The San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center is eyeing an expansion into Mission Bay to increase the size of its research facilities. The veterans hospital, located in the Outer Richmond district, houses the top research program in the VA system and it’s currently gathering information to gauge the feasibility of expansion and whether it can be funded through a private-public partnership. Read More
In 1996, the University of California system’s regents adopted a long-range development plan for UC San Francisco that called for the creation of an entirely new campus and relief of crowding at the school’s Parnassus Avenue site.
The ambitious new Mission Bay campus progressed as planned, but the university never reached its goal for the Parnassus facility. Read More
While campus planning officials at UC San Francisco move forward with a long-range construction plan, a separate plan designed to manage the university’s Sutro Forest also is under way.
That project, which calls for the removal of hundreds of trees, has been a point of contention with nearby residents dedicated to halting the destruction of a lush, non-native wilderness in the center of The City. Read More
Muni could increase the number of trains it can run on the future Central Subway line by adding turnaround loops in the Dogpatch neighborhood that would also benefit passengers in The City’s southeastern neighborhoods, according to the agency.
Muni’s Central Subway project is a $1.6 billion extension of the T-Third Street line that will eventually connect passengers from Hunters Point to Chinatown. Read More
Salesforce.com is expanding its downtown presence by leasing about 450,000 square feet in a high-rise building that’s set to open in 2015.
Mayor Ed Lee announced Tuesday that the company leased the entire new building at 350 Mission St. and also will expand its current offices at 50 Fremont St. Read More
While the Board of Supervisors appears poised to approve the initial financial terms of a proposed $1 billion waterfront arena for the Warriors, the debate over the project details is only just beginning.
With the expected approval, The City would be authorized to work out the financial terms and lease and sale agreement details, and initiate the state-required environmental review. If all went according to schedule, construction could begin in summer 2014. Read More
Most gardens are firmly rooted in the ground. But a new idea in San Francisco would make planting spaces movable so they can use land for a short time before being relocated.
The project, called Nomad Gardens, looks to combine the availability of land that is waiting to be developed with the desire of San Franciscans to participate in urban gardening and food production. Read More
Disgruntled residents in The City’s eastern neighborhoods have banded together to protest the installation of parking meters in their communities.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency plans to add about 5,000 parking meters in the Mission Bay, Potrero Hill, Mission District and SoMa District neighborhoods. Read More
A San Francisco Muni train and a truck collided in the city's Mission Bay neighborhood Tuesday morning, a Muni spokesman said.
The accident, which involved a K/T-Third line train, was reported at 8:40 a.m. at Third and Channel streets, Muni spokesman Paul Rose said.
The truck apparently made a left turn in front of the train and was struck, Rose said.
A person inside the truck was taken to a hospital with what appeared to be minor injuries, he said. Read More
A cloud of uncertainty still hangs over more than 100 workers in The City’s now-defunct Redevelopment Agency, which was eliminated late last year by state legislation and subsequent legal wrangling.Under the legislation that killed about 400 agencies statewide, cities and counties are allowed to appoint oversight boards to continue work that was already under contract, but projects not far enough along — and the staff that oversaw them — will be scrapped. Read More