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ROSE is Ready for Adoption

Monday, June 20th, 2011

06.20.11 Update:

The Recreation rite aid pharmacy jobs Open Space Element document can be downloaded here.

Please note that the deadline for comments is August 6, 2011.
Send comments to Susan Exline at or contact her at 415-558-6332. You can also submit feedback at the project viagra online pharmacy website:

To keep up with this vital document, be sure to save these dates:

June 23, 2011
Recreation and Open Space Element Initiation
Planning Commission
City Hall, Room 400
Time: The meeting starts at 12:00 pm, and the ROSE is the second item on the regular calendar.

July 6, 2011
Recreation and Open Space Element Information Presentation
Recreation and Park Commission-Capital Committee
City Hall, Room 416
Time: The meeting begins at 2:00 pm, please check the calendar for our item on the agenda.

July 21, 2011
Recreation and herbal for viagra Open Space Element Information Presentation
Recreation and Park Commission
City Hall, Room 416
Time: The can you buy viagra over the counter meeting begins at 10:00 am, please check the calendar for our item on the agenda.

August 6, 2011
All comments due to the Planning Department staff.

September 15, 2011
Recreation and Open Space Element Adoption
Planning Commission
City Hall, Room 400
Time: The meeting starts at 12:00 pm and we will send out a notice prior to this hearing with an estimated time.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact:
Sue Exline
Planner, Citywide Policy
San Francisco Planning Department
ph: 415-558-6332


Join the San Francisco Planning Department for a Public Open House to view the Revised Draft does viagra make you bigger than normal of the Recreation and Open Space Element! Released in May 2009, the first draft has since been modified due to the numerous public and agency comments received.

The Open House will be held on June 8, 2011, from 5:00 to 7:00, at the Planning Department’s office at 1650 Mission St., inside Room 431 (ADA accessible).

For more information, contact:, phone: (415) 558-6332, or visit

Draft Recreation and Open Space Element Released by Planning Department

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

One of the products of the Open Space Task Force will be a revised ROSE (Recreation and Open Space Element of the General Plan.)  The Planning Department released the DRAFT Recreation and Open Space Element (ROSE) for public review in early May, 2009.  It is now posted and available for download at

The comment and review period will run through the end of September 2009.  Thanks to all of you who have participated in the creation of the Draft ROSE.  We look forward to hearing your comments.  Please e-mail your comments to this e-mail address:, or fax them to 415-558-6409 Attention: Sue Exline, or mail them to:

Sue Exline
SF Planning Department
1650 Mission St, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

Please visit our website to download the Draft ROSE and more information.  Some printed copies are also available for purchase at the Planning Department’s Reception Desk, which is open M-F from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Open Space San Francisco: 2100

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

What is Open Space 2100?

Open Space 2100 is a multi-stakeholder initiative to develop a community-based open space vision and policies for San Francisco. San Francisco’s predicted growth and density, combined with park and recreation facility shortages in many existing neighborhoods, requires an urgent assessment of where we stand now and the creation of a shared vision of where we want to be– in order to promote an exceptional quality of urban life and a healthy lifestyle in every neighborhood. A successful initiative will engage city staff as well as the general public, guide and inform decision-making about open space acquisition and development, provide strategies for funding new parks and maintaining all parks, and create the framework for development of an Open Space Plan. It will ensure that open space continues to enhance the environmental, social, and economic well-being of our city.

Open Space 2100 will engage the general public in planning the green vision though city-wide public forums, neighborhood-level planning sessions, and a green lecture series. Our goal is to create a community-driven policy framework linked to a 100-year vision for great parks and public places in San Francisco.

Why is Open Space 2100 important?

