fun community event! Please share this page with your friends, neighbors and email lists.
What: The Christopher Park Festival will be the first of its kind to celebrate this hidden gem of San Francisco, building connections among the diverse organizations, businesses and individuals that comprise our beautiful community. Highlights of the Festival include:
- 11 am – A Doggie Fashion Show with MC Senator Scott Wiener
- 1:00 – Tribute to Mike Lefiti
- 1:05 – Pet Photo Contest Awards Officiated by Supervisor Jeff Sheehy
- Live Music from community artists
- 11:30 – 1-hour history walking tour of Diamond Heights covering everything from milk ranches to unrealized skyscrapers to Modernist architecture to a KGB drop site
- Fabulous hot dogs for purchase from Let’s Be Frank
Website: www.friendsofchristopherpark.org – provides instructions for entering the Doggie Fashion Show and Pet Photo Contest as well as lots more information
When: Saturday, September 23, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: George Christopher Playground, 5210 Diamond Heights Blvd. behind the Diamond Heights Shopping Center
Parking: Free at the San Francisco Police Academy, 350 Amber Drive next to the park for those able to negotiate the steps to the park. Access for people with disabilities is through the Diamond Heights Shopping Center.
If you are not disabled, please do not park at the shopping center in consideration of customers.
Entertainment: Little Folkies, Eric Beatty and the Party Ants, Pat Wilder Band, The Canyon Birds Jazz Trio and DJ Jack & Johana Soulful House
Children’s Activities: Tree Frog Treks reptiles, bounce houses, scavenger hunt and planting activities
Resource Booths: Friends of Christopher Park, DHCA, Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project, Diamond Heights NERT, SFFD Fire Engine, SFPD, Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project, Noe Valley Nursery School, Dept. of Emergency Management, SF Village, ADRC, DAAS, Recology, Cielito Lindo Montessori School, St. Aidan’s Church, and other community groups
Table Signups Still Available: Sign up for a table to promote your organization. Due to permit restrictions we cannot have vending; however, suggested donation-based activities or just simple donation boxes are permitted. Sign-ups for programs, wait lists to buy products, so forth are allowed. We encourage tables to be engaging/interactive, and to especially provide activities for children.
There is a suggested $20 fee to have a table, and that fee is waived if you are a nonprofit. The $20 fee is a tax-deductible donation to Friends of Christopher Park, and we will provide a table and two chairs. Please email email@example.com for a table sign up form.
Facebook: Follow us at Where in the World is Christopher Park?
Volunteers still needed: Email the contacts below if you would like to help us before and/or during the Festival.
The Friends of Christopher Park, and the Diamond Heights Community Association, the Noe Valley Nursery School and the San Francisco Parks and Recreation Department are delighted to present the festival and spread the word about our organizations and proposed park improvements. Funding is provided by grants from the SF Parks Alliance, the Glen Park Festival and from community sponsors.
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.
Our Resilient Diamond Heights Workgroup has been meeting for 9 years to work with neighborhood organizations and residents to prepare for that big earthquake in our future and for local emergencies. Please attend to learn how you can become involved.
Resilient Diamond Heights Workgroup Meeting
Tuesday, May 23rd, 6 pm dinner – sandwiches and salads, meeting at 6:30 pm
St. Aidan’s Church, upper level, 101 Gold Mine Drive at Diamond Heights Blvd.
Please reply to me firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend so that we will have plenty of food.
Parking available across the street in the parking lot next to Safeway
Please invite those who may be interested in our important planning for Diamond Heights.
On the 23rd, we will present the scope of work for two of our projects:
- Planning for the Neighborhood Support Center at St. Aidan’s Church that will serve as an important meeting place to gather and share information after a disaster. We are working with Daniel Homsey, Director of the Neighborhood Empowerment Network (NEN), and his Resilient San Francisco projects to design this project based on a handbook developed in New Zealand after the destructive earthquakes there in 2011.
- Creation of a disaster preparedness strategy for Diamond Heights. This initiative will focus on identifying the vulnerable populations in our community, what their preparedness needs and goals are and how to help them achieve them. Resilient Diamond Heights will work with the Neighborhood Empowerment Network (NEN), the Departments of Public Health, Human Services, Emergency Management and the American Red Cross on this effort.
We are really excited to invite you to join us in this important mission and look forward to seeing you on May 23rd.
