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Plans for a 600-Bed Dorm Earn a Qualified Thumbs Up

Plans for a 600-Bed Dorm Earn a Qualified Thumbs Up

The California College of the Arts proposed plan to raze three of the four warehouse style buildings it owns at the intersection of Hooper, Eighth, Carolina and Channel, and construct a modern five-story building, with up to 600 beds of student housing over 5,000 square feet of restaurant/retail space,... Read More »

Third Street Rising Take Three: Now with More Parking as Proposed

Third Street Rising Take Three: Now with More Parking as Proposed

As we first reported last year, the plans for a six-story Bayview building to rise on the triangular 4101 Third Street parcel, between Hudson and Innes Avenues, had been downwardly revised in terms of the number of proposed residential units, from 54 to 46, eliminating all studios and increasing... Read More »

Appeal Challenges Development of Oakland’s Auto Row

Appeal Challenges Development of Oakland’s Auto Row

While the plans for a seven-story Oakland development with 225 apartments over 23,000 square feet of retail space at 2400 Valdez Street were granted a key neighborhood plan-based exemption from having to complete a project specific environmental review in March, an appeal of the exemption has been filed. Leading... Read More »

Super Skinny Hayes Valley Buildings Slated for Approval

Super Skinny Hayes Valley Buildings Slated for Approval

While opposed by neighbors whose property line windows and verandas will be blocked (along with stated concerns about construction noise and the displacement of the mature trees on the site), the plans for a pair of super skinny Hayes Valley buildings to rise up to five stories at 300... Read More »

Modern Oakland Development with a Rooftop Farm Ready for Review

Modern Oakland Development with a Rooftop Farm Ready for Review

The plans for a modern six-story Oakland development to rise at the corner of 51st Street and Telegraph Avenue, with 204 apartments over 34,000 square feet of ground floor retail space, including 28,000 square feet for a full-service grocery store, could be approved by the City’s Planning Commission in... Read More »

Contentious Affordable Housing Site Awarded to Developers

Contentious Affordable Housing Site Awarded to Developers

Identified by the Port of San Francisco as “the greatest affordable housing development opportunity among the Port’s seawall lots in the northeastern waterfront,” but having faced neighborhood pushback over just how affordable the development should be, the City has awarded the development rights for the half-block parcel on the... Read More »

The Surprisingly Sophisticated Design for a Tower on Mission

The Surprisingly Sophisticated Design for a Tower on Mission

From a distance, the proposed 54-story tower to rise at 518 Mission Street, the shorter of the two Oceanwide Center towers being designed by Foster + Partners and Heller Manus, might look rather plain. But the closer you get, the more detail is revealed, including the tower’s oversized window vitrines which float... Read More »

Development to Replace Rincon Hill Gas Station Slated for Approval

Development to Replace Rincon Hill Gas Station Slated for Approval

While the public hearing for the proposed 14-story development to rise on the northwest corner of First and Harrison, a prominent Rincon Hill parcel currently occupied by a Union 76 gas station, was pushed back until this afternoon, the project has just been granted an exemption from having to... Read More »

A Record 63,400 Apartments and Condos in SF’s Housing Pipeline

A Record 63,400 Apartments and Condos in SF’s Housing Pipeline

With new proposals for over 2,000 units of housing having been submitted to the City in the first quarter of 2016, there are now a record 63,400 apartments and condos in San Francisco’s housing pipeline, including 7,300 units which are currently under construction and should be ready for occupancy... Read More »

SF’s LGBTQ History Could Hinder Mid-Market Development

SF’s LGBTQ History Could Hinder Mid-Market Development

From the recently completed Citywide Historic Context Statement for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) History in San Francisco, which was funded by a grant from the City’s Historic Preservation Fund: “When the RedLight Abatement Act shut down the city’s brothels in 1914 and forced the sex trade... Read More »