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Plans for Another Big Mid-Market Hotel and More

Plans for Another Big Mid-Market Hotel and More

Speaking of proposed Mid-Market hotels, plans for a 12-story building to rise upon the long-vacant lot at 1125 Market Street (upon which the former Bell/American/Embassy Theater once stood adjacent to the newly renovated Strand) have been newly drawn and submitted to Planning for approval. While MacFarlane Partners, which purchased... Read More »

Clearing the Way for a 10-Story Hotel Right Here

Clearing the Way for a 10-Story Hotel Right Here

Back in 1908, a rather fine seven-story loft building designed by MacDonald & Applegarth was built upon the 1055 Market Street parcel which stretches from Market to Stevenson Street. A six-alarm fire started by an arsonist destroyed the Forrest Building in 1979. And in 1981, a not so fine... Read More »

Western SoMa Target, CVS and Starbucks Closer to Reality

Western SoMa Target, CVS and Starbucks Closer to Reality

The formal application to convert the former Sports Authority building at 1690 Folsom Street into a full-service Target has been filed with Planning. The conversion wouldn’t require an expansion of the 40,000-square-foot building nor a major change to the building’s façade, save new signage. And as proposed, a full-service... Read More »

Biggish Ocean Avenue Development Closer to Reality

Biggish Ocean Avenue Development Closer to Reality

The designs for a 125-unit development to rise up to five stories in height upon the former Crayon Box/Little Bear preschool site at 65 Ocean Avenue, between Cayuga Avenue and Alemany Boulevard, have been newly rendered by rg-architecture and the formal application to move forward with the development has... Read More »

Proposed Makeover of the Macy’s Men’s Store Building Revealed

Proposed Makeover of the Macy’s Men’s Store Building Revealed

As envisioned by Morgan Stanley and designed by Gensler, the solid concrete and travertine skin of the Macy’s Men’s Store building at 120 Stockton Street will be replaced with a glass curtain wall and a series of floor to ceiling windows while the interior of the 250,000-square-foot structure will... Read More »

Transformative Market Street Project Slated for Approval

Transformative Market Street Project Slated for Approval

Plans for the proposed 584-unit development to rise up to ten stories in height across the Market Street parcels upon which the Civic Center Hotel (1601 Market), Local 38 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Hall (1621 Market) and two-story Lesser Brothers Building (1629‐1637 Market) currently sit are slated to be... Read More »

Plans for Six Stories in the Mission Closer to Reality

Plans for Six Stories in the Mission Closer to Reality

In the works since 2014, as we first reported at the time, plans to mostly demolish the brick and timber Fitzgerald Furniture Company building on the northeast corner of 19th and Bryant Streets and develop a contemporary six-story building on the Mission District site could be approved by San... Read More »

Corner Parcel with Approved Plans for 53 Condos in Play

Corner Parcel with Approved Plans for 53 Condos in Play

Plans to demolish the two auto shops on the southeast corner of 16th and Florida Streets and develop a modern seven-story building with 53 condos over 1,600 square feet of restaurant/retail space, 2,000 square feet of commercial PDR space, and a basement garage for 40 cars upon the Mission... Read More »

Plans for an 18-Story Hotel to Rise upon Shuttered LuLu’s Site

Plans for an 18-Story Hotel to Rise upon Shuttered LuLu’s Site

As we first noted nine months ago: While the shuttering of Restaurant LuLu after 24 years at 816 Folsom Street appears to have caught some by surprise, the writing was on the wall if you knew where to look. Purchased for $1 million back in 1991, the parcel upon... Read More »

Refined Designs and Timing for a Pair of Hub District Towers

Refined Designs and Timing for a Pair of Hub District Towers

The plans for a pair of 41-story towers to rise up to 420 feet in height upon the San Francisco Honda site, on the southwest corner of Market Street and South Van Ness Avenue, have been further refined and the project’s Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is now expected... Read More »