San Francisco City Planning Commission Agrees to Move Ahead with Construction
Jan. 17, 2014
The San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday that the City Planning Commission agreed to move ahead with construction at Sharp Park Golf Course, despite complaints from environmentalists.
The proposed work on the 82-year-old course, designed by famed architect Alister Mackenzie, involves clearing reeds and sediment from a pond and waterway, construction around a pumping station and the installation of a new, small pond on the course.
For a detailed look at Saving Sharp Park, be sure to read our NCGA Golf story this past spring, as well as our Q&A with attorneys Bo Links and Richard Harris.
Lisa Wayne, open space manager for San Francisco’s Recreation and Park Department, which runs the course, said that the project will affect less than one of Sharp Park’s 417 acres.
In recent years, environmentalists have asked the city to abandon the course and allow it to become a sanctuary for the threatened frogs and snakes.
Sharp Park was built in 1932 by MacKenzie, whose other California works include Cypress Point Club in Pebble Beach and the recently restored Pasatiempo Golf Club in Santa Cruz.