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The Warriors’ Big Play To Steal Their Arena Opponents’ Thunder

The Warriors’ Big Play To Steal Their Arena Opponents’ Thunder

While the Mission Bay Alliance prepares to mount a legal challenge of the Environmental Impact Report for the Golden State Warriors proposed Mission Bay Arena, the Warrior’s application to have the development certified as an “Environmental Leadership Project” by the Governor of California has taken a step forward.  The... Read More »

24-Story Oakland Tower Could Be Fast-Tracked For Development

24-Story Oakland Tower Could Be Fast-Tracked For Development

Lakeshore Partners has submitted plans for a 24-story building to rise on the parking lot at 2270 Broadway in Oakland.  The existing “80 Grand” medical office building and parking lot on the south half of the block would remain in place. As designed by MBH Architects, the proposed building... Read More »

Waylaid SoMa Development Ready For Board Vote

Waylaid SoMa Development Ready For Board Vote

The construction of a five-story building with 15 new apartments over 3,100 square feet of ground floor commercial/restaurant space had been slated to break ground at 248-252 9th Street last year, but an appeal filed by neighborhood activist, Jakkee Bryson, stopped the development in its tracks. The CEQA-based appeal... Read More »

Four Seasons Homeowners File Suit To Block Approved Tower

Four Seasons Homeowners File Suit To Block Approved Tower

While residents of the Four Seasons Residences continue to move forward with a ballot measure designed to block the approved development of Millennium Partners’ 510-foot tall condo tower and Mexican Museum to rise at 706 Mission Street, a development which would block their million dollar views, they’ve now filed... Read More »

See Supervisor Kim Introduce Competing CEQA Legislation

With a hearing for Supervisor Wiener’s proposed California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) reform legislation having been delayed by at least another two weeks, Supervisor Kim is set to formally introduce her competing legislation to the Board this afternoon. The major points of contention between the two proposed pieces of... Read More »

Neighbors Turn To Environmental Concerns To Keep The Haus Down

Neighbors Turn To Environmental Concerns To Keep The Haus Down

Citing concerns of architectural incompatibility, unacceptable building heights, and the loss of privacy, the neighbors’ bids to block a third story addition atop the Cass Calder Smith designed modern Haus Martin at 611 Buena Vista Avenue by way of Discretionary Review (DR) were denied by San Francisco’s Planning Commission.... Read More »

CEQA In Action, Or Inaction, On Potrero Avenue

CEQA In Action, Or Inaction, On Potrero Avenue

Speaking of CEQA and the appeals process in action, the Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration which would have allowed the development of 480 Potrero Avenue to move forward was appealed late last year by the San Francisco Verdi Club, MUNA neighborhood association, and Potrero Hill neighbors. The objections of the... Read More »

Supervisor Showdown: Wiener Versus Kim, CEQA, And Waste

The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is a State statue established in 1970 which requires local public agencies to provide analysis and disclosure of possible environmental impacts prior to the approval of building permits. Exemptions from analysis can be granted for minor projects, saving much time and money, but... Read More »

555 Washington’s EIR Certification Reversed

555 Washington’s EIR Certification Reversed

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has upheld the appeal of the San Francisco Planning Department’s certification of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the 555 Washington project voting 10 to 0 to reverse said certification. True to our headline and tone in March (“EIR Approved But…“), the Board... Read More »