SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Smart growth in San Francisco

"San Francisco has a unique urban fabric and dynamic neighborhoods. It also is the center of a growing region and home to the best transit infrastructure west of the Mississippi. Where should the new housing and jobs go? What are some of the planning tools that help planners decide? With Sarah Dennis-Phillips of the San Francisco Planning Department, Ken Kirkey of the Association of Bay Area Governments and Ron Miguel of the San Francisco Planning Commission."


SPUR Forum: Crossing Borders: Oakland and San Francisco

From SPUR: Image courtesy of Flickr user Tim Gallagher Though physically separated by the San Francisco Bay, Oakland and San Francisco are inextricably linked through their economies, housing markets and the hundreds of thousands of people who cross the bay each day. Come hear both cities’ planning directors in a conversation on some of the […]

Growing Upper Market

From SPUR: In 2008 San Francisco adopted the Market and Octavia Area Plan, which created new transit-oriented zoning and design guidelines for the area and simultaneously completed further design guidelines for Upper Market. Now many projects, including 1960 Market, 2001 Market and 2299 Market, are on the boards or under construction. Join representatives from the […]

SPUR Forum: The Central Corridor Neighborhood Plan

From SPUR: Image courtesey Flickr user mlinksva The San Francisco Planning Department has published the Central Corridor Draft Plan, a plan that supports growth and public improvements along and around the transit-rich Fourth Street corridor in SoMa. Come and hear what the plan says and how it will impact the future of the district. + Josh Switzky / […]

SPUR Forum: New Plans for New Areas

From SPUR: Much of San Francisco’s current development boom has its basis in the ambitious area plans the city adopted over the past decade. With no new area plans in the pipeline, however, smaller-scale planning efforts will be leading development into the future. Come learn about some of these targeted, tactical strategies that hope to […]