Building Projects at 88 Broadway and 735 Davis Street

Developer John Stewart Company is proceeding with design, financing and City approvals of two affordable housing buildings on the block bounded by Broadway, Front, Vallejo and Davis Streets, on two parcels now used as parking lots, one owned by the Port and the other by the SF Department of Public Works. 

The larger building at 88 Broadway will have 130 units of family housing, and will occupy the entire western half of the block.  The smaller building at 735 Davis will have 54 senior housing units, will occupy part of the eastern half of the block, and will be flanked by existing buildings.  A north/south walkway through the entire block will separate the two new buildings, and an east/west walkway through the entire block will pass through the 88 Broadway building, and will separate 735 Davis from the existing building to its south. One or possibly two restaurants or cafes are proposed at street level.  The buildings will fit within existing 65-foot and 40-foot height limits.

The two buildings will be managed by Bridge Housing.  Rental units will be available to a mix of low income, very low income, and moderate or middle income tenants. Construction is expected to begin in 2019, and to take 19 months for 88 Broadway, and 16 months for 735 Davis.

We will update you on the progress when construction begins!

Teatro Zinzani

Teatro ZinZanni’s project to build a 285-seat dinner theater and 4-story 192-room hotel on Port property at Broadway and the Embarcadero is moving through the City’s approval process.  The site is now a 250-space triangular parking lot.

The building will fit within the existing 40-foot height limit.  Arriving patrons will use a recessed 80-foot long passenger loading zone on Broadway.  No new parking spaces will be provided, and 35 street parking spaces will disappear.  TZ will lease 50 parking spaces at 847 Front Street. The Vallejo Street right-of-way will be vacated. There will be a small privately maintained park at the north end.

Demolition of the parking lot and construction of the project are expected to begin in 2019, and construction time is estimated to be 22 months.  Construction hours will be 7AM to 5PM Mondays through Fridays, with “occasional” work on Saturdays. There will be no pile driving.

We will update you when construction begins!

Brief Fire Update October 25, 2018

The meeting today was well attended by tenants affected by the fire and those who are eager to help.

Gateway Managers Dan Valdez, Clay Tominaga and Lidiya Alexander,

Supervisor Aaron Peskin, his Chief of Staff Sunny Angulo, as well as

Aaron Armstrong, Project Director at Restoration Management Company, were there to explain the process.

If you are affected you should contact Dan or Lidiya ASAP to set up a meeting. Aaron Armstrong will join the meeting, you can also bring your insurance rep and, if you so desire, your own restoration contractor.

Dan Valdez assured us that they are working hard on restoring the apartments with little damage first so you can move back in soon. If there is no debris on your apartment floor, no fire or water damage they might release your apartment in the next couple of days.

The Gateway will provide interim housing for you, – please contact the office for more details.

Dan Valdez, dvaldez@thegateway.com, 415.203-5732

Lidiya Alexander, lalexander@thegateway.com, 415.4334-5709

NEED HELP?

A lot of residents have also asked us how they can help. Can they provide a meal for you? Can they run errands with/for you? Can they help you make calls?

Sunny Angulo (415.554-7451) said Aaron Peskin’s office is able to help with necessary items from hygiene kits to blankets to clothes.

The community cares about you! Please don’t hesitate to contact Ms. Angulo or the GGTA.

Fire update October 23, 2018

There are still a lot of tenants who cannot go back to their apartments.

We were told by management that THEY ARE NOT LETTING ANYBOD RETURN TO THEIR APARTMENTS IF ASBESTOS WAS EXPOSED.

It is very dangerous to breathe in those particles, and even a little time in the affected apartments can cause longterm damage.

A restoration company is working since the early morning hours and apartments will be accessible once they have finished their work.

They are hoping to make all apartments on 17th floor and up available today.

The apartments 01 and 02 on the floors 8 to 16 will not be accessible for a while because of either fire or water damage (and asbestos).

To my knowledge the tenants of floors 3 to 8 have all returned to their apartments. Many on floors 9-11 have too.

The Gateway management is working on finding hotels for all those displaced for the night and permanent housing for the future.

Please know that even if you have found accommodation for tonight or for the next few days you can still contact Red Cross at 415-427-8010. They will provide immediate emergency needs and more!!

If you have any question please let GGTA know!

ggta@goldengatewaytenants.org

Thank You Fire Station 13!

On behalf of the Golden Gateway Tenants Association and all residents of the Gateway, the GGTA went to the Fire Station 13 today to thank them and all forces involved for their response to the fire in the Vista South building on Monday, October 22, 2018. 

The firefighters ran up many flights of stairs to extinguish a blaze that had flames shooting out of balconies. Their quick response and effective action saved us from what could have been a major disaster in a 25-story building.  The facts that no tenants were injured, and that an elderly couple was carried safely out of the building reflect great credit on the training, professionalism and courage of the San Francisco Fire Department.

We know that our own Station 13 firefighters were the first responders (like Jay & Joe pictured below), and that additional members of the SFFD joined them.  We are thankful for their tremendous work.

We also sent a letter to Chief Joanne Hayes-White and a few members of the board will go to the upcoming commission meeting to thank them publicly. img_6354

Neighborhood Concerns – Who should I call?