Betsy for the DHCA and Resilient Diamond Heights Team
We are pleased to announce that Ed Reiskin, Director Metropolitan Transportation Agency (MTA) and our District 8 Supervisor Jeff Sheehy will meet with the neighborhood on May 11. Please help us inform the public by forwarding this message to your email lists, friends and neighbors and by posting the attached flyer for the meeting.
DHCA Community Meeting
Thursday, May 11, 7 pm
St. Aidan’s Church, Upper Level (The Police Academy is not available until June)
101 Gold Mine Drive
Parking is available across the street in the Safeway parking lot.
We have asked Mr. Reiskin to address two issues:
- The performance of the 52 Excelsior bus and our request to improve its on time reliability.
- How to protect public safety with new curb cuts on Diamond Heights Blvd. that will not have painted crosswalks. The DHCA Board is concerned that these newly installed curb cuts imply safe crossing of the Blvd. with a heavy traffic flow and with drivers often exceeding the speed limit.
Supervisor Jeff Sheehy will provide neighborhood updates. Dadisi Najib, Information Officer Public Works, will provide the latest information on the timeline and schedule for all the work being done on Diamond Heights Blvd.
Please attend with your questions and concerns.
Hope to see you on May 11.
Please see the forwarded message from Dadisi Najib, Public Works, who is the Information Officer for all the work along Diamond Heights Blvd. The work is scheduled to start January 30th. If you have questions, please email Dadisi. Or join us for our DHCA Meeting on Feb. 7 at 7 pm at the SF Police Academy to hear about the project from Dadisi.
The Diamond Heights Improvements Project is finally ready to begin next week. Please review and distribute as needed the attached construction update. Inside you will find more information about the project and where we will be working next week.
Work Activity- January 30th – February 17th, 2017
Duncan St. –Carnelian St.
- Water-main installation on the westside of the street. This block will be closed to through traffic during work hours. Local access permitted. Traffic will be pushed to the eastside of the street in both directions. This work will take 1-2 weeks. Adding sidewalk, curb ramps and crosswalks along the eastside.
Arbor St. Intersection
- Adding ADA curb-ramps and crosswalk
Berkeley Way (south@ Canyon park)
- Adding sidewalk, ADA curb ramps, crosswalks and guardrails replacement at the trail entrance to Canyon Park
Diamond Heights Boulevard Pavement Renovation and Water
Main Replacement Project
SF Public Works Contract No. 2502J
SF Public Works and our contractor Hoseley Corporation are scheduled to make some major infrastructure improvements to your neighborhood. This work includes new ADA curb-ramps, sidewalk installations, new water-main installation and lastly complete roadway repaving.
Construction is scheduled to begin in January 2017 and end in January 2018. The project limits are Diamond Heights Boulevard between Portola and Sussex (12-blocks approx 2.2 miles.) The contractor will generally work one block at a time to minimize any disruptions to area residents. Since we have several locations under this contract, it may be weeks or months before we begin construction on your block. You will be notified approximately 2-weeks ahead of time with specific dates when construction begins on your block.
Monday through Friday: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
Saturdays and Sundays: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM. (Weekend work is not generally anticipated)
Typical Work Sequencing
Phase1 Concrete work (Curbramps, sidewalk replacement, guard-rail replacement)
Phase2 Water-line replacement
Phase 3 Roadway Repaving
Phase 4 Punch-list
Traffic may be temporarily delayed at times as result of intersection and lane closures necessary to perform the work. “No Parking / Tow Away” signs will be posted 72 hours in advance with the project work-hours and parking restrictions.
Access to private or commercial buildings will be maintained at all times. Please observe parking and traffic signage and allow extra travel time in case of traffic delays during construction work.
We appreciate your cooperation and patience as we make improvements to your neighborhood
Public Information Officer
Office of Communications & Public Affairs
San Francisco Public Works
City and County of San Francisco
30 Van Ness 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
Please join the Diamond Heights Community Association to welcome our new District 8 Supervisor Jeff Sheehy at our meeting on February 7. (The Supervisor’s attendance depends on whether the Board of Supervisors meeting adjourns in time.)
Our agenda will include:
- Supervisor Jeff Sheehy
- Dadisi Najib, Dept. of Public Works, update on the schedule and scope for repaving Diamond Heights Blvd., construction of new sidewalks and the crosswalk mid-block to the Shopping Center
- DHCA Project List for 2017 – help us create the list with your ideas and suggestions for improvements needed in Diamond Heights
7:00 pm, Tuesday, February 7
San Francisco Police Academy Community Room
350 Amber Drive