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Plans for Semi-Massive Presidio Heights Development Formalized

Plans for Semi-Massive Presidio Heights Development Formalized

The formal application to move forward with the semi-massive redevelopment of CPMC’s nearly 5-acre California Hospital Campus at 3700 California Street has just been submitted to San Francisco’s Planning Department. While the Planning Department’s review of TMG Partners’ preliminary plans for the site had “strongly encouraged” increasing the density... Read More »

Plans for Building up in the Excelsior Back in Play

Plans for Building up in the Excelsior Back in Play

Plans to level the former Excelsior District Woolworth’s turned Dollar Store at 4550 Mission Street and construct a four-story building, with 17 residential units over a ground floor retail space and parking for 23 cars, were proposed back in 2006 but subsequently squashed by the economy and ongoing concerns... Read More »

Bonus Plans for Building Up Broadway

Bonus Plans for Building Up Broadway

Plans for a mixed-use building to rise up to six stories in height upon on the parking lot parcel at 425 Broadway, which actually wraps around the three-story Crowbar and residential hotel building on the corner of Broadway and Montgomery, have been drafted by Ian Birchall and Associates. Dubbed... Read More »

Waylaid Mission District Development Slated for Approval

Waylaid Mission District Development Slated for Approval

In the works since 2014 but waylaid by the adoption and subsequent extension of ‘Interim Controls’ to limit new market-rate housing, office and retail developments in the Mission, plans to raze the single-story Alpha Bay Builders structure at 3314 Cesar Chavez Street and develop a new six-story building upon... Read More »

Contemporary Cow Hollow Development Slated for Approval

Contemporary Cow Hollow Development Slated for Approval

In the works since 2015, plans to level the long-shuttered Chevron service station site at the corner of Van Ness and Union and construct a contemporary seven-story building upon the Cow Hollow site are slated to be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission next week. As designed by Handel... Read More »

Refined Designs for Affordable Housing to Rise at Candlestick Point

Refined Designs for Affordable Housing to Rise at Candlestick Point

With the first two blocks of the new Candlestick Point neighborhood slated to start rising next fall, the design for one of the first 100 percent below market rate (BMR) buildings to follow has been refined by Herman Coliver Locus Architects for the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) and... Read More »

Former Temple Site in the Tenderloin Back in Play

Former Temple Site in the Tenderloin Back in Play

Plans to level the former Buddhist temple and art gallery at 380-386 Ellis Street and develop an eight-story building upon the central Tenderloin site, with 53 units of group housing over a new religious/educational space and a stacked garage for 8 cars, were approved back in December of 2002.... Read More »

Proposed 173-Unit Oakland Project Qualified for Quick Review

Proposed 173-Unit Oakland Project Qualified for Quick Review

Plans for an eight-story building to rise upon the two-story Bank of Hope and medical office building’s parcel and parking lot at 1940 Webster Street, on the edge of Oakland’s Central Business District, near Lake Merritt, are moving forward and have just qualified for a streamlined environmental review. The... Read More »

This Could End the Façade of Remodeling in SF, Streamline Demos

This Could End the Façade of Remodeling in SF, Streamline Demos

Attempts to game the real estate rules in San Francisco which govern the demolition and expansion of residential properties, by removing all but the façade or a few walls of an existing home and calling it a “remodel,” resulted in new legislation being adopted in 2007 that attempted to... Read More »

New Plans for Redevelopment of This Historic Polk Street Site

New Plans for Redevelopment of This Historic Polk Street Site

As originally envisioned by Natoma Architects and formally proposed back in 2014, a modern six-story addition was to rise up to 85 feet in height atop the historic two-story building at 1033 Polk Street, with cantilevered balconies and a total of nine (9) new condos over 1,875 square feet... Read More »