Tags: San Francisco

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

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

Bay Area’s Housing Crisis Could Chase Facebook, Others Away

Bay Area’s Housing Crisis Could Chase Facebook, Others Away

High housing costs in Silicon Valley have at least one major tech company threatening to move elsewhere. Facebook Vice President of Communications and Policy Officer Elliot Schrage told investors during the company’s annual shareholders meeting that Bay Area housing costs need to be addressed if tech firms, such as Facebook, want to remain in Silicon Valley, Realty… 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

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

S.F. Muni yard could become one of Mission’s largest housing sites

S.F. Muni yard could become one of Mission’s largest housing sites

Mission activists have pushed for more affordable housing in new projects, and the city currently requires 25 percent affordable housing for new rental projects in the Mission. San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency wants a developer to rebuild a full-block maintenance facility in the Mission that could also include new housing. The 4.4-acre property, which houses… READ MORE

SF Planning report raises concerns over housing-transit bill.

SF Planning report raises concerns over housing-transit bill.

A report prepared by staff at the city’s Planning Department raises concerns about a bill aimed at increasing housing near public transit. This is despite multiple proposed amendments by sponsor State Senator Scott Weiner. A new analysis of Senate Bill 827 presented yesterday reviews the bill as amended by Weiner, also a former District 8 Supervisor. The proposed law would allow… READ MORE

Giants’ Development Slated for Approval sans Anchor

Giants’ Development Slated for Approval sans Anchor

San Francisco Giants move forward with massive redevelopment of AT&T Park In the works for over a decade, the official development agreement and approvals necessary for the San Francisco Giants to move forward with their massive (yes, massive) redevelopment of A&T Park’s Parking Lot A into “Mission Rock,” the plans for which include over 1.4… READ MORE