The development team shared new diagrams for the 17-acre project — and held a vote on street names.

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The developers behind the Balboa Reservoir housing project held a public gathering for the first time in almost a year to reveal new details on the proposed townhouses and to hold a vote on the street names.

Around 60 members of the public attended the open house at Unity Plaza on Saturday, Sept. 10, where seven large print-outs that detailed the development encircled the meeting area. Attendees signed in and spoke to the project’s developers, architects, landscapers and branders, among others.

At the center of the open house was a large diagram of the entire project, which will encompass the western half of the 34-acre, never-filled reservoir long used by City College of San Francisco for some 2,000 parking spaces.

The townhouses and the streets being named are scheduled for phase one of construction. When phase one ends, residents may move in as developers work on phase two.

The last public meeting was in October 2021 — asked about the 11-month gap, Nora Collins, a senior director of development at AvalonBay Communities, said, “There hasn’t been anything to update the community on.”

The greater focus of the meeting appeared to be the townhouses that will line the west edge of the project; previously left all but blank in older diagrams, 89 for-sale townhouses are now laid out in diagrams and renderings that display the buildings’ heights, colors, materials and other details.

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