Garden City II

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Presentation outlining the various permits, processes and community building requirements for various site types within San Francisco city limits. This presentation accompanied Garden City Workshop II

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Garden City II

  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 650 * Sidewalk landscaping 1,491 Presidio Trust 108 Private Vacant Lots 3,466 RPD 400 * Street Parks 1,887* Backyards ACRES LAND
  3. 3. Review from GC I: Site Types – Comparison Table 150 3 SFUSD 4-5 2 4 2 1 Ease of Site (1-5) 20,000+ * Sidewalk landscaping 952 Private Vacant Lots ? RPD 500 * Street Parks 60,000+* Backyards # of Potential Sites LAND
  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>http://www.sfnpc.org/ rpdinfo </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.parks.sfgov.org/wcm_recpark/NSA/NSAClusterMap.pdf </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Community Involvement </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.sfgov.org/site/planning_index.asp?id=51605 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.csfn.net/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.sfnpc.org/ </li></ul></ul></ul>Resources: http://www.sfgro.org/ http://www.parks.sfgov.org/site/recpark_index.asp?id=27048 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>http://www.sfpt.org/OurPrograms/CommunityGreening/Guidelines/tabid/251/Default.aspx </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>http://www.sfmta.com/cms/vclos/documents/specialeventstreetclosureinfo708. 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: http://www.sfpt.org/Default.aspx?tabid=86 http://www.sfgov.org/site/sfdpw_page.asp?id=66230
  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>http://www.plantsf.org/Forms.html </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>http://sfwater.org/detail.cfm/MC_ID/14/MSC_ID/361/MTO_ID/543/C_ID/4697 </li></ul></ul></ul>Resources: http://www.plantsf.org http://www.sfpt.org/Portals/0/SLP%20guidelines%20commentary.pdf
  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: http://www.permaculture-sf.org
  12. 12. Gleaning
  13. 13. Gleaning <ul><li>Permits/Considerations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://law.justia.com/california/codes/fac/58501-58509.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.usda.gov/news/pubs/gleaning/appc. htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If donated, legal on private land </li></ul></ul>Resources: http://www.sfglean.org/ 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: http://portal.sfusd.edu/apps/SCHFIND/showmap.cfm http://www.sfgreenschools.org/home.html
  16. 16. Backyards www.sfvictorygardens.org
  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>http://sfwater.org/detail.cfm/MC_ID/21/MSC_ID/180/C_ID/2912 </li></ul></ul></ul>Resources: http://www.permaculture-sf.org http://gardenregistry.org/ http://www.sfvictorygardens.org/
  19. 19. Summary – Comparison Table   SFUSD   Community Engagement Required  Sidewalk landscaping * Private Vacant Lots  RPD  Street Parks * Backyards Permit/ Approval Required LAND
  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>Airport </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Leasing RPD land </li></ul><ul><li>Community Orchard land-use designation </li></ul>
  23. 23. [email_address]

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