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3000 or so already have those new meters. they will be released this year. it is an urgent problem. >> i know that it is user friendly and not everyone carries a credit card. it is not appropriate to carry a credit card with a value on it for a 7-year-old. my point is, there is a universal system, a debit system, however universal the card is. i would just like us to take a look at that as well. like there is a stored value card that is great. you can order them at no charge of mine.
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we tried to make easy for a lot of options. >> but again, this does not work at a credit-card reader. >> by are supposed to work with all meters. if you find one that does not, please call 311. that helps us to go in and fix them. >> thank you. >> go ahead. >> i guess i have some familiarity with the dog patch area. it has a few businesses and is mostly along the 21st or 22nd. >> just for your benefit, like i said, as much as possible we like to coordinate with mta parking strategists to have consistent regulations and hours of operations and what not.
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the port commission does not have jurisdiction over the streets, a jurisdiction within the central waterfront on port st. being very inconsistent. in general, illinois street between mayor oppose and 20th -- mayor oppose the -- mary oppose the -- mayor mariposa is the southernmost street. pier 70. we have illinois street. 20th street east of illinois. then we have illinois st. halfway between 24th and 25th. we have 24th street east of illinois street. when we come back in front of
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you in february to amend the port traffic code, we would be proposing regulations consistent with whatever the board decides to do at their february meeting. it is not within the residential areas of dog patch. one thing i skipped over in my presentation is that the port with mta did do a significant amount about reached. we went to the waterfront advisory group. we met with all the neighborhood organizations and port tenants in the area. we have had them working on this for about two years now. i wanted to let you know that. thank you. >> any of the comments? >> i have a couple of questions on the technology of the new meters since you want to do demand pricing. can you centrally drive the
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change for rates or ours? how does the technology work? >> they are state of the art. each one has a gprs modem. that is how they do real-time credit card authorization. >> you can change the rate for hours parking centrally. david did describe we do not have jurisdiction over the dog patch. i guess we probably would say it would be a nice idea if you were able to meet with the group and hear their concerns. we're not here to give you any direction because it is outside our jurisdiction. the meters on the port property , where does the revenue cgo?
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>> we have an agreement with mta. they work with us to install and manage the meters with input from staff on pricing and what not. the revenue does come to the court -- port. we do pay their parking control officers to manage and do collection, but the revenue does come back to the port from the meters. >> will you be able to give us a forecast on revenue? >> we did do some projections for the mission bay area. it was covered in the staff report. david may be able to help me with this. the initial investment is around three and $40,000 within mission bay -- $340,000 within mission bay. we expect a payoff to be between
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12 and 18 months. >> that is after we pay the mta expenses for maintaining the meters. you can address that when you come to us to provide the economics. as a consumer or resident, you would not want to go from block to block can have different rates. they would not understand that this is on city or port property. i would advocate that we be consistent for the public that the rate per hour and everything else is consistent with the contiguous areas, otherwise it will be confusing. >> this is something we have struggled with. we have been able to align our days of operation and hours of operation.
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we have done that specifically on illinois between mariposa and 20th street, east of illinois st.. there is a mix of office and other uses where there are no meters or regulations today. we felt a softer way of transitioning from no regulations to regulations would be to cap the rate for the first 12 months. in reality, for eight months there would be a discrepancy from block to block. that could be something we could look to the commission for direction on. maybe we would go with what the mta board approves at their february meeting. we may want to soften the
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transition for areas going from no regulations to meters. that was the reason for our decision on capping the rate for the first 12 months. >> we're trying to eliminate circling. people may decide to partita blocks down. it is a very confusing experience -- people may decide to try to partita blocks down. it is a very confusing experience. depending on the hour of the day, your rate could change. when we park, we think it is the same rate now i am hearing we may be charged after 6:00. it is going to be a changing experience. it sounds like they're going to introduce over the city different ways of handling parking in the future. >> we're trying to be consistent across the board so it is not
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confusing. >> i appreciate we want to make a softer experience. been consistent -- being consistent, i think most people would find that easier. >> if i could respond to the comment about average. i want to reiterate david's point. it hurts to hear criticism. we have done our best in terms of meeting with every group possible. over the last eight months, we have met with 25 community groups anywhere related to this area, including outside. we have met with everyone. we have not turned down an invitation. we're very happy to return to talk to the dog patch group began. i wanted to underscore that. >> my only other question would
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be if you are going to have a flexible change in pricing, it sounds like there's great technology to manage it, it would be that you put a notice on the meters so people understand they need to look carefully. the rate during the day and at night could be different. i understand you are trying to move to a higher level. i think it will be very confusing for the public, regardless of where. i am hearing it for the first time. that is a big change. >> there are eight private areas. we've done three changes of rates since july. that is not an issue that has come up. we are waiting for it. people have not complained. part of that might be that some people do not care if they. the credit card. you do not feel it as much.
