Transbay Transit Center: Breed, Schaaf want new oversight in probe of beams

By Michael Toren : sfchronicle – excpert Construction began this week on the first phase of the Geary Rapid Project, intended to bring safety improvements and more reliable bus service along Geary Boulevard and O’Farrell Street, officials with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency said Tuesday. The first set of improvements includes almost two new … More Transbay Transit Center: Breed, Schaaf want new oversight in probe of beams

Lafayette city manager quits over lack of movement on new housing

By Kimberly Veklerov : sfchronicle – excerpt The top official of the small and affluent East Bay city of Lafayette last week announced his resignation because of residents’ intransigence on building more housing, saying he could not stay in the role he has held for three decades when his views diverge so sharply from the … More Lafayette city manager quits over lack of movement on new housing

MEDA upgrades plans to 12-story tower at 18th and Mission — the tallest building in the Mission

By Julian Mark  : missionlocal – excerpt The Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) is proposing to build a 12-story tower on the corner of 18th and Mission — now the site of a dilapidated former stove store — that would contain 63 below-market-rate condos. The proposed building would be the tallest building in the Mission, … More MEDA upgrades plans to 12-story tower at 18th and Mission — the tallest building in the Mission

City Is Poised to Back Down on Plan to Increase Height Limit – Again

by Andrew Keatts : voiceofsandiego – excerpt San Diego city planners are walking back plans to let developers build taller buildings near a new transit station at Tecolote Drive. Residents have fiercely opposed plans to allow more housing along the new Mid-Coast Trolley corridor. They’ve now twice won concessions from the city… (more)

Judge Rules Vision Zero Law Unconstitutional as NYPD Increases Its Use

By Aidan Gardiner : dnainfo – excerpt QUEENS — A key part of the mayor’s landmark pedestrian and bicycle safety initiative that penalizes drivers for hitting people is unconstitutional, a judge ruled Friday. Queens Supreme Court Justice Gia Morris ruled that Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero charge, failure to exercise due care, violates defendants’ … More Judge Rules Vision Zero Law Unconstitutional as NYPD Increases Its Use