“The Recreation and Park Commission will vote today on whether to spend $4.2 million from its open-space fund — the first time it’s been used in a decade — to buy the land.”
San Francisco poised to purchase land, make new park in Noe Valley [Ex]

“Conceptualized as a checks-and-balances process for the public to participate in planning review, DR has been wildly abused by NIMBYs and feuding neighbors hellbent on stopping projects.”
What the Heck is Discretionary Review? [Curbed]

“The retailer sells formal wear for wedding parties through an online platform featuring dozens of designers, hundreds of colors and easy-to-use social tools that allow bridal parties to chose styles online.”
Weddington Way moves to Union Square [Biz Times]

“The current Traina pad is hardly a dump. They spent years (and, of course, beaucoup bucks) redecorating it, with guidance from good pal and neighbor Ann Getty.”
S.F. mansion sells for record $35 million [Chron]

“We bid on this project three years ago and then we were going to start, but the market tumbled”
Roberts Obayashi kicking off Hunters Point; 250 units this year [Biz Times]

“The city moved the 13 firefighters from their current home on Howard Street to the brand new station in order to make room for the new wing of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.”
Busiest fire station set to open on Folsom Street [Western SOMA]

“The 23,300 square feet available feature column-free, high-ceiling, Embarcadero waterfront space with plenty of natural light. “
Exploratorium seeks tenants for Pier 17 [Biz Times]

“The building will now feature a mix of up to 320 studio-, one- and two-bedroom units over 265 mechanically stored parking spaces. “
Construction Watch: 45 Lansing Breaks Ground in Rincon Hill [Curbed]

“After engulfing the area around the Civic Center, the fire continued to travel down Market Street, making it all the way to the Palace Hotel.”
The Dangers of Cooking After a Quake: The Ham and Eggs Fire [Hayeswire]

“Never split into multiple units, a survivor of multiple earthquakes and fires, a depression and two recessions, the Spencer House is a sort of battleship of San Francisco history.”
Archival: Meet the Spencer House [Uppercasing]

“If you have children the playground is nicely equipped; adults should grab a cup of coffee at Café Centro or lunch at Mexico au Pare snag grab a seat on a bench. “
Park Life: Find an Oasis at South Park [Curbed]

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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