The Potrero View -- November 2013
Under the Potrero Avenue Streetscape Project, the City and County of San Francisco proposes to implement a series of infrastructure changes along Potrero Avenue, from 17th to 25th streets. The project is supposed to improve pedestrian safety and public transit along the busy avenue. But at a fall open house, roughly 30 residents expressed concerns about the loss of parking under either of two proposed project options. In response, the City has “reshaped the propo...
“If the architect isn’t made aware of his role as a servant of humanity and of the broadening problems which this implies during his scholastic career, there is a very small chance that he will be inspired to the highest levels once he is engaged in practice.” — Harlan McClure, Journal of Architectural Education, 1955. ...
Dan Burkhart owns and lives in a four-unit building at the corner of 17th and Arkansas streets. Every week, he says, his tenants send him text messages: the raccoons are back. The last text was accompanied by a photograph of four sets of eyes; two adults and two baby raccoons peering through his tenant’s transom window....