Seven years and a seemingly endless stream of frustrated residents later, Burlingame leaders think they finally have the right plan for their new Safeway.
First introduced in 2001 to triple the size of the 24,000-square-foot store located at 1450 Howard Ave. and add nearby shops, the plan on how the store and its surrounding area could be completed perfectly has been disagreed upon by city officials. Read More
With developers clamoring to purchase nearly a dozen lots in the Castro, longtime residents and business owners have been fretting about what might come of the famously gay neighborhood.
Now, a plan that aims to maintain the feel of the neighborhood while the area grows is in the works. Read More
As many as 60,000 new housing units could be built within San Francisco in the next 15 to 20 years — development that will have deep-rooted implications for The City’s appearance, culture and politics. Read More
Amid the constant clanking of jackhammers and the rise of skyscrapers in the South of Market area, the significance of historic architecture may sometimes be overshadowed.
But before The City gives the green light to razing buildings in the area, it wants to know which ones are important. Read More
Drama has returned to the Western Addition’s Harding Theater — once the home of vaudeville acts and silent films — but not in the way its builders originally imagined.
Opponents recently filed an appeal opposing developers’ plans to demolish a portion of the theater and build eight condominiums at 616 Divisadero St., near Alamo Square. Read More
The redevelopment of Hunters Point Shipyard and Treasure Island is heavy with The City’s hopes and fears about its future. So heavy, in fact, that life must be perpetually breathed back into the projects, just to keep them from falling over dead of their own weight.
The man assigned to perform this special form of urban-planning necromancy is Michael Cohen, director of the Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development. Read More
Any outsider who wanders into today’s Tenderloin neighborhood without having specific business there would presumably be arriving by accident. The neighborhood between upscale Union Square and Nob Hill is a gritty, downtrodden home to an uneasy mixture of about 29,000 working-poor residents — mostly immigrant families — coexisting with transient drug dealers, addicts and prostitutes, plus a sprinkling of struggling artists. Read More
Developers in San Francisco are now required to think green when building most new commercial buildings and residential high-rises.
An ordinance signed Monday by Mayor Gavin Newsom forces many builders to meet a set of development standards called Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. Read More