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Drew School Expansion Plans Pass Their Appeals Test(s)

Drew School Expansion Plans Pass Their Appeals Test(s)

The Board of Supervisors has cleared the way for the Drew School expansion by rejecting a Pacific Heights Residents Association appeal of the plan’s environmental review and tabling an appeal of a special demolition permit. That being said, not all supervisors were happy that the expansion will result in... Read More »

Additional Green Reserves To Satisfy Lenders For SFPUC’s Green HQ

Additional Green Reserves To Satisfy Lenders For SFPUC’s Green HQ

“A committee hearing into the planned construction of a $190 million super-green San Francisco Public Utilities Commission headquarters will be postponed, after officials decided to add $47.4 million in additional appropriations….the cash reserve needs to be appropriated and squirreled away to satisfy the requirements of lenders….” ∙ Hearing delay... Read More »

The United Nations Of Hunters Point?

The United Nations Of Hunters Point?

Speaking of the redevelopment of Hunters Point, from the Business Times: San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom wants to put a United Nations center focused on global warming at Hunters Point Shipyard…The proposed center, called the United Nations Global Compact Center, would cost about $16 million to $20 million. If... Read More »

Can You Say San Francisco Earthquakes?

Site prep for the construction of 1,400 homes on Hunters Point Parcel A is expected to be completed by the end of the year with first occupancy around 2012. At the same time contingency plans for how to proceed with the overall Hunters and Candlestick Point redevelopment should the... Read More »

Pier 27 Public Workshop On Pier 1 Tonight (7/30/09)

Pier 27 Public Workshop On Pier 1 Tonight (7/30/09)

The Port of San Francisco is holding a public workshop tonight from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Pier 1 to discuss their conceptual designs to transform Pier 27 into a cruise terminal. ∙ Pier 27 Cruise Terminal Design ∙ The Port’s Plan For Pier 27: We Don’t... Read More »

The Drew School Addition Rendering Scoop: Its Living Wall And All

The Drew School Addition Rendering Scoop: Its Living Wall And All

A plugged-in tipster delivers the renderings (click image to enlarge) for the proposed expansion of the Drew School along with a few details on its proposed green wall and roof: An external “living wall” by the inventor of the vertical garden, Patrick Blanc—his first such installation in the U.S.;... Read More »

Drawings For A Proposed Drew School Expansion Along Broderick

Drawings For A Proposed Drew School Expansion Along Broderick

The context and massing for the Drew School’s Broderick Street elevation at the corner of California in Lower Pacific Heights as it currently exists: Its expanded massing and context as is proposed: The proposes to demolish an existing 45-foot-tall, three-story-overbasement residential building at 1831-1835 Broderick Street (Assessors... Read More »

SFJAZZ Snubs San Francisco’s “Jazz District,” Targets Hayes Valley

SFJAZZ Snubs San Francisco’s “Jazz District,” Targets Hayes Valley

According to The Examiner, the nonprofit SFJAZZ is proposing to raze the auto body shop on Franklin between Linden and Fell in Hayes Valley and replace it with 40-foot-tall “three-story building for jazz performances, classes and administration headquarters.” The proposed 9,500-square-foot theater includes seating for up to 750 people,... Read More »

Best-Case Scenario For 55 Laguna: A Ground Breaking Mid-2011

Best-Case Scenario For 55 Laguna: A Ground Breaking Mid-2011

According to the San Francisco Business Times, A.F. Evans is in talks with Related California to partner on the on the development 55 Laguna. Related California President William Witte said they are looking at the numbers and would make a decision in the early fall. He said they are... Read More »

Visions For Empty Lots 2.0

Visions For Empty Lots 2.0

John King continues to riff on what could be done with the myriad undeveloped and stalled out lots currently dotting San Francisco, this time soliciting visions from teams of architects and designers. Above, the Fremont Street site for what was to be The Californian being cleared. Below, ‘Vegetated States,’... Read More »