We will be holding our regular monthly meeting at the SF Public Library, Plymouth @ Ocean, Tuesday night, January 15th, from 7 – 8:30pm.
2. Approval Minutes
3. Monthly updates:
– SF Parks Alliance
– Grant applications
– Other ongoing issues
– Your concerns
We hope to see you there!
***meeting notes added 1/28***
In Attendance: Neighbors: Warren Longmire; Mary Beth D’Alonso; Lynn Yuan; Danielle Casey Callaghan; Barbara VanderBorght
SFPA: Marissa Alexander
6 Caine Development Project Meeting (6-7pm)
Prior to our meeting, several of us met with the builder (Jerry), and architect (Steve) of the property at 6 Caine at a meeting they had called for community input on their plans. It turns out the only “community” they had invited was the neighbor directly adjacent to their lot, at 10 Caine. That meeting was somewhat contentious. The neighbor is not happy about having rather tall houses right next to his that jut out past his setback, thus both blocking his views and creating a feeling of being boxed in. There was some misunderstanding on his part about our (RLN) role in this project (which is basically none – we’re just interested in ascertaining that their development will be an asset to the neighborhood, rather than a detriment, particularly in relation to the development of Parcel 3).
The developers agreed to set the houses that face on Caine in a way that lowers the height, and to apprise the neighbor of developments as their occur.
They will be holding more meetings with neighbors, in which more than just one household will be notified and invited, as their plans become more solidified.
RLN MEETING (7-8:30pm)
Plans for Parcel 3. Jerry and Steve then stayed on into our meeting to discuss this.
At first, Jerry said he would do the hardscape for Parcel 3 from the top of his property line (near Majestic), including the stairs, down to the landing pad at the top of RidgeLane/Caine. When looking at the plans and seeing that there wasn’t much distance left to get to Majestic, and it was fairly flat, he’ll probably finish the path up to Majestic. He will do everything in concrete, including the steps.
They will take as little curb space as possible on Caine, to preserve street parking space – including possibly cutting into the curve at the top of the street in a way that creates another space.
He will do the grading for the hardscape and landscape as well, then they will do the foundations for the houses, then do the hardscape for the Lane, then finish the houses.
They expect it will be 1 – 1 1/2 year before the project can get started, and then about 9 months for the building.
They will be drawing up new plans and be in touch in the very near future. They left the meeting.
Marissa informed us that the funds from this grant are being administered by a City agency and thus LMNOP has to meet SF requirements, including payroll, and fill out a lot of additional forms. LMNOP is hesitant to do this – if they agree to go through this process in order to finish up Parcel 4, they will be charging us more money. As of Oct. 2018, the cost they gave to finish the project (not including landscaping) was $63,000.
If they decide not to go through with it, we will have to go through the City’s official bidding process, which is cumbersome.
Any add back funds we might get (although Ahsha has yet to deliver on any promises) would now also have to go through this City process, as CCG no longer would be our agent for funding from a City source.
We discussed how to best use the funds from this grant, and discussed asking LMNOP to include a bid for the landscaping as well on Parcel 4, which would eliminate the need for us to put that work through the City bid process as well.
Marissa will let us know what LMNOP decides to do.
The remainder of the grant funding could go toward Parcel 2’s development.
Note: SFPA will be taking a 15% administrative fee from this grant money, rather than the usual 9%, since there was much more work involved, so we actually have $256,000 to work with after their $45,000 comes off the top.
Urban Greening Grant
Do we want to reapply? The work has been done, for the most part, from last year’s application, but it seems unlikely we would meet the income and greening requirements.
Is someone interested in looking into this?
Tuesday, February 5 at 7:00pm at the Ingleside Library, unless otherwise notified.