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Supervisors Overturn Approval of Lower Nob Hill Hotel

Supervisors Overturn Approval of Lower Nob Hill Hotel

While approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission last month, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors has sided with a public appeal of the project and unanimously voted to overturn the required conditional use authorization for the proposed 6-story, 30-room hotel to rise over 50 feet in height upon the vacant... Read More »

RADical Oakland Tower Redesigned

RADical Oakland Tower Redesigned

Facing pushback with respect to the lack of a pronounced step back along 15th Street, which was seen as being inconsistent with “the lower height context of the buildings within 15th & Webster Historic District,” as well as its dark colors, “over use of boxy forms,” and... Read More »

Plans for a Boutique Hotel in the Heart of the Castro

Plans for a Boutique Hotel in the Heart of the Castro

While a reincarnation of the restaurant Maroc has recently been reported as ‘coming soon’ to the vacant Cafe La Taza space on its second floor, plans to level the Bite Me Sandwiches and former Bar Vero building at 4230 18th Street have been drawn. And as proposed, a modern... Read More »

SoMa Rising and One Less Auto Shop as Proposed

SoMa Rising and One Less Auto Shop as Proposed

In the works since 2013, as we first reported at the time, the plans for a modern eight-story building to rise up to 85 feet in height upon the Arroyo Carlos & Sons auto shop parcel at 980 Folsom Street could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission next... Read More »

Floating Fire Station Closer to Reality on San Francisco’s Bay

Floating Fire Station Closer to Reality on San Francisco’s Bay

The conceptual plans for a floating expansion of San Francisco’s historic Fire Station 35 at Pier 22 ½, which was built back in 1915, have been detailed and newly rendered. The proposed 16,400-square-foot structure would accommodate a third fire boat; new rescue watercraft, jet skis and a dive boat;... Read More »

Planning Seeks More Celebratory Design for Big Hotel Expansion

Planning Seeks More Celebratory Design for Big Hotel Expansion

Built in 1971, with a total of 342 hotel rooms and 220 parking spaces on its nearly two-acre parcel at 1300 Columbus Avenue, plans to add 174 new rooms to the Fisherman’s Wharf Holiday Inn have been drawn. As designed by Axis/GFA Architecture, the proposed 4-story addition would primarily... Read More »

Hayes Valley Development Slated for Approval with Refined Design

Hayes Valley Development Slated for Approval with Refined Design

A neighbor’s challenge of the proposed five-story building to rise on the slender Hayes Valley parcel known as Central Freeway Parcel T (a.k.a. 188 Octavia Boulevard, between Page and Rose) is slated to be heard by San Francisco’s Planning Commission on Thursday afternoon. In addition to 27 residential units... Read More »

Developer Spikes Plans for Massive Inner Sunset Project

Developer Spikes Plans for Massive Inner Sunset Project

While the development team had been planning to break ground on the massive 445-unit Kirkham Heights project next year and the Environmental Review for what would have been the largest development in the history of the Inner Sunset was underway, Westlake Urban has formally withdrawn its application to move... Read More »

Big Plans for a Dogpatch Warehouse and Penthouse Perch

Big Plans for a Dogpatch Warehouse and Penthouse Perch

Purchased along with the adjacent two-story Dogptach Victorian at 694 Tennessee Street for $3.25 million two years ago, plans to convert the 1,875-square-foot warehouse/garage at 690 Tennessee Street into a five-floor, 6,111-square-foot residential building are in the works. As designed by Natoma Architects, the proposed development features a “capsule-shaped... Read More »

Proposed North Beach Hotel Closer to Reality

Proposed North Beach Hotel Closer to Reality

As we first reported last month, plans to raze the former Tower Records Annex turned bike rental shop at 1196 Columbus Avenue and develop a 75-room Moxy Hotel upon the site were back in play. This morning, San Francisco’s Environmental Review Officer signed the Mitigated Negative Declaration for the... Read More »