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Majority of South Park Trees Tagged for Removal

Majority of South Park Trees Tagged for Removal

In 2012, the South Park Improvement Association commissioned a certified arborist to assess the health and structural condition of all the trees that ring and grow within South Park. Of the fifty-two (52) trees surveyed, five (5) were found to be in poor condition. And only two (2) were... Read More »

When Good Trees (and City Policies) Go Bad

When Good Trees (and City Policies) Go Bad

The lone Monterey Cypress at 300 Moncada Way is a spectacular tree whose roots have caused $21,000 worth of damage to sewer pipes, the sidewalk and adjacent driveway/garage over the past fourteen years. And its roots now extend over 30 feet under the foundation of the adjacent home on... Read More »

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 »