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Presidio on the Boards and Brain

Presidio on the Boards and Brain

The detailed concept design and schematic for the New Presidio Parklands Project, which will connect the Presidio’s historic core to Crissy Field and the San Francisco Bay for the first time in over eighty years, was released last month. From James Corner Field Operations, the lead architects of the... Read More »

Bolinas Retreat Trades For $3.65 Million, Fate Unknown

Bolinas Retreat Trades For $3.65 Million, Fate Unknown

Built for Katherine Marsh as a retreat for artists, musicians and writers, the Bolinas compound known as Briarcombe hit the market earlier this year listed for $3.8 million. Designed by architect Jeff Morse and constructed from reclaimed redwood, the four structures on the 3.4-acre property incorporate both Japanese and... Read More »

Golden Gate Park Turf War Isn’t Over, Sierra Club Counter Attacks

Golden Gate Park Turf War Isn’t Over, Sierra Club Counter Attacks

Despite the fact that voters in San Francisco approved a ballot measure in support of the approved conversion of the Beach Chalet’s four grass soccer fields to synthetic turf and the project has broken ground, opponents of the project haven’t stopped fighting and the Sierra Club has formally counter... Read More »

Unable To Solve Homeless Problem, City Will Erect A Fence

Unable To Solve Homeless Problem, City Will Erect A Fence

Abruptly fenced-off and padlocked earlier this year, the City now plans to erect a permanent fence around the new McCoppin Hub Plaza and “open space.” Developed with a mix of permanent seating and terraced pads for food trucks, farmers markets or other community events, the plaza was designed to... Read More »

Noe Valley Town Square Funded, Slated For 2016 Opening

Noe Valley Town Square Funded, Slated For 2016 Opening

Assuming the City accepts a $450,000 grant from the San Francisco Parks Alliance (SFPA) on behalf of the Residents for Noe Valley Town Square, a grant which includes $97,500 worth of in-kind design work, the budgeted $2,787,000 needed to transform the parking lot at 3861 24th Street into a... Read More »

Urban Farm Plans To Add Campground, Dorms And Cafe

Urban Farm Plans To Add Campground, Dorms And Cafe

Urban Adamah, the Berkeley-based educational farm and Jewish community center that has been working a one-acre site at 1050 Parker Street since 2010, and gives away over 10,000 pounds of freshly grown food each year, purchased a 2.2-acre site at 1151 Sixth Street in West Berkeley for $2.1 million... Read More »

Potrero Hill’s Future East Slope And Serpentine Steps

Potrero Hill’s Future East Slope And Serpentine Steps

As we first reported last month, the development team behind the proposed 251-unit Potrero Hill development to rise below the 33-acre Potrero Terrace public housing site that’s to be rebuilt is aiming to secure approvals for the 1395 22nd Street project by the end of the year. If successful... Read More »

Planning Has A Problem With A Major Market Street Project

Planning Has A Problem With A Major Market Street Project

As proposed, the five-story Civic Center Hotel with 71 SRO and 81 Tourist rooms at 1601 Market Street, the Local 38 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union hall at 1621 Market, and the retail building at 1629‐1637 Market will be razed to make way for a 584-unit development (a mix of... Read More »

The Six-Story ‘Urban Room’ And Grand Public Open Space Plan

The Six-Story ‘Urban Room’ And Grand Public Open Space Plan

With the plans for the proposed 61-story tower to rise along First Street taking shape, the plans for the grand six-story “urban room” at the base of the building are moving forward as well. As designed by Foster + Partners, the 19,500 square foot publicly-accessible open space would connect... Read More »

Oh Say Can You See What Should Be On This Site?

Oh Say Can You See What Should Be On This Site?

The century-old Francis Scott Key Annex building, a former two-story school, sits on a nearly one and one-half acre parcel of land fronting 42nd and 43rd Avenue, between Irving and Judah Streets, in the Outer Sunset. The building currently serves as an administrative office and storage for the San... Read More »