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Legislation To Close Eviction ‘Loophole’ Drafted

The merger or absorption of a non-permitted apartment back into the square footage of an existing house, a tactic which has been employed to re-establish properties as single-family homes in order to circumvent rent control and effectively evict tenants by raising their rents to market rates (or more) in... Read More »

Rincon Hill Tower Redesigned, But Not For Transit

Rincon Hill Tower Redesigned, But Not For Transit

The design for the proposed 17-story Rincon Hill development with 180 condos to replace the Sound Factory Club building at 525 Harrison Street has been refined by Solomon Cordwell Buenz for Hines. But the design for the project hasn’t been altered to accommodate a new Bay Bridge off-ramp to... Read More »

Mission Development Approved, Below Market Rate Units Added

Mission Development Approved, Below Market Rate Units Added

Over the objections of the Plaza 16 Coalition, San Francisco’s Planning Commission has approved the plans for a five-story, 27-unit apartment building to rise on the southwest corner of South Van Ness and 17th Street in the Mission. The Coalition had demanded that The Toboni Group, the developer of... Read More »

From The Flames Of Saint Paulus, Condos Could Soon Rise

From The Flames Of Saint Paulus, Condos Could Soon Rise

The designs for an eight-story building with 95 condos over a 10,000-square-foot church to rise on the southeast corner of Gough and Eddy are one step closer to being blessed by Planning as the environmental review for the project has been completed and no red flags have been raised.... Read More »

Designs For Boutique Hotel To Replace Ginsberg’s Pub

Designs For Boutique Hotel To Replace Ginsberg’s Pub

Plans to raze the shuttered Ginsberg’s Dublin Pub on the corner of Bay and Mason, and build a boutique four-story hotel on the site, are moving forward and the project has been dubbed “Rainflower.” As designed by NC2, the proposed development which borders North Beach and Fisherman’s Wharf includes... Read More »

Bay Bridge Congestion Threatens New Development

Bay Bridge Congestion Threatens New Development

If you think Bay Bridge traffic and congestion are bad now, or happen to be Hines which is working on plans for 180 condos to rise up to 16 stories on the Rincon Hill parcel at 525 Harrison Street, the current site of the Factory Club and Auto Spa,... Read More »

Housing Moratorium Showdown Slated For June 2

If San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors approve the motion this afternoon, the public hearing for the proposed legislative moratorium on any new residential construction, or the elimination/conversion of any existing Production, Distribution and Repair spaces, in the Mission, unless it’s specifically for the development of an affordable housing project,... Read More »

‘Overlook’ Site For 29 Luxury Homes On The Market

‘Overlook’ Site For 29 Luxury Homes On The Market

With the long-running dispute with the existing Mount Sutro Wood Owners Association and uphill neighbors having been settled, and the proposed San Francisco Overlook project having been fully-approved for development last week, the building site for “a new community of 29 luxury homes” on the western slope of Mount... Read More »

Mission Coalition Aims To Ice South Van Ness Development

Mission Coalition Aims To Ice South Van Ness Development

Scheduled for last month but waylaid when outdated information was posted in the required project notification at the building site, the public hearing for the proposed five-story development to rise on the southwest corner of South Van Ness and 17th Street, with 27 apartments over three retail spaces and... Read More »

Two Competing ‘Airbnb’ Amendments And Their Impact Report

Two Competing ‘Airbnb’ Amendments And Their Impact Report

The analysis is thin, but the summary table of major differences between the two competing pieces of legislation to amend San Francisco’s new short-term rental law, as prepared by the City’s Office of Economic Analysis to examine the economic impact of each, provides a decent overview. The report’s ‘conclusions’... Read More »

The Giants’ New Mission Rock Tower(s) And Full Building Height Plan

The Giants’ New Mission Rock Tower(s) And Full Building Height Plan

With the San Francisco Giants having officially filed their paperwork for the ballot measure which would allow the team to redevelop AT&T Park’s Parking Lot A as ‘Mission Rock,’ a new 28-acre neighborhood with 1,500 apartments, 1.5 million square feet of commercial space and eight acres of parks, plazas and open... Read More »

New Peek Inside Warriors’ Proposed Mission Bay Arena

New Peek Inside Warriors’ Proposed Mission Bay Arena

The design for the interior of the Warriors proposed Mission Bay Arena has been refined since we provided the first peek inside, with a new central scoreboard and more intimate Sky Club.  And we now have a cross section of the arena to share as well: Read More »

Ballot Measure To Restrict Airbnb Activity In San Francisco Filed

With the battle over how to regulate short-term rentals and Airbnb activity in San Francisco heating up, the text for the threatened ballot measure to amend the law which legalized the practice in San Francisco has been filed with the City’s Department of Elections. The preamble for the measure:... Read More »

New SoMa Jail Will Displace McDonald’s, Perhaps Residents Too

New SoMa Jail Will Displace McDonald’s, Perhaps Residents Too

Another McDonald’s is slated to be razed in San Francisco, this time to make room for a new County Jail. As part of a larger program to relocate City agencies from San Francisco’s seismically deficient Hall of Justice at 850 Bryant Street, the proposed Detention Facility Project involves the... Read More »

The Double Tower Scheme For The San Francisco Honda Site

The Double Tower Scheme For The San Francisco Honda Site

A proposal for two 40-story towers to rise over a 12-story podium building on the southwest corner of Market and Van Ness, the current San Francisco Honda site which is across the street from the proposed One Oak tower, cater-corner to the 30 Van Ness site, and across the... Read More »