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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 »

San Francisco Has 124,847 Street Trees and a Webpage for Each

San Francisco Has 124,847 Street Trees and a Webpage for Each

A year-long inventory and mapping of every street tree in San Francisco has been completed. And based on the EveryTreeSF census, which identified the exact location, species and current condition of every tree, not including those on private property or in public parks, there are exactly 124,847 street trees... Read More »

Big Plans for the Burgeoning Hub District’s Streets and Plazas

Big Plans for the Burgeoning Hub District’s Streets and Plazas

With up to 9,000 units of housing expected to be built within the boundaries of San Francisco’s burgeoning Hub District, which is off-centered around the intersection of Market Street and South Van Ness Avenue, the plan to guide the development of the neighborhood’s “Public Realm” (i.e., all the space... Read More »

Streamlined Review for Renzo Piano Tower Approved

Streamlined Review for Renzo Piano Tower Approved

As the proposed 36-story Renzo Piano tower to rise at 555 Howard Street is being designed to meet LEED Platinum standards, its processing has been fast-tracked by Planning as a “green” development. And as the 555 Howard Street site sits within the boundaries of San Francisco’s Transit Center District Plan,... Read More »

Timing for a Transformative Market Street Project and New Park

Timing for a Transformative Market Street Project and New Park

With the preparation of the required Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed 584-unit development to rise up to ten stories in height across the Market Street parcels upon which the Civic Center Hotel (1601 Market), Local 38 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Hall (1621 Market), and two-story retail building... Read More »

Refined Designs for Giants’ Massive Mission Rock Project Revealed

Refined Designs for Giants’ Massive Mission Rock Project Revealed

The conceptual design for the San Francisco Giants’ proposed 28-acre Mission Rock project, which is slated to rise up to 240 feet in height on San Francisco’s Seawall Lot 337 (a.k.a. AT&T Park’s Parking Lot A), has been refined, rendered anew and is slated to be presented to San... Read More »

Russian Hill Platinum House Fetches $8.3 Million

Russian Hill Platinum House Fetches $8.3 Million

Listed for $11.25 million, or just over $2,000 per square foot, in May, the asking price for the designer Russian Hill home at 1209 Filbert Street, which is LEED Platinum certified, was reduced to $9.5 million ($1,693 per listed square foot) in July. And yesterday, the sale of the... Read More »

The Formal Plans for 584 Units on Market and a New Park

The Formal Plans for 584 Units on Market and a New Park

The formal application and new renderings for a proposed 584-unit development to rise up to eight ten stories in height across the Market Street parcels upon which the five-story Civic Center Hotel (1601 Market), Local 38 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union hall (1621 Market), and retail building at 1629‐1637 Market... Read More »