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JustQuotes: Defining A Meal (And The Neighborhood) In North Beach

“It sounds absurd, but the definition of a meal – and whether two or three appetizers count as one – is at the core of a 318-page proposal by Supervisor Aaron Peskin. The idea isn’t to argue the semantics of food, but to find a way to keep North... Read More »

1946 Polk (A.K.A. Pacific Terrace): Public Hearing Next Week

1946 Polk (A.K.A. Pacific Terrace): Public Hearing Next Week

Seven months ago a plugged-in reader first plugged us in to the designs for 1946 Polk Street (a.k.a. Pacific Terrace). Since then, a Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration has been issued with regard to the developments potential environmental impact (which is a good thing). And next Thursday (9/18), the developer’s... Read More »

Build Inc. Aims To Rebuild DMV And Add Housing/Retail

Build Inc. Aims To Rebuild DMV And Add Housing/Retail

“A state agency has selected San Francisco’s Build Inc. to redevelop the Department of Motor Vehicles field office in the Panhandle, a 2.5-acre parcel that could include a mixed-use project with housing and retail, as well as a new DMV regional office. Under the scenario being hammered out, Build... Read More »

Long Vacant Hibernia Bank Sold, To Be Renovated And Rented

Long Vacant Hibernia Bank Sold, To Be Renovated And Rented

According to the Chronicle, the long vacant Hibernia Bank building at the corner of Market and Jones (1 Jones) has been sold for $3.95 million. According to broker Stanley Lo, “the buyer intends to improve the building and to make it rentable for business.” Read More »

Transit Center District Plan From The Ground Level (Up): 9/17/08

Transit Center District Plan From The Ground Level (Up): 9/17/08

From the San Francisco Planning Department: At a public workshop on April 30th, the Planning Department presented initial ideas regarding land use, urban form, streets and open spaces for the Transit Center District. Since then, the Department and its consultants have gathered additional information and developed further ideas to... Read More »

Home Depot “You Can Do It We Can Help” Irony: Lowe’s Now In Line

Home Depot “You Can Do It We Can Help” Irony: Lowe’s Now In Line

Nine months ago, and following an almost decade long battle to develop the site, The Home Depot hung a “Coming Soon!” sign on the boarded up Goodman Lumber on Bayshore Boulevard. Three months later, the development was dead. According to the Chronicle, Lowe’s is now circling the site as... Read More »

JustQuotes: Putting A Piazza To Complement The Pizza In North Beach

JustQuotes: Putting A Piazza To Complement The Pizza In North Beach

“A faction of North Beach neighbors may oppose plans to close a section of Mason Street to build a new library and park, but it is not the only potential street closure locals have up their sleeves. Plans are afoot to close a block of Vallejo Street between Columbus... Read More »

San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf Public Ream Realm Plan

San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf Public Ream Realm Plan

From the Chronicle with regard to the city’s plan to “reinvigorate the streets and public spaces of Fisherman’s Wharf” and related public spaces including Aquatic Park: The main drag of Fisherman’s Wharf would become more welcoming to pedestrians and cyclists and less auto-friendly as part of a $10 million... Read More »

2225-2255 Third Street: What Was (And Hopefully Is) In The Works

2225-2255 Third Street: What Was (And Hopefully Is) In The Works

As the comprehensive Eastern Neighborhoods Plan moves forward, individual plans for over a hundred new projects are being taken off the shelf and dusted off. A reader asks about one such project, 2225-2255 Third Street. From 2225-2255 Third Street’s Environmental Impact Report in 2007: The proposed project would preserve... Read More »