Defenestration may at last return to earth.
The quirky art installation — couches, beds and at least one bathtub appearing to exit the windows of a long-empty hotel building at Sixth and Howard streets — would be removed under a city plan to redevelop the site into a $18.8 million affordable-housing project that is finally moving forward.
Developers can now build San Francisco apartments with as little as 150 square feet of living space because of a building code change that supervisors approved Tuesday as a housing “experiment.”
These micro-apartments are planned for an Eighth Street building in the South of Market and are being billed as housing for students, seniors, service industry workers and The City’s growing tech industry workforce. Read More
Rancor over a proposal to allow “micro apartments” in San Francisco played out Thursday at The City’s Planning Commission, where a proposed 375-unit cap on such “experimental” living spaces was rejected. Read More
Opponents of the proposed renovation of the Beach Chalet athletic fields in Golden Gate Park sued The City on Thursday, alleging that environmental planning for the project failed to comply with the California Environmental Quality Act. Read More
Radiation is far from the only problem bedeviling the residents of Treasure Island. Delays in development have left residents of the island neglected in other ways. Read More
The San Francisco Planning Commission has approved The City’s first low-income housing development for LGBT seniors, but some members of the surrounding community say it will attract too much traffic to the already congested neighborhood. Read More
Last week, the Board of Supervisors considered three Planning Commission appointments: Cindy Wu from the Chinatown Community Development Center; Richard Hillis, former deputy director of the Office of Economic Workforce Development; and three-term commissioner and dentist Michael Antonini. Read More
New and expanding businesses would have to pay more for the transit impacts they have on The City under new legislation proposed by Mayor Ed Lee’s administration, but the Planning Commission agreed Thursday to spare some small businesses from the brunt of the charges. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee’s re-appointment of Michael Antonini to another four years on the Planning Commission hit a roadblock Tuesday when the Board of Supervisors postponed its decision after heated debate.
It takes six votes to reject a mayoral appointee, and Antonini’s fate now appears to rest with the swing vote of Supervisor Malia Cohen. Read More
Even as negotiations over the preservation of St. Luke’s Hospital in the Mission threaten to derail a $2.5 billion California Pacific Medical Center construction project, supervisors continue to review other aspects of the controversial deal.
The proposed development would include a new 555-bed acute-care hospital at Cathedral Hill and a seismic rebuild of St. Luke’s, which serves lower-income residents in The City’s southern neighborhoods. Read More