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Park Presidio Historic Trails Powerpoint

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Proposal written, developed and presented to San Francisco Rec & Park as a solution for the issues along of Park Presidio Boulevard. Presented to Golden Gate Parks Trust, NPS and more.

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Park Presidio Historic Trails Powerpoint

  1. 1. PARK PRESIDIO BOULEVARD
  2. 2. PARK PRESIDIO BLVD GREENBELT NEEDS <ul><li>Restore greenbelt for public safety </li></ul><ul><li>Restore greenbelt for transportation safety on Hwy 1 and local streets </li></ul><ul><li>Restore greenbelt for personal security </li></ul><ul><li>Upgrade greenbelt for increased population density and public convenience </li></ul>
  3. 3. CURRENT APPROACHES/SOLUTIONS <ul><li>Promote ‘beautification of the boulevard’ </li></ul><ul><li>Pressure City officials to increase Rec and Park funding for deferred maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Organize volunteers to handle deferred maintenance </li></ul>
  4. 4. A NEW OPTION <ul><li>Reframe the way we look at the </li></ul><ul><li>Park Presidio Boulevard greenbelt </li></ul><ul><li>to gain necessary funding while having little impact on City’s stretched budget </li></ul>
  5. 5. PARK PRESIDIO BLVD.GREENBELT
  6. 6. BOUNDARIES OF PARK PRESIDIO BOULEVARD GREENBELT <ul><li>North to Lake St. </li></ul><ul><li>bordering the Presidio National Park site </li></ul><ul><li>South to Fulton Ave . </li></ul><ul><li>bordering the Golden Gate Park </li></ul><ul><li>West boundary 14th Ave. (7 blocks) </li></ul><ul><li>East boundary Funston Ave. (7 blocks) </li></ul><ul><li>TOTAL OF 14 BLOCKS </li></ul>
  7. 7. PARK PRESIDIO BOULEVARD primary south route through San Francisco…
  8. 8. … and northern route to the Golden Gate Bridge
  9. 9. A QUICK REVIEW
  10. 10. 1776 JUAN BAUTISTA de ANZA travels up San Francisco Peninsula camping at Mountain Lake to select sites for the Presidio and the Mission
  11. 11. ORIGINALLY ‘PARK PANHANDLE’ <ul><li>1800’s land is designated as one of two panhandles of Golden Gate Park </li></ul><ul><li>1903 private owners purchase space for road from the Park to the Presidio </li></ul><ul><li>1906 earthquake, it becomes campsite for homeless </li></ul><ul><li>1909 planting areas are created along carriage road and horseback trail </li></ul><ul><li>First coast-to-coast highway starts in New York and ends at ‘Park Panhandle’; 1927 Marker at California St. & </li></ul><ul><li>14th Ave. dedicates this highway to Abraham Lincoln </li></ul>
  12. 12. THE GREENBELT in the 20th Century <ul><li>1928 palm and acacia trees are ‘borrowed’ for the Treasure Island Exposition but never returned </li></ul><ul><li>1939 the road is widened and renamed ‘Park Presidio Boulevard’ </li></ul><ul><li>1953 McArthur Tunnel is built through the Presidio </li></ul><ul><li>1968 Dept. of Public Works / Rec and Park plant specimen trees as demonstration site for SF street trees </li></ul><ul><li>1976 Rec and Park plants 200 Sequoia trees </li></ul>
  13. 13. THE GREENBELT at the end of 20th Century <ul><li>80’s and 90’s there are major budget cutbacks decimating Rec and Park’s maintenance capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Friends of the Urban Forest plant two-dozen tree specimens with signage on two blocks for citizens to view options before planting. </li></ul><ul><li>1998 Neighborhood groups form attempting to use volunteers to maintain greenbelt </li></ul>
  14. 14. THE GREENBELT TODAY <ul><li>Considered a through-way and not a ‘park’ </li></ul><ul><li>Suffers long-term deferred maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>- encourages homeless encampments </li></ul><ul><li>- encourages dumping </li></ul><ul><li>Trees reaching the end of their life cycle </li></ul><ul><li>Difficult to patrol because of dense growth </li></ul><ul><li>Insufficient city support with gardeners </li></ul><ul><li>Rec and Park lacks funding and FTEs </li></ul>
  15. 15. Long-term deferred maintenance…