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Neighborhood Concerns – Who should I call?

Do you find the condition of our neighborhood unacceptable? A recent Nextdoor post showed how to make a difference. Here is an excerpt:

Call 911 when a person is

  • a danger to self or others, is experiencing a medical or psychological emergency
  • committing a crime (selling/doing illegal drugs, lewd behavior/nudity, theft etc)

    Call 311 or non emergency police number (415) 553-0123 to

  • provide well-being checks for people not in imminent danger but who need help
  • report tents/encampments, aggressive panhandling/behavior, people blocking sidewalks/ entrances
  • file a noise complaint or submit a public service request

    Use the 311 app and Twitter @SF311 to

  • reinforce 311 and police calls with helpful photos and messages
  • report Syringes/drug paraphernalia, human waste, garbage/debris etc.

    You can also contact your supervisor and the mayor with your concerns

Aaron Peskin

District 3
(415) 554-7450 aaron.Peskin@sfgov.org
Twitter: @AaronPeskin

Mayor London Breed

(415) 554-6141 MayorLondondBreed@sfgov.org
Twitter: @LondonBreed

September News: Office Contacts, Pest Control, Maintenance, Extras

Here’s a recap from the September GGTA email….

Hello Members,

Over the summer The Gateway made a few changes to it’s management team replacing both, the Director of Property Management and the Operations Manager.

The Golden Gateway Tenants Association had the pleasure of speaking with them at the end of August. They provided us with answers to the biggest tenant’s concerns. Please see a summary below. We will certainly keep in contact with them and check regularly for updates on pest control, maintenance and safety.

Please remember to contact the office with any concerns or service requests. You can either
• call the Front Desk at (415) 434-2000 or
• call the Service Department at (415) 434-5707 or

• write an email to LaVerne Smith of the Service Department: screen-shot-2018-10-21-at-9-34-58-am

 

or
• file your service request online.

Wishing you a wonderful fall, or should I say San Francisco summer? Best,

Tatjana Eggert-Reich
Golden Gateway Tenants Association – President

Pest Control

Mice

  • There are two pest control companies on call, who visit twice a week, plus an extra company for rodents in apartments.
  • Tenants, please call office immediately when a problem occurs!
  • All pest control inspections and work are free of charge!

    Bed Bugs

  • The affected apartment has been heat treated and the problem has been solved.
  • Since bed bugs can be picked up easily (either in a hotel or even on a cab ride)tenants are asked to call the office immediately. A bed bug problem can’t be solved without pest control!

Maintenance:

Elevators

• Problems are “addressed immediately when an elevator acts out.”
• Please remember that extreme heat or the Blue Angels can trigger an elevator shut off.

General Cleanliness of basements

• They will talk to the new head of the janitor department to make sure maintenance is scheduled daily.

Washer/Dryers

  • This is one of the biggest concerns, – tenants want working machines in good condition, and subfloor leaks have to be fixed.
  • They are aiming for a complete renovation of laundry rooms but promised to look into subfloor water leaks (VW & VS) as well as contract with washer/dryer company. Unfortunately nothing major is budgeted for this year.
  • Please keep on calling the office if you see water on the floor or broken machines.

    VS Hallways

    • Renovation is budgeted for 2018 so they hope it will be finished by end of this year. It’s an in-house job and the painters got called away for more urgent work on (too) many occasions.

    Sydney Walton Square Park

  • Part of the property is maintained by the Gateway, and part is maintained by an agent of the Commons.
  • The irrigation equipment has been repaired.
  • Tree trimming is ordered as well as the inspection of the leaning tree.
  • Ivy has been and will be pulled out because it’s too rodent friendly.
  • A different type of bark was ordered to stop water problems.
  • Lighting will be checked and bulbs replaced.

    Extras

    Leaflet

    • Eileen didn’t write an August newsletter because she adjusted to her new job. But they will continue the tradition. Tenants will be able to find it at the front desks and online.

    Beautification along Washington Street

    • They will look at the boxes on Washington St. between Battery & Davis Court and contact gardener to find out what can be planted & costs.

Doormen & LaVerne thank you-s

  • We told them that tenants are very happy with doormen and that any increase in hours or numbers would be appreciated. Their answer: Doormen work is unionized labor, hence there are unfortunately no more hours scheduled. At least not now.
  • We told them that LaVerne Smith of the service department is a Gateway treasure. Our feedback and thank you was much appreciated.

GGTA’s “First Tuesday” Social Happy Hour

GGTA holds monthly social happy hours the first Tuesday of each month. The next one is coming up:

Cristina Riboni is am hosting the Social at her apartment in Vista West.

Please bring a snack and/or a beverage to share. Remember to bring your own wine glass if you prefer to drink wine in a glass (paper cups will be provided).

GGTA First Tuesday Happy Hour – Open to all residents!
When: Tuesday, October 2nd from 5-7pm.
Where: 550 Battery St (Vista West)– see the Facebook page for  apartment info.

As always looking forward to seeing old faces and meeting new neighbors.

Join the Golden Gate Tenants Association Facebook page for regular updates on the social happy hour and other useful information.