A dangerous and unwanted precedent has been set by the city's approval and subsequent issuance on May 15, 2013 of a building permit allowing construction on one of the few remaining open green spaces in the San Francisco neighborhood of Vista Francisco, adjoining the tourist hot spot of Twin Peaks.
The project sponsor of this proposed over-development is Santos and Urrutia, Structural Engineers. Mr. Rodrigo Santos is the former president of the city's Building Inspection Commission.
This building permit will allow a 5-story over garage, 4-unit building to be built at the Twin Peaks bus stop, up against and sharing the public staircase that neighbors and tourists use to get to and from one of the highest points in San Francisco known as Twin Peaks.
Approval bythe Planning Commission came over fierce objection by the neighbors, community activists, and even the Planning Department, who urged that the Commission deny the application to subdivide and build on the 70 Crestline lot.
The project sponsor of this proposed over-development is Santos and Urrutia, Structural Engineers. Mr. Rodrigo Santos is the former president of the city's Building Inspection Commission."
The Twin Peaks Eastside Neighborhood Alliance (TPENA) is an organization dedicated to fighting the over-development of their neighborhood, and preserving the intentional open green space design that offsets the high-density apartment complexes. It has been objecting to building proposals for this site since first put forth in 1998.
Those opposing thisover-development can help by sending letters addressing the impacts of this building project on the residents, neighbors, tourists, etc. Letters must be received by the Board of Appeals prior to July 11th. Ten (10) copies, plus the original, should be sent to the Board with the subject "70 Crestline - Appeal #13-062."
Citizens are strongly encouraged to attend the public hearing and testify on Wednesday, July 17th, at 5 pm in City Hall, Room 416, to oppose this over-development.
# Contact: Media Relations, Twin Peaks Eastside Neighborhood Alliance (TPENA) /