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Potrero Hill’s Future East Slope And Serpentine Steps

Potrero Hill’s Future East Slope And Serpentine Steps

As we first reported last month, the development team behind the proposed 251-unit Potrero Hill development to rise below the 33-acre Potrero Terrace public housing site that’s to be rebuilt is aiming to secure approvals for the 1395 22nd Street project by the end of the year. If successful... Read More »

Planning Has A Problem With A Major Market Street Project

Planning Has A Problem With A Major Market Street Project

As proposed, the five-story Civic Center Hotel with 71 SRO and 81 Tourist rooms at 1601 Market Street, the Local 38 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union hall at 1621 Market, and the retail building at 1629‐1637 Market will be razed to make way for a 584-unit development (a mix of... Read More »

The Six-Story ‘Urban Room’ And Grand Public Open Space Plan

The Six-Story ‘Urban Room’ And Grand Public Open Space Plan

With the plans for the proposed 61-story tower to rise along First Street taking shape, the plans for the grand six-story “urban room” at the base of the building are moving forward as well. As designed by Foster + Partners, the 19,500 square foot publicly-accessible open space would connect... Read More »

Oh Say Can You See What Should Be On This Site?

Oh Say Can You See What Should Be On This Site?

The century-old Francis Scott Key Annex building, a former two-story school, sits on a nearly one and one-half acre parcel of land fronting 42nd and 43rd Avenue, between Irving and Judah Streets, in the Outer Sunset. The building currently serves as an administrative office and storage for the San... Read More »

Yurt!

Yurt!

For $3.375 million you can own a rather nice yurt on two-and-a-quarter acres of land in Bolinas. Okay, so there’s also a rather nice three-bedroom “eco home” that’s solar powered, with a southwestern exposure overlooking 40 acres of natural open space, on the property at 160 Overlook Drive as... Read More »

Market Street Plaza And Chipotle Lovers Take Note

Market Street Plaza And Chipotle Lovers Take Note

It’s mixed news for lovers of the plaza adjacent to 525 Market Street as barricades have been installed and the area will be closed to the public through the end of the year. But when it reopens following its makeover, the remodeled plaza will include more space for sitting... Read More »

Shinto Meets The Shire: Briarcombe On The Market For $3.8M

Shinto Meets The Shire: Briarcombe On The Market For $3.8M

Hidden away in Bolinas, with four structures constructed from reclaimed redwood on 3.4 acres of land, the “artist-musician-writer retreat” known as Briarcombe is on the market and listed for $3.8 million. Built for Katherine Marsh and designed by architect Jeff Morse, 430 Horseshoe Hill Road incorporates Japanese and Crafstman... Read More »

McCoppin Hub Plaza Fenced-Off And Padlocked

McCoppin Hub Plaza Fenced-Off And Padlocked

McCoppin Hub Plaza has been abruptly fenced-off and padlocked. Developed with a mix of permanent seating and terraced pads for food trucks, farmers markets or other community events, the landscaped plaza was designed to revitalize a dead space in the neighborhood, and become a “calm, open and welcome” space... Read More »

Google’s BIG Plans For A High-Tech Canopied Campus

Google’s BIG Plans For A High-Tech Canopied Campus

Google’s plans for a new high-tech Mountain View campus total over 3.4 million square feet, with a series of canopied structures rising across 60 acres on four North Bayshore sites (the 18-acre Landings; a 7.5 acre parcel on Huff Avenue; a 22-acre block at Charleston and Joaquin; and 12.5... Read More »

New Mission Bay Park Slated For June Opening

New Mission Bay Park Slated For June Opening

Hot on the heels of Mission Bay’s only Children’s Park which is slated to open this May, the 2.4-acre “Mariposa Park” under construction on the southern most portion of Mission Bay, to the north of Mariposa Street, between Interstate 280 and UCSF’s new Medical Center, is slated to be... Read More »