Ms. Kimia Haddadan
1650 Mission Street, 4th floor, SF CA
2013 Draft ROSE - preservation of open
space in our parks
am concerned that the Draft 2013 ROSE encourages building in our parks. Our parkland is limited and precious.
Without a firm "no" to new
buildings, we leave our parks open to powerful and well-funded special interest
groups. Once one
building went up, more would certainly follow.
San Francisco as a City will become only more dense. To protect our parks as open space for future
generations, the 2013 Draft ROSE should have strong restrictions against new
buildings in our parks.
Francisco must budget for more open space and, if a new buildings are needed,
the City should allocate funds for both acquisition of the land and the
construction of that building. San
Franciscans should not have to sacrifice their parks and playgrounds to new
buildings. I would like the final 2014
ROSE to reflect that option, as did the 1986 ROSE.
Secondly, the ROSE has incorporated
good language on preserving Golden Gate Park's historic value for passive and
active recreation within a naturalistic landscape. However, I am concerned that the ROSE's
proposal to open up the recent 1998 Golden Gate Park Master Plan to changes
could lead to undermining the Master Plan.
Please modify that language to stress the importance of evaluating all
new proposals for the park within the design
intent of the Park and protect the landscape as described in the '1998 Golden
Gate Park Master Plan,' Objective II, Policy A: Landscape Preservation and
Thank you for your consideration.
(Your Name/ Address/ contact information)
Historic Preservation Commission