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Auspicious Plans, But Were The Occupiers On To Something?

Auspicious Plans, But Were The Occupiers On To Something?

The Chinese American International School will soon begin renovating the two vacant buildings at 888 Turk and 930 Gough to create an auspiciously numbered “888 Campus” for their middle school students, assuming the school’s plans are approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission in two week. Owned by the Archdiocese of San Francisco, the proposed renovation Read More »

Trading Kung’s For 67 SROs On Folsom Street

Trading Kung’s For 67 SROs On Folsom Street

Plans to raze the Kung’s Trading Co. building on the southeast corner of Folsom and Dore and construct a seven-story residential building on the Western SoMa site are making their way through Planning. The proposed building would reach a height of 65 feet and be configured with 67 “Single Room Occupancy (SRO)” units averaging 385 square Read More »

Jeanne Gang’s Design For 400-Foot Transbay District Tower Unveiled

Jeanne Gang’s Design For 400-Foot Transbay District Tower Unveiled

Jeanne Gang’s designs for a proposed 40-story tower and mid-rise project to rise on the northwest corner of Folsom and Spear Street have been unveiled. A “reinterpretation of the city’s fabled bay windows,” the 400-foot tower would be “clad in masonry tiles, with stacks of 45-degree-angle bays and balconies snaking back and forth” and include 250 market-rate condos.  An Read More »

Port’s Plan For Pier 29: Themed Retail/Restaurant Marketplace

Port’s Plan For Pier 29: Themed Retail/Restaurant Marketplace

With San Francisco no longer in the running to host the 35th America’s Cup, the Port is preparing to issue a request for proposals to redevelop San Francisco’s Pier 29.  The Port’s vision for the pier: “A San Francisco Bay Area themed marketplace that brings together a collection of successful San Francisco retailers/restaurateurs.” One possibility Read More »

Mid-Market Fireworks: Rendering Flash And Rocketing Rents

Mid-Market Fireworks: Rendering Flash And Rocketing Rents

Shorenstein is pushing forward with the development of 1066 Market Street, a proposed 300-unit building designed by Arquitectonica to rise a narrow twelve stories along Market Street with the bulk of the building a floor or two higher along Jones and Golden Gate Avenue (as rendered above). The proposed development includes parking for roughly 100 Read More »

SoMa Rising: Designs For Nine Stories And More Housing On Harrison

SoMa Rising: Designs For Nine Stories And More Housing On Harrison

The plans to raze Ed’s Autohaus at 768 Harrison Street and construct a nine-story building with 26 residential units, nearly 5,000 square feet of office space, and a 600 square foot retail space adjacent to Cubix are making their way through planning. As designed by Ian Birchall and Associates, the development’s twenty one-bedrooms would average Read More »

Hines Pushing Forward With Plans For 16-Story Condo Building

Hines Pushing Forward With Plans For 16-Story Condo Building

The environmental review for a proposed 16-story residential building to rise at 525 Harrison Street is underway and Hines has already filed the paperwork to get the permit ball rolling and allow for a quick start assuming the project is approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission. As proposed, the development of the current Factory Club and Read More »

The Plan For Eight New SoMa Towers (a.k.a. Why That Club Will Be Razed)

The Plan For Eight New SoMa Towers (a.k.a. Why That Club Will Be Razed)

While currently only zoned for building up to 65-feet in height, the parcels upon which the San Francisco Tennis Club sits could be up-zoned for development up to 200-feet in height as part of San Francisco’s Central SoMa Plan. Originally known as the Central Corridor Plan, the Central SoMa Plan could also clear the way for Read More »

Stiff “Anti-Speculation” Tax Headed To The Ballot Box In SF

A proposed measure which would establish a stiff tax to penalize real estate speculators in San Francisco appears to be headed for the November ballot. Designed by the San Francisco Anti-Displacement Coalition and sponsored by Supervisor Mar with the support of Supervisors Avalos, Campos and Kim (the four votes needed to place the measure on Read More »

Marijuana Coming To The Marina?

Marijuana Coming To The Marina?

The new owners of a Lombard Street building have hired an attorney to explore the possibility of opening the first (legal) medical marijuana dispensary in the Marina. Having determined that the United Studios of Self-Defense, a martial arts studio a few doors down from the possible dispensary site at 2412 Lombard Street, does not constitute Read More »

Big Plans And Stunning Designs For A 300-Foot SoMa Tower

Big Plans And Stunning Designs For A 300-Foot SoMa Tower

While currently only zoned for development up to 85 feet in height, STUDIOS Architecture has drafted two variants of a modern tower to rise up to 300-feet at 330 Townsend Street, across the street from the current Caltrain Station and a block away from a future Central Subway stop. As proposed by the CIM Group Read More »

Lease Prohibits Adding Roommates? Perhaps Not For Long

A proposed change to San Francisco’s Administrative Code would allow tenants to pack in more people into an apartment without the risk of an eviction or having to pay more. As proposed by Supervisor Avalos, an amendment to San Francisco’s Administrative Code would prohibit rent increases based on the addition of occupants, even where a pre-existing rental agreement Read More »

An Incentive To Build More Affordable Housing In S.F.

An Incentive To Build More Affordable Housing In S.F.

For many areas in San Francisco, the number of dwelling units allowed to be built upon a parcel is strictly limited by the size of the lot.  For example, within districts zoned RM-1, a common designation which allows for the development of apartments and condos, a developer is allowed to build no more than one Read More »

Local Brewing Co. Planning To Tap SoMa Warehouse Site

Local Brewing Co. Planning To Tap SoMa Warehouse Site

The Local Brewing Co. is circling the 3,500 square foot warehouse space at 69 Bluxome Street, a few doors down from the Bluxome Street Winery between 4th and 5th, with plans to establish a small-batch brewery and tap room within. While the building isn’t specifically zoned for a brewery, it is zoned for “Light Manufacturing” and San Francisco’s Read More »

The Impact Of The Moscone Center’s Expansion, And An Alternative

The Impact Of The Moscone Center’s Expansion, And An Alternative

The Moscone Center Expansion Project would increase the size of the convention center by 20 percent, from 1.2 million square feet to 1.5 million square feet, in part by expanding the Center’s footprint to Howard Street and raising the height of the buildings. As proposed by the Moscone Expansion District, the San Francisco Tourism Improvement Read More »