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California High-Speed Rail Authority Thrown Under The Bus Train

The title of the California State Auditor’s report with respect to the management of California’s High Speed Rail initiative: “High-Speed Rail Authority: It Risks Delays or an Incomplete System Because of Inadequate Planning, Weak Oversight, and Lax Contract Management.” And yes, the Authority took exception to the title “but... Read More »

Mission District Streetscape Project: Final Plan And Declaration

Mission District Streetscape Project: Final Plan And Declaration

Chicanes, bulb-outs, bollards, green gutters, rain gardens, living streets, and road diets are all part of the proposed the Mission District Streetscape Project, the final plan for which is now online. The (MDSP) is the product of a community‐based planning process to identify opportunities... Read More »

Fairmont Hotel Revitalization And Tower Rebuilding As Proposed

Fairmont Hotel Revitalization And Tower Rebuilding As Proposed

As is proposed for the “Fairmont Hotel Revitalization” and Residential Tower Project: The proposed project includes two main components: (1) renovation of portions of the historic 1906 Fairmont Hotel, a Landmark structure (City Landmark Number 185), which is also listed on the California and National Registers of Historic Places;... Read More »

555 Washington’s EIR Certification Reversed

555 Washington’s EIR Certification Reversed

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has upheld the appeal of the San Francisco Planning Department’s certification of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the 555 Washington project voting 10 to 0 to reverse said certification. True to our headline and tone in March (“EIR Approved But…“), the Board... Read More »

Alexandria Theater Plans A Few Weeks From First Public Screening

Alexandria Theater Plans A Few Weeks From First Public Screening

Recently designated a “vacant building,” and already looking a little less blighty, the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and detailed plans for the development of the long shuttered Alexandria Theater are expected to be released within the next few weeks. No word on whether or not the outcry from local... Read More »

Designs For Building Senior Housing At 121 Golden Gate Avenue

Designs For Building Senior Housing At 121 Golden Gate Avenue

The proposed project would consist of the demolition of an existing 40‐foot‐high building and the construction of a new 99‐foot‐high, ten‐story building with one basement level, containing a total of approximately 109,375 gross square feet (gsf) comprising a kitchen/dining hall, philanthropic/social services, and 90... Read More »

555 Washington: Round Four On Hold Pending EIR Appeal

With the legal appeal of the Planning Commission’s approval of 555 Washington’s Environmental Impact Report (EIR) pending (which we’ll call round three), the Planning Commission’s follow-up votes with respect to height, open space, wind and parking exceptions for the project (round four) are on an indefinite hold. We will... Read More »

Treasure Island: Another Work Of Fiction Or Bounty To Be?

Treasure Island: Another Work Of Fiction Or Bounty To Be?

“The vision was conceived in 2005, and the most optimistic scenario has the first homes opening in 2013. Now, though, the push for approvals is gearing up, and the public can begin to gauge whether the much-ballyhooed green neighborhood could someday offer a truly different way to live or... Read More »

HSR: Beale Street Alternative Rejected, Transbay Recomended

HSR: Beale Street Alternative Rejected, Transbay Recomended

Breath a little easier Watermark and Baycrest owners, and Transbay proponents cheer, as a plugged-in tipster notes the California High Speed Rail Authority has rejected the Beale Street Alternative (Option d) and recomended a Transbay terminus (with service at 4th and King) for high speed rail into San Francisco.... Read More »

Proposed Payment Plan For San Francisco’s Treasure Island Purchase

While the dollar value was set back in December, the details of San Francisco’s payment plan for the purchase of Treasure Island have been hashed out. Under the agreement, The City will pay $55 million over 10 years — $5.5 million annually, plus interest. In addition, the Navy will... Read More »