On June 4, 2013, the Board of Supervisors approved Scott Wiener’s legislation authorizing the purchase of a parking lot that the Recreation and Parks Department will turn into the Noe Valley Town Square.
This lot on 24th Street — where the Noe Valley Farmer’s Market takes place every Saturday — was going to be sold off to private developers, but thanks to the hard work of the community and City staff, we will now have a park in the heart of Noe Valley.
The next step is to raise money to renovate this wonderful space. Initial estimates for this work range from $1.5 to 2.0M. Over 400 community residents and businesses have contributed over $517,000 to this renovation effort so far.
In addition, the San Francisco Recreation and Parks department is applying for a $700,000 state grant for urban greening at the recommendation of State Senator Mark Leno. We should hear whether we have won that grant by the end of 2013.
Even with the grant, we will still need to raise at lease an additional $500,000 to realize the full vision for the town square. Please help out by pledging today!