Gray area denotes blocks in which liquefaction has historically occurred, or where geological, geotechnical and groundwater conditions indicate a potential for ground displacements.
By Steven J. Moss
Transit At the last of ten workshops investigating ways to speed-up Muni, held in May, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency collected community feedback on the agency’s proposed Transit Effectiveness Project. Potrero Hill residents expressed particular concern about the performance of the 22-Fillmore bus, which runs on 16th Street between Third and Church streets. According to the SFMTA’s web site, the agency anticipates that proposed changes to the 2.2 mile line will reduce travel times by six minutes in each direction … The San Francisco Unified School District has indicated that it’s unlikely to approve a proposal to shift Daniel Webster Elementary School to the site occupied by International Study Academy and expand it to eighth grade, as advocated by the Daniel Webster Middle School Task Force. Instead, the district is looking to identify alternative middle schools to which to direct Webster graduates … A year and a half after the election, the San Francisco Ethics Commission finally wrapped up its audit of the Steve Moss for District 10 Supervisor campaign. Moss, who came in fifth in the 2010 election, returned more than $5,000 in unused public and private contributions he’d collected during his run, but had to pay another almost $400 from his own pocket due to paperwork issues, as well as roughly $1,500 in accounting fees associated with marshaling through the audit process.
Axis Last month, the San Francisco Giants unveiled preliminary development plans for Seawall Lot 337, the parking lot located across Lefty O’Doul Bridge from AT&T Park. The project has come a long way – mostly the wrong way – from its original vision, which included a 1,000 seat-plus performing arts pavilion. The current idea is to develop commercial office and retail space, as well as housing for perhaps 2,000 residents, clustered around upwards of seven acres of open space, most of which will be located along the Bay. Better than Mission Bay, perhaps, but a far cry from anything innovative or especially family friendly. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission may be responsible for energy provision to the development, which could provide for more creative deployment of sustainable, community-level resources than Pacific Gas and Electric Company would likely muster. At least we can hope … Last April the San Francisco Planning Commission approved a proposal to demolish the edifice in which Axis Café is located and replace it with two adjoined mixed use buildings. According to preliminary plans submitted by the site’s owners, Nibbi Brothers, the new buildings will include 14 residential and eight commercial parking spots in a shared basement garage. A date has not yet been set for demolition.
Earthquakes Scientists predict that California will experience at least one earthquake reaching 7.0 in magnitude over the next 30 years. And Dogpatch is especially vulnerable, since much of the community is located on liquefaction zones. Be prepared! Perhaps even more distressing, shifts in the continental plates might mean millions of years from now Los Angeles will be a suburb of San Francisco…