Dan
I co-founded Neighborland with Candy Chang and Tee Parham. Our mission is to help people shape the development of their neighborhoods. 
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The owners of the dormant Potrero Power Plant have proposed one of the largest mixed-use projects in San Francisco history. Associate Capital filed plans to build up to 5.3 million square feet at the former power plant at 1201 Illinois St.

The proposal includes 20 buildings with 2,682 residential units, a 220-room hotel, 597,723 square feet of office space, 645,738 square feet of lab space and 107,439 square feet of retail. The project would include 2,622 parking spaces, totaling nearly 1 million square feet.

"This is a site that has been privately held and used for industrial purposes for a century and a half. The community has been cut off from the waterfront at this location. We're excited about reconnecting the neighborhood with the waterfront edge," said P.J. Johnston, an Associate Capital spokesman.

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Posted Sep 26, 2017
Eckhart Beatty
Eckhart Beatty
Oct 11, 2017

This is a very exciting project. Its scope and magnitude leave me almost speechless. Let's get involved on all levels to push it forth in the most sustainably minded manner.

Posted by Eckhart Beatty on Oct 11, 2017
John Sarter
John Sarter
Oct 12, 2017

Have the developers considered integrating renewable energy assets, Nanogrid buildings and a community Microgrid into the development concept? How far along is the planning, and have renewable energy assets and access been considered in the layout of the buildings and other structures? Electrified Transportation facilities could / should also be included, including infrastructure for AEV's (Autonomous Electric Vehicles) and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles.

If you're going BIG, make it BIG, SMART, and SUSTAINABLE! :-)
-John Sarter
Off The Grid Design / Sol Lux Alpha

Posted by John Sarter on Oct 12, 2017
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Dan

"Google officials are now backpedaling on demands for more office space as a condition for building 9,850 new housing units in North Bayshore. In a contrite letter sent Monday afternoon to the Mountain View City Council, the company's real estate team apologized for comments made last Tuesday, Sept. 26, that were widely interpreted as an ultimatum demanding an additional 800,000 square feet of office development rights.

In the letter, David Radcliffe, Google's vice president of real estate, emphasized that his team was wholeheartedly on board for seeing housing built near the company's North Bayshore headquarters.

“During the Council's study session, we voiced the idea that adding office space could be a way to offset housing costs. We apologize that this came out as a demand, when the intent was to open a conversation to address a potential issue,” he wrote."

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Google relents on bid for more offices in North Bayshore

Google officials are now backpedaling on their demands to the council last week for more office space as a condition for building 9,850 new housing units in North Bayshore.

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Posted Oct 10, 2017
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“That was a zinger. That caught everybody by surprise,” Vice-Mayor Lenny Siegel said Wednesday. “Forgetting the issue that Google has loads of cash, my view on that is that … our North Bayshore plan shouldn’t make the jobs/housing imbalance appreciably worse.”

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Google demands more office space, threatens to block North Bayshore housing

Mountain View is moving ahead with a plan to add 9,850 housing units for the area of a new Google campus.

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"Two holy grails of bike-share service are increasing access to people without credit card accounts and integration with the local transit fare system. In Pittsburgh, local bike-share operator Healthy Rides is doing both simultaneously.

People who have a ConnectCard, the Pittsburgh region’s RFID-based transit farecard, now have access to unlimited bike-share trips of 15 minutes or less, reports Stephani Cox at Better Bike Share."

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In Pittsburgh, Transit Passes Come With Bike-Share Access at No Extra Charge

Unlimited 15-minute bike-share trips with the touch of a transit pass? That’s the new deal in Pittsburgh.

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Posted Oct 9, 2017
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The construction of protected bike lanes in front of Graham Middle School is well underway. It is due to be completed by the end of 2017. We can't wait!

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Protected Bike Lanes Underway!

The construction of protected bike lanes in front of Graham Middle School
is well underway.  It is due to be completed by the end of 2017.  We can't
wait!

This will be a parking protected bike lane.

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