Blogs Tagged: community information

The 100 MPH Monorail We Could Have Instead of the Bay Bridge

Posted On: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 12:40pm | Posted By: kevinkoerner
Topics: Community Information

The early days of the automobile were a time of unbridled advancement for the country's transportation infrastructure--the American people suddenly had been granted the ability to travel further, faster and they needed new roads, bridges, and highways to drive on. But one enterprising inventor by the name of Fletcher E. Felts devised an even better option: an overhead

Three Great New Uses for Hunter's Point Icons

Posted On: Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 11:53am | Posted By: kevinkoerner
Topics: Community Information

San Francisco said goodbye to Candlestick Park this week with no small amount of pomp and circumstance for the venerable stadium--just before we tear the entire place down and convert it into a mall early next year. And that's just how it goes in San Francisco: the old perpetually making room for the new.

This Miniature San Francisco Is the Worlds Largest 3D Printed City Model

Posted On: Monday, June 2, 2014 - 3:26pm | Posted By: kevinmerlander
Topics: Community Information

Even at 1:1250 scale, this 3D printed model of San Francisco's 115 blocks constituting the Financial District and SOMA take up more than 10 square feet of table space. Constructed at Autodesk's Pier 9 fabrication workshop in conjunction with SteelBlue for the Tishman Speyer real estate firm, this massive model required years of data gathering and 2 months of CAD design and printing.

Airbnb'ing Your Home? Get the Right Insurance

Posted On: Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 8:00am | Posted By: ebermingham
Topics: Buyers and Sellers, Community Information

Don't make a costly mistake when it comes to having the right insurance for your short-term rental.

A Comprehensive Explanation of How San Francisco (and the Rest of the Bay Area) Got So Expensive

Posted On: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 4:55pm | Posted By: kevinkoerner
Topics: Community Information

It's not just the recent influx of tech wealth that's mutating San Francisco's housing landscape. It's a big contributing factor, sure, but it's far from the only reason. No, the monumental change our city is currently experiencing is the result of the decisions from every level government, business, and industry. Simply put, everyone's to blame.

How San Francisco Is Changing and Why That's a Good Thing

Posted On: Monday, April 28, 2014 - 11:35am | Posted By: kevinkoerner
Topics: Community Information

While some view San Francisco's rapidly changing demographics as an affront to the city that they knew as kids--and affixing the "gentrification" pejorative to any neighborhoods that no longer resemble demilitarized zones--San Francisco has undergone multiple similar changes throughout its history.

San Francisco by the Numbers

Posted On: Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 5:45pm | Posted By: kevinmerlander
Topics: Community Information

San Franciscans have a lot to be proud of. Our city is among America's most prosperous and progressive, but where exactly do we rank when it comes to, say the acreage of our parks, the number of children and homeless living here, or number of hybrid vehicles we drive?

How BART Was Built

Posted On: Friday, April 25, 2014 - 5:45pm | Posted By: kevinmerlander
Topics: Community Information

With an average daily ridership in excess of 373,000 the Bay Area's BART system is an integral part of regional infrastructure. But this enormous transit web did not simply appear, it required years of planning, the combined efforts of thousands of builders (along with one very unique tunnel boring machine), and more than a little luck.

Where to Find Every One of San Francisco's 43 Parklets

Posted On: Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 11:14am | Posted By: kevinmerlander
Topics: Community Information

A sizable percentage of San Francisco is already given over to public spaces and parks. Yet, even in the most urban of neighborhoods you can still find a bit of greenery thanks to this ambitious and rapidly expanding public works project.

Sunset Boulevard Greenway Project

Posted On: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 2:57pm | Posted By: ritaroti
Topics: Community Information

Happy Earth Day! A trend is forming in San Francisco.

Originating in the Outer Mission and approved in The Castro, The Sunset District has secured resident’s support of San Francisco Public Utilities Company’s storm water improvement project.