It’s Time for Yet Another Japantown Better Neighborhood Plan: Tonight at 6:30 PM, Public Realm/Transportation

Today, June 27th, 2011, from exactly 6:30pm – 9:10pm, will see yet another BNP meeting for Japantown.

As with many of these kinds of meetings in the 415, the big decisions have already been made and your input is as a kind of focus group participant, you know, do you like the lighter beige or the darker beige swatch kind-of-thing.

For one thing, Chinese-Americans and Korean-Americans, who are already there in J-Town…

San Francisco’s Japantown at night:

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…have been left out of the process, by design.

Oh well.

Anyway:

Location: JCCCNC – Issei Memorial Hall
Time: June 27, 6:30pm – 9:10pm
Topic: PUBLIC REALM/TRANSPORTATION & CIRCULATION

  1. Japantown Landscape Vision: Install professional, well orchestrated Japan-influenced landscape vision to increase canopy, greenery and Japanese botanical species.
  2. Public Open Spaces: Use the Japantown landscape vision to enhance our central core of existing gathering spaces and create transition areas to other public open spaces.
  3. Transportation/Circulation: Leverage all city projects to fund improvements to traffic, pedestrian safety, signage and connections to adjucent neighborhoods and parks.

Community Meeting
Issei Memorial Hall @ JCCCNC
1840 Sutter Street, SF (between Buchannan & Webster Streets)
Date: June 27, 2011, 6:30-9:10 pm

Topics: Public Realm/Transportation and Circulation

Japantown Landscape Vision: Install professional, well orchestrated Japaninfluenced landscape vision to increase canopy, greenery and Japanese botanical species.

Public Open Spaces: Use Japantown landscape vision to enhance our central core
of existing gathering spaces and create transition areas to other public open spaces.
Transportation and Circulation

Leverage all city projects to fund improvements to traffic, pedestrian safety, signage
and connections to adjacent neighborhoods and parks

More deets after the jump.

 

Welcome and thank you for coming to this important Community Meeting. In
advance of the meeting, we encourage you to study the recommendations that will
be presented at the meeting and be prepared to ask questions and be open and
candid with your suggestions and ideas. This preparation for the meeting and the
participation on your part will truly make this a community-based plan.

For the past year the Japantown Organizing Committee has been conducting meetings in
subcommittees to review the draft neighborhood plan written in 2009. With the staffing
support and funding from the San Francisco Planning Department, the subcommittees have
developed a set of recommended changes to the draft plan. It is now time to share those
recommendations and get public feedback.

There will be three community meetings held over the summer to both educate you on the
contents of the plan and to get your input. These meetings will be held on June 1st, June
27th, July 31st. Please mark your calendar and join us for these three meetings. It is hoped
that a final set of changes will be presented to the Planning Commission before the end of
the 2011. Your reaction and further input is being sought by the Organizing Committee
before they make the final recommendations to the Planning Commission. Following
Organizing Committee recommendation and prior to going to the Planning Commission,
there will be a fourth Community Meeting on September 10th to share the final
recommendations with the greater community.

This plan will be the vision and outline for the long-term sustainability and cultural
preservation of Japantown. Please make time to attend these community meetings.

Additionally, please feel free to send us your comments by letter or provide email comments
at the japantown.sfplanning.org website.

The Japantown Organizing Committee thanks you again for your participation and continued
support

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