NO HIGH RISE BUILDINGS - Save Cypress Park & Pine Lots

NO HIGH RISE BUILDINGS - Save Cypress Park & Pine Lots

0 have signed. Let’s get to 2,500!
At 2,500 signatures, this petition is more likely to get picked up by local news!

Olga Jimenez Perez started this petition to City Council and City Manager City of South San Francisco

City of SSF is planning to take away our only Old Town playground, Cypress Park, as well as open green areas and parking lots. SSF has received MILLIONS in developer impact fees, without benefit to community of Old Town (Downtown) that has been the most affected. Old Town area has been historically underserved and underrepresented and directly impacted without a say in the welcoming of biotech industry.

PLEASE ADVOCATE FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO PARKS THROUGH THE USE OF IMPACT FEES COLLECTED AND IN PREVENTING FURTHER HIGH-RISE BUILDINGS THAT HAVE DESTROYED THE HISTORICAL CHARACTER AND CHARM OF OLD TOWN. 

OLD TOWN HAS TAKEN THE BRUNT OF HIGH RISE BUILDINGS FOR BIOTECH'S BENEFIT WITHOUT CONSIDERATION FOR RESIDENT'S HEALTH AND WELL-BEING:  LACK OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING (CADENCE COMPLEXES - ZERO AFFORDABLE UNITS!), DENSE CONSTRUCTION (OVERBURDENING AREA), OVERCROWDING, LACK OF SETBACK CONSIDERATIONS (OBSTRUCTING NATURAL SUNLIGHT - MILLER AVE COMPLEX), LACK OF YOUTH/SENIOR SERVICES, LACK OF LATINX CULTURAL RECOGNITION AND OUR CONTRIBUTION TO SSF.

IT IS UNJUST FOR AREA TO TAKE ON ANY FURTHER DEVELOPMENT WITHOUT CONSIDERATION OF ITS HISTORICAL VALUE AND CHARACTER,

PLEASE HELP TO ADVOCATE IN KEEPING CHILD PLAYGROUND, REQUESTING YOUTH/SENIOR SERVICES AND IN PROMOTING CULTURAL AWARENESS PROGRAMS.

Cypress/Pine Park is in need of age-appropriate and safe play structures, i.e.  infant swings, age appropriate play structures, a full-size basketball court and trees. 

Pine Green Lot (Pine & Linden) is SACRED GROUND for community. YOUTH are innocently born into area that lacks equitable opportunities and youth who tragically lost their lives should be honored and memorial trees should be well-maintained. SENIOR CITIZENS lack a safe place for socialization and outdoor recreational area. Community requests the installation of community gazebo, benches, trees, and cultural art sculptures for beautification and in promoting local artists.

NO MORE UNAFFORDABLE AND DENSE OVER-BUILDING of high rise complexes in Old Town. SSF has built many high rises, without regard to long-time residents and local restaurants/businesses. High rises have negatively affected our livelihood, privacy, peace of mind (safety), enjoyment of our properties, loss of natural sunlight, and have added to traffic congestion and air quality pollution, in meantime, dealing lack of maintained sidewalks and streets.

The community is in need of a YOUTH PROGRAM/SERVICE CENTER AND A COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER. Our only facility is the neighboring, poorly maintained Boys & Girls Club, which serves after school programs and not community wide. There is a lack of outreach, resources and services for non-English speakers, as well as for struggling local businesses, many of which are small family owned.

Old Town has been DISCRIMINATED with knowledge of being disadvantaged with known barriers and challenges, i.e. non-English speaking, lack of  computers/internet, resources, accessibility, with transportation/mobility issues, and added lack of proper outreach.

PLEASE HELP SUPPORT KEEPING CYPRESS/PINE PLAYGROUND, REQUEST IMPROVEMENTS AT PINE LOT, I.E. GAZEBO PARK, PREVENT FURTHER OVERBURDENING AREA AND CONSTRUCTION OF UNAFFORDABLE HIGH RISE BUILDINGS; MAINTAIN PARKING LOTS FOR COMMUNITY USE, AND FACILITATE USE OF IRISH GREEN AND ARMOUR LOT FOR COMMUNITY USE

 

0 have signed. Let’s get to 2,500!
At 2,500 signatures, this petition is more likely to get picked up by local news!