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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 »

Approved Plans for a Supersized Safeway Scrapped

Approved Plans for a Supersized Safeway Scrapped

In the works for over a decade, the approved plans to completely overhaul and supersize the outdated Sunnyside Safeway at 625 Monterey Boulevard have been scrapped. Instead, the existing store will simply be renovated and “upgraded” in place, possibly without ever closing its doors. The original plans, which would... Read More »

Timing for Contentious Development at the Base of Telegraph Hill

Timing for Contentious Development at the Base of Telegraph Hill

With the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development having formally determined that the proposed development of 178 affordable apartments to rise up to six stories in height across the half-block-plus parking lot parcel at 88 Broadway would not have a significant effect on the environment, the development team... Read More »

Plans for a Pair of Swoopy SoMa Towers Revealed

Plans for a Pair of Swoopy SoMa Towers Revealed

Tishman Speyer has formally filed their application to move forward with the development of two modern towers stretching across seven Central SoMa parcels (including those currently occupied by The Creamery, HD Buttercup, The Iron Cactus, United Barbell, TwentyThree and Waterfall) and rising up to 420 feet in height on... Read More »

Bay Area Unemployment Rates Just Dropped to Record Lows

Bay Area Unemployment Rates Just Dropped to Record Lows

Having slipped in October, the number of people living in the city of San Francisco with a job increased by 4,600 in November to a record 557,400 and the unemployment rate dropped to 2.3 percent, which is the lowest unemployment rate in San Francisco’s modern history, with the previous... Read More »

San Francisco Population Hits 880,000; Bay Area Over 7.7 Million

The estimated population of San Francisco proper has crossed the 880K mark, hitting 880,418 on the first of July, according to data from California’s Department of Finance. That’s an increase of 7,955 or 0.91 percent since July 1, 2016, matching the population growth rate over the previous year which... Read More »

Pipeline of Residential Development in San Francisco Drops

Pipeline of Residential Development in San Francisco Drops

With the number of new units of housing in San Francisco that finished up construction in the third quarter of the year having outpaced the total of those which were newly proposed, the overall pipeline of apartments and condos under development in the city slipped by roughly 200 to... Read More »

Oakland A’s Relegate New Ballpark Site to the Disabled List

Oakland A’s Relegate New Ballpark Site to the Disabled List

Two weeks ago the Peralta Community College District’s Board of Trustees directed the college district’s Chancellor to immediately discontinue talks with the Oakland Athletics who were positioning to acquire the 13-acre parcel of community college-owned land at 333 East 8th Street upon which they had planned to build a new... Read More »

Details behind the City’s Big Deal for Beleaguered McDonald’s Site

Details behind the City’s Big Deal for Beleaguered McDonald’s Site

While originally expected to cost the city around $10 million, an agreement for the City of San Francisco to purchase the beleaguered McDonald’s at the corner of Stayan and Haight Streets for $15.5 million has been drafted, a purchase agreement which includes the entirety of the restaurant’s parking lot... Read More »

Plans for Semi-Massive Presidio Heights Development Formalized

Plans for Semi-Massive Presidio Heights Development Formalized

The formal application to move forward with the semi-massive redevelopment of CPMC’s nearly 5-acre California Hospital Campus at 3700 California Street has just been submitted to San Francisco’s Planning Department. While the Planning Department’s review of TMG Partners’ preliminary plans for the site had “strongly encouraged” increasing the density... Read More »