“The lack of affordable workforce housing may be the biggest development challenge The City faces. Housing costs are so high that even decently paid workers can’t afford to rent or own here. While we have made some progress, our failure to adequately and affordably house San Francisco workers creates environmental blight for the entire Bay Area.”
Let’s continue San Francisco’s healthy, and sustainable, growth [Ex]

“The South Korean multinational electronics company has leased out the first floor at 642 Harrison St., space that was previously occupied by Limelight Networks, according to Chris Economou of PMI Properties.”
LG Electronics plugs into SoMa [Biz Times]

“Web developer and San Francisco native Noah Veltman has created SF Streets, an interactive map detailing the history of street and landmark names across the city.”
Amazing Map Reveals SF’s Hidden History [HuffPo]

“Wednesday night, Goldstein debuts the Nourse Theater, named after Joseph P. Nourse, a former school superintendent. Writer Michael Lewis is the opener, and he’d better have something riveting to say if he is going to steal the thunder from the hall itself, which is nearly twice the size of Herbst and nearly twice as intimate.”
Nourse auditorium reborn as theater [Chron]

“The TODCO Group, long-time non-profit housing providers in the Yerba Buena neighborhood, has released their Central SoMa Community Plan. “
TODCO offers an alternative to the city’s Central Corridor Plan [SOMA Leadership]

“The scarcity of homes pushed shoppers into bidding wars, which naturally hoisted the prices. Condo buyers on average paid 15 percent more than the seller’s asking price in February, while single-family home shoppers typically upped the ante by 6 percent.”
The Cost of Living in Noe [Noe Valley Voice]

“After reviewing pitches and receiving a downpour of input from the public, the Presidio Trust has narrowed the list of 16 proposals to three to build a cultural institution in the park’s former commissary site on Crissy Field.”
George Lucas, Parks Conservancy final picks for Presidio Commissary site [Biz Times]

“The San Francisco landmark building at 130 Sutter St., considered by many to be America’s first all-glass curtain wall, has received a newly renovated façade.”
San Francisco’s historic Hallidie Building ready for spotlight [Biz Times]

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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