Honorable Councilmembers Faulconer and Gloria,
I am writing to inform you of the activities of the Bankers Hill
Neighborhood Parking Committee (BHNPC) since my last update of October 27,
We have been informed by the City of San Diego that they will complete
their review of our curbside survey by December 24, 2012. Any changes
recommended as a result of the City’s review will be implemented
concurrently. There is now a recommendation to add diagonal parking to the
west side of Third Avenue between Fir and Grape Streets. Operations
manager, Ben Verdugo, informs us that property owners fronting the street
have signalled their support for this change.
We have submitted a request to review the frontages of the new, Sharp
Rees-Stealy clinic on the block surrounded by Fourth and Fifth Avenues, and
Fir and Grape Streets. Several loading zones and red curbs have been added
to these frontages resulting in the loss of more than ten, parking spaces.
This area of Bankers Hill has many vintage apartment buildings with no
on-site parking, and so this loss is keenly felt.
We are requesting the City to review the old Sharp Rees-Stealy block
frontages (Third and Fourth Avenues between Grape and Hawthorn Streets) to
see if more parking spaces can be identified now that the clinic has
relocated. On the Fourth Avenue frontage alone, three-spaces are being
utilized for passenger transfer and taxi stands.
Now that our budget has been approved, we will be providing Uptown Planners
with monthly status reports regarding project implementation.
Operations manager, Ben Verdugo, will be co-ordinating with the City’s
Meredith Dibden-Brown to develop a schedule for the implementation of our
projects. We hope to have the schedule available for our January 7, 2013
Finally, we have introduced some residents who live in the area of First
Avenue and Spruce Streets to each other. We are asking them to suggest
projects for the First Avenue corridor since future “complete street”
improvements along Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Avenues might affect traffic
along First Avenue.
Doug Scott / Chair
Bankers Hill Neighborhood Parking Committee