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Plans for Massive New Waterfront Development Revealed

Plans for Massive New Waterfront Development Revealed

With an extensive cleanup of the old Potrero Power Plant site and its shoreline underway, plans for over 5 million square feet of development to rise up to 300 feet in height upon the 29-acre Central Waterfront site at 1201 Illinois Street – which is bounded by Illinois, the... Read More »

(Mini) Golf Could Return to Mission Bay

(Mini) Golf Could Return to Mission Bay

While the proposed urban bathhouse and eco-spa prototype dubbed “SOAK” never popped up on the future extension of Mission Bay Commons park in South Mission Bay, plans for an outdoor mini golf course to sprout on the “P15” parcel between Mission Bay Boulevards North and South, Third and Fourth... Read More »

Redwoods, Sculpture and Funicular Ousted from Plaza Plans

Redwoods, Sculpture and Funicular Ousted from Plaza Plans

The approved plans for the future half-acre Mission Plaza at the base of the Transbay/Salesforce Tower feature a grove of 20 redwood trees, a 41-foot-tall sculpture assembled from concrete blocks salvaged from the former terminal on the site and a funicular from the plaza to the new City Park... Read More »

$10 Million Deal for Western SoMa Park Land Closer to Reality

$10 Million Deal for Western SoMa Park Land Closer to Reality

The City’s nearly $10 million deal to acquire the five Western SoMa buildings at 145-165 11th Street, 964 Natoma and 973 Minna Street could be approved by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors tomorrow afternoon. If approved and ratified, the five buildings would be placed under the jurisdiction of the... Read More »

Plaza to Transform Market at Van Ness Redesigned (Again)

Plaza to Transform Market at Van Ness Redesigned (Again)

The plans for the proposed Oak Plaza to be constructed at the intersection of Market and Van Ness, at the base of the proposed 310-unit One Oak tower to rise up to 400 feet in height, have been substantially redesigned for the third time. As originally designed by Snøhetta,... Read More »

$10 Million Deal for SoMa Park Land Ready for Board’s Approval

$10 Million Deal for SoMa Park Land Ready for Board’s Approval

Speaking of public open spaces, parks and land use in SoMa, San Francisco’s Department of Real Estate has negotiated a $9.725 million purchase price for five adjacent buildings at 11th and Natoma Streets. If the acquisition is approved by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors, the hearing for which is... Read More »

Future Bayfront Park Newly Rendered, Detailed and Timed

Future Bayfront Park Newly Rendered, Detailed and Timed

San Francisco’s future 5.5-acre Bayfront Park, which will be bounded by a realigned Terry A. Francois Boulevard and the San Francisco Bay, between 16th Street and Nelson Rising Lane, across from the Warriors’ future Chase Center arena in Mission Bay, has been newly rendered and detailed. As conceptualized by... Read More »

Privatization of Public Open Space in SoMa Approved

Privatization of Public Open Space in SoMa Approved

In the works for over two years, the custom-tailored ordinance to allow the owners of the 31-story Intercontinental Hotel at 888 Howard Street to privatize the two outdoor terraces on the 3rd and 5th floors of the hotel, which are currently privately-owned public open spaces (POPOS) and were required... Read More »

Big Plans for San Francisco’s Temporary Transbay Terminal Site

Big Plans for San Francisco’s Temporary Transbay Terminal Site

The Transbay District block bounded by Howard, Beale, Folsom and Main – which is currently the site of San Francisco’s Temporary Transbay Terminal – will be divided into three upon the opening of San Francisco’s new Transbay Transit Center. The middle third of the site (Transbay Block 3) will... Read More »

Eco-Luxe Guitar House Newly Listed for $25 Million in Marin

Eco-Luxe Guitar House Newly Listed for $25 Million in Marin

Sitting on an 11-acre hilltop parcel upon which Bill Graham’s last home once sat at 800 Corte Madera Avenue in Marin, the so-called ‘Guitar House’ compound took over five years to complete and includes a nearly 10,000 square foot main house in addition to a two-bedroom guest home, staff... Read More »