"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."
The current proposal calls for 1,240 new homes overlooking acres of public open space along the shoreline.
"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."
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...
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."
The internet access answer won’t come from private markets, but rather from policies that make for competitive networks.
"In the coming months, the San Francisco Municipal Fiber Blue Ribbon Panel will conduct research and provide recommendations on the most efficient and effective ways to blanket the city with broadband, an effort that could cost up to $1 billion.
If it becomes reality, San Francisco would be the largest city in the country to implement citywide high-speed Internet. City officials are currently targeting speeds of 1 gigabit per second. The average Internet speed in the U.S. is 31 megabits per second according to the most recent data published by the Federal Communications Commission, so this could be about 30 times faster."
San Francisco Supervisor Mark Farrell has assembled a group of business, privacy and academic experts to discuss crucial, early-stage questions surrounding Farrell’s plan to wire the city with high-speed Internet service. Crawford, who teaches courses on municipal uses of technology, Internet law and communications law, worked as an assistant...
"It’s called Bus Rapid Transit, but officials say the proposal unveiled Thursday to use electric vehicles between Downtown and Oakland would address an array of issues that include neighborhood renewal, traffic management, bike lanes, air pollution and storm water management.
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and Port Authority say the $200 million to $240 million project is taking a kitchen-sink approach that they hope will make it more attractive to the Federal Transit Administration, which they want to provide half of the funding. The rest of the funding would come from the state and local government.
“We feel very confident,” said Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. “This proposal really meets an awful lot of the goals we have for this region.”
It’s called Bus Rapid Transit, but officials say the proposal unveiled Thursday to use electric vehicles between Downtown and Oakland would address an array of issues that include neighborhood renewal, traffic management, bike lanes, air pollution and storm water management. Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and Port Authority say the $200 million to...
"The boards of commissioners in Durham and Orange Counties also will vote in late April on updated agreements for implementing their respective plans and for sharing the local costs of a $2.5 billion Light-Rail Transit system. The 17.7-mile light-rail line would run from UNC Hospitals to N.C. Central University."
The Orange County and Durham County boards of commissioners must approve revised light-rail transit financial and project plans by an April 30 Federal Transit Administration deadline
Internet access is the lifeblood of our society and economy. It brings opportunity for education, connection, and prosperity. Imagine a life without internet access; this is a reality for 100,000 of San Francisco’s population. That’s right, in the hub of tech innovation, 100,000 residents do not have reliable access to the internet.
Together, we can ensure access for all! That’s where San Francisco Supervisor Mark Farrell comes in.
Please join Galvanize and San Francisco Supervisor Mark Farrell for a question and answer session on San Francisco’s efforts to deliver fast and affordable Internet to all residents and businesses in San Francisco. Hear from Supervisor Farrell on his over two years of works on this project, the immediate next steps, and how you can get involved to help make this project a reality.
Bring your questions! We’ll save plenty of time for you to interact with Supervisor Farrell.
6:00pm – Doors open, networking, light refreshments
6:30pm – Presentation from Supervisor Farrell
6:50pm – Open Q&A
8:00pm – Conclusion
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