North Willow Glen Neighborhood Association
Word of Faith Church
June 25, 2002
7 9 pm
The Yellow Cab Site
The meeting adjourned around 8:30 pm.
The City Planning Department has approved 16 Single Family Attached
houses on the Yellow Cab site. The Yellow Cab site will be demolished
in the fall with groundbreaking for the new houses next Spring. The
existing stores haven't wanted to sell as yet and state they want to
improve the site.
Officer Reyes of SJPD talked about increased police presence due to
Horseshoe-VHS, the gang in Bierbach Park vs. the West Side Mob, which
is mostly east of Highway 87.
Traffic Calming Progress
Alison introduced Ken to talk about the Traffic Calming meeting last
week. Overall speeds have diminished on Delmas and Hull. The median
island at Willow and Delmas will be made permanent with a textured crosswalk
and with slight changes. The bumpout just north of there will be wider
and shorter with a tree planted and landscaping. Permanent medians with
plantings with a 3 way stop sign and with a textured crosswalk will
be installed at Delmas and Coe. The Bird and Hull median island will
be made permanent with a textured crosswalk. There will be possibly
another Median Island in middle of the Hull block between Bird and Delmas
when a neighborhood consensus is reached. Final plans will be submitted
to the NWGNA traffic Calming Committee.
Alison talked about the preliminary plan drawn up by the open space
committee members. It will include landscaping with some of the existing
trees, with a meandering decomposed granite path, a permanent horseshoe
pit, and lawn areas at both ends with a wildflower meadow in between.
We may replace some of the existing trees with other tree species as
the trees are getting older and brittle and need more biodiversity.
Rene brought up making part of the space dog friendly and it was felt
that the meadow area would work for that.
A water fountain and benches, back less to prevent tagging, will be
in the center of the site. Heritage Lighting will be requested for the
We want a fence along the railroad tracks and need to work with JPB
as none of the rest of the plan can go forward without the fence along
There should be similar treatment at the West End open space at Fuller
and Bird. The Fuller fence would be rebuilt in the current style and
added to East Fuller Plaza. Ultimately there is a request to have parking
on both sides of Fuller with the curbs and gutters moved to widen Fuller
east of Delmas.
That's all, folks!