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Private Shuttles Are Easing Congestion, But Causing More Potholes

With an estimated reduction of over 45 million vehicle miles traveled per year, a big benefit of the private shuttle buses running from San Francisco to the Peninsula is a reduction in overall vehicle emissions and congestion on the roads. According to an analysis conducted by the Department of... Read More »

San Francisco’s Deficit For Hosting America’s Cup Doubles To $11.5M

San Francisco’s Deficit For Hosting America’s Cup Doubles To $11.5M

Having failed to account for $5.5 million in net costs incurred by the Port of San Francisco, the City’s revised deficit for hosting the 34th America’s Cup has risen from $5.5 million to $11.5 million according to San Francisco’s Budget and Legislative Analyst’s Office. From the conclusion of the... Read More »

The Mayor’s Seven Point Plan To Solve San Francisco’s Housing Crisis

At the heart of Mayor Lee’s state of the city address this morning, a seven point plan to address San Francisco’s housing “crisis” with a goal of adding at least 30,000 new housing units in the city by the year 2020, a third of which the Mayor would like... Read More »

The Final Map For 115 Miles Of Green Connections To Crisscross SF

The Final Map For 115 Miles Of Green Connections To Crisscross SF

The final map for 115 miles of walking and biking paths to crisscross San Francisco will be officially unveiled next week on December 4, along with the conceptual plans for the first six “Green Connections” in the Bayview, Chinatown, Potrero Hill, Tenderloin, Visitacion Valley, and Western Addition neighborhoods. As... Read More »

Bay Area Plan To Support 2 Million More People Up For Vote

Bay Area Plan To Support 2 Million More People Up For Vote

The Bay Area transportation, land-use and housing plan which is based on an expected increase in Bay Area population from roughly 7 million to 9 million people over the next 30 years is up for adoption by the Association of Bay Area Governments and Metropolitan Transportation Commission tomorrow evening.... Read More »

Starbucks’ Market Street Plan Shot Down By Planning

Starbucks’ Market Street Plan Shot Down By Planning

Following the Planning Department’s recommendation and reasoning, San Francisco’s Planning Commission has voted 5 to 1 against Starbucks’ proposal to take over the retail space at 2201 Market Street at the corner of Sanchez in the Castro. ∙ The Designs For 2201 Market Street And Great Starbucks Divide Read More »

Unintended Consequences: A Squat Five Stories Down In SoMa

Unintended Consequences: A Squat Five Stories Down In SoMa

Zoned for mixed use residential development up to 45-feet in height, the one-story SoMa building at 259 Clara Street which was built in 1956 and most recently served as a photography studio sold for $1,500,000 four months ago. A quickly drafted plan to develop the site is quietly testing... Read More »

The Vision For San Francisco’s Fourth And King Street Railyard

The Vision For San Francisco’s Fourth And King Street Railyard

At the heart of the Mayor’s proposal to tear down the end of I-280 in San Francisco is the redevelopment of the Caltrain railyard between SoMa and Mission Bay, the plan for which plugged-in people have long known was in the works. The 19.1-acre site between 4th and 7th... Read More »

Conflicting Plans For The Corner Of Brannan And Fifth

Conflicting Plans For The Corner Of Brannan And Fifth

The draft Western SoMa Community Plan which was approved by the Planning Commission this past December and will be before the Board of Supervisors in early 2013 would rezone the corner of Brannan and Fifth Streets to a newly-created Service, Arts and Light Industrial zoning district and change the... Read More »

A Bold Plan To Tear Down I-280 North Of 16th Street In San Francisco

A Bold Plan To Tear Down I-280 North Of 16th Street In San Francisco

With a conceptual plan to take down I-280 north of 16th Street in San Francisco, eliminating the ramps at Sixth and Brannan and at Fourth and King and building a street-level boulevard in its place, the Mayor’s office is testing the waters for an idea that a number of... Read More »