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Modern Oakland Development with a Rooftop Farm Ready for Review

Modern Oakland Development with a Rooftop Farm Ready for Review

The plans for a modern six-story Oakland development to rise at the corner of 51st Street and Telegraph Avenue, with 204 apartments over 34,000 square feet of ground floor retail space, including 28,000 square feet for a full-service grocery store, could be approved by the City’s Planning Commission in... Read More »

Hearing Set for Proposed SoMa Hotel, What Would Dirty Harry Say?

Hearing Set for Proposed SoMa Hotel, What Would Dirty Harry Say?

With the lease for the SoMa McDonald’s at Third and Townsend expiring in January 2017, San Francisco’s Planning Commission is now slated to approve the plans for an eleven-story hotel to rise on the 701 3rd Street site early next month. As proposed by Stonebridge Companies, a Colorado-based hotel... Read More »

San Francisco’s Future Transbay Park and Foreshadowing

San Francisco’s Future Transbay Park and Foreshadowing

A plugged-in tipster delivers the latest rendering for San Francisco’s future Transbay Park, the construction of which is currently slated to commence in early 2018 (once the operations of the Temporary Transbay Terminal move to San Francisco’s new Transbay Transit Center and free up the blocks bounded by Folsom,... Read More »

Refined Designs and Timing for Uber’s New HQ and Open Space

Refined Designs and Timing for Uber’s New HQ and Open Space

With the anticipated groundbreaking having been pushed back, SHoP Architects has refined the designs for Uber’s two worldwide headquarters buildings to rise up to eleven stories in Mission Bay, upon the former Salesforce parcels at 1455 and 1515 Third Street, adjacent to the Golden State Warriors arena and event... Read More »

Waylaid Mission District Park Project Will Break Ground Tomorrow

Waylaid Mission District Park Project Will Break Ground Tomorrow

Following three years of delays, the ground for a new Mission District park at 17th & Folsom Streets will officially be broken tomorrow at 3:30PM. The 32,000-square-foot park, which should be open by the end of the year or in early 2017, will include an outdoor classroom/performance space and... Read More »

Refined Designs and Timing for Eagle Plaza

Refined Designs and Timing for Eagle Plaza

As part of the approved 1532 Harrison project, which should break ground later this year and rise up to seven stories at Harrison and 12th Streets, the stretch of 12th between Harrison and Bernice will be converted into a “slow street” and public outdoor space dubbed Eagle Plaza, with... Read More »

An 8,600-Square-Foot House That Can Power Itself and Two Teslas

An 8,600-Square-Foot House That Can Power Itself and Two Teslas

Despite its 8,600-square-foot size, which doesn’t include over 1,600 square feet of terrace, the annual electric bill for the newly-built Portola Valley home at 3 Redberry Ridge will likely be less than for a 200-square-foot micro-unit in San Francisco. And that includes powering two Teslas (or the like). With... Read More »

Progress for a Proposed 127-Unit Potrero Hill Development

Progress for a Proposed 127-Unit Potrero Hill Development

Martin Building is pushing forward with plans for a Lower Potrero Hill development to rise up to five-stories at 17th and Arkansas Streets, across from Jackson Park. As designed by BAR Architects, the proposed 88 Arkansas project includes 127 apartments – a mix of 25 studios averaging 435 square... Read More »

Priortity Given to Redevelopment of a Market Street Mortuary

Priortity Given to Redevelopment of a Market Street Mortuary

While proposals for new buildings in San Francisco are typically assigned, reviewed and completed by San Francisco’s Planning Department in the order they’re received, there are a couple of ways to jump the line. And as a proposed LEED Platinum project “with an exceptionally high standard for green building,”... Read More »

Waylaid Mission District Park Project Ready to Break Ground

Waylaid Mission District Park Project Ready to Break Ground

Following three years of delays and three rounds of bidding, two rounds of which were rejected when every bid came in over-budget before even breaking ground, the contract to build the 17th and Folsom Street Park is slated to be approved this week, construction should soon commence, and the... Read More »