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Mayor Newsom’s Voluntary Soft-Story Legislation Up For A Vote

Mayor Newsom’s voluntary soft-story seismic retrofitting legislation is before the Board of Supervisors for a vote this afternoon. The legislation would “waive permit processing fees for the proportionate share of work related to such seismic retrofit upgrades.” And while a Controller’s office report found the legislation “is not expected... Read More »

555 Fulton: Full Details And A “Refined” Facade

555 Fulton: Full Details And A “Refined” Facade

The Stanley Saitowitz design for 555 Fulton (click image to enlarge) has been “refined” a bit since a plugged-in tipster first forwarded the renderings three years ago. New details for the proposed 136-unit mixed-use project in Hayes Valley: The project site is located on the south side of Fulton... Read More »

430 Main/429 Beale Development Site Back On The Market

430 Main/429 Beale Development Site Back On The Market

Approved by San Francisco’s Planning department last in May, Portland Pacific’s proposed 113-unit development at 430 Main/429 Beale hit a Board of Supervisors (neighborhood led) speed bump in October. And while Portland Pacific is moving forward with trying to secure a green light for development, they have also placed... Read More »

San Francisco’s Q4 2009 Housing Pipeline Report

San Francisco’s Q4 2009 Housing Pipeline Report

According to the San Francisco Planning Department’s Q4 2009 Pipeline Report, San Francisco’s current big picture (click to enlarge) housing pipeline is as so: ∙ 128 projects with 1,320 housing units are currently under construction ∙ 190 projects representing 2,070 units have received a building permit ∙ 328 projects... Read More »

People Over Parking As 1415 Mission Gets A Land Use Thumbs Up

People Over Parking As 1415 Mission Gets A Land Use Thumbs Up

San Francisco’s full Board of Supervisors will now need to vote, but the board’s Land Use and Economic Development Committee has given the thumbs up to zoning changes that would clear the way for the development of 1415 Mission. The building would be 14 stories and 130 feet in... Read More »

Just Cause And Parking Legislation Postponed, And Not Just Because

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors postponed a first vote on Supervisor Avalos’ amended legislation which would extend “just cause” eviction protections to those in buildings which have been foreclosed upon. A second and final vote on Supervisor Chiu’s legislation “that would crackdown on the construction of parking garages in... Read More »

935 Folsom: Warehouse Squat Sweatshop Condos Fire Station!

935 Folsom: Warehouse Squat Sweatshop Condos Fire Station!

From the Mayor’s Office by way of a plugged-in tipster (and SFAppeal): Mayor Gavin Newsom announced today that the City has reached a proposed agreement with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) for the exchange of the City’s existing fire station on Howard Street in return for... Read More »

Proposed Seawall Lot 337 Development Scrambling For Investors

Proposed Seawall Lot 337 Development Scrambling For Investors

With its retail space having been cut in half last year, the San Francisco Business Times reports that the proposed development for the Port of San Francisco’s Seawall Lot 337/Pier 48 (a.k.a. Mission Rock or Giant’s parking lot A) is now scrambling for equity investors: The San Francisco Giants... Read More »

Time To Stick A Spork In 1050/8 Valencia?  (Figuratively This Time)

Time To Stick A Spork In 1050/8 Valencia? (Figuratively This Time)

The 1970’s construction at the corner of Valencia and Hill was home to Kentucky Fried Chicken prior to becoming “Spork” in 2006. And as is proposed, the one-story building would be razed and a five-story mixed-use development would rise in its place. The ground floor of the structure and... Read More »

555 Washington: Round One Goes To The Opponents (But No KO)

San Francisco’s Planning Commission voted three to two against certifying 555 Washington‘s Environmental Impact Report (EIR). Commissioners Hisashi Sugaya, Kathrin Moore and Christina Olague voted against certification, Bill Lee and Ron Miguel opposed the motion against certification, and Michael Antonini and Gwyneth Borden were absent from the vote. Luckily,... Read More »