As members might remember, this last summer we devoted two of our monthly meetings (see May and July, 2013 Voice) to a set of presentations and discussions of four development sites occurring on Page Street, between Stanyan and Broderick: the reuse of 1500 Page Street (at Masonic) for a permanently affordable,16-studio independent living residence for developmentally disabled people; the expansion into the St. Agnes Oak Street parking lot of the Urban School; the expansion of the French American International School at 11 55 Page (between Baker and Broderick), site of 9 pre school and kindergarten classrooms for 180 children; and the pending sale and reuse of the Boys and Girls Club at 1950 Page (between Stanyan and Shrader).
One of the projects (1500 Page Street) was recently approved by the panning commission and two others- the Urban School and the French American International School made major headway in the last four weeks.
At the December 19th Planning Commission hearing the adaptive re-use of 1500 Page Street was unanimously approved. HANC endorsed the project and testified in support at the hearing. The 16 studio rehab of the old Page Street Guest House at Masonic will result in minimum changes to the attractive building with the greatest exterior change being the addition of a wheelchair-accessible entrance on the east (Masonic Street side) of the building (see developers rendering at right).