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City Survey Says: San Franciscans Are Feeling Less Safe

City Survey Says: San Franciscans Are Feeling Less Safe

According to the City’s biennial survey of over 2,000 residents, which was just released, while the perceived performance of San Francisco’s local government has maintained a  “B-” rating overall, the percentage of respondents providing a mark of “A” or “B” has slipped from 59% in 2015 to 57% in... Read More »

Impact of Giants’ Massive Mission Rock Development Revealed

Impact of Giants’ Massive Mission Rock Development Revealed

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) and refined plans for the San Francisco Giants’ proposed 28-acre Mission Rock project, which is slated to rise up to 240 feet in height on the Port of San Francisco’s Seawall Lot 337 (a.k.a. Giants Parking Lot A), have just been released along... Read More »

Could Potrero and Dogpatch Lose Their Coveted Caltrain Stop?

Could Potrero and Dogpatch Lose Their Coveted Caltrain Stop?

With the refined options for connecting Caltrain (and High Speed Rail) to San Francisco’s new Transbay Transit Center, redeveloping the 20-acre Caltrain Depot at 4th and King Streets and tearing down the northern terminus of I-280 in San Francisco expected to be ready by the end of this year, the... Read More »

Big Plans for San Francisco’s Temporary Transbay Terminal Site

Big Plans for San Francisco’s Temporary Transbay Terminal Site

The Transbay District block bounded by Howard, Beale, Folsom and Main – which is currently the site of San Francisco’s Temporary Transbay Terminal – will be divided into three upon the opening of San Francisco’s new Transbay Transit Center. The middle third of the site (Transbay Block 3) will... Read More »

Supersized North Oakland Development Recommended for Approval

Supersized North Oakland Development Recommended for Approval

The refined designs for a 25-story tower to rise up to 260 feet in height at 532 Turquoise Street, across from the MacArthur BART Station in North Oakland, were presented to Oakland’s Planning Commission last night.  And the Commission has formally recommended that Oakland’s City Council approve the project... Read More »

The Art to Adorn Van Ness

The Art to Adorn Van Ness

The construction of the Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project that’s now underway includes a public art component which the Cuban-American artist Jorge Pardo has been commissioned to fulfill. Known for employing a broad palette of “vibrant colors, eclectic forms, and industrial materials,” Pardo’s proposed installation is slated... Read More »

Rapid Transit Line on Geary Closer to Reality

Rapid Transit Line on Geary Closer to Reality

With construction of the Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project underway, the proposed Geary Corridor BRT line is now one big step closer to reality with the San Francisco County Transportation Authority Board having certified the project’s final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) last night. In the works for... Read More »

Caltrain’s Weekend Service to Be Dramatically Cut

Caltrain’s Weekend Service to Be Dramatically Cut

In order to accommodate construction for the electrification of Caltrain over the next four years, the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board is about to announce sweeping changes for Caltrain’s weekend service, including reducing the number of trains by up to 25 percent and increasing the local service headway (i.e.,... Read More »

Refined Plans and Impact Report for the Prominent One Oak Tower

Refined Plans and Impact Report for the Prominent One Oak Tower

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the proposed 40-story tower to rise at the intersection of Market and Van Ness has just been released along with a number of project refinements and new details. The condo count for the One Oak Street project has dropped from 320 to... Read More »

False Hopes for Blighted McDonald’s Site Driven by BRT

False Hopes for Blighted McDonald’s Site Driven by BRT

The emergence of construction trailers, equipment and a crew on the parking lot portion of the shuttered McDonald’s at 600 Van Ness Avenue, which has been newly festooned with a fresh batch of graffiti, seems to be fueling some speculation that the redevelopment of the site is about to... Read More »