Category: Buildings

Air pollution – Why would Planning Department approve a building that decreases BayCrest residents’ lives?

I’m always puzzled by a City that bans flavored tobacco – taking away the option for an adult to choose to buy flavored tobacco in San Francisco city limits – while at the same time the Planning Department staff recommends and Planning Commission often approves office buildings and residential buildings that WILL increase the poisons […] Keep reading

Pre-Application Meeting for Proposed 480-room hotel at 350 2nd Street

If you are interested in learning about the proposed 200 foot tall, 21-story, 480-room hotel to replace a surface parking lot at 350 2nd Street (near Dow Place and Harrison Street), you may want to attend the Pre-Application Meeting on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 6pm at 737 Folsom Street (Mendelsohn House condo complex) in […] Keep reading

Hearing on 100′ zoning change for 160 Folsom

Sharing this notice and template for letters as requested by an involved neighbor.  Here is a sample letter you may use to base your own letter to the Commission upon: DraftLetterToCommissioners_160Folsom   ACTION ALERT: CRITICAL PUBLIC HEARING ON TUESDAY, JAN. 19TH NO 100 FOOT HEIGHT LIMIT INCREASE FOR 160 FOLSOM WATERFRONT LUXURY CONDOS! On Tuesday, January […] Keep reading

Take the Central SoMa Public Benefits Survey today!

Happy 2016 friends! Until January 31st, the Planning Department is offering a chance for the public to provide feedback on how approximately $2 billion (if projections come true) should be allocated for public benefits in the Central SoMa upzoning area in South of Market near the new Central Subway line (between Townsend and Market Street, […] Keep reading

Below Market Rate housing in Dogpatch 616 20th Street

For those who meet the qualifications, the City’s Below Market Rate (BMR) housing program can provide an opportunity to get an affordable home in San Francisco. I was contacted by Polaris Pacific to help spread the word on some brand new BMR home opportunities at 616 20th Street. Please download this flyer for further information […] Keep reading

Do other neighborhoods have jack hammering until 10pm at night?

They’ve been working on getting rid of the remnants of the storage tank that used to have a big Gordon Biersch logo on the corner of Harrison and The Embaradero’s Hills Brothers Coffee building (2 Harrison Street) the past few days. Tonight, pedestrians got a nice big dose of cement particulate matter as they walked […] Keep reading

Learn about Rincon Hill’s Supportive Housing Project for Formerly Homeless Individuals

108 studio units and 12 one-bedroom units for formerly homeless individuals with supportive services are almost built out at Rene Cazenave Apartments on Folsom Street between 1st and 2nd Streets. As a community, I think we really need to try hard to make the residents at this building feel just as welcome and respected as […] Keep reading

75 Howard Street Community Meeting

There will be a community meeting about the proposed 75 Howard Street high-rise building and accompanying sculpture garden as public open space.  Seems like the community could use a playground instead of a kinda lifeless sculpture garden that looks like it belongs in a suburban industrial park or at a Napa winery instead of the […] Keep reading

181 Fremont proposes 700′ tall mix of retail, office, and residential

2017 update: Please learn more about this exciting addition to Rincon Hill at the project website. Another week, another high-rise project in the Rincon neighborhood! The 181 Fremont Street project would get built on two lots which currently contain a 2-story and a 3-story commercial building, in between the wonderful Town Hall restaurant on the […] Keep reading

Below Market Rate Units at Rincon Green

APPLICATIONS FOR THESE BMR UNITS ARE DUE NOVEMBER 15, 2012!! Contact Rincon Green Apartments at 415-546-9333 or click on each of the following links for an application and more information. Studio, One-Bedroom, and Two Bedroom “Below Market Rate” Rental Units available March 2013 at Rincon Green, 333 Harrison Street in the Rincon Hill neighborhood.  Please […] Keep reading

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