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Warriors Arena Main Plaza And Open Space Plan

Warriors Arena Main Plaza And Open Space Plan

Not including the future Bayfront Park, a five-and-a-half-acre waterfront expanse across Terry Francois Boulevard with water-oriented activities and large lawns which the development of the Warriors’ Mission Bay Arena will trigger, the arena project itself includes 3.2 acres of plazas and publicly accessible space. In addition to a proposed 3,700 square foot plaza at the Read More »

Plans For 200 Mid-Mission Apartments, And Perhaps A Living Alley

Plans For 200 Mid-Mission Apartments, And Perhaps A Living Alley

Currently zoned for development up to 120 feet in height, plans to raze the 1,200 square foot SF Pizza Café and parking lot at 1270 Mission Street and construct a 13-story apartment building with 199 residential units over 3,300 square feet of ground floor retail and 101 parking spaces for autos have been reviewed by Read More »

Burrows Street Pocket Park Project And Precedent For Improvement

Burrows Street Pocket Park Project And Precedent For Improvement

A former dumping ground for trash and gathering spot for “vandals and illicit activity” along the Portola neighborhood’s commercial corridor, the cul-de-sac at the beginning of Burrows Street has been transformed into a pocket park. While the ribbon was cut for the first phase of the Burrows Street Pocket Park project last year, at which Read More »

Designs For a Neighborhood Changing Development: 598 Brannan

Designs For a Neighborhood Changing Development: 598 Brannan

While currently only zoned for building up to 55 feet in height, Tishman Speyer is pushing forward with plans to develop a pair of modern eleven-story buildings on the northeast corner of Brannan and Fifth Streets, behind which a new public park could sprout in the middle of the Central SoMa block. Designed Peter Weingarten Read More »

Golden Gate Park Turf Battle Headed To The Ballot Box

The proposed ordinance which would block the renovation of the Beach Chalet Athletic Fields in Golden Gate Park and has qualified for the November ballot and will go head-to-head with the mayor’s “Children’s Playgrounds, Walking Trails and Athletic Fields Act,” a counter measure which would allow the conversion of the Beach Chalet’s four grass fields to synthetic turf and Read More »

Francisco Reservoir Transfer Tentatively Approved

Francisco Reservoir Transfer Tentatively Approved

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission has approved a transfer of the long-shuttered Francisco Reservoir on Russian Hill to the City’s Recreation and Park Department. If San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors and Mayor Ed Lee agree, the city will pay $9.9 million over twelve years for the prime 4-acre parcel between Hyde and Larkin.  Neighbors Read More »

Mayor Lee Counter Attacks Athletic Fields Renovation Measure

Mayor Lee Counter Attacks Athletic Fields Renovation Measure

While the Coalition to Protect Golden Gate Park continues to gather signatures to support their proposed ballot measure which would require athletic fields in Golden Gate Park west of Crossover Drive to be maintained as natural grass and without lighting, a measure which is designed to block the approved renovation of the Beach Chalet Athletic Read More »

Fixed Up, Platinum Certified And Asking $10M More In Cow Hollow

Fixed Up, Platinum Certified And Asking $10M More In Cow Hollow

As we first reported a few months ago, the Cow Hollow home at 2680 Green Street was purchased as a “fixer” for $3,100,000 in 2010, was completely renovated as “a masterwork in sustainability and design,” and was about to hit the market listed for $13,000,000.  And now it has. In addition to being LEED for Read More »

Moscone Center’s Redesign Refined

Moscone Center’s Redesign Refined

Responding in part to concerns about the impact of the Moscone Center’s proposed expansion project on the adjacent Children’s Garden, as well as to the impact of the building’s mass along Howard Street, the proposed design for the building by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and Mark Cavagnero Associates has evolved. While the bulk of the Read More »

The Projected Impact Of Two 13-Story Towers On Pine

The Projected Impact Of Two 13-Story Towers On Pine

The Environmental Impact Report for the development of 262 condos, two floors of commercial space, and parking for 245 cars on Pine Street between Van Ness and Franklin is slated to be certified in two weeks, a certification would help clear the way for the two 13-story towers to rise. While San Francisco Heritage “strongly Read More »

Encroaching On The Hells Angels In San Francisco

Encroaching On The Hells Angels In San Francisco

The big green wall on the northern edge of the proposed mid-block passage between Tennessee and Third, just north of 23rd Street, isn’t simply for decoration. For on the other side of said wall is the Clubhouse for the Frisco chapter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. The club isn’t planning to move. And as Read More »

Dogpatch Apartments And Arts Plaza Up For Approval This Week

Dogpatch Apartments And Arts Plaza Up For Approval This Week

As we first reported and revealed a few weeks ago, the designs and plans for the proposed 111-unit Dogpatch development to rise along Indiana between 18th and 19th Streets (aka the 650 Indiana Street Project or Café Cocomo redevelopment) have been refined and now include a “Cocomo Mews” between the two five-story buildings with a Read More »

Long-Vacant Downtown Lot Ready For (Downsized) Development

Long-Vacant Downtown Lot Ready For (Downsized) Development

Zoned for development up to 300-feet in height, a 30-story hotel was proposed to rise on the northwest corner of Pine and Kearny in 1981. In 1982, the proposal was changed to a 26-story office building, a proposal which was never approved for the 500 Pine Street parcel upon which a 10-story “skyscraper” had been Read More »

Five Teams Competing To Design A New Gateway To The Presidio

Five Teams Competing To Design A New Gateway To The Presidio

Twenty-five teams responded to a request for qualifications to design 10 acres of new parkland in the Presidio which will connect the Presidio’s Main Post with Crissy Field, the Presidio Gateway project, and the Presidio Trust has just announced the finalists. The Gateway project also includes three acres of newly designed parklands adjacent to the Read More »

Green On Green For Even More Green, And White

Green On Green For Even More Green, And White

Purchased as a “fixer” for $3,100,000 in 2010 and looking a little less modern at the time, the Cow Hollow home at 2680 Green Street is about to hit the market listed for $13,000,000 as a completely renovated, “ultra-sustainable” residence with applications for LEED Platinum and Passive Home certification underway. A glass staircase and elevator Read More »