San Francisco

Cannabis, coworking, and the marijuana-industry land rush

Cannabis, coworking, and the marijuana-industry land rush

Legal weed could be a $75 billion business by 2030 In Los Angeles, a pair of soon-to-open coworking spaces will offer a twist on the formula popularized by behemoth WeWork and The Wing in New York City. Though they boast whiteboards and shared workspace, host regularly scheduled meet-ups and speaking events, and even offer access to advisers and investment capital, these… READ MORE

New Tech Offices In The Bay Area May Not Come With Free Lunches

New Tech Offices In The Bay Area May Not Come With Free Lunches

The age of free lunches for tech employees may be coming to a close in parts of the Bay Area. San Francisco Supervisors Ahsha Safaí and Aaron Peskin have proposed a ban on cafeterias in new office buildings, San Francisco Chronicle reports. Local retailers and restaurant owners have complained that the influx of new tech… READ MORE

Facebook explores $2.4 billion commuter railway and roads to link its Fremont and Menlo Park campuses

Facebook explores $2.4 billion commuter railway and roads to link its Fremont and Menlo Park campuses

The social media giant, along with infrastructure developer Plenary Group and SamTrans, are trying to pin down how, exactly, to fund the massive Dumbarton corridor revamp that would bring necessary traffic relief to the region. Facebook is exploring what it would take to finally build a commuter rail across Dumbarton corridor — a move that would… READ MORE

Will Warriors be allowed to bring the noise (and light) to Chase Center?

Will Warriors be allowed to bring the noise (and light) to Chase Center?

Golden State Warriors fans bring the noise to every game at “Roaracle Arena,” but the franchise is trying to prove that it’s not tone deaf to potential sound problems or blind to lighting concerns around its new San Francisco home. GSW Arena LLC, the Warrior’s affiliate that owns and will operate the area-office-retail development in… READ MORE

City Hall promises to scale back price of affordable housing

City Hall promises to scale back price of affordable housing

“We cannot provide affordable homes for our families if we cannot afford to build these homes to begin with,” says mayor Soon to be outgoing Mayor of San Francisco Mark Farrell announced ambitions this week to combat the rising cost of affordable housing construction in San Francisco. Via a Tuesday press release, the mayor’s office… READ MORE

Fisherman’s Wharf Reveals Strategy To Reel In More Locals

Fisherman’s Wharf Reveals Strategy To Reel In More Locals

When’s the last time you had clam chowder in a sourdough bowl? The Fisherman’s Wharf Community Benefit District (FWCBD) today released a 70-page retail strategy report that outlines its vision for luring more locals to the city’s top tourist destination. The comprehensive document, a year in the making, focuses on business, entertainment, appearance, safety, marketing and the… READ MORE

Marijuana Dispensaries Are Getting Face-Lifts To Blaze Past The Competition

Marijuana Dispensaries Are Getting Face-Lifts To Blaze Past The Competition

Cannabis companies are taking greater pains to design stores that will set them apart from the competition — especially in states where recreational marijuana use is now legal. While medical marijuana is now legal across 29 states, recreational use is legal in Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, Washington and the District of… READ MORE

The $500 million plan to fix Millennium Tower

The $500 million plan to fix Millennium Tower

Engineers would bolt half of troubled building to bedrock The 58-story Millennium Tower cost an estimated $350 million to build in 2008, but the cost to fix the sinking and tilting skyscraper may climb even higher, reaching even to $500 million. San Francisco Chronicle’s Mattier and Ross—who first broke the story of the Millennium Tower’s meandering foundations in… READ MORE

Frustration Mounts as Timing for New Transit Center Slips Again

Frustration Mounts as Timing for New Transit Center Slips Again

Latest report marks July 2018 as the new completion date. As we reported last month: While the 5.4-acre rooftop park atop San Francisco’s future Transbay/Salesforce Transit Center is on track to be fully planted, landscaped and construction complete in June, the timing to complete the $2.3 billion building below has slipped anew. Originally expected to be substantially complete… READ MORE

Exclusive: Why developer Mark Hall is ready to score Coliseum project — with or without the A’s

Exclusive: Why developer Mark Hall is ready to score Coliseum project — with or without the A’s

Mark Hall has an idea for redeveloping the site of the Oakland Coliseum. But, perhaps most importantly, he also has a track record. Hall, the president and CEO of Hall Equities Group of Walnut Creek, has outlined a plan to pay $85 million for 44 acres, including Oracle Arena, of the Coliseum complex and turn… READ MORE

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