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8 Washington Stalled As Anti-Development Referendum Is Qualified

8 Washington Stalled As Anti-Development Referendum Is Qualified

Having been financed by neighbors whose views would be blocked, the referendum to effectively quash the approved development of 8 Washington, or at the very least limit its height to 84 feet, has been qualified by San Francisco’s Department of Elections. By law, the height limit must go back... Read More »

The Money And Motivation Behind The Anti-8 Washington Measure

The Money And Motivation Behind The Anti-8 Washington Measure

As a plugged-in reader wrote last month with respect to the threatened anti-development referendum that seems to have materialized in an attempt to thwart the approved development of 8 Washington Street: What the opponents are about is a “referendum”, a provision in the City Charter which allows a law... Read More »

Planning’s Towering Transit Center District Plan Decision: Approved

Planning’s Towering Transit Center District Plan Decision: Approved

As plugged-in people know, San Francisco’s Transit Center District Plan would permit up to six new buildings with heights ranging from 700 to 1,000 feet to rise within the area generally bounded by Market, Steuart, Folsom and a line east of Third. At the center of the District, the... Read More »

Art Agnos’ Open Opposition To The Development Of 8 Washington

Art Agnos’ Open Opposition To The Development Of 8 Washington

Former San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos came out swinging today against the proposed and Planning approved 8 Washington Street development. From Agnos’ open forum letter published in the Chronicle: City leaders have been lamenting recently the continuing flight of families from San Francisco. Chronicle stories state a family earning... Read More »

8 Washington: Special Meeting And Votes To Approve This Week

8 Washington: Special Meeting And Votes To Approve This Week

With the replacement tennis courts having been shed and number of groups opposing the development, San Francisco’s Planning Commission will hold a special meeting this Thursday at 10 am to consider certifying the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and shadow studies for the proposed development at 8 Washington Street. As... Read More »

Western SoMA Community Plan Outlined And Up For Impact Review

Western SoMA Community Plan Outlined And Up For Impact Review

The sister project to San Francisco’s adopted Eastern Neighborhoods Plan, the Western SoMa Community Plan has been in the works since 2004 when East and West were split and the Western SoMa Citizens Planning Task Force was established. The proposed Plan area is irregularly shaped and consists of two... 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 »