Mayor Ed Lee’s plan to allow the Fairmont Hotel atop Nob Hill more time to convert 23 stories of hotel rooms into luxury condos has stalled along with talks between hotel workers and the owners. Read More
The Board of Supervisors is one step closer to turning the phrase “down on the farm” on its ear.
“Urban agriculture” legislation sponsored by Mayor Ed Lee and Board of Supervisors President David Chiu would update zoning regulations to explicitly permit gardens in all areas of The City and allow for the sale of produce from those gardens.
The legislation breezed through the board’s Land Use and Economic Development Committee on Monday. Read More
The owners of the iconic Fairmont Hotel might receive an extension on a controversial plan to replace 23 stories of hotel rooms atop Nob Hill with luxury condominiums. Read More
The city official who made an ill-considered bribery joke about Sicilians publicly last month apologized again Thursday for suggesting that a storeowner applying to sell alcohol in the Tenderloin “just sell drugs or something.”
After saying he knew the remark would come back to haunt him, Planning Commissioner Hisashi “Bill” Sugaya said he was “very, very sorry” before public comment at the group’s regular meeting. Read More
The owner of the popular Ike’s Place sandwich shop wants to expand his business in a spacious spot across the street from the eatery’s old location in the Castro, but a handful of neighbors are already saying no way. Read More
In a 10-1 vote, the Board of Supervisor confirmed Mayor Gavin Newsom’s appointment of R. James Slaughter to the Police Commission. Slaughter is a partner in the San Francisco law firm Keker & Van Nest law firm and has experience in complex civil and white collar criminal matters. He previously served on the Taxi Commission.
Supervisor Chris Daly voted in opposition. Read More
San Francisco’s chain-store laws mean a Chipotle restaurant will need Planning Commission approval before opening for business inside a mall storefront that was formerly occupied by Pizza Hut.
Proposed operators of the Chipotle outlet applied for permits needed to open for business in a 1,600-square foot storefront in Lakeshore Plaza Shopping Center, which is on Sloat Boulevard.
A Planning Commission hearing to consider the matter is scheduled for Sept. 16. Read More
A proposal to allow restaurants and other commercial ventures to open up inside San Francisco’s LGBT Center was supported Thursday by the Planning Commission.
The LGBT Center opened in 2002 at Market Street and Octavia Boulevard, where community organizations provide financial, employment and health counseling, and other services. Read More
A private university’s science curriculum and regal campus will both be reinvented through construction of a landmark building.
The University of San Francisco, a sprawling university that occupies much of the Lone Mountain neighborhood north of the Panhandle, secured approval from city planners to build a 60,000-square-foot science center. Read More
Board of Supervisors President David Chiu’s reappointments of Kathrin Moore and Hisashi Sugaya to the Planning Commission for terms that would end July 1, 2014 were unanimously approved by the board Tuesday.