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Google’s BIG Plans For A High-Tech Canopied Campus

Google’s BIG Plans For A High-Tech Canopied Campus

Google’s plans for a new high-tech Mountain View campus total over 3.4 million square feet, with a series of canopied structures rising across 60 acres on four North Bayshore sites (the 18-acre Landings; a 7.5 acre parcel on Huff Avenue; a 22-acre block at Charleston and Joaquin; and 12.5... Read More »

New Mission Bay Park Slated For June Opening

New Mission Bay Park Slated For June Opening

Hot on the heels of Mission Bay’s only Children’s Park which is slated to open this May, the 2.4-acre “Mariposa Park” under construction on the southern most portion of Mission Bay, to the north of Mariposa Street, between Interstate 280 and UCSF’s new Medical Center, is slated to be... Read More »

Mission Bay Children’s Park Coming soon

Mission Bay Children’s Park Coming soon

Mission Bay “Park P6″ is a triangular parcel of land measuring a little over an acre at the intersection of Long Bridge and China Basin Streets. The eastern two-thirds of the parcel is in the process of being transformed into a the only dedicated Children’s Playground planned for Mission... Read More »

Designs For Transforming San Francisco’s Alleys

Designs For Transforming San Francisco’s Alleys

Two years in the making, the Living Alleys Toolkit establishes the framework, strategies and processes for creating a network of plazas, gardens, and active public spaces in traffic calmed alleyways throughout the Market-Octavia Plan Area.  And it’s a toolkit which can be applied to other areas of the city... Read More »

Over 50 Parklets And New Plazas In SF (And Plans For Many More)

Over 50 Parklets And New Plazas In SF (And Plans For Many More)

Over fifty (50) Parklets have been installed in San Francisco and at least one removed, another thirty-five (35) are in the process of being permitted or designed, and inquires for nearly one hundred (100) more have been made. In addition, a number of new Street Plazas have taken root, including... Read More »

Ball Is Rolling For 5-Acre Bayfront Park

Ball Is Rolling For 5-Acre Bayfront Park

As of this morning, the ball is rolling for the 5-acre Bayfront Park to be built across from the proposed Golden State Warriors Arena in Mission Bay, with bids from those interested in being named the lead landscape architect for the project due next month. Bayfront Park will be... Read More »

Ocean Avenue Overhaul Taking Shape

Ocean Avenue Overhaul Taking Shape

The first phase of the Ocean Avenue Corridor Design project, which includes new plantings and streetscape improvements – such as new “activity areas” with seats, planters and bike racks – along Ocean, between Manor Drive and Phelan Avenue, is slated to kick off early this year, funded with dollars allocated... Read More »

Atop And Around The Proposed Buildings At 16th And Mission

Atop And Around The Proposed Buildings At 16th And Mission

The controversial plans for the proposed 331-unit development to rise up to ten stories on the northeast corner of Mission and 16th Streets include a host of streetscape improvements, beyond those to the BART Plaza, ranging from wider sidewalks to bike corrals. As diagrammed above, the proposed streetscape improvements... Read More »

Little-Known Public Open Spaces Could Be Made Private

Little-Known Public Open Spaces Could Be Made Private

While not widely publicized, over 12,000 square feet of public open space was constructed in the form of two sunny terraces off the fourth and sixth floors of the 31-story Intercontinental Hotel at 888 Howard Street, a condition of the development’s approval and the result of a 1980s-era city... Read More »

High Line Architects Land Presidio Parklands Project

High Line Architects Land Presidio Parklands Project

James Corner Field Operations, the architects behind the acclaimed High Line in New York City, has been selected to lead the design of the 13-acre Presidio Parklands project, connecting the Presidio’s historic core with Crissy Field for the first time in over eighty years. “I could not be more delighted with... Read More »

18-Story Downtown Berkeley Development Back On Track

18-Story Downtown Berkeley Development Back On Track

With Berkeley’s Measure R having been soundly defeated at the ballot box, a measure which would have required tall buildings to have met higher environmental building standards (LEED Platinum versus LEED Gold as is currently required), the plans for the proposed 18-story “Residences at Berkeley Plaza” development to rise... Read More »

Platinum Rated Home Fails To Attract The Green

Platinum Rated Home Fails To Attract The Green

Purchased as a “fixer” for $3,100,000 in 2010, the Cow Hollow home at 2680 Green Street was gutted and renovated as a masterwork in sustainability and design and then hit the market listed for $13,000,000 this past June. And after 132 days on the market without a reported sale or reduction,... Read More »

The Plan To Make San Francisco More Green

The Plan To Make San Francisco More Green

While San Francisco is often considered to be one of the “greenest” cities in the world when it comes to renewable energy and zero-waste goals, San Francisco has one of the smallest tree canopies of any major city in the U.S.  And to quote the City’s Planning Department, San... Read More »

Ramping Up The Waterfront In Dogpatch

Ramping Up The Waterfront In Dogpatch

As we noted in our earlier report about the latest designs and details for the 9-acre Crane Cove Park to be built along San Francisco’s waterfront in Dogpatch, the plans include a new patio area just south of The Ramp, a patio which will be open to the public... Read More »

Crane Cove Park: New Designs, Details And Timing

Crane Cove Park: New Designs, Details And Timing

Covering nine acres along San Francisco’s waterfront between Mariposa and 19th Streets, the plans for Crane Cove Park in Dogpatch include a new sandy shoreline and waterfront walk; a large open green for lounging and picnicking; native gardens, a multi-use lawn and playgrounds for the kids; a furnished sun... Read More »