SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Neighborhood Retail Streets in SF: Planning a thriving mix of formula and independent retail

"San Francisco is famous for its neighborhood shopping streets. From Balboa Park to the Inner Sunset, Cow Hollow to North Beach, Hayes Valley to Noe Valley—to only name a few—San Francisco offers a wide range of everyday and specialty retail options for residents and tourists alike. Come hear from Amy Cohen from the Mayor’s Office of Workforce and Economic Development and successful local retailer Sunhee Moon, as they discuss the many considerations that go into creating our city’s thriving and varied retail environments."

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Redevelopment in Visitacion Valley

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From SPUR: Join us for a lively discussion of the community-driven planning process, fascinating site history and remediation program behind the Schlage Lock development, the centerpiece of the Visitacion Valley Redevelopment Area. Plans for the 20-acre brownfield site include 1,250 residential units, three parks and 105,000 square feet of neighborhood-serving retail. After 11 years, the […]

Green Building Conference Tour: Greening the Street, Block, Neighborhood and City

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From GreenBuildingExpo.org: HD11: Greening the Street, Block, Neighborhood and City As a public asset that touches every corner of the city, streets are tremendous opportunities to better accommodate sustainable transportation and create vibrant places that foster social connections. Recognizing the potential, San Francisco developed a pioneering policy, The Better Streets Plan, and implemented a number […]

Placemaking: Market and 6th

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From SPUR: Image courtesty Flickr user Comrogues The intersection of Market and 6th Streets, in the heart of the Mid-Market neighborhood, has long had its share of difficulties. Crime, vandalism, homelessness and persistent retail vacancies have left the intersection avoided by locals and tourists alike. However, new restaurants and tech companies are slowly moving in, bringing […]

SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Dancing in the streets: Celebrating community and public space

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From SPUR: San Francisco has been enjoying a recent boom in community markets and other street events, tapping into the widespread desire to enjoy our neighborhoods, boost business, bring people together, eat great food and get more from our streets. Both the new Castro farmers market and the Mission Community Market are using creative programming to create neighborhood gathering places, demonstrate the capabilities […]

800-Seat Performance Space in Hayes Valley Approved with No Parking

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A sketch of the proposed SF Jazz building and with performance auditorium. Image: SF Jazz. The same neighborhood organizations and community advocates that routinely lobby to prevent the San Francisco Planning Department from granting parking exceptions in excess of progressive neighborhood plans were thrilled with a new project to build a 3-story building in the […]