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State Sues To Overturn SF’s Waterfront Height Limit Act

State Sues To Overturn SF’s Waterfront Height Limit Act

The State of California has filed suit against The City of San Francisco, seeking to block enforcement of Proposition B and invalidate the highly contested Waterfront Height Limit Right to Vote Act which was approved by voters last month. Championed by the California State Lands Commission, the lawsuit was filed in San Francisco Superior Court Read More »

Port’s Plan For Pier 29: Themed Retail/Restaurant Marketplace

Port’s Plan For Pier 29: Themed Retail/Restaurant Marketplace

With San Francisco no longer in the running to host the 35th America’s Cup, the Port is preparing to issue a request for proposals to redevelop San Francisco’s Pier 29.  The Port’s vision for the pier: “A San Francisco Bay Area themed marketplace that brings together a collection of successful San Francisco retailers/restaurateurs.” One possibility Read More »

Proposition B To Limit Building Heights Passes: 59% Yes / 41% No

Proposition B To Limit Building Heights Passes: 59% Yes / 41% No

With 100 percent of precincts having reported, San Francisco Proposition B which will require voter approval for any increase in the existing height limits for property currently under control of the Port of San Francisco has passed with 59.4% of ballots marked YES versus 40.6% marked NO. Local Measure A which will allow the City to issue Read More »

Don’t Let A Record Low Turnout Decide The Waterfront’s Fate

As of yesterday, 62,875 of the 236,054 vote-by-mail ballots which had been issued to voters in San Francisco for today’s election had been returned. And as such, with 435,757 registered voters in San Francisco, the “turnout” will be at least 14 percent.  And embarasingly, it might not be too much more. The record low turnout for Read More »

Parties And Parking At Pier 27 Or A Loss Of Over $2M Per Year

Parties And Parking At Pier 27 Or A Loss Of Over $2M Per Year

The construction of San Francisco’s James R. Herman Cruise Ship Terminal at Pier 27 is scheduled to be finished in August and the Crown Princess is slated to be the first ship to berth at the new terminal on September 18. On the agenda for Port of San Francisco this afternoon, a public hearing to approve Read More »

Ballot Measure To INCREASE Height Limits For Pier 70 Project

Ballot Measure To INCREASE Height Limits For Pier 70 Project

In a preemptive move designed to counter the likely passage of Proposition B (the Waterfront Height Limit Right to Vote Act), a ballot measure to increase the existing building height limits on the Port property at Pier 70 from 40 feet to 90 feet has been filed with San Francisco’s Department of Elections and proposed for the Read More »

The City’s Responses To Waterfront Building Heights Measure

The City’s Responses To Waterfront Building Heights Measure

With Mayor Lee having requested that City agencies review the impact of the Waterfront Height Limit Right to Vote Act, Proposition B on the June ballot, The Port, Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, Municipal Transportation Authority, Planning Department, Department of Public Works, Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Office of Community Investment and Read More »

Impact Of Waterfront Ballot Initiative Slated For Widespread Review

Sponsored by Supervisor Wiener, the Port of San Francisco, Planning Department, City Administrator, Controller, Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Municipal Transportation Agency, and Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development will all have a chance to report on the impact of adopting the Waterfront Height Limit Right to Vote Act with respect to the Read More »

Measure To Limit Waterfront Building Heights Summarized

The petition for the proposed Waterfront Height Limit Right to Vote Act which would prohibit increasing the existing building height limits for any parcel along 7-1/2 miles of San Francisco’s waterfront unless explicitly approved by the City’s voters is in the process of being circulated. The sponsors of the measure to limit building heights have Read More »

Ballot Measures Double Feature: The Battle Over 8 Washington

With the opposing ballot measures over the development of 8 Washington Street having been designated propositions B and C, it’s time for the dueling ballot measures double feature: Read More »

Dueling 8 Washington Street Ballot Measures Designated B And C

Dueling 8 Washington Street Ballot Measures Designated B And C

With big money fueling the fire and the ballot measure battle over the development of 8 Washington Street heating up, San Francisco’s Department of Elections has just designated the “Open Up the Waterfront” initiative as Proposition B on this November’s ballot. The “No Wall On The Waterfront” referendum, which opposes the approved upzoning for the Read More »

The Brewing 8 Washington Street Ballot Measure Battle Simplified

The Brewing 8 Washington Street Ballot Measure Battle Simplified

Once again, the approved 8 Washington Street project would raze the existing Golden Gateway Tennis and Swim Club and adjacent Port of San Francisco owned parking lot and construct a 165-unit condo building rising up to 136 feet in height upon the site. The development would also yield new retail, a fitness facility with outdoor Read More »

8 Washington Approval Upheld But Now On Hold Until 2013 Election

8 Washington Approval Upheld But Now On Hold Until 2013 Election

Returning from their summer recess yesterday, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted to uphold their previous approval for the proposed 8 Washington Street project. As such, the qualified referendum to quash the development of 8 Washington as approved, or at the very least limit its height to 84 feet, will now head for the ballot Read More »

8 Washington Stalled As Anti-Development Referendum Is Qualified

8 Washington Stalled As Anti-Development Referendum Is Qualified

Having been financed by neighbors whose views would be blocked, the referendum to effectively quash the approved development of 8 Washington, or at the very least limit its height to 84 feet, has been qualified by San Francisco’s Department of Elections. By law, the height limit must go back to the Board of Supervisors, but Read More »

The Money And Motivation Behind The Anti-8 Washington Measure

The Money And Motivation Behind The Anti-8 Washington Measure

As a plugged-in reader wrote last month with respect to the threatened anti-development referendum that seems to have materialized in an attempt to thwart the approved development of 8 Washington Street: What the opponents are about is a “referendum”, a provision in the City Charter which allows a law passed by the BOS and signed Read More »