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Polk Street Makeover And Bike Lanes Approved

Polk Street Makeover And Bike Lanes Approved

Following nearly three years of debate, the plan to makeover Polk Street, from Union to Market, has been approved by San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency and will include an unprotected bike lane on the west side of Polk and a permanent raised bike lane from McAllister to Pine on... 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 »

Scoop: Plans For Three Towers Up To 250-Feet On Flower Mart Site

Scoop: Plans For Three Towers Up To 250-Feet On Flower Mart Site

While Kilroy Realty has been tight-lipped with respect to their plans for the San Francisco Flower Mart parcel, at least beyond a new high-tech underground market for the mart, the firm has been quietly working on designs for a three-tower development to rise up to 250-feet in height on... Read More »

Planning Code Could Derail Parkside Project

Planning Code Could Derail Parkside Project

Plans to raze the old Parkside Cleaners on the southwest corner of Taraval Street and 17th Avenue and construct a four-story building, with three 2,200-square-foot condos over 1,500 square feet of retail, are in the works. Standing in the way of the development: Section 145.1 of San Francisco’s Planning... Read More »

The Impact Of Transforming Second Street

The Impact Of Transforming Second Street

The Environmental Impact Report for San Francisco’s proposed Second Street Improvement Project, which intends to transform Second Street, from Market to King, into a pleasant “multi-modal corridor” and “green connector,” with separated bike lanes (cycle tracks) on both sides of the street, a whole host of sidewalk and streetscape... Read More »

Ball Is Rolling For 5-Acre Bayfront Park

Ball Is Rolling For 5-Acre Bayfront Park

As of this morning, the ball is rolling for the 5-acre Bayfront Park to be built across from the proposed Golden State Warriors Arena in Mission Bay, with bids from those interested in being named the lead landscape architect for the project due next month. Bayfront Park will be... Read More »

Ocean Avenue Overhaul Taking Shape

Ocean Avenue Overhaul Taking Shape

The first phase of the Ocean Avenue Corridor Design project, which includes new plantings and streetscape improvements – such as new “activity areas” with seats, planters and bike racks – along Ocean, between Manor Drive and Phelan Avenue, is slated to kick off early this year, funded with dollars allocated... Read More »

Measure To Block Flower Mart Redevelopment Looms

Measure To Block Flower Mart Redevelopment Looms

While Kilroy Realty has reached an agreement with the operators of the San Francisco Flower Mart to build a new underground market for the mart’s wholesale business in exchange for their support of Kilroy’s redevelopment of the Central SoMa site, the backers of a threatened ballot measure which could kill... Read More »

SF’s Push To “Bridge The Bay” And Priortity Areas For Development

SF’s Push To “Bridge The Bay” And Priortity Areas For Development

To quote San Francisco’s Planning Department which is pushing to develop a cohesive, long-term plan for the city: “We need to collaborate with our immediate geographic neighbors to develop a shared vision and strategic approach to ensure San Francisco’s – and the region’s – long term economic, social and... Read More »

Little-Known Public Open Spaces Could Be Made Private

Little-Known Public Open Spaces Could Be Made Private

While not widely publicized, over 12,000 square feet of public open space was constructed in the form of two sunny terraces off the fourth and sixth floors of the 31-story Intercontinental Hotel at 888 Howard Street, a condition of the development’s approval and the result of a 1980s-era city... Read More »

Proposed SF Innovation Campus Slated For Approval

Proposed SF Innovation Campus Slated For Approval

The plan for a proposed 427,000-square-foot ‘innovation campus’ to rise at the base of Potrero Hill – the Hundred Hooper development we first revealed a few weeks ago – is slated to be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission tomorrow.  And it’s a development which could not have been approved just seven... Read More »

Hearings For 2,000 Units Of Housing This Week

Hearings For 2,000 Units Of Housing This Week

The public hearings to review the Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs) for the proposed 320-unit development to rise up to 4-stories at 1601 Mariposa Street, at the base of Potrero Hill, and the master plan for redeveloping the 49-acre Sunnydale public housing complex in Visitacion Valley, the largest public housing... Read More »

Oakland Coliseum City Plan Could Pit Raiders Against The A’s

Oakland Coliseum City Plan Could Pit Raiders Against The A’s

Three months ago, Floyd Kephart, the Chairman of a hedge fund advisory firm, was given 90 days to ink letters of interest with the Oakland Raiders and Athletics in order to get the City’s proposed $2 billion “Coliseum City” development off the ground, a project which has been in the works... Read More »

Three Designs For A Better Market Street And Bikes On Mission

Three Designs For A Better Market Street And Bikes On Mission

The Better Market Street project has identified three alternatives for redesigning the 2.2‐mile segment of Market between Octavia Boulevard and The Embarcadero, alternatives which include the possible redesign of the 2.3 mile stretch of Mission Street from Valencia to The Embarcadero as well. With an overarching goal of making... Read More »

Planning For Balboa Park Reservoir Redevelopment Underway

Planning For Balboa Park Reservoir Redevelopment Underway

As we wrote about the Balboa Park Reservoir a year ago next week: With a 100-year drought underway, it would be nice if it were filled the brim, but the 25-acre Balboa Park Reservoir which was built in the 1950’s has never held a drop of water and has... Read More »