Say Hello to Francisco Park
The unused Francisco Reservoir site in Russian Hill is a 4.2-acre site that has been left neglected for the past 70 years. Now, the City of San Francisco has given the community a unique opportunity to transform this site into a brand new public park overlooking some of the most famous scenery in the world. We invite you to become a part of this amazing project.
SF Parks Commission Gives Go-Ahead to New Francisco Park on Russian Hill
March 15, 2018
San Francisco’s Recreation and Park Commission approved design plans to transform the long-abandoned Francisco Reservoir on Russian Hill into a new park by a 6-1 vote Thursday.
Construction Begins on Luxury Hotel at SFO
June 20, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KGO) -- Sleeping at the airport is no fun, but soon travelers who need to spend the night at SFO can do so in a luxury hotel.
A ceremonial groundbreaking was held for a new 351-room Grand Hyatt hotel located directly at the airport.
Peninsula Pipelines Seismic Upgrade Project
December 12, 2016
Mention of the San Andreas Fault can send a trickle of dread down the spines of many Californians. Running hundreds of miles across California, this fault looms as an increasingly present threat of a massive earthquake. Alternatively, its presence is a reminder to proactively face such a disaster. Upgrades like the Peninsula Pipelines Seismic Upgrade Project (PPSU) strengthen the northern San Francisco Peninsula’s earthquake readiness.
Nixon Library Opening Ceremony for
Re-Imagined Galleries Draws Dignitaries, Crowds
October 17, 2016
YORBA LINDA – A year in the making, the Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum has been reborn.
And so too, perhaps, has its legacy: from staid and stodgy to hip and incisive. The presidential library is, its patrons and officials hope, ready to engage and inform future generations of visitors about one of the most complex leaders in American history.
Richard Nixon Presidential Library Reopens After Renovation
October 14, 2016
Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger enters an exhibit in the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda where guests can pose with a life-size backdrop of Nixon in front of the Great Wall of China.
Artist's Dreamy Watercolors Make San Francisco Construction Beautiful
April 1, 2016
One-time tech illustrator is illustrating development's effect on city
Is development a beautiful thing? Depends on the medium you are viewing.
Local artist Laurie Wigham’s rippling watercolors and sketches of construction sites all over San Francisco, many now on display at Spark Arts in the Castro through April 28 in an exhibition titled The Changing City, certainly do lend a dreamy quality to the normally rough-hewn acts of digging, riveting, and welding new city landmarks.
Transbay District Hits Milestone in Massive Construction Project
January 15, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO)
The centerpiece of a new San Francisco neighborhood is now one step closer to completion.
Only ABC7 News was there when crews hit a major milestone. High above Beale and Mission streets in San Francisco, a crane lifted a final beam into place.
After Long Delays, S.F.'s Transbay Transit Center Retail Plans Creep Forward
January 13, 2016
The agency in charge of San Francisco’s $4.5 billion Transbay Transit Center project is expected in February to seek a private operator to manage the multimodal terminal's massive retail space, more than a year later than expected.
The Transbay Joint Powers Authority board plans to issue the RFP for a retail manager after its Feb. 11 meeting — more than a year after it first announced details about the retail portion of the project.
Remodeled Nixon Galleries to Open Oct. 14
January 13, 2016
The $15 million renovation of the Nixon Presidential Library & Museum’s galleries will be ready for the public to see on Oct. 14, it was announced over the weekend at a ceremony celebrating what would have been the former president’s 103rd birthday.
President Richard Nixon’s grandson, Christopher Nixon Cox, and his brother, Edward Nixon, attended the event to kick off construction of the new galleries and announce the opening.
Construction Begins on Renovated Nixon Library
January 9, 2016
Construction is scheduled to begin today on a new Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library and Museum at the current site in Yorba Linda, coinciding with the 103rd anniversary of his birth.
Christopher Cox, a grandson of Nixon, and the 37th president’s 85-year- brother Edward were scheduled to begin the construction this morning.
Dolores Park, with spiffy new look, reopens next week in S.F.
January 8, 2016
First the bulldozers came for the playground, then the north and south sides of Dolores Park. Chain-link fences choked the lawn, moving with each phase of construction.
But they’re finally coming down for good. Dolores Park, one of San Francisco’s most popular destinations, will fully reopen Thursday after a nearly two-year, $20.5 million renovation.