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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 but is also expected to serve 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 deck and look-out pier; and the Read More »

Prefabulous In Emeryville For $500 Per Square Foot

Prefabulous In Emeryville For $500 Per Square Foot

While the garage and ground floor of the modern Emeryville house at 5507 Beaudry Street were built in place, the rest of the home was prefabricated in five sections down in San Jose and assembled on site in a day back in 2011. Measuring 2,083 square feet, the prototype “Simpatico” house was designed by Swatt Read More »

New Presidio Parklands Project: The Five Presentations In Full

New Presidio Parklands Project: The Five Presentations In Full

The detailed presentation books for all five conceptual designs and proposed plans for the Presidio Parklands Project, the 13-acre project to re-connect the Presidio’s historic core with Crissy Field, are now online. Direct links to the presentations: “Presidio Point” Presentation (James Corner Field Operations) “YoUr Gateway Park” Presentation (Olin) “Arcs and Strands” Presentation (Snøhetta) “Presidio Gateway” Presentation Read More »

Presidio Parklands Project: The Five Pitches And Points For Each

Presidio Parklands Project: The Five Pitches And Points For Each

The five conceptual plans for the 13-acre project to connect the Presidio’s historic core with Crissy Field for the first time in over eighty years will be presented in their entirety today, a sneak peek at which we first published last week. And along with a few more renderings, John King provides a summary of Read More »

Sneak Peek: Five Designs For The Future Of The Presidio

Sneak Peek: Five Designs For The Future Of The Presidio

While the concepts for the New Presidio Parklands project are slated to be unveiled to the public for the first time next week, we have a sneak peek at the five designs to be presented by CMG Landscape Architecture; James Corner Field Operations; OLIN; SNØHETTA; and the West 8 teams: Based on the concepts and Read More »

Mercado Plaza Coming Soon, Night Market In The Mission Too?

Mercado Plaza Coming Soon, Night Market In The Mission Too?

The makeover of Bartlett Street between 21st and 22nd in the heart of the Mission is about commence, establishing a permanent Mercado Plaza, a flexible urban space to accommodate the weekly Mission Community Market and other neighborhood gatherings. The Bartlett Street roadway will be narrowed and the sidewalks widened; more trees and greenery will be Read More »

Warriors Arena Main Plaza And Open Space Plan

Warriors Arena Main Plaza And Open Space Plan

Not including the future Bayfront Park, a five-and-a-half-acre waterfront expanse across Terry Francois Boulevard with water-oriented activities and large lawns which the development of the Warriors’ Mission Bay Arena will trigger, the arena project itself includes 3.2 acres of plazas and publicly accessible space. In addition to a proposed 3,700 square foot plaza at the Read More »

Plans For 200 Mid-Mission Apartments, And Perhaps A Living Alley

Plans For 200 Mid-Mission Apartments, And Perhaps A Living Alley

Currently zoned for development up to 120 feet in height, plans to raze the 1,200 square foot SF Pizza Café and parking lot at 1270 Mission Street and construct a 13-story apartment building with 199 residential units over 3,300 square feet of ground floor retail and 101 parking spaces for autos have been reviewed by Read More »

Burrows Street Pocket Park Project And Precedent For Improvement

Burrows Street Pocket Park Project And Precedent For Improvement

A former dumping ground for trash and gathering spot for “vandals and illicit activity” along the Portola neighborhood’s commercial corridor, the cul-de-sac at the beginning of Burrows Street has been transformed into a pocket park. While the ribbon was cut for the first phase of the Burrows Street Pocket Park project last year, at which Read More »

Designs For a Neighborhood Changing Development: 598 Brannan

Designs For a Neighborhood Changing Development: 598 Brannan

While currently only zoned for building up to 55 feet in height, Tishman Speyer is pushing forward with plans to develop a pair of modern eleven-story buildings on the northeast corner of Brannan and Fifth Streets, behind which a new public park could sprout in the middle of the Central SoMa block. Designed Peter Weingarten Read More »

Golden Gate Park Turf Battle Headed To The Ballot Box

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 »