I like the tenor of this idea - I agree it's hard to be so specific, but if we had a higher end restaurant that could serve more as a 'destination' restaurant - would that be a good thing? Look what Chez Panisse did for North Berkeley. Not sure if Brisbane residents want this, but it could certainly raise the profile and beautification of our town.
Great idea!! So many streets are narrow, they feel like one ways anyway.
I echo what most people say - I would love to have a more robust grocery store that sells really fresh food. TJ's is my first choice, but if it was a Lucky's or Lunardi's or whatever that was closer to home, I'd shop there!
Regarding traffic, we don't need to bring a grocery store into "Old Town" Brisbane - what about along Bayshore? Are there sites north of town along Bayshore that could serve the SE part of SF? That traffic corridor is already impacted, would a store adversely impact that?
The former 5 Star Cafe site, directly across the street from the current library, has been identified as the location for the new Brisbane Library. The City recently received $300,000 from the County’s Measure A funds to help cover building and design fees. This Thursday, 4/7, the City Council will be considering an Agreement for Professional Services for Design of the new Library. Link to the agenda can be found here: http://brisbaneca.org/city-council-meeting-9 (New Business item B.
Great idea - my question is around the same thing that's discussed with everything else - what size library does a town of this size support? If anyone knows of studies or info from the library system, let me know, thanks!!
I agree with this whole heartedly. We have a lovely and walkable downtown and it's one of the biggest reasons we moved to Brisbane 5.5 years ago. There is a great opportunity to bring in restaurants that can not only be supported by our residents but also by the area businesses (many people from SSF (used to) come to Brisbane for lunch). There is also an opportunity to have more affordable housing within the town center.
Regarding possible traffic issues, I am not clear on how much that is a real issue, but I am not familiar with any traffic studies that have been done? Brisbane is unique and small, I don't think we run the risk of being hub of tourist action.
I understand that there needs to be a practical balance between what a small population can support and what businesses are attracted to, but if we had a dedicated staff to explore these issues, and think about what the right mix is, we'd be really far along. We deserve a more vibrant downtown!!
I think all of us take pride in our town and I would love to show off our downtown at it's best. It's not there - too many vacant run down store fronts. We
I think this is an interesting idea, and I'd like to add to it - what about dedicated staff to focus on economic development. I understand this is a portion of one person's job (who does many roles!!) but is there an opportunity to have dedicated staff bringing in new sources of revenue? Shouldn't this be a key priority, and this individual could also be a part of the Visitatcion revitalization idea?