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- February 9, 2011
At our open house and workshop on January 15th, we presented a series of presentation boards and invited your feedback. Below you can download the original boards, and high-resolution images of the boards annotated with your comments.
Image + character
Uses + activities + program
Access + connectivity
Coastal dynamics / climate change
Management + stewardship
- January 21, 2011Ben Grant
In case you missed our January 15th workshop, or want a closer look at the content, here are the materials that were presented for public feedback. It's a large file (~25M) showing all the boards. We will be posting the individual boards shortly.
The project team is working hard to transcribe all the feedback and ideas we received check back soon to review it and add your thoughts!
- January 8, 2011Benjamin Grant
Saturday, Jan 15th, 2011
9am-2pm (open house -- you may come for any portion)
The Great Hall, SF Zoo Education Center, 1 Zoo Road (at Sloat Blvd) (Map)
SPUR (San Francisco Planning + Urban Research Association), along with the National Park Service, California State Coastal Conservancy, and SF Public Utilities Commission, is leading a new long-range planning effort for Ocean Beach.
Please join us and contribute your ideas and feedback!
The workshop will be held as an "Open House." You are welcome to attend at any time between 9am and 2pm, and stay for as long as you wish. The design team will be available to provide project background information and collect your input and ideas for the future of Ocean Beach throughout the day.
This workshop will give the public a chance to weigh in on a host of issues, including:
- Improvements to Public Access and Amenities
- Protection of Ecological, Aesthetic, and Historical Resources
- Coastal Management in light of erosion, sea-level rise, and climate change
- Infrastructure Planning
- Interagency Management
We are working with many stakeholders, including residents, beach users, activists, elected officials, and the many relevant public agencies. The project team will be present to record your comments and ideas, answer questions, and discuss the project.
- November 19, 2010Benjamin Grant
Ocean Beach is one of the gems of the San Francisco landscape, drawing more than 2 million visitors each year. It is an important piece of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, a wild landscape, an urban sea strand, a grand public open space.
Ocean Beach is also home to major elements of San Francisco’s wastewater and stormwater infrastructure.
The recent erosion events South of Sloat Boulevard and ongoing community efforts have created unprecedented momentum for a sustainable long-range plan. Drawing on the work of the Ocean Beach Vision Council and others, the plan will address the impact of rising seas, the physical and ecological processes shaping the beach, and improved integration with its natural, recreational, and urban contexts.
SPUR has been conducting interviews with local community members, advocates, and public agencies. We will be convening a series of public workshops and other programming to get input from local stakeholders.