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With the pandemic sticking around for a whole lot longer than anyone had hoped, the past year has been another challenging one for tradespeople and all working people.

On October 27, San Francisco building trades leaders met with Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) representatives for an in-depth tour of the Salesforce Transit Center’s dynamic interior.

Ever wonder how San Francisco got so union-strong in the first place? To learn the answer, we must look to the militant tenacity of our union forebears and their absolute commitment to the cause of...

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Challenges for That 1,066-Foot Tall Tower as Proposed

Jan. 10 | SocketSite

As noted by Planning in their preliminary review of the plans for an 818-foot-tall tower to rise at 50 Main Street, which just completed, the tower as proposed “may conflict with City policies related to a balanced skyline as seen from key public viewpoints within the city and region.

This Map Shows Where Every Accessory Dwelling Unit Was Built in S.F. in the Past Decade

Jan. 8 | S.F. Chronicle

One reason San Francisco has such an acute housing shortage is that its residents can, and often do, block the construction of large residential projects out of concerns that such developments will change their neighborhoods’ character.

Tower to Rise on Fire Station Site Closer to Reality

Jan. 7 | SocketSite

Having survived a rather iconic appeal, the plans for the proposed 19-story tower to rise up to 200 feet in height on the site of San Francisco’s aging Fire Station 13 were approved by the City in November.

Hines Wants to Build the Second-Tallest Building in S.F. Will the City Approve it?

Dec. 27 | S.F. Business Times

The 1,066-foot tall residential tower would stand just four feet shorter than Salesforce Tower, meant to mark the epicenter of San Franciscos downtown.

S.F. Has a Slew of Mega Housing Projects on Track for 2022. Here’s What it Could Mean for the City

Dec. 22 | S.F. Chronicle

San Francisco housing development in 2022 will be the year of the megaproject. Even as smaller projects are stuck in limbo due to market uncertainties and astronomical construction costs, the city’s colossal multiphase projects like those at Treasure Island, Mission Rock, Pier 70, and Power Station will steam full speed ahead.

2022 Will Be a Big Year for Muni: Central Subway and Van Ness Bus Route are Coming

Dec. 22 | S.F. Examiner

For San Francisco transit riders, there is finally a light at the end of the proverbial tunnel. After years of delays, both the Van Ness bus rapid transit line (known as BRT) and the Central Subway — which will connect Chinatown and Union Square to SoMa and Mission Bay — are slated to open in 2022.

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