New Street Name Proposal Honors Mayor Ed Lee

Supervisor Myrna Melgar submitted a resolution for the street name change.

A rendering of the streets in the Balboa Reservoir housing development. | San Francisco Planning Department
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Supervisor Myrna Melgar submitted a proposal at Tuesday's Board of Supervisors meeting to rename the new block of Lee Avenue extending into the forthcoming Balboa Reservoir housing development after Mayor Ed Lee.

The resolution calls for renaming the stretch of Lee Avenue north of Ocean Avenue to  Archbishop Riordan High School in honor of the late mayor, who died while in office in 2017.

The north-south running dividing City College of San Francisco and the housing development will be called “Mayor Edwin M. Lee Avenue 李孟賢市長街.”

“Mayor Lee served our city with dedication, grace and humility, and I look forward to honoring his legacy in my district,” Melgar posted on social media.

The resolution cites Lee’s championship of affordable housing and coalition building for low-income housing for the name change.

“This street will serve as a major artery for the Balboa Reservoir Development Project that Mayor Lee spearheaded and advocated for and will help us get closer to our goals for more housing, transportation and open public space,” Melgar said.

Lee is also commemorated in the Edwin M. Lee Apartments and a statue at Chase Center.

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