Rally in the Alley

BLOCK PARTY TO LAUNCH GREEN UPGRADE IN AMES STREET

WHAT: A block party will launch the green renovation planned for a section of Ames Street, presently a narrow alley with run-down pavement, bad lighting and storm drainage problems. The event will feature fabulous food, live music, face painting, and raffle prizes from local restaurants. Samples of new water-permeable paving will be on display, along with designs for vertical gardens, solar lighting, and recreational installations.

WHO: The Fair Oaks Community Coalition sponsors the Ames Alley redesign, a model for redevelopment of similarly neglected urban lanes, endorsed by SF Department of Public Works. The San Francisco Parks Trust is on board as fiscal agent for the project, which is eligible for tax-deductible donations. District 8 Supervisor Scott Wiener also champions the project and plans to attend the September 9th event with other City officials.

WHERE: The party will be held in the block between 22nd and 23rd Streets on Ames Alley, which lies parallel between Fair Oaks and Guerrero in Baja Noe Valley. A map of the neighborhood, with photos of the alley and designs for its renovation are online at http://alleyproject.ning.com/

WHEN: Friday, September 9, 2011, from 5:30 – 8:00 pm.

COST: Admission is free, but food will be for sale. Donations are welcome and tax-deduction receipts will be provided.

About the Fair Oaks Community Coalition:
Fair Oaks Community Coalition is a neighborhood association that organized in 2005 to focus on improving the community’s relationships with local businesses, schools, City agencies and social service providers.

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