A plan to bring up Muni’s Central Subway machinery at an abandoned theater in North Beach was approved Tuesday by the agency’s board of directors. Read More
Beer and baseball — perfect partners on a summer’s day as well as in real estate development along the San Francisco waterfront.
Anchor Brewing Co. will be the Giants’ first tenant in Pier 48 when the former maritime warehouse and its surrounding 27 acres are redeveloped over the next few years, team, city and brewery officials announced Tuesday.
The cranes currently dotting San Francisco’s skyline are just the beginning of the building boom, and The City is working to clear hundreds of projects that are backlogged in the planning process.
There are 462 projects in varying stages of the planning and approval process, according to Joanna Linsangan, a spokeswoman for the Planning Department. About three-quarters of them are in the early stages and the rest have received approval.
Mayor Ed Lee carefully weighed in Tuesday on the hotly debated condo conversion bypass proposal by encouraging a compromise to bring relief to thousands of tenancy-in-common owners amid worries about the loss of rent-controlled units. Read More
Led by a prominent retired San Francisco politician and judge, a group of religious institutions and schools along Brotherhood Way near San Francisco State University are challenging a development project that would convert a de facto park into 182 units of housing. Read More
The condo conversion debate is gaining more political intrigue less than two weeks before a Board of Supervisors committee holds its second hearing on the controversial legislation. A vote was already postponed to allow the opposing sides to negotiate. Read More
A restaurateur’s plan to upgrade the visitor experience at Coit Tower has stalled due to a disagreement between two city departments.
Terry Grimm, whose family operates Anchor Oyster Bar in the Castro district, received approval from the Recreation and Park Commission in June to become Coit’s new concessionaire.
San Francisco lawmakers on Tuesday approved a plan that will provide key funding for the major expansion of the Moscone Convention Center.
The Board of Supervisors approved the creation of the Moscone Expansion District along with other pieces of legislation that will eventually provide two-thirds of the funds needed for the approximately $500 million project, according to the San Francisco Travel Association.
Project plans call for an additional 200,000 square feet of underground and above-ground exhibition space, the association announced in September. Read More
After years of debate and study, San Francisco on Tuesday laid out a plan to make “soft-story” buildings more resilient during the next big earthquake.
The proposal targets the 4,300 wood-frame residential buildings of three or more stories that contain at least five units and were built before 1978. Nearly 3,000 such structures are mostly found in the Mission, Western Addition, Richmond, North Beach and Marina neighborhoods.
The Palace of Fine Arts’s exhibition hall is available for rent, but whoever wishes to lease the iconic property will be responsible for repairs and rehab work potentially costing tens of millions of dollars.
Any future tenant at the 98-year-old building, will have to pay at least $6.5 million to replace the original pilings, the roof’s trusses, and perform other foundational work, according to Marc L’Italien, principal at San Francisco-based EHDD Architecture, which conducted a study examining the rehab needs. Read More