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Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Public Scoping Meeting

March 8, 2017

The City of San Francisco Planning Department has scheduled the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Public Scoping meeting for Thursday, March 30th, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM at the County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park. At the public scoping meeting, the City will record comments and questions from members of the public about issues or […]

Neighbors And Residents Raise Concerns At Kirkham Heights Forum

September 2, 2015

On Monday night, the Sunset Heights Association of Responsible Persons (SHARP) hosted a forum on the planned Kirkham Heights redevelopment project, near Fifth Avenue and Kirkham. Representatives of the site’s owners gave a detailed presentation to the standing-room-only crowd, addressing audience questions and concerns about the project’s potential impact on the community. Westlake Urban has […]

The missing middle: San Francisco developers rethink how to build housing in reach of the middle class

May 15, 2015

For four decades, real estate developer Westlake Urban has held onto a six-acre slice of sloped, winding land where 86 rent-controlled housing units sit in the shadow of the forested Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve. But it will soon be time for big changes. San Mateo-based Westlake Urban is shooting to turn the Kirkham Heights […]

Taking Stock of the Planned Kirkham Heights Redevelopment

May 2, 2015

On Thursday, the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research (SPUR) nonprofit organized a tour of Kirkham Heights, an 86-unit apartment complex in the Inner Sunset that was built in 1950. The plan has been generating intense local debate after it was announced last fall and as outreach rolled out over the winter. We decided to tag along to […]

Kirkham Heights Redevelopment Outreach Effort In Full Swing

January 20, 2015

After 64 years, Kirkham Heights Apartments in the Inner Sunset is preparing for a makeover that could increase its housing stock by a multiple of five without, developers say, significantly expanding its existing footprint. If approved, the new complex will be the densest housing development between Twin Peaks and Parkmerced, but owner Westlake Urban says […]

Builder proposes 460-unit housing complex in Inner Sunset

October 17, 2014

Westlake Urban proposes 460-unit project near UCSF’s Parnassus campus

October 16, 2014