Demographics and land use in San Francisco have changed dramatically over the past few decades. An open space plan—deeply grounded by public participation—will ensure that our city’s diverse neighborhoods have parks, recreation facilities, and other green spaces and elements that are critical for future needs. Without more aggressive policies to secure open space and an implementation strategy that includes funding and maintenance alternatives, San Francisco lacks the framework to effectively meet the needs for open space in the 21st century. It is crucially important to develop a strong network of stakeholders who can envision a greener future, secure the funding to realize the vision, and jointly devise creative maintenance strategies for existing and new parks and open spaces. Open Space 2100 will also address the existing gaps in San Francisco’s current open space network and will work to ensure that all San Franciscans have access to open space – with particular attention given to the historically underserved neighborhoods.

Developing the Vision

Open Space 2100 will include the following elements:

· 12-month multi-stakeholder, multi-agency Mayor’s Open Space Task Force;

· Media campaign to promote open space benefits;

· Neighborhood-level planning and engagement process;

· Website to broadcast events, sign-up for participation, provide information and data, and gather public input.

**All of these activities will help educate the public about our options for the future, and build a common vision for the common good**

Who is involved?

Open Space SF 2100 will bring together public agencies including the Mayor’s Office, the City Planning Department, the Recreation and Park Department, the Public Health Department, the Port, the Redevelopment Agency, the School District and other city agencies. In addition, others involved will include local business representatives, community and neighborhood leaders, experts in urban planning and design, developers, open space advocates, and the interested public.

What are the intended outcomes?

Open Space 2100 will catalyze a long-term focus on the value of San Francisco’s parks and open space system by raising public awareness and political impetus. This network of stakeholders will be instrumental in: modifying existing city policies to encourage quality open space development in every neighborhood; identifying critical opportunities and specific strategies to remedy existing deficiencies; creating a tool kit of possible maintenance and funding strategies; and establishing a broad-based interdisciplinary advocacy partnership to monitor and realize plan implementation. Open Space 2100 will create a strategic framework for the city to develop an Open Space Plan and implement it at the city-wide and neighborhood levels.

Next steps Open Space 2100 launched on November 15th, 2007 with the inaugural meeting of the Mayor’s Open Space Task Force. The project is being facilitated by the Neighborhood Parks Council and SPUR. We are still looking for interested organizations and individuals to provide matching funding and resources for the $175,000 contributed by the City of San Francisco, the W & E Haas Fund, the Gerbode Foundation, and private donors – in order to carry out this important initiative.

Contact Information

Mike Kritzman, Open Space 2100 Program Assistant

Ph: (415) 621-3260

Green Envy: Achieving Equity in Open Space

Saturday, April 28th, 2007

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund that made this research possible.
To order a hard copy of Green Envy: Achieving Equity in Open Space (2007 edition), please send $15 to: 

Neighborhood Parks Council
451 Hayes St., 2nd Fl.
San Francisco, CA 94102

Please fill out this ORDER FORM (pdf).

Orders may also be placed through Network for Good. Please designate your order for “Open Space Report.” Thank you.

Download the 2007 updated version of the Green Envy report here:

Original 2003 version of the Green Envy report (all files are PDF format unless indicated otherwise):

  • Green Envy executive summary
  • Green Envy title page and acknowledgements
  • Green Envy open space report without maps
  • Tables
    • Table l: Open Space Created by the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency
    • Table 2: Open Space Fund Expenditure Details 1975-2003
    • Table 3: Open Space Acquired By Recreation & Park Department In SF
    • Table 4: San Francisco Downtown Park Fund Summary 1985-2002
    • Table 5: Comparison of Recreation Facilities in Various Cities
    • Table 6: Open Space Classifications for Each Supervisoral District
    • Table 7: Planned C3 (Financial District & SOMA) Developments
    • Table 8: Open Space Actuals in Various Cities
    • Table 9: Open Space Standards for New Development in San Francisco
    • Table 10: Open Space Definitions
    • Table 11: Total Open Space per District
    • Table 12: Neighborhood Open Space per District
    • Table 13: List of Park Properties Acquired by Eminent Domain in San Francisco
  • Click here to download 2003 Green Envy maps (in JPEG format)