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Supersized Van Ness Corridor Development Closer to Reality

Supersized Van Ness Corridor Development Closer to Reality

Having recently doubled the proposed density of the previously approved project to rise upon the former service station site on the northwest corner of Van Ness and Filbert, the façade of the supersized development has been redesigned. As newly rendered by Costa Brown Architecture above, versus earlier this year, the proposed... Read More »

WeWork Will Be Allowed to Bid for 30-Acre Site in the Presidio

WeWork Will Be Allowed to Bid for 30-Acre Site in the Presidio

While it wasn’t endorsed by the Trust’s staff, and their concept proposal wasn’t deemed to be mission driven nor backed by a qualified team, WeWork has made the Presidio Trust Board’s short-list of four finalists that will be allowed to make a formal bid to redevelop the roughly two... Read More »

Refined Plans for “Too Tall” Hotel Tower

Refined Plans for “Too Tall” Hotel Tower

Having rejected the Planning Department’s recommendation that the height of a proposed tower to rise upon the Il Massimo building’s parcel at 439 Washington Street, which sits in a “transitional zone” between Downtown and the Jackson Square historic district, should be cut in half, Peninsular Realty is pushing forward with plans... Read More »

SF’s Ambitious Central SoMa Plan Could be Adopted Next Month

SF’s Ambitious Central SoMa Plan Could be Adopted Next Month

With San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors having upheld the certification of the City’s plan to mitigate the projected environmental impacts of its ambitious Central SoMa Plan, rejecting a handful of appeals in a majority vote, the Board is now on track to adopt the plan next month. If adopted... Read More »

Proposed Development in San Francisco Tracking a Seven-Year Low

Proposed Development in San Francisco Tracking a Seven-Year Low

Having peaked at 116 in 2014, the number of newly proposed plans for major developments in San Francisco has been trending down ever since, a trend which shouldn’t catch any plugged-in readers by surprise. And with around 30 preliminary proposals for major projects in the city having been submitted... Read More »

Even Less Height, More Density for Approved Tower as Proposed

Even Less Height, More Density for Approved Tower as Proposed

Originally envisioned to rise up to 40 stories in height, the plans for the modular tower to rise at on the corner of Franklin and 21st Street, across from the proposed 2 Kaiser Plaza project in Uptown Oakland, were economically downsized to 29 stories last year. And the downsized... Read More »

Detailed Plans for that Massive Mid-Market Whole Foods Complex

Detailed Plans for that Massive Mid-Market Whole Foods Complex

Slated to open at Market and Eighth circa 2021, in the base of the fourth and final phase of the massive Trinity Place development, the majority of the proposed 46,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market will be below ground, accessed via a grand entry fronting Market Street. But above the market,... Read More »

Refined Plans and Timing for Semi-Massive Redevelopment

Refined Plans and Timing for Semi-Massive Redevelopment

With an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the formally proposed semi-massive redevelopment of CPMC’s nearly 5-acre California Hospital Campus at 3700 California Street about to be drafted, the project team has refined their plans and projected timing for the project. The refined plans now include 273 units of high-end... Read More »

Sexy Time Development Take Two

Sexy Time Development Take Two

Plans to raze the recently shuttered Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality building at 1523 Franklin Street and construct a decidedly modern building designed by Alan Tse and Charles Chan Architectural Studio upon its corner parcel have been abandoned. But plans to redevelop the site are moving forward.... Read More »

Proposed Ballet School Tower Complex Closer to Reality

Proposed Ballet School Tower Complex Closer to Reality

While its overall height and envelope remain the same, one floor has been eliminated from the proposed 250-foot-tall Hub District tower and podium to rise at the intersection of Otis, South Van Ness Avenue and 12th Street, as newly rendered by Gould Evans. As such, the now 26-story tower... Read More »