FOGG Open Letter – August 23, 2008

Dear FOGG Friends & Supporters:


We wish to advise you that the Port of San Francisco’s REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) for Seawall Lot 351 was released on August 13.  The Port seeks developer proposals for this parcel at the Embarcadero & Washington Street, which is adjacent to our present recreational space – Golden Gateway Tennis & Swim Club.  You may review the RFP at the Port’s website by clicking on this link:  RFP for Seawall Lot 351.


As previously stated, the would-be developer of the two 8 story, luxury condominiums and 530 car underground parking garage will need the SWL 351 parcel to complete his proposed project, and must obtain approval to remove the Public Trust now governing this lot before moving ahead.  It is far from a done deal, and FOGG continues to act in a determined manner to keep our neighborhood’s open recreational space.


The key dates for the RFP are as follows:


Pre-submittal meetings:  Tuesday, August 26, 2008 &

Thursday, September 11 2008


Deadline for submission of written questions:  October 10, 2008


Proposal deadline: Thursday, October 30, 2008


Interview(s)/Public Presentation:  November 2008


Port Commission consideration of selected Respondent:

December 2008/January 2009 (estimated)


We are actively following the RFP process and will keep you advised as things advance.


In addition to the RFP issuance, there are two other important events concerning our neighborhood happening soon that FOGG supporters should know about.




FOGG will be participating in the City’s first SUNDAY STREETS as a partner with our Barbary Coast Neighborhood Association (BCNA).  Together we will be manning a booth in front of the Ferry Building (Harry Bridges Plaza) from 9am –1pm, passing out information on what FOGG is endeavoring to accomplish in saving open recreational space in our neighborhood, and signing up more members to our cause.  You are all invited to attend this first ever event that will emphasize the need for activities that benefit a healthy and active neighborhood and its people. This event gives FOGG the opportunity to present its mission to a wider audience.  Volunteers who wish to help can contact us by email at  or by phone at (415) 986-2896.  More information on the Sunday Streets event is available at this link:  Sunday Streets SF .




The Barbary Coast Neighborhood Association is hosting a DISTRICT 3 SUPERVISOR CANDIDATES’ FORUM.  It will be held at the KGO Studios, 700 Front Street, from 7pm – 9pm.  The forum will be moderated by Carolyn Tyler who anchors the ABC7 Sunday morning news.


Candidates for the 3rd District Supervisor seat who will be participating are:  Joe Allioto, Claudine Cheng, David Chiu, Mike DeNunzio, Tony Gantner, Lynn Jefferson, Denise McCarthy and Wilma Pang.


This is an opportunity to ask questions and judge for yourself who you believe will best represent our District.  We look forward to a good turnout, so please mark your calendar.  Seating is limited so we strongly recommend that you arrive by 630pm.


Finally, but not least, we wish to again thank our FOGG members who so generously donate to our cause.  We are working 24/7 to succeed in keeping the Club and open recreational space as a benefit for the entire neighborhood, and the many members throughout the Bay area.  Without the efforts of our volunteers and the professional work of our attorney, Sue Hestor, we would not be able to continue the fight.


Your tax deductible donations are always greatly appreciated.  You can make your donation by check to AGAPE/FOGG, with the notation on the memo line: “tax deductible donation.”  Please mail your check to James Eggert, Treasurer, 550 Davis St. #46, San Francisco, CA 94111.  You may also donate on line at this web site.  We are confident that your commitment to FOGG’s efforts will be successful and thank you in advance for your support.


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