Editor’s note: This is the second in a series looking at modernization and safety improvements at San Francisco Unified School District facilities funded by a 2011 bond measure.
David Chiu, president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, is a longtime friend of the building trades. He has represented District 3 since 2008 and is now running for state Assembly.
Several more projects covered by the Project Labor Agreement between the San Francisco Building Trades and the San Francisco Unified School District are underway in the city this summer. The PLA was adopted last August for projects of $1 million or more funded by the 2011 Facility Bond Measure.
The Golden Gate Bridge stands as an iconic, picture-ready architectural structure that remains world renown for many reasons. One stat that is not so tourist-friendly is that it draws no small number of suicide attempts on a fairly regular basis.
The impact of Proposition B is starting to be felt.
Prop B, which passed last month, restricts development along San Francisco’s waterfront by mandating voter approval of every project that exceeds height limits.
The challenge of building a complex structure in a tight space is being met by the all-union construction crews working on the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) Expansion Project. The museum broke ground on the new building in June of 2013 and began construction on its new 235,000-square-foot expansion.
The Golden State Warriors announced plans to build their new arena in Mission Bay, abandoning an original proposal for the project to take shape at Piers 30-32 on the Embarcadero.
San Francisco is one step closer to realizing a new pair of residential buildings on the historic 1600 block of Pine Street. The San Francisco Planning Commission certified the final Environmental Impact Report at its May 15 meeting for a proposed residential development at Pine Street and Van Ness Ave. Oyster Development and Tricon Capital Group bought the long-vacant properties at 1634-1690 Pine Street in November 2011, and plan to build two 13-story buildings with 262 residential units and 5,600 square feet of retail space.