By Tim Redmond : 48hills -excerpt The Central Soma Plan – which will open South of Market to the equivalent of a new downtown, with office space for at least 33,000 more workers and housing for 8,300 people – comes before the supes twice this week. On Monday/16, the Board of Supes Land Use and … More Too many jobs, too little housing in Soma
By Joshua Sabatini : sfexaminer – excerpt An affordable housing development that would transform two parking lots in San Francisco’s northeast waterfront into 178 homes for seniors, families and the formerly homeless is pending approval before the Board of Supervisors after more than three years. if all goes according to plan, construction would begin in … More Support grows for housing project with ‘mother of all mixed-incomes’ on northeast parking lots
By Laura Waxman : sfexaminer – excerpt The California Department of Public Health on Friday released a plan for testing a residential portion of the Hunters Point Shipyard for radiological contamination starting July 16. In recent months, environmental justice groups and residents have called for the site to be included in a re-testing plan for … More Testing plan released for residential site at Hunters Point Ship does not include homes
By AP : kron4 – excerpt (includes video) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A few blocks from the 58-story Millennium Tower, dubbed “the leaning tower of San Francisco,” another building appears to be sinking. According to a report, an 18-story building in the city’s financial district appears to have settled three-eighths of an inch due to construction of … More Another San Francisco building appears to be sinking
by j.k. Dineen : sfgate – excerpt …The California Department of Public Health told The Chronicle that the work, which is scheduled to be wrapped up in the fall, will “address the radiological health and safety of the environment” of the area known as Parcel A, where 450 homes are either completed or under construction. … More State will test developed portion of Hunters Point Shipyard, but critics say it won’t be enough
By Tim Redmond : 48hills – excerpt The passage of Prop. A means SF now can start building its own electric distribution system – and the folks at PG&E are giving the supes every reason to do so. Toward the end of a hearing last week on how PG&E is delaying public projects, including affordable … More PG&E picked a dumb fight with SF; will the city now pursue public power?
By Tim Redmond : 48hills – excerpt The Board of Supes will vote Tuesday/19 on a piece of legislation that would change the way planners give the public notice of upcoming projects. Nobody’s paid much attention to this, but neighborhood advocates say it’s a very big deal… This matter was continued till June 26, to … More Supes to radically change notice requirements on development