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Big Plans for a ‘Bombed-Out’ Old Oakland Building Site

Big Plans for a ‘Bombed-Out’ Old Oakland Building Site

Purchased for $1,050,000 last September, plans to level the former Holy Ground Fellowship building turned taggers paradise at 605 9th Street in Old Oakland, are in the works. And as envisioned, an eight-story building with 25 apartments will rise upon the site which is adjacent to the Oakland Flower... Read More »

Waylaid Mission District Development Slated for Approval

Waylaid Mission District Development Slated for Approval

The waylaid plans to raze the shuttered Western Plywood warehouse at Harrison and 22nd Streets and construct a wedge-shaped, four-story building on the Mission District site are slated to be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission on July 14. As proposed and in the works since 2014, the 2600... Read More »

Three Schemes for Hap’s Old Mission Haunt and a New Living Alley

Three Schemes for Hap’s Old Mission Haunt and a New Living Alley

With San Francisco’s Historic Preservation Commission having cleared the way for Loren ‘Hap’ Jones’ former motorcycle shop at 235 Valencia Street to be razed, the formal plans for the site have now been submitted to Planning, as plugged-in readers have known to expect. As designed by Heller Manus for... Read More »

A Historic Move to Infill Uptown Oakland

A Historic Move to Infill Uptown Oakland

Plans for a five-story building to rise on the site of the two historic Cathedral District buildings at 570 and 600 21st Street in Uptown Oakland are in the works, a development which would stretch to 22nd Street and includes 76 apartments over a ground floor garage for 81... Read More »

Initiative to Allow More In-Laws in San Francisco

Speaking of potential housing related ballot measures and legislative bargaining chips, Supervisor Mark Farrell has submitted the paperwork for an initiative to allow more in-law units to be added to buildings throughout San Francisco. Under the proposed Accessory Dwelling Units measure, existing buildings with four dwelling units or less... Read More »

New Timing and Details for That Twisty 400-Foot Tower Project

New Timing and Details for That Twisty 400-Foot Tower Project

The Disposition and Development Agreement for Transbay Block 1, upon which Tishman Speyer is planning to build a twisty 400-foot-tall tower designed by Jeanne Gang at the corner of Folsom and Spear, is slated to be conditionally approved by the City’s Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure Commissioners this... Read More »

An Appeal to Prevent Marijuana Sales on Lombard

An Appeal to Prevent Marijuana Sales on Lombard

While the controversial plan to open the first (legal) Medical Cannabis Dispensary (MCD) north of Geary Boulevard, at 2414 Lombard Street on the border between Cow Hollow and the Marina, was narrowly approved and permitted by San Francisco’s Planning Commission in a 3 to 3 vote last year, with a... Read More »

SoMa Rising Closer to Reality (or Not)

SoMa Rising Closer to Reality (or Not)

Approved for the development of a nine-story building, with 15 apartments and 88-feet in height, at the end of last year, the Western South of Market parking lot parcel at 475 Minna Street, between Fifth and Sixth, is now on the market for $3.2 million rather than preparing to... Read More »

Even Bigger Plans for More Housing and Height in the Mission

Even Bigger Plans for More Housing and Height in the Mission

While currently only zoned for building up to 55-feet in height, the two players picked by the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development to redevelop the Mission District parking lot at 2060 Folsom Street were planning to invoke the City’s proposed density bonus to build up to 101... Read More »

From a Coat Factory to Tech Space as Proposed

From a Coat Factory to Tech Space as Proposed

As proposed by Hudson Pacific Properties and slated to be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission this week, the three-story Burlington Coat Factory structure at 899 Howard Street, on the southeast corner of Howard and Fifth Street, will be re-skinned and its second and third floors will be converted... Read More »