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Mission’s New Condos Built Atop Old Gas Stations (and Leaky Gas Tanks)

Amid so much new development in the city, it would be easy for the 42 condos proposed for the corner of 23rd and Valencia to become but a footnote in the stacks of building proposals...
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Valencia Sewer System to Get Green Improvements

When most people think about sewer systems, they’re likely to envision unsightly industrial facilities like pump stations and treatment plants. But in several San Francisco neighborhoods, including the Mission District, public debate is focusing increasingly...
Community members look over maps of Dolores Park during the Dolores Park Rehabilitation Project's Open House on Feb. 6. Photo by Carly Nairn.

Long-Awaited Dolores Park Redesign Plans Unveiled

The Dolores Park Rehabilitation Project unveiled its long-awaited plans for the iconic park Wednesday evening, with many community members scrutinizing the maps set up at Dolores Park Church. Plans for the revamped park, originally expected...
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Prop. F to Decide the Fate of Hetchy Hetchy’s Water

The question of where San Francisco will get its water and energy is addressed this upcoming election by Proposition F, which requires the city to create an $8 million plan to drain the Hetch Hetchy...