Construction Update – August 23

APPEAL OF THE BUILDING PERMIT.  The Board of Appeals hearing regarding the Lafayette Park building permits occurred last night.  SF Rec and Park prevailed with the Board unanimously voting to deny the appeal and uphold our permit.  We would like to thank the Friends of Lafayette Park and all the park supporters who came out to speak in support for the project, and those who sent emails in support.  However, we have learned that the appellant now has 10 days to request a re-hearing.  During this period our permit remains on suspension.  We should have more news to report after Labor Day weekend.

CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS:   The bird nesting season has come to a close, we have two all-clear nesting surveys on record, and we have completed the appeal process for our street tree removal permit.  This means it is time to start work in the northeast quadrant of the park.   The section of park accessible from Gough and Washington will be closed beginning 8/27.  Access to the area of the park will give our Contractor more work to do, which is important as we wait patiently for our appealed permit to be reinstated.  Regretfully, DPA #2 is still not ready to be reopened, as we are waiting for PG&E to install a new electrical service off Laguna.  In the mean time, we have asked our project team to see if they can expand DPA #1 until DPA #2 is ready to reopen.  Again, we apologize for the inconvenience.  We are trying our best to solve problems as they arise.