Well-connected community members rallied Wednesday in support of extending an unusual Japantown parking garage lease with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency as members of the Board of Supervisors questioned the deal. Read More
Nearly two years after a city parking contract with a small business owner was rejected by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, leading to a lawsuit against the SFMTA’s former executive director, the agency’s board of directors is set to approve the same contract with the same proprietor. Read More
Parking lots are the latest target of efforts to quell late-night violence associated with clubgoers that’s plagued The City for the past few years.
Shootings, stabbings, fights and other violence involving nightclub patrons prompted officials to crack down on entertainment venues with measures such as requiring promoters to register with The City and giving the Entertainment Commission authority to revoke the permits of troublesome clubs. Read More
A good Samaritan trying to jump a dead car battery got more than he bargained for when the car needing the help ended up dangling from the fourth story of a parking garage, closing a San Francisco street for more than an hour Thursday afternoon.The car, which was described as a light-blue Mazda 3 sedan with Nevada plates, was reported hanging partially from a parking garage at Third and Folsom streets around 1:10 p.m., according to San Francisco fire Lt. Mindy Talmadge. Read More
A woman was robbed at knifepoint of $80 in a South of Market area parking garage Wednesday, police said. A thug put a knife to the 44-year-old victim’s side and demanded her purse in the parking garage at Fourth and Mission streets around 7:10 p.m., police said. The woman complied and the crook, described as a man in his late 20s, fled, police said.No arrest has been email@example.com Read More
Not that this will come as a shock to anyone, but parking in San Francisco is expensive.In a comparison of 10 different cities from across the nation, San Francisco tied for first as the costliest city for garage parking, according to a recent study by the Municipal Transportation Agency. Read More
The redevelopment of Treasure Island moved closer to reality Tuesday.
The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved terms of the plan to buy Treasure Island from the Navy for more than $100 million and spend $1.5 billion developing the man-made island located in the Bay between San Francisco and Oakland.
If all goes according to plan, the island will be home to as many as 8,000 new residential units. Thirty percent of the units would be offered below market rates. Read More
City-owned parking garages have long been worth their weight in gold, but even these traditional moneymakers have begun to feel the effects of age, understaffing and the downturn in driving caused by sky-high gas prices.
On Tuesday, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency board will hear a plan to revitalize The City’s 40 parking lots and garages, which generate more than $80 million in gross revenue annually. Read More