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Modern SRO Units in the Mission Closer to Reality Sans Toilet Sinks

Modern SRO Units in the Mission Closer to Reality Sans Toilet Sinks

Plans to redevelop the used car lot on the northwest corner of South Van Ness Avenue and 15th Street have been refined and are now closer to reality in the Mission. As we first reported back in 2016, the proposed development could rise up to eight (8) stories in... Read More »

Rent-Free Housing for Actors and Artists as Proposed

Rent-Free Housing for Actors and Artists as Proposed

The underdeveloped downtown Berkeley site at 2009 Addison Street, upon which the former Collier Motor Sales building and garage sits, was purchased by the adjacent Berkeley Repertory Theater (BRT) back in 1995. As proposed and newly rendered below, a seven-story building will rise up to 75 feet in height... Read More »

The Story Behind This Freestanding Façade Part Two

The Story Behind This Freestanding Façade Part Two

Having been approved and permitted for a remodel and expansion, the 2,700-square-foot Noe Valley home at 655 Alvarado Street was effectively demolished behind the remnants of its original facade, as we first detailed last year and newly pictured below. And while having been hit with a number of violations following... Read More »

Timing and Cost for Affordable Studios to Rise in Mission Bay

Timing and Cost for Affordable Studios to Rise in Mission Bay

While the development rights for Mission Bay South Block 9 have been awarded to BRIDGE Housing and Community Housing Partnership (which will manage the proposed 141 studios for currently homeless and extremely low-income households (below 30 percent of the area median) to rise up to four stories in height... Read More »

Mercedes of SF Planning Big Development in the Mission

Mercedes of SF Planning Big Development in the Mission

Plans to level the three Bartfeld Sales Co. warehouse buildings which stretch from 114 to 150 14th Street, as well as two adjacent industrial buildings on Erie (numbers 55 and 73), are in the works on the northern edge of the Mission across from the Foods Co. And as... Read More »

Plans for 250-Foot-Tall Ballet School Tower and Plaza Moving Ahead

Plans for 250-Foot-Tall Ballet School Tower and Plaza Moving Ahead

The plans for a 27-story tower to rise up to 250 feet in height at the intersection of Otis, South Van Ness Avenue and 12th Street are being refined and the environmental impact report (EIR) for the proposed project, which includes a 10-story podium across the site, is about... Read More »

More Tourists, Fewer Residents as Proposed

More Tourists, Fewer Residents as Proposed

Built in 1913 and opened as the Keystone Hotel, roughly half (81) of the 168 hotel rooms at 54 Fourth Street, which is now ‘The Mosser,’ were subsequently reclassified and rented as residential units without kitchens (i.e., SRO units) which average 142 square feet in size, thirteen (13) of... Read More »

Giants’ Development Slated for Approval sans Anchor

Giants’ Development Slated for Approval sans Anchor

In the works for over a decade, the official development agreement and approvals necessary for the San Francisco Giants to move forward with their massive (yes, massive) redevelopment of A&T Park’s Parking Lot A into “Mission Rock,” the plans for which include over 1.4 million square feet of office,... Read More »

Timing and New Details for Massive Balboa Reservoir Redevelopment

Timing and New Details for Massive Balboa Reservoir Redevelopment

According to a draft Fiscal Responsibility report for the massive Balboa Reservoir project, the projected $560 million development, a total which doesn’t include the price of the land or community benefits which have yet to be negotiated, could break ground “as early as 2021,” which is right in line... Read More »

Towering Plans for City College Site Densified

Towering Plans for City College Site Densified

While the effective height of the proposed tower to rise up to 250 feet in height upon the City College of San Francisco site at 33 Gough Street hasn’t changed (too much), two stories have been added for a total of twenty-five (25) and the tower’s floor plates have... Read More »