  16. 16. … encourages encampments and dumping
  17. 17. … encourages encampments and dumping
  18. 18. … encourages encampments and dumping
  19. 19. … encourages encampments and dumping
  20. 20. … encourages encampments and dumping
  21. 21. Trees reaching end of life cycle
  22. 22. Trees reaching end of life cycle
  23. 23. Dense foliage close to the street makes it difficult to patrol because police can’t see through vegetation from street
  24. 24. Hwy 1 posted as National Historic Trail Route
  25. 25. PARK PRESIDIO is a running trail
  26. 26. PARK PRESIDIO is a walking trail
  27. 27. PARK PRESIDIO is a biking trail
  28. 28. PARK PRESIDIO is a horse trail
  29. 29. ‘ PARK PRESIDIO TRAILS’ or ‘PARK PRESIDIO HISTORIC TRAILS’ Reframe Park Presidio Greenbelt as
  30. 30. ‘ PARK PRESIDIO TRAILS’ connects two major parks <ul><li>Presidio of San Francisco, the country’s newest national urban park site and part of the GGNRA </li></ul><ul><li>Golden Gate Park, San Francisco parks crown jewel </li></ul>
  31. 31. ‘ PARK PRESIDIO TRAILS’ Connects a key corridor gap within urban residential district <ul><li>Public Health Service Hospital Project will add 186 dwelling units plus offices and cultural/education uses, The new de Young </li></ul><ul><li>Soon-to-be-reopened Academy of Sciences Music Concourse </li></ul><ul><li>Connects people to Geary corridor transit improvements </li></ul><ul><li>Points of interest along trails </li></ul>
  32. 32. PARK PRESIDIO TRAILS MODEL EXISTS
  33. 33. PARK PRESIDIO TRAILS MODEL
  34. 34. PARK PRESIDIO TRAILS MODEL
  35. 35. PARK PRESIDIO TRAILS MODEL
  36. 36. PARK PRESIDIO TRAILS MODEL
  37. 37. PARK PRESIDIO TRAILS MODEL
  38. 38. PARK PRESIDIO TRAILS MODEL
  39. 39. REFRAMING GREENBELT AS ‘PARK PRESIDIO TRAILS’ PROVIDES <ul><li>‘ Unlimited’ Federal Funding available through Recreational Trails Program (RTP) whose purpose is to develop and maintain recreational trails and trail-related facilities for both non-motorized and motorized recreational trail uses </li></ul><ul><li>City to match funding with only 12% </li></ul>
  40. 40. <ul><li>U.S. Dept. of Transportation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) lead agency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>State of California </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>California State Parks administers funding to </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Federal Agencies,State Agencies </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Cities, Counties, Districts </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- NPOs </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>THE RTP FLOW
  41. 41. PROJECT NEEDS ASSESSMENT <ul><li>TIP (Local) determined by SF’s MPO </li></ul><ul><li>3 page MTC document to describe project </li></ul><ul><li>Next TIP amendment due Nov. </li></ul><ul><li>If project is recommended by State: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Non-federal applicants must complete National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) as soon as possible after State recommends the project for funding. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- EIR/EIS (environmental impact report/statement) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- CEQA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- 106 Historic Compliance </li></ul></ul>
  42. 42. NEXT STEPS <ul><li>Complete MTC application using ‘Park Presidio Trails’ transportation strategy as approach on next amended State TIP agenda </li></ul><ul><li>Contract with KV Associates to help prepare application and when project is approved, the grant proposal </li></ul>
  43. 43. Federal GSA-MOBIS San Francisco Certified Small Local Business Enterprise Pre-qualified sub-contractor State of California Certified Small Business SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Where smart business starts. Member KVA 2007 Co-Founder of BNUG KV ASSOCIATES / KAY VOYVODICH How can we help make this happen? Member PPN Park Presidio Neighbors

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