When the spiraling 1,070-foot skyscraper and surrounding Transbay Transit Center rise above the South of Market neighborhood, there is another thing expected to ascend as well — the property values of surrounding commercial and residential buildings. Read More
I have read of the domestic violence accusations against Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi with mixed feelings. After carefully looking at the facts, I don’t think a man who was about to be sworn in as sheriff would do something like this with so few days before his swearing-in ceremony. Also, there had not been any evidence of previous domestic violence in his household, and his wife did not contact the authorities herself. Read More
A gas leak caused by construction closed a street in downtown San Francisco on Wednesday afternoon.Contractors working on the new Transbay Transit Center struck a 16-inch natural gas pipeline on Beale Street at about 11:50 a.m., according to a press release.The San Francisco Fire Department and PG&E were notified of the leak, according to a Transbay Transit Center spokesman. Read More
Last August, government officials from across the country descended on San Francisco for the groundbreaking of the $1.5 billion Transbay Transit Center, a hub conceived as the “Grand Central Station of the West.” Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, then-Mayor Gavin Newsom and others said it would one day house the northern terminus of California’s $43 billion high-speed rail system. Read More
As state budget wrangling continues in Sacramento, San Francisco’s Redevelopment Agency is waiting for the end — or a significant change — to what it does.
The end of the agency in The City could mean the ax for nearly a dozen projects that would provide hundreds of affordable-housing units, according to Redevelopment Agency Executive Director Fred Blackwell. Read More
The Transbay Joint Powers Authority, the body overseeing San Francisco’s massive new Transbay Transit Center project, unanimously approved its operating and capital budgets for the upcoming fiscal year on Thursday.The TJPA’s capital budget will cover $220.2 million, almost all of which will go toward professional services related to the design and construction of the transit depot, set to be located in The City’ SoMa District. Read More
The Transbay Joint Powers Authority could seek up to $5 million in state grants to help build a rooftop garden at the new transit depot.
The Authority, which oversees operations on the proposed Transbay Transit Center, will meet on Thursday to discuss a possible bid application for Prop 84 grant funding, which is set aside for the creation of city parks. Read More
The new Transbay Transit Center project will result in higher garbage collection costs for residents in the neighborhood, but the community should be able to recoup the extra expenses for their trash removal. Read More
Construction to take down old ramps from the Transbay Terminal will begin next Monday at Clementina Street.Crews are in the midst of tearing down all remnants of the 71-year-old former transit depot located in The City’s SoMa District. A major part of that project will take place next week, when construction crews demolish the old ramps. Work on the Clementina ramp removal project will last from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day, Monday through Friday. Read More
A $1.15 million art project set to be a centerpiece of the new Transbay Transit Center was approved on Thursday. Read More