Plans are in the works for a 6-story group home at 1532 Harrison Street in Western SoMa. Three separate buildings connected by sky bridges will house up to 235 “suites” ranging from 227 to 409 square feet. The rooms, intended for single- or double-occupancy, would be equipped with bathrooms and kitchenettes. Each building would feature 9 common kitchens, dining and living rooms for residents of the adjacent rooms to access. Continue reading “Modern Communal Living Could be Headed for Western SoMa”
by ALLISON ARIEFF
New York Times
The tech sector is, increasingly, embracing the language of urban planning — town hall, public square, civic hackathons, community engagement. So why are tech companies such bad urbanists? Read more →
District 6 residents will have an opportunity to participate in the WalkFirst Investment Strategy – a review of existing city crash data – by helping to collect community feedback, document findings, and analyze risk factors that cause pedestrian collisions at a focus group set for Monday, December 16 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 278 at City Hall.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is hoping to get as much community feedback as possible about how the City should prioritize funding for pedestrian safety improvements.
The meeting on December 16 will last about 90 minutes. Each participant will receive a $15 Clipper Card. If you are interested in helping out, please send an email to walkfirstSF@gmail.com.
WalkFirst has also launched an interactive online tool. Visit http://walkfirst.sfplanning.org/index.php/home to learn more about WalkFirst, pedestrian safety and to give your feedback about what the City should fund.
by JIM MEKO
The Eastern Neighborhoods Community Advisory Committee (ENCAC) holds the pursestrings for all the money collected from new developments in the various plan areas of the Eastern Neighborhoods. Continue reading
by JIM MEKO
An early morning fire this past Sunday did to the so-called purple building on 11th Street what years of controversy failed to do.
Once the target of anti-residential zeal, the entertainment lobby convinced Supervisor Jane Kim to change the zoning along 11th Street from WMUG (friendly to residential development) to WMUO (mixed-use office), which precludes housing. Entertainment advocates had pushed for a down-zoning to service and industrial uses but Kim and the Planning Commission chose instead to create a different sort of up-zoning. The residential project proposed for the site has since been changed to an office development.