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our experts. some people might not notice people consistently park in the fillmore area arts -- are figuring it out. it is a challenge. we will see how it is go. >> right now, everybody thinks after 6:00 p.m. you do not have to pay anything. if you are going to start charging, people have to be aware. hopefully you can avoid the real awakening with a ticket. -- the rude awakening with a ticket. >> implementation, we are going to have to do that right. we have implementation details around construction. we will work carefully with the developers to make sure we do
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not put meters in that they will have to tear out or move over. the restaurant owners are going to be great allies. the businesses in the evening, we want them to help get the word out. parking officers will just be giving warnings for the first month or two. they will warn people that as of march 1 they will be enforcing it. we will pay much attention to that. the kinds of tickets people did not know about are the worst. >> obviously, we're going to the next stage of development. it is interesting how you managed to change and get the community to change. thank you very much. the next item? >> an informational presentation on requests for proposals for
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rehabilitation and development of the 20th street historic buildings within the pier 70 site near 20th street and illinois st. >> good morning. i am from the ports planning and development group. again to follow you with something simpler than parking meters, historic preservation. i am excited to be here today. we have developers interested in redeveloping. they're here to give presentations. i will give a quick overview. one of the developers has stepped out. we only have three now. they are still interested in. 70, but maybe in a different role.
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i would like to walk you through this. this is 20th street, ww ii. the buildings. much the same now on the outside but are not doing well on the inside. when we did -- we have decided to do a different offering process. instead asking people to put together a detailed perspective, we know is difficult. it is a transition in the neighborhood. it started with a different process. i am going to show you pictures of the building while i explained -- show you pictures of the buildings while i explaine the process. we went out and asking people to let us know what buildings they were interested in. we wanted to make sure if we put out an rfc that we would get a
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response. we got 15 responses of interest. we sorted through those. we shifted to a request for proposals in october. we invited 10 parties to make proposals. we ended up receiving four proposals. i will walk you through those now. i want to highlight the goals for each project. much of this comes out of the master planning board and things the commission has worked on for over three years. we want uses that will excite the buildings. we want concepts that are viable financially. we want to follow the secretary 's standards, the national standards for historic preservation. for the machine shop, we were
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looking for a use that we could all enjoy. the ferry building is something people could see. we wanted to be able to tell the history and draw the connection to dark patch and the other neighborhoods nearby. we offered a broad range of land uses. we wanted to see what was out there. we would like to see who would like to use the buildings and bring them back to life. the rfp asked the developers to respond. what we are doing today is starting the process. each person will give a brief presentation. we will come back and do a set of interviews. we're doing research. we are checking with banks and doing all of that. in february, we will be back with a recommendation to see how
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well they met the goals we just walked through. the criteria is whether they have done this project before -- this type of project before, financial capacity, how well the rehabilitation concept meets our objectives and goals. the last thing is feasibility, will it work? can it get through the historic preservation approval process? we have announced for rehabilitation concept. we have asked each developer to tell us how they would approach the striate -- site and provide a financial structure. we know when you did again there is more between the walls than you ever thought. we know we will be looking for the people we choose to refine the concept.
