San Francisco’s long-awaited Target store is expected to be open for business by October, with construction beginning in January.The Target is planned for the Metreon Center, in South of Market. Target will begin renovating the building’s interior this winter, after the property owner, the Westfield Group, completes its portion of the construction, Target spokeswoman Mya Walters said. Read More
Community members will soon get a chance to publicly sound off about controversial proposed soccer field renovations in Golden Gate Park.
Thursday, the Planning Commission will hold a hearing about the draft environmental review for the Beach Chalet Athletic Fields, a project that calls for floodlights, bleachers and four new synthetic-turf fields. Read More
The owner of the Armory — who uses part of the space to make sex-machine, rope-bondage and erotic-wrestling movie magic — is trying to prevent his neighbor from erecting an eight-unit apartment building he says would compromise the property’s historic integrity. Read More
The Filipino and LGBT communities are entrenched in the history of the western South of Market area, but establishing special districts for them has created a rift in the neighborhood. The Western SoMa Community Plan, presented to the Planning Commission on Thursday, would establish development guidelines and design standards for a 205-acre area loosely bordered by Mission, Third, Townsend and 13th streets. Read More
A lawsuit filed Monday against The City over massive redevelopment plans for Treasure Island calls for the project’s voluminous environmental impact report to be redone. Opponents contend it doesn’t fully describe the scope of the project or its impact on Bay Bridge traffic. Read More
The former site of an 1861 San Francisco cottage is the subject of conflict, yet again.
The Russian Hill historic structure formerly at 1268 Lombard St. was torn down in the spring of 2009, despite the angst of preservationists who said it should have been saved. Read More
The Board of Supervisors will consider the future of Parkmerced on Tuesday when members review the Planning Commission’s February approval of a proposal to nearly triple the development’s housing density and run a Muni light-rail line there. Read More
The owners of the Fairmont Hotel are getting another shot at converting its 23-story tower of hotel rooms into luxury, high-rise condominiums because The City made a “mistake” in the planning process, Mayor Ed Lee said Monday. Lee was unable to comment on our story that already ran, but we caught up with him on Monday. Read More