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Central SoMa Subway Site Could Sprout A Tower Too

Central SoMa Subway Site Could Sprout A Tower Too

The former gas station at Folsom and Fourth is long-gone and construction is well underway for the Yerba Buena/Moscone Station of San Francisco’s future Central Subway.  But that’s not all that could rise on the centrally located site, a site which is currently zoned for development up to 130-feet... Read More »

Four New Policy Papers To Shape SF’s Central SoMa Plan

Four New Policy Papers To Shape SF’s Central SoMa Plan

San Francisco’s Central SoMa Plan will define the City’s vision and strategies, and the overall potential, for developing the area bounded by Market, Sixth, Second and Townsend Streets, 260 acres of prime urban space bisected by the Central Subway project and an emergent Fourth Street transit spine. En route... Read More »

Big Plans And Stunning Designs For A 300-Foot SoMa Tower

Big Plans And Stunning Designs For A 300-Foot SoMa Tower

While currently only zoned for development up to 85 feet in height, STUDIOS Architecture has drafted two variants of a modern tower to rise up to 300-feet at 330 Townsend Street, across the street from the current Caltrain Station and a block away from a future Central Subway stop.... Read More »

Funds For Central Subway Extension Study Recommended

Funds For Central Subway Extension Study Recommended

The San Francisco County Transportation Authority’s Plans and Programs Committee has just recommended that $173,212 in Prop K funds be allocated to a high-level feasibility study for a northern extension of the Central Subway from its current planned terminus in Chinatown to Fisherman’s Wharf, an extension which is being... Read More »

As Central Subway Contingency Fund Shrinks, Contract Up For Vote

As Central Subway Contingency Fund Shrinks, Contract Up For Vote

With six years of construction work to go and the contingency fund for San Francisco’s Central Subway project already down from $200 million to $70 million, this afternoon the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is scheduled to vote on the contract to construct the Subway’s three underground stations, elevated... Read More »

A Plan For San Francisco’s Central Subway To Stop In North Beach

A Plan For San Francisco’s Central Subway To Stop In North Beach

The construction plan for San Francisco’s five stop Central Subway line has long called for digging to continue beyond the last northern stop on the line at Washington and Stockton down in Chinatown in order to excavate the subway drilling machines. Seeking to quell the vocal concerns of North... Read More »

Plans For San Francisco’s Central Subway Chinatown Station Revealed

Plans For San Francisco’s Central Subway Chinatown Station Revealed

While the site has long been secured, and the demolition of the two-story building which sits upon the site of San Francisco’s future Central Subway Chinatown Station authorized, the design for the station has yet to be approved and is scheduled to be presented to San Francisco’s Planning Commission... Read More »

San Francisco’s Central Subway Corridor Project

San Francisco’s Central Subway Corridor Project

As the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency scrambles to secure a few hundred million dollars of non-federal funds to save the Central Subway project, the Planning Department has been awarded a Transportation Planning Grant from Caltrans “to develop an integrated community vision for the southern portion of the Central... Read More »

Central Subway Eminent Domain And Last Resort Housing Plan

Central Subway Eminent Domain And Last Resort Housing Plan

As the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency scrambles to fund the non-federal portion of San Francisco’s Central Subway Project, this afternoon San Francisco’s Land Use and Economic Development Committee tackles an ordinance in support of the SFMTA’s Relocation Impact Study and Last Resort Housing Plan for the project. Approved... Read More »

Dear Santa, A Pony And Two Hundred Million For A Subway Please…

Dear Santa, A Pony And Two Hundred Million For A Subway Please…

Earlier this year the Federal green light and initial funds were given for San Francisco to enter the final design stage for the $1.6 billion Central Subway project, but the bulk of funding to construct the subway is dependent upon the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency securing “at least... Read More »

San Francisco’s Central Subway: Make That 2018 And An Extra $278M

San Francisco’s Central Subway: Make That 2018 And An Extra $278M

From the Examiner with respect to San Francisco’s 1.7 mile Central Subway project: An ambitious plan to build a commuter subway between SoMa and Chinatown is going to cost more and will need an additional two years to complete. Officials previously envisioned the Central Subway carrying passengers by 2016.... Read More »

San Francisco’s Central Subway A Step Closer To 2010 Start

San Francisco’s Central Subway A Step Closer To 2010 Start

San Francisco’s Central Subway project received final environmental clearance last week while Muni’s Board of Directors approved the management contract. Groundbreaking in 2010, and the first ride in 2016, if all goes as planned. Read More »