Planning Slated to Override Impact Report, Approve Development

Planning Slated to Override Impact Report, Approve Development

Having been deemed a historical resource and contributor to San Francisco’s historic Market Street Theatre and Loft District, a full Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was required for the proposed demolition of the Golden Gate Building at 1028 Market Street, a demolition intended to clear the way for a proposed... Read More »

Sinking Tower Lawsuits Could Take Nearly a Decade to Resolve

Sinking Tower Lawsuits Could Take Nearly a Decade to Resolve

With the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) having already been named as a defendant in three lawsuits related to the sinking of Millennium Tower, the TJPA has engaged Jones Day to provide litigation support. The TJPA’s engagement with Jones Day is for an initial five-year term with an option... Read More »

Employment Drops in San Francisco and the East Bay

Employment Drops in San Francisco and the East Bay

While employment typically ticks up at the end of the year with seasonal hiring, the number of people living in San Francisco with a job dropped by 3,300 in December to 543,300, the first December dip since 2009. That being said, there are still 77,800 more people living in... Read More »

Designs for a 6,800-Square-Foot Duplex Here

Designs for a 6,800-Square-Foot Duplex Here

Built in 1915, the 1,400-square-foot structure at 1016 De Haro Street was originally a neighborhood grocery store. The building was converted into a two-bedroom Potrero Hill home in the 1940s. And what was likely the store’s stable was turned into a 263-square-foot bathhouse behind. Purchased for $1.17 million in... Read More »

Raiders Formally File to Leave Oakland Behind

Raiders Formally File to Leave Oakland Behind

The Oakland Raiders have submitted their formal application to move the franchise to Las Vegas, filing the paperwork a month before it was due. The league’s 32 owners are expected to vote on the proposed move in March, with a supermajority of 24 needed to approve the team’s relocation.... Read More »

Plans for This Cursed Van Ness Corridor Corner Closer to Reality

Plans for This Cursed Van Ness Corridor Corner Closer to Reality

Plans to raze the Pacific Heights Auto Body shop at 1675 Pacific Avenue and the perennially cursed restaurant space at 2050 Van Ness Avenue, on the southeast corner of Pacific, across from the blessed Steakhouse of Harris, have been in the works for two years. Yesterday, the formal application... Read More »

Where the Kids Live in San Francisco

Where the Kids Live in San Francisco

It’s a little messy, but we’ve mashed up the Housing for Families with Children report’s map of where the children under 19 live in San Francisco, both in terms of absolute numbers and the relative densities of households with children, and the rough neighborhood boundaries for the city. And... Read More »

Evolution on Market and Grove

Evolution on Market and Grove

Plans to add six new stories atop the skinny two-story building at 1236 Market Street, adjacent to Sam’s Diner at 1220 Market, have been drawn and submitted to the City for review. The proposed project and existing building on the site extend to 37 Grove Street, which was formerly... Read More »

Will Millennials Tax Family Housing in SF or Flee with Kids in Tow?

Will Millennials Tax Family Housing in SF or Flee with Kids in Tow?

San Francisco has the lowest percentage of children of any major city in the United States, with only 18 percent of San Francisco households including a child under 19 years old versus a nationwide average of over 29 percent. But it’s not a new phenomenon. And 37 years ago... Read More »

200-Foot-Tall Mission Street Development Closer to Reality

200-Foot-Tall Mission Street Development Closer to Reality

While originally only zoned for development up to 120 feet in height, an amendment to allow a 21-story building to rise up to 200 feet on the SoMa parcel at 1270 Mission Street, which is currently occupied by the 1,200 square foot SF Pizza Café and surface parking lot... Read More »