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To: Gov Gavin Newsom and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom; Sen. Dianne Feinstein (CA-1), Former BART Board President Bevan Dufty, Principal Designer/Architect (ret) Howard Grant, SF Mayor London Breed, District Supervisor Rafael Mandelman

Save Harvey’s Garden Grove at Castro Metro MUNI Station Harvey Milk Plaza SF-CA

Save Harvey’s Garden Grove at Castro Metro MUNI Station Harvey Milk Plaza SF-CA

Please consider signing this initiative to support the preservation of the "Nation's First" LGBT Veterans Grove and the improvements of Harvey's Garden - A Watershed Garden . The two street parklets are an important part of existing open space areas with mature landscaping at a historically and culturally significant LGBTQ site that is also an important transit hub.(2401-2499 Market St, SF CA 94114 )

Why is this important?

We say, Renovate - Don't Desecrate!
Please sign the petition! Stop the Demolition!
Restore the existing terrazzo. Expand Harvey Milk Plaza into the streets... (CASTRO/MARKET) Protect the ONLY MUNI station that has open space & mature landscaping! Save Harvey’s Gardens Grove!

This petition was created by concerned neighbors and community members in the late winter of '17-'18 as an aspect of the Twin Parklets initiative.We submitted 2 parklet applications to government and nonprofit stakeholders (Public Works and SF Parks Alliance) in early March 2018. UPDATE: PRE_COVID, we have collected over 1500 'wet' signatures that included actual conversations with neighbors, workers, visitors and merchants.

We want a green, sustainable and beautiful solution to an important and efficient transit hub that has suffered from urban strains, yet is structurally sound. This site already educates and inspires visitors from far and wide. The neighborhood character will be impacted by the of the demolishing of this built environment.

How it will be delivered

STAGE A PRESS CONFERENCE


Reasons for signing

  • This is a historic space that incorporates already existing flora and fauna. In these times of climate disaster, we cannot afford to be removing our plant life! Please consider renewing, not replacing.
  • Green street parks are critical to the environment of San Francisco nurturing calm amid the stark reality of cemented streets and huge towering city buildings. The transit hub is an especially appropriate location for street parks. Please support the creation of the LGBQ Veterans Grove and Harvey's Garden. LGBQ Veterans and indeed all who have served this nation affirm how our diverse veterans honor all Americans by keeping us safe from the scourge of war.
  • Restore, Reface, Renew no need to replace. Create a memorable experience for all peoples. A living history bringing the past and the present together. Sharing common values and tolerating differing points of view. Honoring the sacrifices of those who came before us.

Updates

2020-01-24 22:04:20 -0500

Hi all! Just to let you know that we have now over 1400 "wet" signatures for our 2 sentence petition! Living in the Castro, and being at the train station, it is easy to demonstrate what we are attempting to save and improve, along with our new ADA elevator. Thank you all for you support! Now we have a GoFundme account, just search for LAVENDER LANE - A LIVING MUSEUM or visit our more comprehensive website www.SaveHarveyMIlkPlaza.org.