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Putting Lipstick on the Red-Tagged Pig of Pier 38?

Putting Lipstick on the Red-Tagged Pig of Pier 38?

Bids to rehabilitate the Pier 38 bulkhead structure and a portion of the Pier 38 shed, the pier from which a whole host of startups and two venture capital firms were evicted last year, are now being sought with a deadline of February 22, 2013 to respond. From a... Read More »

Big Plans For The “Short-Sited” SoMa Block At 8th And Harrison

Big Plans For The “Short-Sited” SoMa Block At 8th And Harrison

Upon the nearly full-block bus depot site at 8th and Harrison Streets, an eight building multi-use development with over 400 residential units and 22,000 square feet of retail, office and arts space is proposed to rise at 350 8th Street, a key component of the proposed Western SoMa development... Read More »

Micro-Units Approved For San Francisco, But Capped For Some

Micro-Units Approved For San Francisco, But Capped For Some

Supervisor Wiener’s proposed legislation to reduce the minimum legal living room for a residential unit in San Francisco from 220 to 150 square feet was passed by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors last night. Under the ordinance, which only applies to newly built buildings, the total minimum area of... Read More »

The Benefits Of Marijuana Sales (Versus Pet Food)

The Benefits Of Marijuana Sales (Versus Pet Food)

Next week San Francisco’s Planning Commission will review the application to open a Medical Cannabis Dispensary (MCD) at 5258 Mission Street. Opposed by 234 individuals, the Planning Department recommends approving the application for 5258 Mission, in part because the project “will eliminate a vacant storefront in a neighborhood commercial... Read More »

Parkmerced Poised For Board Vote And 5,700 New Residences

Parkmerced Poised For Board Vote And 5,700 New Residences

In a special session this morning, San Francisco’s Land Use and Economic Development Committee is expected to back the Development Agreement and a host of related ordinances for the proposed redevelopment of Parkmerced which will then be presented to San Francisco’s full Board of Supervisors this afternoon for adoption... Read More »

Planning Commission Approves Treasure Island Redevelopment Plan

Planning Commission Approves Treasure Island Redevelopment Plan

By a vote of 4-3 with commissioners Moore, Olague and Sugaya voting against, the proposed redevelopment plan for Treasure Island was approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission last night. Next stop, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors and a more than likely appeal of the project’s Environmental Impact Report (EIR).... Read More »

524 Howard: Approved Twenty-Two Years Ago and Still a Lot Today

524 Howard: Approved Twenty-Two Years Ago and Still a Lot Today

In 1989 San Francisco’s Planning Commission first approved the entitlements for a 311-foot tall, 23-story building to be built at 524 Howard Street with 199,965 gross square feet of office space, 4,500 square feet of retail space, 14,000 square feet of off-street parking, and 4,218 square feet of publicly-accessible... Read More »

South of Market Resource Survey Says…Five New Historic Districts

South of Market Resource Survey Says…Five New Historic Districts

A request to approve the Planning Department’s recently completed South of Market (SoMa) Historic Resource Survey is another of the items on San Francisco’s Historic Preservation Commission agenda this afternoon. The survey of 2,141 properties in the area bounded by Mission and Townsend and 1st and 13th Streets (click... Read More »

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 »