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Big SoMa Project Slated for Approval (And to Break Ground)

Big SoMa Project Slated for Approval (And to Break Ground)

The newly refined plans for a 371-unit development to rise up to seven stories in height on Harrison Street, upon the Western SoMa parcel currently occupied by the German Motors Collision Center building, between Langton and Berwick Place, are slated to be presented to San Francisco’s Planning Commission next... Read More »

Location for First Shake Shack in San Francisco Confirmed

Location for First Shake Shack in San Francisco Confirmed

As we first reported at the beginning of the year, the owners of the shuttered Real Food Company building on the southeast corner of Fillmore and Filbert had quietly met with the City to discuss a conversion of the nearly 12,000-square-foot structure into a “luxury fine casual restaurant and... Read More »

State Senate Committee Kills Controversial Housing Bill SB 827

With only four (4) of the thirteen (13) members of the State Senate’s Transportation and Housing Committee voting in favor of advancing Senator Scott Wiener’s “transit-rich housing bonus” bill, the controversial SB 827 is DOA this legislative year but is expected to be rewritten and reappear in 2019. The... Read More »

Big Plans for Club Zone Parcels Have Been Drawn

Big Plans for Club Zone Parcels Have Been Drawn

As we first reported last year: The Action Rentals building at 1526-1530 Folsom Street is on the market in Western SoMa, along with its parking lot at 1560 Folsom and two adjacent parcels which extend to (135) Kissling and (276) 11th Streets. Zoned for building up to 55 feet... Read More »

Initiative to Establish a Community Housing Program (and Tax) in SF

Initiative to Establish a Community Housing Program (and Tax) in SF

The paperwork for a proposed ballot measure to establish a new “Community Housing Program” and parcel tax in San Francisco has just been filed with the Department of Elections. If qualified for a future election and approved by voters, the “SF Community Housing Act of 2018” would require the... Read More »

More Density for 520-Foot-Tall Hub District Tower as Envisioned

More Density for 520-Foot-Tall Hub District Tower as Envisioned

The preliminary plans for a 520-foot-tall tower to rise on the Hub District parcel at 30 Van Ness Avenue have been newly refined. And while an additional story of office space has been added to the proposed development’s 120-foot-tall podium, which would include the partial retention of the existing... Read More »

New Life and Passage for a Market Street Plaza as Proposed

New Life and Passage for a Market Street Plaza as Proposed

While technically a 13,000-square-foot “plaza,” the area between the two downtown buildings at 555 and 575 Market Street was effectively privatized and turned into an elevated walkway and entrance to its two adjacent towers back in the 1990s when the Market Center complex was owned by Chevron. But as... Read More »

Plans to Develop “Too Tall” Hotel Tower Progress (And Grow)

Plans to Develop “Too Tall” Hotel Tower Progress (And Grow)

Plans to demolish the two-story Il Massimo building at 439 Washington Street and construct a skinny 22-story hotel with 189 rooms over 3,500 square feet of retail space upon the Financial District site have been in the works since 2015. While the site is principally zoned for development up... Read More »

Tunneling to the Transbay: Most Likely Approach and Timing

Tunneling to the Transbay: Most Likely Approach and Timing

While there are technically three possible routes by which trains are slated to eventually reach San Francisco’s new Salesforce/Transbay Transit Center, in terms of the most probable path, there are really only two. While a Citizens Working Group convened to study the potential paths continue to include a Mission... Read More »

Nine-Story NoPa Development in the Works

Nine-Story NoPa Development in the Works

The façade of the F. Lofrano & Son auto body garage at 1355 Fulton Street is currently slated to be saved. But plans to level the bulk of the 14,000-square-foot building are in the works. And as envisioned and newly rendered by SIA Consulting below, a 72,000-square-foot development could... Read More »