Balboa Reservoir Development Team Collecting Feedback on Building, Park Designs

AvalonBay Communities and its partners held a community event in Unity Plaza on July 24 to collect feedback on the designs of its first four buildings. Photograph courtesy of AvalonBay Communities

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It’s not too late to weigh in on the designs of the two affordable housing buildings, two market-rate housing buildings and public park scheduled to begin construction next year on the Balboa Reservoir.

AvalonBay Communities, Bridge Housing and partners are still collecting written comments until Sept. 27 via email.

In late July, the development team behind the 1,100-unit housing project on the Balboa Reservoir held an outdoor meeting in Unity Plaza to collect the community’s feedback on the designs for the first four buildings and open space.

The development team made the posters for the event available online. Community members can submit comments to

The development team will soon submit an application to the San Francisco Planning Department. Its purpose is to ensure the building designs follow the Design Standards and Guidelines developed by the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee and approved by the Board of Supervisors.

There will be another opportunity to provide feedback at a community meeting in October that is dedicated to the housing development’s park.

“Our team will be working on finalizing the design of Balboa Reservoir Park to ensure that it is a place where current residents, future residents, community members, and City College students, can relax and enjoy the outdoors,” according to the September edition of the development team’s email newsletter.

The next meeting about the development project will focus on the park and will be held at Unity Plaza on Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.