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Dan

"Major development plans co-sponsored by local developer Build Inc. and the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department are coming together for 38.83 acres of shoreline in Hunters Point's India Basin.

In a recent community meeting, Michael Yarne, principal of Build Inc., and Courtney Pash, a senior project manager for the firm, presented the firm's latest proposal for 30 parcels at 700 Innes Ave., which it purchased for $15 million in 2014. The latest plans calls for constructing a ‘residential village’ of 1,240 housing units—up from the 980 units previously proposed—with 275,330 square feet of ground-floor retail, commercial and flex space."

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New Renderings Released For Major India Basin Housing Development | Hoodline

The current proposal calls for 1,240 new homes overlooking acres of public open space along the shoreline.

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Posted Mar 23, 2017
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WW Gilman

Check out Thevillageofwildflowers.com. We are developers of Intentional Tiny House Lifestyle Communitys. We offer our services, insight, and support to others interested in this type of affordable housing. I will be in SF for a week and would like to meet your people. There is power in numbers and apparently you just need some outside thinkers. The cost of ground has driven you out of SF, why worry about this. I have your answers. Please call, WW Gilman 828 329 6344

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Posted Sep 22, 2016
Dan
Dan
Sep 22, 2016

Hi WW - thanks for posting this. Flat Rock is such a beautiful place in the NC mountains!

Posted by Dan on Sep 22, 2016
Chelsea Rustrum
Chelsea Rustrum
Oct 6, 2016

Love this! Thank you. Will give you a call shortly.

Posted by Chelsea Rustrum on Oct 6, 2016
Tess
Tess
Mar 20, 2017

Hi there, I have been watching Tiny House living on DIY channel. But I need to find a place where to build it. So I really want to join you and help this group to achieve its goals. - Tess

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Dan

"And based on years of community input and planning, the rough parameters and expectations for the site call for building heights of 25 to 65 feet, with at least 50% of all proposed housing to be designated as permanently affordable to households with incomes of 55 to 150 percent of the Area Median and 4 acres of new parks and open space."

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SocketSite™ | Three Teams in the Running for Balboa Reservoir Redevelopment

Of the nine teams that submitted their qualifications for redeveloping the western 17 acres of the Balboa Reservoir site, which is currently a 1,000-space parking lot under the jurisdiction of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, the following three have been selected as the finalists and will be allowed to respond to the City’s formal...

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Posted Mar 18, 2017
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San Francisco Department of Public Works

The transformation of Bartlett Street in the heart of the Mission District will be celebrated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday afternoon, March 16, coinciding with the seasonal opening of the popular Mission Community Market.

The new Bartlett Streetscape Improvement and Mercado Plaza project, on Bartlett Street between 21st Street and 22nd Street, features architecturally intriguing pergolas that bring a distinct look to this residential and commercial block.

Other improvements include wider sidewalks, new bike parking, sidewalk gardens, pedestrian-scale lighting, new trees and a new roadway design to slow traffic to make the stretch safer for people who live, walk and bike here.

The community-driven design involved residents and merchants, the Mission Community Market Collaborative, San Francisco Public Works, the Planning Department, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and design firm Gehl Studio. District 9 Supervisor Hillary Ronen, and her predecessor, David Campos, have provided key support to bring this project to life.

The reimagined street was built to provide a vibrant and safe public space for the outdoor community market, art fairs, cultural performances and other neighborhood-friendly activities.

“This revitalization of Bartlett could not have happened without the strong partnership among neighbors, community stewards and the City. The realization of our shared vision to create a welcoming place for the community to gather certainly is worth celebrating,” said San Francisco Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru.

More information on the project can be found at: sfpublicworks.org/project/bart...

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Posted Mar 18, 2017
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Friends of the Urban Forest

San Francisco has 124,795 street trees, 20,000 more than previously estimated, according to the results of San Francisco's first-ever city-wide street tree census. The EveryTreeSF census -- a collaborative effort among San Francisco Planning, San Francisco Public Works, Friends of the Urban Forest, and tree inventory specialists ArborPro -- also identified approximately 40,000 potential planting sites. All the data is now available to the public at UrbanForestMap.org. Find out what species of tree is on your block -- and see the locations of empty tree basins that need new trees. You can also see estimates of the environmental benefits the trees provide -- how many gallons of stormwater they filter, how many pounds of air pollutants they capture, and how many tons of carbon dioxide they remove from the atmosphere.

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San Francisco Urban Forest Map

A collaboration of government, nonprofits, and you to map all the trees of San Francisco's urban forest and understand the ecosystem services they provide.

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Posted Mar 18, 2017
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Dan

Great long read from Susan Crawford on why municipal fiber ("dark fiber") is the best solution for cities like SF:

"The only business model for fiber that will work to produce the competition, low prices, and world-class data transport we need — certainly in urban areas — is to get local governments involved in overseeing basic, street grid-like “dark” (passive, unlit with electronics) fiber available at a set, wholesale price to a zillion retail providers of access and services."

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Google Fiber Was Doomed From the Start

The internet access answer won’t come from private markets, but rather from policies that make for competitive networks.

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Posted Mar 16, 2017
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Groundplay: The evolution of tactical urbanism
Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 6:00pm - 9pm
Exploratorium Observatory, Pier 15 (RSVP required)

Introducing Groundplay -- join us in celebrating the launch of San Francisco Planning’s Groundplay program at the Exploratorium on March 22nd at 6pm as part of their Conversations About Landscape speaker series. Pavement to Parks is merging with Living Innovation Zones and the Market Street Prototyping Festival into one citywide program called Groundplay.

Panelists include Deborah Cullinan, CEO of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Katy Tang, San Francisco Supervisor for District 4, Shawn Lani, Studio Director of Studio for Public Spaces at Exploratorium, and will be moderated by Kay Cheng and Ilaria Salvadori of City Design Group, San Francisco Planning Department.

RSVP to attend: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAI...

Who Went?

Danielle Rose
Erik Schmitt
Hunter Franks
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