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Results of SF’s Railyard, Tracks and I-280 Redevelopment Study

Results of SF’s Railyard, Tracks and I-280 Redevelopment Study

While the full results of San Francisco’s Railyard Alternatives and I-280 Boulevard Feasibility Study, which is now known as Planning’s five-point Rail Alignment and Benefits (RAB) Study, are slated to be revealed this evening, here’s the executive summary: 1. As we expected and first reported last month, the recommended... Read More »

Appeal of Proposed Van Ness Corridor Development Withdrawn

Appeal of Proposed Van Ness Corridor Development Withdrawn

An appeal of Planning’s findings with respect to the expected environmental impact of the proposed 168-unit apartment building with a mix of 78 studios, 54 one-bedrooms, 31 twos and one three to rise up to 130 feet in height on the northeast corner of Van Ness and Golden Gate Avenues,... Read More »

Proposed Development in San Francisco Tracking a Six-Year Low

Proposed Development in San Francisco Tracking a Six-Year Low

Having peaked at 116 in 2014, the number of newly proposed plans for major developments in San Francisco has been trending down ever since, a trend which shouldn’t catch any plugged-in readers by surprise. And with fewer than 20 preliminary proposals for major projects in the city having been... Read More »

Complaints Related to Illegal Airbnb-Ing in S.F. Cut in Half

Complaints Related to Illegal Airbnb-Ing in S.F. Cut in Half

While the number of complaints related to illegal short-term rental activity in San Francisco hasn’t dropped to zero following the implementation of the City’s new short-term rental law (which restricts units that haven’t been registered with San Francisco’s Office of Short-Term Rentals from being listed on short-term rental platforms,... Read More »

Passed by Planning, Central SoMa Plan Is Now Headed to the Supes

Passed by Planning, Central SoMa Plan Is Now Headed to the Supes

Having been unanimously supported by San Francisco’s Planning Commission last week, the City’s ambitious Central SoMa Plan is now slated to be reviewed by the Board of Supervisors’ Land Use and Transportation Committee on June 25, after which it will be passed along to San Francisco’s full Board of... Read More »

The Plans to Transform San Francisco’s Civic Center

The Plans to Transform San Francisco’s Civic Center

In the works since 2016, three comprehensive plans for transforming San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza, Fulton Mall and United Nations Plaza, as newly rendered and outlined below, will be presented to San Francisco’s Planning Commission next week. Intended to illustrate “a range of long-term potential improvements and approaches to... Read More »

Placeholder for Transbay District Tower Slated for Approval, Again

Placeholder for Transbay District Tower Slated for Approval, Again

While plans for a skinny 495-foot-tall tower with up to 334 condos, or 72 condos over a 273-room hotel, “depending upon market conditions,” were approved to rise on the downtown parking lot parcel at 524 Howard Street back in 2016, the ground has yet to be broken. And as... Read More »

Thwarted by Neighbors, Noe Home Returns sans Addition

Thwarted by Neighbors, Noe Home Returns sans Addition

With plans to raise, renovate and expand the existing 2,300-square-foot Noe Valley home at 437 Hoffman Avenue having been drafted, the property traded hands for $1.85 million in 2014. While the expanded home would have remained ten feet under the zoned height limit for its parcel, and had included... Read More »

The Plea to Save a Mission District Dollar Store

The Plea to Save a Mission District Dollar Store

Having already been redesigned to look less upscale and eliminate its garage, the proposed redevelopment of the “One $ Store” parcel on the southwest corner of Mission and 17th Streets, which has been in the works since 2009, has now been formally challenged by the Mission Economic Development Agency... Read More »

Waylaid Rincon Hill Development Take Two (And Three)

Waylaid Rincon Hill Development Take Two (And Three)

As we first reported in early March, having foreshadowed its revival back in 2015: Approved for development back in 2009 but subsequently waylaid by a successful appeal to San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors, an appeal which was championed by neighbors in the adjacent building (Baycrest) concerned about a loss... Read More »