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Ballot Box Battle Over Golden Gate Park Turf Is On

The proposed ordinance which would block the renovation of the Beach Chalet Athletic Fields in Golden Gate Park and has qualified for the November ballot and will go head-to-head with the mayor’s “Children’s Playgrounds, Walking Trails and Athletic Fields Act,” a counter measure which would allow the conversion of the Beach Chalet’s four grass fields to synthetic turf and Read More »

Francisco Reservoir Transfer Tentatively Approved

Francisco Reservoir Transfer Tentatively Approved

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission has approved a transfer of the long-shuttered Francisco Reservoir on Russian Hill to the City’s Recreation and Park Department. If San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors and Mayor Ed Lee agree, the city will pay $9.9 million over twelve years for the prime 4-acre parcel between Hyde and Larkin.  Neighbors Read More »

Mayor Lee Counter Attacks Athletic Fields Renovation Measure

Mayor Lee Counter Attacks Athletic Fields Renovation Measure

While the Coalition to Protect Golden Gate Park continues to gather signatures to support their proposed ballot measure which would require athletic fields in Golden Gate Park west of Crossover Drive to be maintained as natural grass and without lighting, a measure which is designed to block the approved renovation of the Beach Chalet Athletic Read More »

Fixed Up, Platinum Certified And Asking $10M More In Cow Hollow

Fixed Up, Platinum Certified And Asking $10M More In Cow Hollow

As we first reported a few months ago, the Cow Hollow home at 2680 Green Street was purchased as a “fixer” for $3,100,000 in 2010, was completely renovated as “a masterwork in sustainability and design,” and was about to hit the market listed for $13,000,000.  And now it has. In addition to being LEED for Read More »

Moscone Center’s Redesign Refined

Moscone Center’s Redesign Refined

Responding in part to concerns about the impact of the Moscone Center’s proposed expansion project on the adjacent Children’s Garden, as well as to the impact of the building’s mass along Howard Street, the proposed design for the building by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and Mark Cavagnero Associates has evolved. While the bulk of the Read More »

The Projected Impact Of Two 13-Story Towers On Pine

The Projected Impact Of Two 13-Story Towers On Pine

The Environmental Impact Report for the development of 262 condos, two floors of commercial space, and parking for 245 cars on Pine Street between Van Ness and Franklin is slated to be certified in two weeks, a certification would help clear the way for the two 13-story towers to rise. While San Francisco Heritage “strongly Read More »

Encroaching On The Hells Angels In San Francisco

Encroaching On The Hells Angels In San Francisco

The big green wall on the northern edge of the proposed mid-block passage between Tennessee and Third, just north of 23rd Street, isn’t simply for decoration. For on the other side of said wall is the Clubhouse for the Frisco chapter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. The club isn’t planning to move. And as Read More »

Dogpatch Apartments And Arts Plaza Up For Approval This Week

Dogpatch Apartments And Arts Plaza Up For Approval This Week

As we first reported and revealed a few weeks ago, the designs and plans for the proposed 111-unit Dogpatch development to rise along Indiana between 18th and 19th Streets (aka the 650 Indiana Street Project or Café Cocomo redevelopment) have been refined and now include a “Cocomo Mews” between the two five-story buildings with a Read More »

Long-Vacant Downtown Lot Ready For (Downsized) Development

Long-Vacant Downtown Lot Ready For (Downsized) Development

Zoned for development up to 300-feet in height, a 30-story hotel was proposed to rise on the northwest corner of Pine and Kearny in 1981. In 1982, the proposal was changed to a 26-story office building, a proposal which was never approved for the 500 Pine Street parcel upon which a 10-story “skyscraper” had been Read More »

Five Teams Competing To Design A New Gateway To The Presidio

Five Teams Competing To Design A New Gateway To The Presidio

Twenty-five teams responded to a request for qualifications to design 10 acres of new parkland in the Presidio which will connect the Presidio’s Main Post with Crissy Field, the Presidio Gateway project, and the Presidio Trust has just announced the finalists. The Gateway project also includes three acres of newly designed parklands adjacent to the Read More »

Green On Green For Even More Green, And White

Green On Green For Even More Green, And White

Purchased as a “fixer” for $3,100,000 in 2010 and looking a little less modern at the time, the Cow Hollow home at 2680 Green Street is about to hit the market listed for $13,000,000 as a completely renovated, “ultra-sustainable” residence with applications for LEED Platinum and Passive Home certification underway. A glass staircase and elevator Read More »

Congestion Pricing Coming To Treasure Island, Transportation Too

Congestion Pricing Coming To Treasure Island, Transportation Too

The San Francisco County Transportation Authority has been named the Mobility Management Agency for Treasure Island and will be responsible for managing the transportation plan for the island’s approved redevelopment which includes up to 8,000 housing units, 300 acres of open space, 500 hotel rooms and 450,000 square feet of retail and historic reuse. At Read More »

Ballot Measure To Block Approved Golden Gate Park Project Planned

Ballot Measure To Block Approved Golden Gate Park Project Planned

The Coalition to Protect Golden Gate Park has filed a notice of intent to start gathering signatures in support of a November ballot measure to ensure “voters have a voice in deciding the future of Golden Gate Park.” More specifically, the proposed “Golden Gate Park Recreational Fields Renovation Act” would require that all athletic fields Read More »

The Push To Landmark An At-Risk Market Street Tree

Seeking an “open aesthetic,” the buyer of 3066 Market Street, a speculative project which had been stalled mid-construction and ended up selling on the courthouse steps earlier this year, was planning to chop down the 75-foot-tall redwood tree in the backyard. Sponsored by Supervisor Wiener and recommended by San Francisco’s Land Use and Economic Development Read More »

McCoppin Hub Plaza Is On Its Way To Becoming Open Space

McCoppin Hub Plaza Is On Its Way To Becoming Open Space

Originally envisioned as a community garden, the McCoppin cul-de-sac between Valencia Street and the Central Freeway ramp will become the mixed-use McCoppin Hub Plaza, with pads for food trucks, farmers markets, or other community events (click to enlarge). The ordinance to rezone the cul-de-sac as open space has just been introduced, construction is underway, and Read More »