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manager units adjacent to the new booker t. washington community center. as a local finance agency, we typically provide feasibility work and make-up financing requests, the bulk of the local contribution. already providing the initial predestined element loan the estimate is that it will be approximately $7 million for housing. is believed that echolocation with it the community center will be a huge asset. our office was in discussions for a 49 union. looking at the feasibility,
primarily because of the operations and the cash flow would go back to your one. however, with capitalized operating reserve, that project could be feasible. making that proposal, we realize we could potentially provide an additional financing. however, more units of affordable housing and i am happy to answer any questions. an analysis of smaller projects would require the city do put in what? another $1 million?
>> these numbers are preliminary. but we estimate, based on current budget, $500,000 and more. supervisor mirkarimi: if additional funds are needed to fund a reduced development because the reduction in during this development to save we have provided capitalize reserve that the sponsor would have been and over 20 years we would draw down to make it every year to makeup
keeping you have a higher units or reducing the >> and a value that and we hope to report the latest, but challenges might occur in so we understand that. supervisor mirkarimi: your existing from the office of housing despite the threat of any challenge is to support the housing, correct? >> there are only three
>> yesterday there was the tenderloin, south of market. bayview. hunters point. there is a market in arcadia. ocean avenue. so, they are in the range and are in diverse neighborhoods do you want to hear from the architect? >> good afternoon. in with the architect firm on the project. but would like to go back over the context with you and help to understand it better and are
their residents 0 block here. as you can see her on film, this diagram described as the historic pattern of san francisco from street with to building height ratio. typically you will see one: one. so, our ratio from the point of booker t. washington, coming up from 45 to 59. presidio we have an 8 foot wide thoroughfare. as we look upon the building, you can see that we are just trying to accentuate the top dog of the of the site and pushed
and we had a darker palate in the rear yard. but we skull to the building back. something that reflects more light. and with that of the design -- supervisor mirkarimi: the reason i am asking is because there are people that feel it is not in the fitting with the neighborhood. make your case. >> not all live in neighborhood
with parts to the rear of the building. the impact is on a transitional streak that represents a historic district in the city. as we break down the building, we use a traditional race- middle-tops back from the property line the entire building backs and is still the right here you can see them going back to the elevation. and we have 50 foot wide bill in the right so we have broken up
all this and no alternatives -- >> we have 25 bicycles that i can show you. quantify of bicycle >> -- supervisor mirkarimi: you know that parking will be a concern to favor of voice their potential neighborhood distress at the lack of parking. >> i would say this -- i have been working with first place youth for fun. i got to know so -- some of the kids.
>> they are really just trying to year through the day. and there is a bus that runs for one california to get a couple of blocks away. supervisor mirkarimi: gary, vety, also on scope for the next few years. very good. mr. shcherbakov i believe that we should go to public comment. and everything in the washington community center involved
picking a number and speaking as well. supervisor mirkarimi: if they want to send representatives from that group, they should do so. but not everyone, i think. supervisor mar: let's open this for public comment. supervisor wiener: my understanding is that just because we have an impending certification and the conditional use appeal, that we are not permitted to forward this with a recommendation. is that correct? it just said that folks in the public understand that we are required as a matter of due process and, assuming this is
forwarded, assuming a his for bid, it should not be too much of a concern to anyone expressing negative opinion. supervisor mirkarimi: we are trying to be somewhat reserved in asking the questions that we are. we will ask people to navigate as best we can. let's begin. i have cards that have been handed to me. >> [inaudible] supervisor mirkarimi: i do not think you are on microphone. there you go? >> can you hear me now? fantastic.
they have a history of multi as generational and the senator's efforts that historic plea responded to segregation, discrimination, and the uprooting of black families through urban renewal. in recent years we have served a diverse population. always a potential component of our support oand nurturing environment. the majority of youths often return at 18 with no system only fractured family ties. once they do, there is no help for them. we are determined to at a component of housing.
booker t. washington center offers the support of a community with education and recreation programs. use radio, the winner of the peabody award broadcasting this year will have the bureau in the studio. some of our neighbors have suggested a reduction of the arts element. i can tell you that that is not financially feasible. not without being able to access those nine units.
making up that deficit would be at the expense of other programs. that is why the planning commission is recommending this. we urge you to support the development of the increased density. thank you. supervisor mirkarimi: [reads names] if the people want to line up so that there is less transition time? >> thank you, supervisors. and it was this morning -- we are supportive of this housing. and it would be something with
a 55 foot height limit, this is it. you would have more projects with more people and the money involved. the young folks that will live there will -- he will continue to live in those units over the years as others transitioned out. for the message that you will send and now i have some fun and a spirited discussion on
the neighborhood for almost 30 years. by by alone a duplex with my wife. i m around the block. -- i own a duplex with my wife. today we heard words like massing. the building would be mom illicit -- monolithic. we heard about 110 units and other compromises down the 50. we think that is wrong. we think that the compromise should be at 37 units or 40 units. that is what the planning code calls for. the proposal being presented here so egregiously violates the building and planning code in this city that it requires a
special district in a project that has virtually no parking. in the parking that is provided is tandem parking. it is not separate parking. that means everybody has to move their cars. we are encouraged from the east by california pacific medical center and from the south by kaiser hospital. from the west side, the courts are just as half a mile from my house. i urge you to support the compromise that supervisor farrell has proposed. we think is fair. it is supported by all of the neighborhood associations including the presidio heights and jordan park neighborhoods. [tone!] supervisor mirkarimi: 80. next speaker, please.
-- thank you. >> my name is larry griffin. i am on the board of the booker t. washington center. i am here to speak in favor of the project. i am a native of san francisco and the western addition. a first set foot in booker t. washington in 1962 with my father who was doing volunteer basketball coaching. this is a very important project not just to the african-american community but the community of san francisco as a whole. the idea of transitional housing for youth, if you go down to mcalester and market or any parts of the tenderloin, you will see where a lot of foster youth and a graduate in two. they really do not have places to go to. it is really important. there's a lack of affordable housing in the city. this is a good project. it is a win-win for everybody. i understand the concerns of neighbors.
i would be more concerned about a muni bar in my neighborhood than booker t. washington center. i hope you vote to approve this. thank you for your time. supervisor mirkarimi: come on up if i have called you. >> my name is donald clark. i was in foster care from 11 to 19. my transition from foster care was not good. i always favored being independent. now i am in the process of graduating to my own place. i am in the process of that and can see what it would have been like if i had did not have any resources such as first place for you. i was taught to talk to employers, find school programs. they cconnected me to other
resources and life planning. without them, it would have been difficult to find a place to live and employment as well. it is important for san francisco used to be able to live here. the city has great resources. it is where we grew up. it is where my personal family support resources are located. i am trying to build up a social network where i live now in the east bay. i am really connected to a lot of the people out here. i know a lot of former foster's are in the same situation i am in. it is where we know and would like to be. even though it is our home town, we are the first to be kicked out. i remember that when i was younger. there is limited affordable housing. [tone!] when we come out of foster care, we do not have money to pay the ba f