Category Archives: Infrastructure

Extremely Sexy, Extremely Short Raised Bikeway Coming to Part of Our Part of Valencia Street

As we all know, infrastructure is sexy. Not the building and construction part… that’s a big honking mess. But when it’s done, infrastructure represents an investment in our collective future, which is why Bernalwood is always glad to learn about new infrastructure … Continue reading

Posted in Coming Soon, Infrastructure, Transportation | 12 Comments

Scenes from the Great 2014 Bernal Heights Mini-Blackout

There was a power outage last night in some parts of Bernal Heights. Streets were dark in many areas of Bernal, but Twitter lit up as our neighbors huddled over their mobile devices for succor and social-sharing. Neighbor Carlo filed the first report … Continue reading

Posted in Calamity, Infrastructure | 4 Comments

This Is What Bernal Heights Looks Like from Atop Sutro Tower

Every citizen of Bernalwood knows what it’s like to gaze out to the west from Bernal Hill and feel the sculptural, sci-fi presence of Sutro Tower standing proud above the City, Twin Peaks, and even Karl the Fog. For example, yesterday. But have you … Continue reading

Posted in History, Infrastructure | 3 Comments

If Two Homes Are Built on This Bernal Heights Property, Will It Explode in a Giant Scorching Fireball?

There’s a design review committee meeting happening tomorrow night, Wednesday, May 28 at 7 pm at the Precita Center. The topic on the agenda will be that proposal to build two single-family homes at 3516 and 3526 Folsom on the southeast slope of … Continue reading

Posted in architecture, Design, Infrastructure, NIMBY, Real Estate | 129 Comments

Neighbor Attends Design Review Meeting, Gets Depressed, Sees “Dark Heart” of San Francisco Housing Crisis

Neighbor Jenna attended last week’s neighborhood review meeting for the proposal to build new homes on the “secret lot” at York and Cesar Chavez. Bernalwood noticed a few tweets she sent during the meeting, so we invited her to share … Continue reading

Posted in Infrastructure, NIMBY, Real Estate | 108 Comments

Old Bernal House Is Not Crappy, It Was Just Built That Way

Neighbors  Kiren and Carolyn are continuing with their big home renovation project, and along the way they are learning some enlightening facts about a few of the more unfortunate aspects of their home’s fundamentals: The Internet tells me that no, our house … Continue reading

Posted in Infrastructure, Real Estate | 4 Comments

Sign Up Now to Get a Sidewalk Tree In Front of Your Bernal Home

Neighbor Phil Pierce live on Tompkins Street. By day he works as the community outreach coordinator for Friends of the Urban Forest (FUF), the greentastic group that organizes sidewalk greenery plantings here in the City. Neighbor Phil is spreading the word … Continue reading

Posted in Infrastructure, Plants and Gardening | 26 Comments