The Mill Parklet Permit Hearing

From Haighteration:

Wednesday’s hearing is scheduled from 9am to 10am at City Hall, Room 400. If you’d like to express your support or opposition, you’re encouraged to attend and speak up. And if you can’t attend, you can submit written comments by 5pm tomorrow (Tuesday) to dpw@sfdpw.org, or fax them to 415-554-6944.

On Wednesday, the Department of Public Works will hear The Mill’s request to install a parklet outside the new cafe at 736 Divisadero.

The parklet would look something like this, according to a graphic posted by Four Barrel Coffee last week:

 

 

Four Barrel

The folks at The Mill have created an online petition to gauge support for the parklet. They state that they’d “like to build a community space where people from the neighborhood can gather to socialize, relax, and enjoy themselves.” (Parklets in San Francisco must be available for use by the general public, not just customers of the sponsoring businesses.) The Mill’s petition currently has 519 signatures.

Meanwhile, an opposing petition, posted anonymously, expresses concern “about the ongoing infringement on public parking and the abuse of the Pavement To Parks program by local merchants who seem not to take into account resident’s own needs when proposing changes to the neighborhood.” It notes that there are already two other parklets within a block of The Mill (outside Mojo and Cafe Abir). The petition has garnered 30 signatures as of this morning.

Wednesday’s hearing is scheduled from 9am to 10am at City Hall, Room 400. If you’d like to express your support or opposition, you’re encouraged to attend and speak up. And if you can’t attend, you can submit written comments by 5pm tomorrow (Tuesday) to dpw@sfdpw.org, or fax them to 415-554-6944.

 

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