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Dorothy Lenehan’s “Realm” Is Rising Over At The Soma Grand

Dorothy Lenehan’s “Realm” Is Rising Over At The Soma Grand

“Composed of 390 panels, most about 2-by-7 feet and 1/4-inch thick, the mural titled “Realm” is the biggest piece of glass art in the city. Three stories tall, it cost $800,000. (As required by local planning law, 1 percent of the construction cost has to be used for art.)... Read More »

Neighborhood Identity Crisis Alert: Is It FiDi?  Transbay?  SoMa?

Neighborhood Identity Crisis Alert: Is It FiDi? Transbay? SoMa?

From a reader’s comment (and query) regarding The Millennium: “Wow, I like the midrise. I wouldn’t mind the location since its in the heart of FIDI . . . .” Not wanting to argue, but is 1st & Mission now considered to be “in the heart of” the... 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 »

Last Night’s Week’s Gathering: A Reader Driven Wrap Up (We Hope)

Considering the standing room only crowd, one might expect appreciate a few more comments (and discussion) from those who were able to attend. So let’s try this again… Our end of the day thanks to everyone who was able to join us last night week. We hope you found... Read More »

JustQuotes: From Mission Bay To Chinatown In Mere Minutes/Years

JustQuotes: From Mission Bay To Chinatown In Mere Minutes/Years

“One of San Francisco’s most ambitious subway projects finally has funding in place, thanks to budget cutting and an unexpected windfall from the state. The Central Subway project, which will create a new Muni line linking South of Market to Chinatown, has lined up $1.3 billion, officials said this... Read More »

A Huge (Potential) Development For The Mid-Market/SoMa ‘Hood

A Huge (Potential) Development For The Mid-Market/SoMa ‘Hood

“The Hearst Corp. is quietly seeking a developer for 3.9 acres of prime property in the fast-changing Mid-Market neighborhood, 20 separate parcels that include the current home of Hearst’s San Francisco Chronicle at Fifth and Mission streets.” “Hearst owns most of the land from Mission Street south to Howard... Read More »

The Scoop On Wednesday’s (10/24) Gathering For Plugged-In People

As promised, we’re hosting another gathering for plugged-in people next Wednesday (10/24). The topic of the evening: SoMa’s emerging midtown/mid-market neighborhood. We’ll be moderating a panel discussion and Q&A (which will include Sarah Karlinsky of SPUR and Chip Conley of Joie de Vivre amongst others); SomaGrand will be providing... 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 »

Got Plans For Next Wednesday (10/24) Evening? Cancel Them Now.

We promised a “grander” gathering of plugged-in people in October, and damn it if we’re not going to deliver. So pencil ink your calendars for next Wednesday (10/24) from six to eight. We’ll publish full details later today (or early tomorrow), but suffice it to say, if you have... Read More »

Hell Hath No Fury Like An Architect Scorned Tagged

Hell Hath No Fury Like An Architect Scorned Tagged

Yesterday’s piece on the boundaries between Pacific Heights and Western Addition (real or imagined) leads to a discussion of graffiti creep (real or imagined). It also yields our plugged-in reader’s quote of the day: As an Architect who has had cherished project tagged, my personal wish is that... Read More »