The Environmental Cleanup Process for Housing

With the discussion of the contaminated Brisbane Baylands site coming to their City Council, we thought it’d be a good idea to ask an expert about the environmental cleanup process and whether a former rail yard can be made safe for future residents. We interviewed Jeff Adams, an Associate with ENGEO Incorporated, a SFHAC member…

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SF Planning Commissioners “Impressed” with MicroPAD

Sometimes you have to see it to believe it. Planning Commissioners Kathryn Moore and Dennis Richards visited the MicroPAD on 9th and Mission Streets and came away “impressed.” At a recent public hearing, both commented on the design and quality of the unit and believe this is a viable approach to house San Francisco’s homeless…

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San Franciscans Vote Pro-Housing with Local Measures, Mostly

Despite what many would call a shocking and disheartening result at the national stage last week, San Francisco fared pretty well locally on housing. For this election, the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) reviewed six measures and took positions on five of them. Out of those five, four of the results aligned with our…

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City Releases Request for Qualifications for Balboa Reservoir

City Releases Request for Qualifications for Balboa Reservoir

On Thursday, the City of San Francisco issued a Request For Qualifications (RFQ) for the Balboa Reservoir site (pictured above), just west of San Francisco City College (CCSF). This comes after a year-plus of meetings held by the Balboa Reservoir Citizen’s Advisory Committee (CAC), a group created in late 2015 by District 7 Supervisor Norman…

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