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San Francisco’s Last Minute Giveaways To Get The America’s Cup

San Francisco’s Last Minute Giveaways To Get The America’s Cup

According to the Examiner, last minute negotiations to secure the right for San Francisco to host the 2013 America’s Cup included additional revenue concessions and the potential permanent sale of San Francisco’s seawall 330 to Oracle Racing (versus a 75-year lease). Four of the last minute changes: 1. Reduces... Read More »

And The 2013 America’s Cup Will Be Held In…San Francisco!

And The 2013 America’s Cup Will Be Held In…San Francisco!

The racing syndicate’s self imposed deadline to announce the site of the 2013 America’s Cup expires today, with San Francisco trying to hold off a spinnaker flying (or perhaps luffing) Rhode Island. Or perhaps another host will emerge from the fog. And the winner is…San Francisco! UPDATE: While the... Read More »

San Francisco Board Of Supes Unanimously Back America’s Cup Bid

As a plugged-in tipster reports, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to back the Mayor’s latest proposal to host the next America’s Cup in San Francisco. Larry? Read More »

The South Mission Historic Thirteen (and Another 988)

The South Mission Historic Thirteen (and Another 988)

The Planning Department’s recently completed South Mission Historic Resource Survey of 3,752 individual properties within the roughly 100 block square bounded by 20th Street, Cesar Chavez, Potrero Avenue and Guerrero is up for adoption by San Francisco’s Historic Preservation Committee this week. The Survey identities 988 potentially historic properties... Read More »

555 Washington Round Two Vote Redux: EIR Approved But…

555 Washington Round Two Vote Redux: EIR Approved But…

We should have been much more clear in yesterday’s post with respect to the Planning Commission’s voting on the proposed 555 Washington project. While the EIR for the project was approved by the Planning Commission 4-3, votes on the project related to land use were delayed and not only... Read More »

555 Washington: Round One Goes To The Opponents (But No KO)

San Francisco’s Planning Commission voted three to two against certifying 555 Washington‘s Environmental Impact Report (EIR). Commissioners Hisashi Sugaya, Kathrin Moore and Christina Olague voted against certification, Bill Lee and Ron Miguel opposed the motion against certification, and Michael Antonini and Gwyneth Borden were absent from the vote. Luckily,... Read More »

Eastern Neighborhoods “Amnesty” To Continue Business As Usual

Eastern Neighborhoods “Amnesty” To Continue Business As Usual

The San Francisco Planning Department is offering zoning “amnesty” to 7,000 property owners that aren’t currently compliant within the recently rezoned Eastern Neighborhoods. Thus far, one landlord has applied for amnesty. Fred Snyder of the David Allen Trust is seeking to legalize 660-680 Alabama St., a 50,000-square-foot former factory... Read More »

It’s Official, No New Restaurant Or Bar Locations In North Beach

It’s Official, No New Restaurant Or Bar Locations In North Beach

The San Francisco Planning Commission favored it, the Board of Supervisors approved it, and it’s now local law: no new restaurant/bar spaces in North Beach. Oh, and the bill also stipulates “that if a space once occupied by a restaurant is vacant for 18 months it can no longer... Read More »

Request For Proposals For San Francisco’s Seawall Lot 337

Request For Proposals For San Francisco’s Seawall Lot 337

The Port of San Francisco is now calling on “experienced development teams” to respond to their official “Request for Developer Qualifications/Proposals” (RFQ/P) for the 16 acres that comprise San Francisco’s Seawall Lot 337. The stated goal: o bring forth cutting edge and integrated approaches in sustainable architectural, landscaping and... Read More »

San Francisco’s Market & Octavia Neighborhood Plan Moves Forward

San Francisco’s Market & Octavia Neighborhood Plan Moves Forward

According to SF New Developments, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Land Use and Economic Development Committee has “approved the overall Market & Octavia Neighborhood Plan and have established the “Van Ness and Market Downtown Residential Special Use District.” Think both upzoing and downzonig (see UPDATE below) along the... Read More »