SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Living on Third Street

"With the T-Third Street Muni line running for three years now, how is Third Street evolving? For an overview, Tom Evans from the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency will outline the Bayview Master Plan. We’ll also get to hear about two new projects: Bay Oaks senior housing and planned affordable housing, and gold LEED registered Armstrong Senior Housing and Armstrong Place, affordable family townhouses currently on the market—two projects developed in tandem along the Third Street rail. With Michael Simmons of Simmons Property Development and David Baker and Kevin Wilcock of David Baker + Partners."

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SPUR Walking Tour: Exploring the Bayview: Armstrong Place

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"Located in San Francisco’s Bayview District, Armstrong Place is a great example of transit-oriented development along Third Street, and lies just a block from a stop on the new Muni Third Street Light Rail. This affordable family townhouse community was designed and built in conjunction with the adjacent Armstrong Senior Housing, which brings new neighborhood-serving […]
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Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Projects Funded by SGC

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Today the Strategic Growth Council approved 25 projects for funding under the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) program. All of them combine affordable housing development and transportation improvements for either transit, walking, biking, or a combination of all three modes. The council also briefly discussed preliminary rulemaking for a new program, the Transformative Climate […]

Despite Skewed Parking Math, Planning Commission Approves 55 Laguna

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The SF Planning Commission unanimously approved a major housing development at 55 Laguna Street yesterday, despite an excessive amount of car parking that livable streets advocates say should be lowered under stricter parking maximums. The development would include two housing projects: one with 330 apartments, and another with 110 affordable apartments for an LGBT senior community. […]

SPUR Walking Tour: Tassafaronga Village tour with David Baker

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"One of the first gold-certified LEED for neighborhoods development in California, Tassafaronga Village is a new 7.5-acre Oakland Housing Authority community that brings a diversity of affordable housing to an under-served area of Oakland. Designed by David Baker + Partners, the Village includes an 80-unit apartment building, 22 Habitat for Humanity townhouses as well as […]