For the first time in city history, the operator of a would-be medical marijuana dispensary is taking San Francisco to court for the right to sell legal weed.
The Bay Area Compassion Health Care Center received approval in May 2010 from the Planning Commission to operate a cannabis dispensary at 2139 Taraval St. in the Sunset district, despite sizable opposition from neighbors and Supervisor Carmen Chu, who represents the area. Read More
Millbrae Planning Commission member and 28-year resident Wayne Lee announced Wednesday he is running for City Council. Lee has served on the commission for five years. He helped establish the Millbrae Education Foundation, and teaches and mentors teens through the Lions Club, coaches AYSO soccer and has organized the Lunar New Year parade for the past four years. Councilors Dan Quigg and Paul Seto are retiring. Read More
The road of good intentions is filled with unavoidable obstacles, which makes you wonder why San Francisco insists on adding to the clutter.
And for a town bent on community input for decisions big and small, you would have to question why city officials seem to go out of their way to avoid their own designated process. Read More
If they could understand urban policy, San Francisco’s birds would be happy to know The City’s Planning Commission is considering code changes that would make any new buildings less hazardous for them. Read More
It seems hard to believe that after a dozen tortuous years of paperwork, hearings and compromises, nobody except a few ultrapurist ecology groups and some Telegraph Hill residents fronted by former Supervisor Aaron Peskin noticed the $5.8 billion, 8,000-home Treasure Island development had an environmental impact report that was, in their words, “inadequate and incomplete.” Read More
The former site of a recently-demolished 1861 San Francisco cottage is once again the subject of conflict.
The Russian Hill historic structure, formerly at 1268 Lombard St., was torn down in the spring of 2009, despite the protests of preservationists who said it should have been saved. Read More
As Treasure Island inches closer to total transformation, current residents are wondering exactly how and when they will be asked to vacate their homes.
The Planning Commission’s narrow approval Thursday of environmental documents for the project was another reminder for islanders that change is coming for the former Navy base, and if the Board of Supervisors approves the plan, it could be as soon as next year. Read More
San Francisco’s Planning Commission on Thursday advanced the massive redevelopment of Treasure Island by a 4-3 vote, approving the $1.5 billion project’s environmental impact report. Read More
The embattled plan for a new North Beach Public Library branch took another step forward Thursday as The City’s Planning Commission unanimously approved an environmental impact report for razing of the current branch, construction of a new building and rearrangement of the Joe DiMaggio Playground. Read More
The proposed transformation of Treasure Island, which would involve $1.5 billion in road and infrastructure spending and the eventual construction of 8,000 housing units, reaches another milestone tonight when the Planning Commission considers whether to endorse the environmental impact report.
Developers envision a bustling, self-contained economy that revolves around idyllic, affordable living space in the middle of San Francisco Bay. Read More