Nestled a block off Market Street, near City Hall and across from the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, is a nondescript parking lot that will soon house one of the newest residential towers in a burgeoning neighborhood. Read More
Negotiations over the terms of a $2.5 billion development agreement for two new seismically safe hospitals in The City remained in a stalemate Monday, with California Pacific Medical Center officials refusing to modify a part of the deal that Mayor Ed Lee now has concerns about.
While the centerpiece of the deal is a new 555-bed hospital on Cathedral Hill, at issue is the long-term future of St. Read More
A controversial luxury condo project planned near the northern Embarcadero waterfront is being shopped to city agencies for a stamp of approval, after some neighbors sued to kill the development.
The project at 8 Washington St. would replace a surface parking lot with 165 condos, retail, restaurants and underground parking. The plan was recently changed to reflect community desire for wider sidewalks and more public open space. Read More
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and architectural firm Snøhetta on Wednesday unveiled designs for the institution’s 235,000-square-foot expansion. The building will run along the back of the museum and is expected to open in 2016. For more renderings of the expansion, click on the picture to the right.
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San Francisco can be magical, but it’s rarely majestic. The City’s landscape has been impacted less by architectural design than neighborhood activism.
So in a place where small changes are fought with searing intensity, it’s hardly news that a big idea would generate instant reaction. And that would certainly describe the response to a plan to erect the tallest building in San Francisco’s history as the focal point of its proposed transit hub. Read More
Advocates for low-income tenants facing eviction at Parkmerced fear they are being targeted by property managers who want to clean house in advance of a complete overhaul of the sprawling housing complex.
Parkmerced has issued 197 three-day eviction notices in 2011, according to data collected by the rent board. Those numbers are up from last year, when Parkmerced served 134 notices, and represent a sharp spike from 2007-2009, when Parkmerced wrote an average of 12 notices a year. Read More
By this time next year, housing could begin to rise where horses once ran in San Mateo.Three years after the demolition of the Bay Meadows racetrack, the beginnings of a street grid are visible on the 83-acre site south of the county fairgrounds, and water and drainage lines are in place. Construction on the first housing is expected to begin next year, and plans for improvements to the largest park in the development will be up for approval in the next few months. Read More
Hayes Valley Farm will be vacating its home soon, but the urban oasis is not drying up.
Located on a 2-acre parcel at Laguna Street between Fell and Oak streets, the farm was notified in May that its temporary home would need to make way for a condo project, which is in early development stages.
When Hayes Valley Farm opened two years ago on the former on- and offramp of the Central Freeway, organizers knew it would need to move one day. Read More
Neighbors and current tenants of the former Christopher Columbus Elementary School in Daly City oppose a plan to turn the long-closed campus into an 80-unit residential development.The Jefferson Elementary School District is selling the 13-acre site to Lennar Homes of California for $18 million — money the district says it sorely needs. Read More
A Republican appropriations bill introduced Thursday in the House of Representatives would strip Muni of $942 million for its Central Subway project, the latest potential threat to the proposed rail line.
The bill must survive several votes in the GOP-controlled House and then secure the buy-in of the Democratically dominated Senate. But if passed as written, completion of the SOMA-to-Chinatown rail extension would seem in jeopardy. Read More