SPUR Mission Bay Walking Tour

"The 303-acre Mission Bay site is the city’s most significant redevelopment project in years. It’s also one model of how to build a business district beyond a traditional downtown. Join us for this tour of Mission Bay’s south end, which includes the emerging UCSF campus, Old Navy headquarters and the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. With Kelley Kahn and Catherine Reilly of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency."

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SPUR Walking Tour: Tour of Mission Walk: San Francisco’s newest green affordable housing project

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"Mission Walk, the latest addition to Mission Bay North, brings 131 affordable condominium homes to this emerging neighborhood. By providing low- to moderate-income first-time homebuyers an opportunity to purchase (soon-to-be LEED certified) homes priced from $159,000 to $303,000, the project adds to the diversity of new residents on Berry Street. Join Kim Nash, project manager […]

This Week in Livable Streets Events

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This week kicks off with discussions about Smart Growth and overhauling transit, and ends in grand fashion with Oakland’s first ciclovia and San Francisco’s 40th Anniversary LGBTQ Pride Parade. Here are the highlights: Tuesday: SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Smart growth in San Francisco. Where should new housing and jobs go? What are the planning tools that […]

The Death of Redevelopment

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From SPUR: On December 20, the California Supreme Court upheld the legislature’s elimination of redevelopment. Redevelopment has had a complicated history in the State of California. While redevelopment has enabled the construction of affordable housing, infrastructure and public amenities it has also been used to fund less worthy projects. What does the death of redevelopment […]

This Week in Livable Streets Events

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This week, learn about John King’s “ten ways to look at a city,” discuss the future of redevelopment, celebrate Pride with the SF Bike Party, help make the streets smoother with the SFBC, and take an educational walk through Hayes Valley. Here are the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Tuesday: The cityscapes of San Francisco. […]

Today’s Headlines

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SFPD Chief Greg Suhr Helps Bicyclist Who Apparently Ran Into Car (Mercury News, SFGate) SFMTA Developing Policy for Removing Troublesome Muni Shelters (SF Examiner) N-Judah Becomes Most Frequently-Troubled Muni Line (SF Examiner) Spain’s High-Speed Rail System Offers Lessons for California (SacBee) Op-Ed: BART, High-Speed Rail “Lack Credibility” (CoCo Times) Transit Agencies Struggle to Accommodate Increasing Girth of […]
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This Week: Castro Accessibility, Oakland Crime, Dogpatch Transit

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Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Monday/tonight! Castro Accessibility Improvements Open House. SFMTA is making accessibility improvements to Castro Station, including adding a second elevator. Join this open house to learn about what else they’re doing at the station. Monday/tonight!, March 5, 6-8 p.m., Upstairs Multipurpose Room, Eureka Valley Rec. Center, 100 Collingwood Street, S.F. Tuesday Violent Crime […]