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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 Court of Appeal unanimously ruled in 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 – Population-Based Adjustment for the City’s Transportation 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 as official City policy: Parking meters 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 inadequate to meet current demand and 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 a new round of radiation testing 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 the measure was filed today: <iframe 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 for the Mayor, the Supervisors, and 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 of retail and historic reuse. At 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 championed by SF NexTstop. San Francisco’s 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 platform at Fourth and Brannan, and 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 Beach merchants and residents who would 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 next week. The majority of the 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 by the Board of Supervisors in Read More »