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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 »

Yurt!

Yurt!

For $3.375 million you can own a rather nice yurt on two-and-a-quarter acres of land in Bolinas. Okay, so there’s also a rather nice three-bedroom “eco home” that’s solar powered, with a southwestern exposure overlooking 40 acres of natural open space, on the property at 160 Overlook Drive as... Read More »

Market Street Plaza And Chipotle Lovers Take Note

Market Street Plaza And Chipotle Lovers Take Note

It’s mixed news for lovers of the plaza adjacent to 525 Market Street as barricades have been installed and the area will be closed to the public through the end of the year. But when it reopens following its makeover, the remodeled plaza will include more space for sitting... Read More »

Shinto Meets The Shire: Briarcombe On The Market For $3.8M

Shinto Meets The Shire: Briarcombe On The Market For $3.8M

Hidden away in Bolinas, with four structures constructed from reclaimed redwood on 3.4 acres of land, the “artist-musician-writer retreat” known as Briarcombe is on the market and listed for $3.8 million. Built for Katherine Marsh and designed by architect Jeff Morse, 430 Horseshoe Hill Road incorporates Japanese and Crafstman... Read More »

McCoppin Hub Plaza Fenced-Off And Padlocked

McCoppin Hub Plaza Fenced-Off And Padlocked

McCoppin Hub Plaza has been abruptly fenced-off and padlocked. Developed with a mix of permanent seating and terraced pads for food trucks, farmers markets or other community events, the landscaped plaza was designed to revitalize a dead space in the neighborhood, and become a “calm, open and welcome” space... Read More »

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 »