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We Have Possession Of Treasure Island, Building To Soon Begin

We Have Possession Of Treasure Island, Building To Soon Begin

The U.S. Navy has officially transferred half of Yerba Buena Island and half of Treasure Island, a total of 290 acres, to San Francisco’s Treasure Island Development Authority, clearing the way for the building of up to 8,000 units of housing; 500,000 square feet of commercial, retail and office... Read More »

Parkmerced Redevelopment Plan Prevails

Parkmerced Redevelopment Plan Prevails

Approved by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors by the narrowest of margins three years ago, the redevelopment plan for Parkmerced – which includes the construction of nearly 5,700 net new residences in the southwestern neighborhood – has been tied up in a legal battle since 2011. Last week, California’s 1st District... Read More »

All The Way From A to L: San Francisco’s Ballot Measure Rundown

Twelve local measures are set to appear on the November ballot in San Francisco, measures which have just been lettered from A to L.  The full rundown and summaries from the Department of Elections or past SocketSite coverage: A – $500 Million Transportation and Road Improvement Bond B –... Read More »

Measure “To Restore Transportation Balance” Qualifies For Ballot

The decidedly pro-car and parking ballot measure known as “Restoring Transportation Balance in San Francisco” has qualified for the November ballot. If passed, the measure would seek to ensure that the City “equally enforce(s) traffic laws for all users of San Francisco’s streets and sidewalks” and would establish the following... Read More »

Troubling Findings From San Francisco’s Transportation Task Force

Troubling Findings From San Francisco’s Transportation Task Force

At the risk of rubbing salt in the wounds of those affected by today’s “sick out” by Muni workers which has left two-thirds of Muni’s vehicles stuck in the yards, the Mayor’s recently established “Transportation Task Force 2030” has come to two rather troubling conclusions: The City’s infrastructure is... Read More »

Treasure Island Redevelopment Could Break Ground In 2016

Treasure Island Redevelopment Could Break Ground In 2016

Lennar Urban is aiming to start construction on the redevelopment of Treasure Island in 2016 and the first phase of the massive 8,000-unit development, 500 new housing units on Yerba Buena Island along with retail next to the marina, could be completed by 2018, according to the Chronicle. In addition to... Read More »

Summary Of Measure To Reset The City’s Transportation Priorities

The proposed ballot measure “to restore the transportation balance in San Francisco” by establishing a number of pro-car policies, including limiting the operation of parking meters and establishment of a Motorists’ Citizens Advisory Committee, has been titled “Policy Regarding Transportation Priorities in San Francisco” and the official summary of... Read More »

Ballot Measure “To Restore SF’s Transportation Balance” Proposed

A proposed ballot measure entitled “Restoring Transportation Balance in San Francisco” has been submitted to San Francisco’s Department of Elections for processing. From the draft summary for the decidedly pro-car measure, which starts by noting that, “with 79% of San Francisco households owning or leasing an automobile…it is time... Read More »

Congestion Pricing Coming To Treasure Island, Transportation Too

Congestion Pricing Coming To Treasure Island, Transportation Too

The San Francisco County Transportation Authority has been named the Mobility Management Agency for Treasure Island and will be responsible for managing the transportation plan for the island’s approved redevelopment which includes up to 8,000 housing units, 300 acres of open space, 500 hotel rooms and 450,000 square feet... 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 »