The proposed $160 million rebuild and expansion of Chinese Hospital may not be the most attractive nor authentic architecture in historic Chinatown, but the Planning Commission agreed Thursday on its necessity.
The project to remake and modernize the last independent hospital in San Francisco, located at 835 and 845 Jackson St., now heads to the Board of Supervisors and, if approved, could be completed in 2015. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee’s nomination of an experienced San Francisco development planner to sit on The City’s powerful Planning Commission appears headed to confirmation after the nominee received glowing praise from supervisors and community groups.
A Board of Supervisors committee unanimously forwarded Rich Hillis’ appointment to the full board on Wednesday. Hillis could replace another well-liked commissioner, Ron Miguel, whom Lee declined to re-appoint for unspecified reasons. Read More
Despite grave concerns about the Academy of Art University’s rapid expansion,the San Francisco Planning Commission on Thursday accepted the university’s institutional master plan, a vision the commission has rejected twice since 2007. Read More
The City’s Redevelopment Agency has analyzed the potential impact of the governor’s proposal to abolish such agencies, and the results are not pretty.Elimination of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency would jeopardize major projects such as the Transbay Transit Center and the transformation of Treasure Island, and it would threaten to cancel construction of tens of thousands of new homes across The City. Read More