“Beyond the historical value of the land, it also will bridge one of the last remaining gaps for the city’s proposed Blue Greenway, an ambitious effort to build a bike path though a linked network of parks, public open space and recreation areas along 13 miles of waterfront from AT&T Park in China Basin all the way south to the city limits past Candlestick Park.”
S.F. sees bayfront site as possible park [Chron]

“In 1961, Russian Hill residents led the charge to persuade City Hall to lower heights along the northern waterfront. A decade later, the neighborhood won similar controls for itself, despite city policies that high-rises on hilltops could help accent the city’s topography.”
Russian Hill’s lofty role in height debate [Chron]

“The fast-growing Swedish music streaming company is moving into the Warfield building on San Francisco’s Market Street, where it will take up three floors and 13,500 square feet above the famed rock concert venue.”
Spotify moving into Warfield building [Chron]

“An observant reader pointed us to this Gensler (the project’s architectural firm) rendering, which features a giddy-making Topshop sign.”
rumormongering: SF Mid-Market Real Estate Planners ‘Talking With’ Topshop (!) [Racked]

“We were surprised that one of the biggest differences is the lower-profile storefronts today than over 100 years ago.”
Archival: Stanyan Then and Now [Uppercasing]

“If your dog seems unusually happy lately, it could be because the off-leash area of Duboce Park is now home to six new targets– er… trees.”
Six New Trees Planted In Duboce Park [Haighteration]

“For now, one can only guess. That is because the landlord, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, is not telling.”
What $7 billion life science company is moving to Mission Bay? [Biz Times]

“PG&E tracks current outages, but as far as we can tell doesn’t make public data on power outage trends by neighborhood.”
Noe Valley Power Outages [Noe Valley]

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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