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No Progress for North Beach Subway Extension, and a Setback

No Progress for North Beach Subway Extension, and a Setback

While Supervisor Christensen is gone, the report she requested as to the status of the City’s discussions with the owner of the Pagoda Palace site to acquire the 1731 Powell Street parcel for the development of a North Beach station and extension of San Francisco’s $2.2 billion Central Subway... Read More »

Supervisor Fanning North Beach Subway Site Flames

Supervisor Fanning North Beach Subway Site Flames

The City isn’t about to lose a key Central Subway site to condos as the Examiner recently reported, for those plans were proposed and approved years ago.  Or as we reported in 2013: “The demolition of the derelict North Beach Pagoda Theater is underway. Once the theater is demolished, a shaft to... Read More »

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 »

Planning To Fill The Geary Underpass And A Cranky Citizen’s Concerns

Planning To Fill The Geary Underpass And A Cranky Citizen’s Concerns

On the agenda for San Francisco’s Land Use and Economic Development Committee this afternoon, a hearing to begin planning the filling of the Geary underpass between Webster and Steiner Streets, the reunification of the Japantown and Western Addition communities, “and all other aesthetic, transportation, infrastructure, and community opportunities and... Read More »

Demolition Of Derelict Pagoda Theater Is Underway

Demolition Of Derelict Pagoda Theater Is Underway

The demolition of the derelict North Beach Pagoda Theater is underway. Once the theater is demolished, a shaft to extract the boring machines for San Francisco’s Central Subway project will be constructed upon the site which MUNI has leased for two years at $131,250 per month. And once the... 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 »

Muni Will Pay $131,250 Per Month To Lease The Pagoda Theater Site

Muni Will Pay $131,250 Per Month To Lease The Pagoda Theater Site

As we reported last week: While Muni has a plan to demolish the derelict Pagoda Theater and extract the Central Subway tunneling machines from the North Beach site rather than digging up Columbus Avenue for the task, they don’t yet have a lease. As such, the Planning Commission’s scheduled... Read More »