- New laundry facilities: have been installed in each building. Management plans to add numbers to the washers and dryers so we can remember where we left our laundry!
- Recycling: Management will be posting new recycling signs in each trash room in the near future. Reminder – all boxes and items too large for the chute must be walked down to the respective building’s garage trash area on level B for disposal.
- Bedbugs: Incidences seem to be on the wane; however, if you believe your apartment has a problem, please let Gateway management know. It is their responsibility to address and solve all resident environmental issues.
- 88 Broadway/735 Davis: Construction began in April on the two-building affordable housing project to be located at 88 Broadway (6 stories, 130 units for families), and 735 Davis (4 stories, 52 units for seniors). Work is expected to continue for about two years. Foundation piles will be drilled instead of driven, which should limit construction noise. Normal work hours will be 7 am to 5 pm, Monday – Friday.
- Teatro ZinZanni: Representatives of GGTA and the Barbary Coast Neighborhood Association (BCNa) appeared before the SF Planning Commission on May 2nd and spoke in support of the Teatro ZinZanni project, to be located on Port property at Broadway and the Embarcadero. The project includes a 192-room hotel with restaurant, and a 285-seat dinner theater in a glass-enclosed circus tent, and complies with the existing 4-story height limit. The Planning Commission unanimously approved a conditional use permit for the TZ project. The approvals process is continuing, and construction is expected to begin in 2020. Like 88 Broadway, foundation piles will be drilled instead of driven, which should limit construction noise.
- Seawall Project: Last November SF voters passed a general obligation bond in the amount of $425,000,000 to begin restoring or replacing three miles of our Embarcadero Seawall, from Fisherman’s Wharf to Mission Creek. Work is in the planning stages. First repairs are expected to be complete by 2026. The Port will host 45-minute seawall walking tours on May 16 and July 18. To sign up, go to the Port of San Francisco website and click on “seawall”.
- 447 Battery: A few years ago the owners proposed a 20-story structure: a hotel with condominiums on top. The SF Planning Department objected to the condominiums, and the project is currently being redesigned.
- Traffic Changes: SFMTA has approved several changes to traffic patterns in our neighborhood, including creation of bicycle lanes on some streets. These include bike lanes both ways on Davis Street between Broadway and Jackson. Some Gateway residents are concerned that bikers southbound on Davis will not stop at Jackson, but will continue into and through Davis Court, creating a safety problem in a plaza used by pedestrians, moving vans, service trucks, Sales office visitors, and motorists entering or leaving the Phase I Gateway parking garage. These concerns were raised at an April meeting of the SFMTA Board of Directors, and we were told that SFMTA will monitor safety at that location. These Davis bike lanes will not be physically separated from other lanes, but will be marked by pavement paint.