New Park Opening in SOMA – Friday @ 3pm

From today’s Examiner, New park opens in SoMaThe San Francisco Recreation and Park Department will open The City’s newest park this week in the South of Market Area. The City will have a ceremony on Friday to officially unveil Victoria Manalo Drave Park, located on Folsom Street between 6th and 7th streets, at 3 p.m. The community park will feature a playground for children, a small open space and a seating area. City Hall News [Examiner]New city park named in

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More info on housing development in the Presidio

The Examiner has a piece this morning with the latest news on the large housing development near 15th Avenue and Lake Street in the Presido… The creation of a panel that will be directed to come up with new plans for housing at a historic Presidio hospital has been met with skepticism from neighbors, months after a previous proposal garnered little public support. The plan that fell under heavy criticism this summer called for the construction of 230 apartments in

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Will renters and prospective homeowners ever catch a break?

Either the home purchase market is hot or the rental market is hot, and right now the rental market appears to be twisting the knife into would-be renters, while prospective homebuyers are playing the waiting game with the housing market. From today’s Chronicle, More than 25 people packed an open house Saturday for a studio apartment on Russian Hill with hardwood floors, a view of the Bay and a monthly rent of $1,450. By Sunday the unit was snapped up.

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RFPs issued for Octavia Boulevard housing parcels

And yet another item from SFGov… They are finally getting around to requesting proposals from developers who would purchase and build-out some of the lots along Octavia Boulevard. “The demolition of the former Central Freeway north of Market Street and construction of Octavia Boulevard has provided the City with a unique opportunity for urban change in the heart of the City. In 2005, the new Octavia Boulevard and Hayes Green opened for use. MOEWD is now issuing RFPs for the

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Auction of City-owned parcels – December 12th

It’s a big news day on SFGov… Not only are they feeling generous with their time by educating us on the permit process, but now they are letting us buy some of those unused parcels of land and vacant buildings that are gathering dust around town. From SFGov… The City and County of San Francisco, will conduct a public auction on December 12, 2006, at 9:30 a.m. in Room 408, City Hall (1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place), San Francisco,

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