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 […]

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. […]

Planning Commission Approves Parking-Free 1050 Valencia Project

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A car-free, 12-unit condo and retail development was approved unanimously yesterday by the SF Planning Commission, despite opposition from some residents. The project will include no car parking and 28 bike parking spaces. The building at 1050 Valencia Street will be targeted toward residents seeking the kind of car-free lifestyle that’s increasingly popular in neighborhoods like the […]

SPUR Talk: What About the Families?

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How can San Francisco keep families from moving away? That was the central question of a panel discussion this afternoon hosted by the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR). The panel included Susan Exline of the San Francisco Planning Department, Daniel Parolek, architect with Opticos Design, and San Francisco’s District Seven […]