Balboa Reservoir Park Design Meeting This Saturday

AvalonBay Communities and BRIDGE Housing are holding a meeting about the design of the park at the center of the 1,100-unit Balboa Reservoir housing development. Courtesy image

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AvalonBay Communities and BRIDGE Housing will co-host an outdoor open house focused on the design of the park to be set  in the center of the 1,100-unit Balboa Reservoir housing development this Saturday morning.

The open-to-the-public event in Unity Plaza beside the Balboa Reservoir project follows an open house in July where residents provided feedback on the design of the park and three buildings. GLS Landscape Architecture has incorporated park feedback into the design that will be presented, according to the development team.

The two-acre “Reservoir Park” will have a children’s play area, community gardens, multipurpose lawn areas and other amenities. 

The nearby one-acre open space owned by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission will provide a flexible plaza, a play area and pedestrian paseos. 

Other notable amenities include a publicly accessible community room overlooking the park and a childcare center.

The project has been designated as an Environmental Leadership project  under California State Assembly Bill 900. It will achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in the construction and operation of the project. 

Interested individuals who cannot attend in person can look at the designs once they are posted to the project website and send in feedback via email, according to the developers.

Balboa Reservoir Park Details

Date: Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021

Time: 10 a.m to 12 p.m.

Location: Unity Plaza, 1002 Ocean Ave.