The project to redevelop Treasure Island received its second piece of recent good news when a judge approved the adequacy of The City’s environmental impact report.
Shortly after the Board of Supervisors approved the project in July 2011, a group called Citizens for a Sustainable Treasure Island filed a suit over the environmental report. Superior Court Judge Teri Jackson ruled Friday that it “provides sufficient analysis to intelligently consider the environmental consequences.” Read More
The site of the fire-damaged Fleishhacker Pool building at the San Francisco Zoo will most likely become open space, with pieces of the building possibly put on display to commemorate the site’s history, city officials said Tuesday as demolition crews worked nearby. Read More
Salesforce.com is expanding its downtown presence by leasing about 450,000 square feet in a high-rise building that’s set to open in 2015.
Mayor Ed Lee announced Tuesday that the company leased the entire new building at 350 Mission St. and also will expand its current offices at 50 Fremont St. Read More
The architectural details on the houses immediately north of Duboce Park reveal some of their historic nature, but the entire neighborhood could soon become a landmark. Read More
When Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus visit San Francisco this week, they will be spreading a slightly different yuletide message: Don’t let buying gifts drive you this holiday season.
The self-proclaimed minimalists will speak about the topic at A Temporary Offering on Market Street on Thursday evening.
Minimalism may conjure up images of spartan living with bare walls and scarce physical possessions, or other monastic behavior, but Nicodemus says that isn’t what the two are advocating on their nationwide “Holiday Happiness” tour. Read More
It is easy to spark a lively debate in California with just six syllables: Proposition 13. Arguments over the voter-approved 1978 tax reform initiative have reverberated through the state capital for decades. Politicians — even the many who opposed it — have generally avoided the measure like unfavorable publicity.
But the political winds are shifting. Talk of Prop. 13 reform is all the rage, with several San Francisco state legislators taking up the cause. Read More
Fleishhacker Pool opened with a splash in April 1925, when most of the Sunset district was still wind-swept dunes and the future site of the San Francisco Zoo was owned by the Spring Valley Water Co. Read More
Scientists can predict storms such as the one that struck the Bay Area on Sunday with some clarity when the systems are over the ocean. But once they make landfall, what happens becomes a little murkier.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday in San Francisco that it has formed a sensor network statewide that will help track storms and better predict floods.
The long-stalled project to bring housing for low-income seniors to 55 Laguna St. in Hayes Valley received a boost when San Francisco announced it will provide $6.1 million from the newly created Housing Trust Fund.
The vacant 5.4-acre property is the former site of a UC Berkeley Extension campus, and for years several nonprofits have worked to build low-income housing there for LGBT seniors. A plan for the site fell apart in 2008 after the developer of the market-rate portion of the property went bankrupt. Read More
San Francisco is adding green labels for homes and businesses to official property records, a move that is meant to acknowledge the monetary value of environmentally conscious upgrades.
On Thursday, Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting and Department of the Environment Director Melanie Nutter unveiled the new property record plan, which is the first in the nation. Read More
A local family-owned real estate company will construct its first building in San Francisco if plans are approved today by the Planning Commission.
Fritzi Realty, co-owned by husband-and-wife team Bob and Valli Benesch Tandler, wants to build a 342-foot tower at 41 Tehama St., which now houses a parking lot and storage shed. The family has owned the site since it was the parking lot for the family’s former garment company, Bob Tandler said. Read More
An environmental group is suing the state over an environmental report that could pave the way for an increase in sand mining in San Francisco Bay, saying the study fails to take into consideration the
erosion at Ocean Beach. Read More
A white art deco building at 320 Judah St. could soon become a San Francisco landmark, but its historic 1930s design is only part of its significance. It also is where Henry Doelger operated the construction business that built most of the Sunset district.
Last month, the Historic Preservation Commission urged the Board of Supervisors to make the Doelger Building a landmark. Commission documents say it is eligible because it is architecturally significant and associated with a significant person or event.
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The Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival is likely to return to Golden Gate Park through 2021, with The City reaping additional financial benefits from the multiday
A proposed contract extension, which will be considered by The City’s Recreation and Park Commission at an upcoming meeting, would extend the permit for eight more years and allow for up to 10,000 more daily attendees at the event. Read More
A Board of Supervisors committee will be taking the first major vote on the proposed Warriors waterfront arena, but several local residents handpicked by San Francisco to advise on the project said they will ask for the vote to be delayed to allow them more time to weigh in.
The team proposes to privately finance a 17,500-seat arena and 105,000-square-foot retail complex on the city-owned Piers 30-32. Under city law, the Board of Supervisors must sign off on the project’s fiscal feasibility so environmental reviews can be started and contracts finalized.