San Francisco's Department of Public Works has recommended approval of The Mill's application to install a parklet at 736 Divisadero.
On March 13th, DPW held a public hearing to consider the parklet. They had received 139 emails in support, and 77 emails opposed. At the hearing, testimony was offered by reps from The Mill as well as local neighborhood associations. Two residents spoke up in opposition, "emphasizing that the placement of a new Parklet would result in loss of parking, and claiming that the applicant’s outreach to the community was poor," according to DPW. Considering all the testimony and recommendations from staff, the DPW's Hearing Officer decided on Monday to recommend approval of The Mill's plans. The Mill must now submit a final design plan, pay additional fees, and secure insurance before the parklet permit is officially approved and issued. They also must agree to meet certain conditions, like posting a sign on the parklet that says "Respect our Neighbors," and conducting additional community outreach. So, there's still a ways to go before you'll be eating your toast traffic-side. We'll keep you posted.
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