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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 »

Development to Transform Potrero’s East Slope Slated for Big Vote

Development to Transform Potrero’s East Slope Slated for Big Vote

With a refined design by Min Day, the proposed 250-unit Potrero Hill development to rise below the neighborhood’s 33-acre public housing site that’s to be razed and rebuilt could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission this week. As part of the 1395 22nd Street project, 6,500 square feet of... Read More »

Bayview Rising, Take Two

Bayview Rising, Take Two

Plans to construct a four-story building with 12 residential units over a bit of commercial space upon the vacant 4101 Third Street lot, between Hudson and Innes Avenues, were abandoned in the last downturn. But over the past year, the property owner has been working with the City, Bayview... Read More »

Raising the Roof, Retail and Public Space in SoMa

Raising the Roof, Retail and Public Space in SoMa

Built in 1966 and last remodeled in 1998, plans to add four stories atop the existing seven-story building at 633 Folsom Street, adjacent to the 200-foot BLU (631 Folsom), are working their way through Planning. The proposed addition would add 90,000 square feet of office space to the 172,000... Read More »

Majority of South Park Trees Tagged for Removal

Majority of South Park Trees Tagged for Removal

In 2012, the South Park Improvement Association commissioned a certified arborist to assess the health and structural condition of all the trees that ring and grow within South Park. Of the fifty-two (52) trees surveyed, five (5) were found to be in poor condition. And only two (2) were... Read More »

When Good Trees (and City Policies) Go Bad

When Good Trees (and City Policies) Go Bad

The lone Monterey Cypress at 300 Moncada Way is a spectacular tree whose roots have caused $21,000 worth of damage to sewer pipes, the sidewalk and adjacent driveway/garage over the past fourteen years. And its roots now extend over 30 feet under the foundation of the adjacent home on... Read More »

Presidio on the Boards and Brain

Presidio on the Boards and Brain

The detailed concept design and schematic for the New Presidio Parklands Project, which will connect the Presidio’s historic core to Crissy Field and the San Francisco Bay for the first time in over eighty years, was released last month. From James Corner Field Operations, the lead architects of the... Read More »