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this is a project that they can do with all private investment? there is a range. we got a number of ideas back. in february, we will be able to show you how different people came back with different use programs and economic responses to it. the same developers will be back and give presentations to the central group on february 8. we will let the community interact and discuss. we will return with a staff recommendation and seek a direction on the next step. that could be going into an exclusive negotiating agreement. next, i am going to introduce each developer and the first member of their team. i have asked them to do brief
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presentations. there is a timer. the first group to speak is culture and structure. speaking on behalf of this team is peter brand this -- brandis. >> thank you for inviting me to present our proposal. and from development advisory services. pier 70's time has come. and our usage was proposed before. that proposal was a good idea -- and parts usage was proposed
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before. that proposal was a good idea but may have been ahead of its time. art never dies. the idea is back. i would like to introduce the new art, entertainment, and recreation factories that are historic to pier 70. this is our dream project. we are collaborative in our approach. our method is that of an integrated team who bring years of expertise and knowledge. we are trusting and respectful. while i would like to take credit for the ideas presented, they are the result of many dedicated professionals on our team. some of them are here today. mca real estate, els architecture and urban design, it sure would design engineers,
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jay wallace and associates, sanger and olsen. in 1946, a sheriff's deputy provided a description of the area. in the early 18 80's, it was mostly of hotels. in them days, the shows were better were the boys from one would challenge the boys from another. we would all go for beers at a nickel apiece. the hotels are gone. most of irish hill is gone. but some still stands today. this is bareknuckle industrial, ross base -- raw space.
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we want to preserve and revitalize its oil keeping the original design. -- while keeping the original design. art space 101 is ideal for small but elegant steel workspaces. 104 is suited for larger producers or instructors of art and culture. exposed brick and open plan are desirable, creative venues. entertainment space, union iron works, 113 and 114, this is the cathedral of performance art with soaring ceilings and arched windows. it celebrates its heritage while providing a multi-disciplined than you. it is a gateway leading to
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bridge iron plaza where bethlehem steel beams are brought home from the be constructed bay bridge and used to support numerous activities in the plaza. adjacent to the plaza is building 14 that will support industrial artisans creating and teaching. recreational space will bring new life to the foundry buildings, 115 and 116. the open and light indoor- outdoor quality will provide high ceilings and natural light. it will rival the success of the presidio which has enjoyed a multitude of uses. high on my list is indoor surfing. the new commercial buildings, an essential part of our proposal is the inclusion of new commercial buildings. we would like to thank the staff
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for considering this. it is unique in our plan. it is outside the scope of what was announced for. thank you for considering it. our plan follows the guidelines of the master plan. it includes 680,000 square feet of usage space, below ground parking spaces, and mobil outdoor plazas the will connect the historic buildings to each other with art, dining, and performance spaces. this is central to the restaurant proposal for 102. the additional development of the in felsites -- in-fill sites along illinois are important for the success of the project. it will help to make this dream a reality. thank you.
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president ho: our next presentation is from the partnership of equity community builders. bill vasquez will start this off. it should be full screen. i am just looking for full screen mode. >> thank you for the excellent introduction. i am lou vasquez. for the public record, and like to say go niners.
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this team is a response to the question we were announced a couple of years ago in meetings with our esteemed port director and staff. the question is what you do if you were us. we have been looking at this, trying to figure it out. hopefully, this crystallizes all of what we have been working on. san francisco is a petri dish of on jurors, i technology, industry, social and environmental awareness. -- entrepreneur s, high technology, industry, social and environmental awareness. it can and should become the engine and new neighborhood for economically viable, socially equitable, and environmentally responsible growth.
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we intend to create this neighborhood in partnership with the port and friends in the neighborhood. up is a nonprofit development entity. we created up for a variety of reasons and in response to this question. one was to access another source of funding not typically available to for-profit development companies. this will help us to bring funds into the development which we would not otherwise have. the team has a long history in san francisco of successfully creating and accomplishing difficult projects. i grew up in the city. my father was a pattern maker at ajax on third street. we found a build inc. on 20th
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and illinois. we spent a lot of time looking out that window imagining what a great thing it could be. my partner who spoke earlier is the proprietor in the retail and are complex at 20th and minnesota with his wife. he is also a member of the green trust. we're currently working on the greening of 22nd street. we have also done a couple of large projects in dog patch. the 350 units are a project we have -- are currently working on or have accomplished. equity committee builders has a long reputation as leaders in
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adaptive reuse, innovative planning and development of mixed use and to start projects. their development of building 38, and other areas have become a tremendous asset to the committee. bill has worked with the port for six years to figure out how to address intractable issues created by the mandate of the trust and the infrastructure and structural issues confronting us now. we have created tools, proposed alternatives, generated plans. we created up. the point is to return more value to the court and public. --