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Three To Five For The Transbay If The Feds Delay Until March

“An unexpected delay in funding for the new Transbay Terminal could set construction plans back months and cost the project another $100 million.” ∙ Transbay funds delay may have $100M price tag ∙ Transbay Terminal: Banking On Stimulus Funds And Opening In 2015... Read More »

8 Washington: The City’s Plan Which Nobody Seems To Love

8 Washington: The City’s Plan Which Nobody Seems To Love

With the successful sale of The Port of San Francisco’s Seawall Lot 351 hanging in the balance, the city is now trying to play peacemaker between Pacific Waterfront Partners’ and the neighborhood groups opposing the development of 8 Washington. The city varied height limits on the condo buildings... Read More »

Treasure Island: We Have A Plan, So Can’t We Just Have The Land?

Treasure Island: We Have A Plan, So Can’t We Just Have The Land?

It’s been over two years since we first plugged you in to SOM’s design for an ubergreen urban redevelopment of Treasure Island. And ever since then, The City has unsuccessfully been trying to talk the Navy down from an upfront payment in the “hundreds of millions of dollars” to... Read More »

From Cala Foods To “1401 California” By 2012 Or Bust As Proposed

From Cala Foods To “1401 California” By 2012 Or Bust As Proposed

Clearing up some confusion with respect to the current home of Cala Foods at 1401 California, the grocery store’s lease ends on December 31, 2010 (not 2009). And if all goes as the Prado Group (think 2001 Market) plans, demolition will start soon thereafter and in its place will... Read More »

Pelosi And Schwarzenegger Type For A Transbay HSR Terminus

Pelosi And Schwarzenegger Type For A Transbay HSR Terminus

A plugged-in tipster reports with respect to High Speed Rail and the Transbay Terminal: Thought you should know that both Nancy Pelosi and both sent strongly worded emails to the Secretary of Transportation this week endorsing the Transbay Terminal as the San Francisco terminus for High... Read More »

Designs For 200 Dolores Six Years In The Making (And Why)

Designs For 200 Dolores Six Years In The Making (And Why)

While the developers had planned to demolish the dilapidated 1904 parish building at 200 Dolores in order to build more housing back in 2003, 115 neighbors rallied citing historical and potential archeological significance (“This would include doing a thorough study of both the building and the double lot to... Read More »

Much Mirkarimi Ado (And Legislative Effort) About Relatively Nothing

After the Drew School got the go-ahead to remove three (3) of the city’s roughly 365,000 housing units in order to expand their campus, Supervisor Mirkarimi introduced legislation that would require the one-for-one replacement of any demolished housing units. Planning commissioners during a Thursday hearing into the legislation said... Read More »

SFMOMA Snags The Fisher Contemporary Art Collection

SFMOMA Snags The Fisher Contemporary Art Collection

After abandoning plans to build CAMP (Contemporary Art Museum Presidio) in July, the Fisher’s engaged in “hush, hush” talks with SFMOMA to expand their South of Market space (taking over San Francisco’s Fire Station No. 1 on Howard) and join collections. And while not yet in writing, it appears... Read More »

Forward Progress For San Francisco Piers 15, 17, And 70

Forward Progress For San Francisco Piers 15, 17, And 70

The Port Commission has approved a 66-year lease of Piers 15 and 17 for the Exploratorium (targeting a 2012 opening): The deal, approved unanimously by the Port Commission this month, calls for the Exploratorium to shore up and then build its museum on Pier 15, which is in danger... Read More »

150 Otis: From Temporary To Permanent Shelter As Proposed

“ want to develop 150 Otis St., a surplus city-owned building, into permanent affordable rental housing for chronically homeless senior citizen vets. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2012.” ∙ Surplus building to be affordable housing for homeless vets... Read More »