The Presidio Trust is considering two approaches to limit vehicular use of a portion of Battery Caulfield Road: 1) limitation of vehicular use during weekday peak AM and PM hours, 7 to 9 am and 5 to 7 pm, as well as on weekends (Alternative 1); or 2) limitation of vehicular use at all times (Alternative 2). The proposed limitation on vehicular use is intended to reduce cut-through traffic to maintain public health and safety, to protect environmental values, to protect natural resources, and to avoid conflict among visitor uses. By restricting the use of Battery Caulfield Road, the Trust also intends to reduce the amount of traffic through the 14th and 15th Avenue gates.
The Trust invites comments on both of these proposed limits of public use. Send comments to: John Fa, The Presidio Trust, 34 Graham Street, P.O. Box 29052, San Francisco, CA 94129-0052, or via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure your comments have your name and contact information. Comments must be received no later than October 15, 2010. All written comments submitted to the Trust will be considered, and this proposed use limit may be modified accordingly. The final decision of the Trust will be published in the Federal Register.
To view a copy of the Federal Register Notice click here.
The Trust will be scheduling a meeting the first week of October. Information on the meeting will be disseminated as soon as details are confirmed.
Here is the latest update from the Parks Conservancy...
The National Park Service and Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy are undertaking the next set of improvements to be done at Lands End. The improvements include the construction of a new visitor facility (to be called the Lands End Lookout), enhancements to the USS San Francisco Memorial parking area, and continued habitat and cultural resource restoration. These, together with the many improvements already completed in this historic district, will continue the area's transformation to the vision approved in the Sutro Historic District Comprehensive Design Environmental Assessment. The completion of these improvements is made possible through a generous lead gift from the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund; with additional support from the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Parks Conservancy Members, and the National Park Service.
Lands End Lookout The new visitor facility at Lands End will be located adjacent to Pt. Lobos Avenue above the Sutro Baths. It will contain informational displays describing the area’s rich cultural and natural history and will allow locals and visitors to enjoy an indoor space that will complement the dramatic coastal environment. The next meeting to learn more about the Lookout facility and to review and comment on the schematics will be:
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 6:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m. at the Cliff House in San Francisco (1090 Point Lobos Avenue)
Jennifer Greene Ringgold Project Manager, Community Engagement Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy Fort Mason, Building 201, 3rd Floor San Francisco, CA 94123 phone: (415) 561-3054 fax: (415) 561-3003 www.parksconservancy.org
The contractor will begin setting up the staging area and delineating the site on Wednesday, August 4. Construction activities will begin Monday, August 9.
This means that the USS San Francisco Memorial parking area will be closed beginning the evening of Tuesday, August 3 through December. Pedestrian access on the Coastal Trail will continue. Parking at the Lands End lot will remain open as usual.
Conservancy staff are placing informational signage on the site this weekend. Project Information Coordinators will be on site distributing flyers and answering questions beginning Monday.
What: Hear about plans and provide input on new visitor facility
RSVP: Email email@example.com or call (415) 561-3054
The National Park Service and Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy will continue improvements at Lands End, thanks to a generous gift from the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund. Consistent with the approved Sutro Historic District Comprehensive Design and Environmental Assessment, this includes the construction of a new visitor facility (to be called the Lands End Lookout,) enhancements to the USS San Francisco Memorial parking area and ongoing stewardship.
Seating is limited. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.