A presentation to San Francisco’s Civic Design Review Committee has revealed renderings for a revamped Portsmouth Square in Chinatown, San Francisco. Much will be changed, though the most significant additions will be a new building and redesigned playground. The park is central to the district’s community as a gathering point and destination for those visiting. I have fond memories of my first time seeing 838 Grant Avenue’s imposing facade and circular windows, awakening my appreciation for the breadth of urban architecture. Reporting from KQED this May details the project’s years-long saga of incremental progress, concluding that this proposal’s future is uncertain. This new presentation in front of the CDRC represents new fuel for its realization.
Articles by Colin LeStourgeon
San Francisco Public Works has presented three options for new trash cans in the city. The new receptacles are to be distributed across the city, replacing the over 3,000 existing green bins currently in use since 1993. The proposes feature sleek silver designs intending to improve the ever-developing urban streetscape. A decision has not yet been made.
Permits have been filed to build a 7-story mixed-use structure at 419 4th Street in the Jack London Square neighborhood of Oakland. The address sits between Broadway and Franklin Street. The site is within walking distance of downtown Oakland and is six blocks away from the Oakland Jack London Square. While renderings have not been released, we can confirm that Lowney Architectureis responsible for the design.
Permits have been filed to construct a five-story mixed-use building at 3260 26th Street in San Francisco’s Mission District. The address, located between Virgil Street and Shotwell Street, is a seven-minute walk from the 24th St Mission BART station. Kerman Morris Architects will be responsible for the design.
Permits have been filed to expand the two structures at 1454-1464 Union Street in Russian Hill, San Francisco. The lots sit between Polk Street and Van Ness Avenue. Future tenants will be near multiple bus connections that can take future residents to downtown San Francisco.