Garden City I I


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This presentation accompanied Garden City Workshop II.

Details permits, processes and community building requirements for potential garden sites within San Francisco city limits.

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Garden City I I

  1. 1. Garden City: Workshop II Navigating Permits, Process and Community Support in San Francisco, CA November, 2009
  2. 2. Review from GC I: Site Types – Land Estimates LAND ACRES Backyards 1,887* Street Parks 400 * Private Vacant Lots 108 Sidewalk landscaping 650 * Presidio Trust 1,491 RPD 3,466
  3. 3. Review from GC I: Site Types – Comparison Table LAND Ease of Site (1-5) # of Potential Sites Backyards 1 60,000+* Street Parks 2 500 * Private Vacant Lots 4 952 Sidewalk landscaping 2 20,000+ * SFUSD 3 150 RPD 4-5 ?
  4. 4. Community Gardens
  5. 5. Recreation and Parks Dept. <ul><li>Permits and Process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact your NSA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> rpdinfo </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Community Involvement </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul>Resources: NSA MANAGERS NSA 1: Lorraine Banford NSA 2: Marianne Bertuccelli NSA 3: James Wheeler NSA 4: Steven Cismowski NSA 5: Eric Andersen NSA 6: Bob Palacio NSA 7: James Threat NSA 8: Ronnie Scott NSA 9: Gloria Koch-Gonzales
  6. 6. Street Parks
  7. 7. Street Parks Program <ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read Streets Parks Guidelines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Street Parks Application </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create plan with neighborhood </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Community Organizing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fliers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neighborhood Organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Block Party </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> pdf </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Fund Raising </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Apply for fiscal sponsorship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovator Award </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Challenge Grant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Donations from community </li></ul></ul>Resources:
  8. 8. Sidewalks <ul><li>Photo Courtesy of Jane Martin </li></ul>
  9. 9. Privately Owned Sidewalks <ul><li>Permits and Processes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read guidelines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete permit(s) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Encroachment? Tree? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Drawing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Site Inspection </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Community Organizing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not required, but can reduce cost if multiple properties apply </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fund Raising </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CCG </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CCG Program Urban Watershed Stewardship Grant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul>Resources:
  10. 10. Vacant Lots (Private)
  11. 11. Privately Owned Vacant Lots <ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Letter(s) to property owner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine formality thresholds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Incorporate as nonprofit </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Draft and sign lease </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Community Organizing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Depends on the project </li></ul></ul>Resources:
  12. 12. Gleaning
  13. 13. Gleaning <ul><li>Permits/Considerations </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If donated, legal on private land </li></ul></ul>Resources: California Code Section 58501-58509 Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act
  14. 14. School Sites <ul><li>72 elementary and K-8 schools </li></ul><ul><li>13 middle schools </li></ul><ul><li>19 senior high schools </li></ul><ul><li>37 state-funded preschool sites </li></ul><ul><li>9 active charter schools authorized by the district </li></ul>
  15. 15. SFUSD <ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact school faculty and/or greening committee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SFGSA </li></ul></ul>Resources:
  16. 16. Backyards
  17. 17. Backyards
  18. 18. Privately Owned Backyards <ul><li>Process and considerations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact property owner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss benefits </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review home insurance policy of concerned about personal liability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flow Factor Appeal Form </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul>Resources:
  19. 19. Summary – Comparison Table LAND Community Engagement Required Permit/ Approval Required Backyards * Street Parks   Private Vacant Lots * Sidewalk landscaping  SFUSD   RPD  
  20. 20. Water Considerations <ul><li>Vegetation Selection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Seasonality </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Layout </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contour, infiltration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Practices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mulch, soil quality </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How to get a meter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$6,800 - For more information, please contact Ana Ramirez at the PUC at 415-551-2905. </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Design Process Model Visioning Assessment Strategy Timeline
  22. 22. Future… <ul><li>Mayor’s directive about surplus, vacant city property </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To be made public Fall 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Leasing RPD land </li></ul><ul><li>Community Orchard land-use designation </li></ul>
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