SPUR Lunchtime Forum: The Transit Center District Plan

"The Transbay Terminal will create a “Grand Central Station of the West”
in the heart of a new transit- friendly neighborhood in downtown San
Francisco. Now that the plan for the terminal has been finalized, what
is next for the surrounding neighborhoods? With David Alumbaugh
of the SF Planning Department and former Planning Director Dean
Macris
."

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New Draft San Francisco Transbay Development Plan Unveiled Today

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Conceptual rendering of the San Francisco skyline with Transbay towers. Image: SF Planning Department The San Francisco Planning Department will release the Draft Plan for the new Transbay Terminal and development project after the Planning Commission meeting tonight at 5:30 p.m. According to Planning’s Joshua Switzky, the plan will be presented to the commission but […]

Mapping a Fully Transit-Connected Bay Area

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Imagine the freedom of being able to hop on a nearby train or bus to reach virtually any place in the Bay Area (and beyond) on an integrated network of reliable transit. That’s the vision cartographer Brian Stokle sought to lay out in a map featured in the latest issue of SPUR‘s monthly magazine, The Urbanist. In a recent […]

San Francisco Mayor to NYC: “Eat Your Heart Out.”

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A rendering of the Transbay Transit Center with a 5.4 acre park on its roof. At a groundbreaking ceremony for the long-awaited Transbay Transit Center in San Francisco yesterday, Mayor Gavin Newsom asserted the project will be "so much more extraordinary than Grand Central Station." Pointing to the renderings on a projection screen behind him, […]

Livable City: Parking Lot on Ferry Terminal Plaza Would Be Shameful

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The plaza behind the Ferry Building, known largely as a farmer’s market venue and a place for ferry commuters to pass through, could be temporarily turned into a 64-space part-time parking lot during weekdays under a plan being considered by the Port Commission. Equity Office, which leases the Ferry terminal, is pushing the 18-month proposal as a […]