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Waylaid Mission District Park Project Will Break Ground Tomorrow

Waylaid Mission District Park Project Will Break Ground Tomorrow

Following three years of delays, the ground for a new Mission District park at 17th & Folsom Streets will officially be broken tomorrow at 3:30PM. The 32,000-square-foot park, which should be open by the end of the year or in early 2017, will include an outdoor classroom/performance space and... Read More »

Waylaid Mission District Park Project Ready to Break Ground

Waylaid Mission District Park Project Ready to Break Ground

Following three years of delays and three rounds of bidding, two rounds of which were rejected when every bid came in over-budget before even breaking ground, the contract to build the 17th and Folsom Street Park is slated to be approved this week, construction should soon commence, and the... Read More »

$10 Million Could Buy A City Block In San Francisco

$10 Million Could Buy A City Block In San Francisco

After nearly two years on the market without any movement, and despite a neighborhood campaign to secure the land for community use, the asking price for the 2.2 acre Portola District block bounded by Woolsey, Hamilton, Wayland and Bowdoin streets has just been reduced from $12 million to $10... Read More »

Planning For Balboa Park Reservoir Redevelopment Underway

Planning For Balboa Park Reservoir Redevelopment Underway

As we wrote about the Balboa Park Reservoir a year ago next week: With a 100-year drought underway, it would be nice if it were filled the brim, but the 25-acre Balboa Park Reservoir which was built in the 1950’s has never held a drop of water and has... Read More »

Project To Prioritize Public Sites For Redevelopment Is Underway

Project To Prioritize Public Sites For Redevelopment Is Underway

In response to Mayor Ed Lee’s last State of the City address, and perhaps a certain Civil Grand Jury Report, an inter-agency working group has initiated the Public Sites Portfolio project, “to help San Francisco address some of its most pressing issues such as housing, transportation, and neighborhood sustainability…through... Read More »

Francisco Reservoir Transfer Tentatively Approved

Francisco Reservoir Transfer Tentatively Approved

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission has approved a transfer of the long-shuttered Francisco Reservoir on Russian Hill to the City’s Recreation and Park Department. If San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors and Mayor Ed Lee agree, the city will pay $9.9 million over twelve years for the prime 4-acre... Read More »

Folsom Street Park Cleared To Move Forward (With Possible Flooding)

Folsom Street Park Cleared To Move Forward (With Possible Flooding)

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission has determined that building a wet weather storage basin to reduce neighborhood flooding as part of the park project at 17th and Folsom “would not make enough of a beneficial impact locally to justify the high costs to San Francisco ratepayers” and the... Read More »

Developing The Balboa Park Reservoir Amidst A (Housing) Drought

Developing The Balboa Park Reservoir Amidst A (Housing) Drought

With a 100-year drought underway, it would be nice if it were filled the brim, but the 25-acre Balboa Park Reservoir which was built in the 1950’s has never held a drop of water and has primarily served as an oversized parking lot. While roughly half the Balboa Park... Read More »

Two Year Rain Delay For Folsom Street Park Project

Two Year Rain Delay For Folsom Street Park Project

Having identified the area under the funded park to be built at 17th and Folsom as the ideal location for a storage basin to help manage stormwater and reduce neighborhood flooding, the opening of the park will likely be delayed from 2014 to the summer of 2016 in order... Read More »