New Housing and Some “Decompression Space” Coming to Dogpatch Neighborhood

New Housing and Some “Decompression Space” Coming to Dogpatch Neighborhood

From Native American hunting ground to World War II Naval Shipyard, Dogpatch has always served as a place of opportunity. Today, much in the same way, the neighborhood attracts new communities of people. SFHAC Project Manager Rob Poole curated a tour of the Dogpatch to explore sites slated to become new housing. The first stop, 2290…

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Mayor Lee’s Housing Working Group: Latest Installment

Mayor Lee’s Housing Working Group: Latest Installment

Mayor Ed Lee convened the third “big tent” meeting since February with the City’s numerous housing stakeholders last Tuesday. As of September, developers have built over 3,200 homes, 951 of which are permanently affordable (27%). The City’s pipeline dashboard unveiled at this meeting will be public soon. At the meeting, Senior City staff presented on…

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A Sneak Peek Inside 100 Van Ness’s Partially Finished Rentals

A Sneak Peek Inside 100 Van Ness’s Partially Finished Rentals

Curbed SF joined us on a tour of the nearly-completed 100 Van Ness Avenue development. Lamar Anderson writes up the findings below. Photo credit and reporting: William Weber 100 Van Ness, the former AAA headquarters that’s currently undergoing a transformation from drab 1970s office high-rise to sleek apartment tower, has nearly completed its costume change….

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The Local Application of State-Level CEQA Changes

The Local Application of State-Level CEQA Changes

As a result of passage of SB 743 in 2013, level of service (LOS) is no longer a CEQA trigger. It is now being replaced by a new metric – Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT). What does this mean? Urban infill projects will no longer be analyzed according to their “impacts” on LOS, which is a…

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Dogpatch Leads the Way in Neighborhood Revitalization

Dogpatch Leads the Way in Neighborhood Revitalization

The Dogpatch neighborhood is becoming a vibrant urban community. A recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle stated, “San Francisco’s pushing ahead, and Dogpatch could lead the way.” Much of this change is led by housing development, with thousands of homes in the pipeline infusing new life into the former maritime town and bringing a…

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Lessons from the Architects: The Market and Octavia Plan

Lessons from the Architects: The Market and Octavia Plan

In a very content-rich lunchtime forum at SPUR last Tuesday, six San Francisco architects shared their experiences of designing and building housing within the City’s Market and Octavia Plan. The Plan was devised in response to the removal of the former Central Freeway right of way that bisected Hayes Valley, “liberating 23 parcels for development”…

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Food Hall Enlivens Mid-Market

Food Hall Enlivens Mid-Market

If you’ve walked down Market Street lately, you may have noticed some new life on the block between Sixth and Seventh Streets. The opening of The Hall enlivens the Mid-Market corridor and brings tasty treats along with it. The former vacant, graffitied Hollywood Billiards building now operates as a food court that includes seven independent…

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