“After what will be TEN YEARS this September, when the heck are they going to make that space into something usable? What a waste!”
Real Foods: I Wish This Was…[Noe Valley]

“The Transbay Terminal and adjacent Transbay Tower will be the most visible and expensive structures in San Francisco, and as a transportation hub, a potential target for terrorists.”
Heightened security for towers connected to Transbay Terminal [Biz Times]

“Central Market Street is not changing by the day, it’s changing by the hour.”
Don’t like Market Street? Wait a few minutes [Biz Times]

“The Turk building has been mostly vacant — except for commission meetings — since early 2010 when the administration moved to a site in the Bayview.”
You could be the proud renter of the Housing Authority’s Tenderloin headquarters [Chron]

“The Presidio Trust has selected three finalists in the competition to create a major cultural facility in the former commissary of the military base turned national park.”
3 Presidio finalists for cultural hub [Chron]

“Not only is Lucas ready to share it all with the public, but he’s also willing to put $300 million into building the museum at the old Presidio Commissary – now a Sports Basement – and throw in an additional $400 million to run it.”
George Lucas may share art collection [Chron]

“A sign was posted on the soon-to-be Grocery Outlet at 6333 Geary near 28th Avenue. At their May 9 meeting (City Hall, Room 400, 12noon), the Planning Commission will consider the Grocery Outlet’s application for a conditional use authorization. “
Development news: Alexandria approved, upcoming hearing for Grocery Outlet [Richmond SF]

“Back in the 1860s, the waterfront was a mess. The shoreline was a haphazard collection of docks, sheds, and other buildings, some of them falling into the water. The city had been built higgledy-piggledy along the muddy bay shore and on top of the hulks of hundreds of old ships. Many of the ships are still there, buried under the Financial District.”
Waterfront’s battles worth fighting [Chron]

“While building activity is occurring all over the city, much is concentrated in the northeast quarter, leaving many of the city’s traditional, character-rich neighborhoods untouched. But the look and feel of areas where the construction is concentrated will change significantly.”
SF’s building boom brings change to city [Chron]

“Fort Mason served as a military site since way back in 1864, but what was it like during the early days of the Gold Rush? Imagine a self-sustaining pioneer farmstead, home to military officer and one of the first California senators John C. Fremont.”
Hidden Histories: Before Fort Mason and Aquatic Park, There was Black Point [Curbed]

“Specifically, why did San Francisco knowingly and carelessly turn the area into a series of haute dorm units?”
Why Is Mission Bay So Ugly? [SFist]

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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