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Detailed Plans for the Future of Pier 70’s Shoreline, Parks and More

Detailed Plans for the Future of Pier 70’s Shoreline, Parks and More

With the complete redevelopment of San Francisco’s Pier 70 having been formally approved in October, and the ground for the 28-acre project slated to broken early this year, the detailed plans for over 6 acres of parks and open spaces along Pier 70’s shoreline will be presented to the... Read More »

Timing for New Transbay District Parks Pushed Back

Timing for New Transbay District Parks Pushed Back

With the timing to complete San Francisco’s new Transbay Transit Center having slipped, the groundbreaking for the future Transbay Park, which will occupy the middle third of the Temporary Transbay Terminal site, has been pushed back from early this year to sometime in 2019. The projected groundbreaking for the... Read More »

Plans for Massive New Waterfront Development Revealed

Plans for Massive New Waterfront Development Revealed

With an extensive cleanup of the old Potrero Power Plant site and its shoreline underway, plans for over 5 million square feet of development to rise up to 300 feet in height upon the 29-acre Central Waterfront site at 1201 Illinois Street – which is bounded by Illinois, the... Read More »

(Mini) Golf Could Return to Mission Bay

(Mini) Golf Could Return to Mission Bay

While the proposed urban bathhouse and eco-spa prototype dubbed “SOAK” never popped up on the future extension of Mission Bay Commons park in South Mission Bay, plans for an outdoor mini golf course to sprout on the “P15” parcel between Mission Bay Boulevards North and South, Third and Fourth... Read More »

Redwoods, Sculpture and Funicular Ousted from Plaza Plans

Redwoods, Sculpture and Funicular Ousted from Plaza Plans

The approved plans for the future half-acre Mission Plaza at the base of the Transbay/Salesforce Tower feature a grove of 20 redwood trees, a 41-foot-tall sculpture assembled from concrete blocks salvaged from the former terminal on the site and a funicular from the plaza to the new City Park... Read More »

$10 Million Deal for Western SoMa Park Land Closer to Reality

$10 Million Deal for Western SoMa Park Land Closer to Reality

The City’s nearly $10 million deal to acquire the five Western SoMa buildings at 145-165 11th Street, 964 Natoma and 973 Minna Street could be approved by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors tomorrow afternoon. If approved and ratified, the five buildings would be placed under the jurisdiction of the... Read More »

Plaza to Transform Market at Van Ness Redesigned (Again)

Plaza to Transform Market at Van Ness Redesigned (Again)

The plans for the proposed Oak Plaza to be constructed at the intersection of Market and Van Ness, at the base of the proposed 310-unit One Oak tower to rise up to 400 feet in height, have been substantially redesigned for the third time. As originally designed by Snøhetta,... Read More »

$10 Million Deal for SoMa Park Land Ready for Board’s Approval

$10 Million Deal for SoMa Park Land Ready for Board’s Approval

Speaking of public open spaces, parks and land use in SoMa, San Francisco’s Department of Real Estate has negotiated a $9.725 million purchase price for five adjacent buildings at 11th and Natoma Streets. If the acquisition is approved by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors, the hearing for which is... Read More »

Future Bayfront Park Newly Rendered, Detailed and Timed

Future Bayfront Park Newly Rendered, Detailed and Timed

San Francisco’s future 5.5-acre Bayfront Park, which will be bounded by a realigned Terry A. Francois Boulevard and the San Francisco Bay, between 16th Street and Nelson Rising Lane, across from the Warriors’ future Chase Center arena in Mission Bay, has been newly rendered and detailed. As conceptualized by... Read More »

Privatization of Public Open Space in SoMa Approved

Privatization of Public Open Space in SoMa Approved

In the works for over two years, the custom-tailored ordinance to allow the owners of the 31-story Intercontinental Hotel at 888 Howard Street to privatize the two outdoor terraces on the 3rd and 5th floors of the hotel, which are currently privately-owned public open spaces (POPOS) and were required... Read More »