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Plans for Semi-Massive Presidio Heights Development Formalized

Plans for Semi-Massive Presidio Heights Development Formalized

The formal application to move forward with the semi-massive redevelopment of CPMC’s nearly 5-acre California Hospital Campus at 3700 California Street has just been submitted to San Francisco’s Planning Department. While the Planning Department’s review of TMG Partners’ preliminary plans for the site had “strongly encouraged” increasing the density... Read More »

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Has Died at the Age of 65

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Has Died at the Age of 65

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee died from a heart attack early this morning at the age of 65. As such, Board of Supervisors President London Breed is now the acting mayor and will remain in the role until a special election is held on June 5 of 2018 unless... Read More »

Waylaid Mission District Development Slated for Approval

Waylaid Mission District Development Slated for Approval

In the works since 2014 but waylaid by the adoption and subsequent extension of ‘Interim Controls’ to limit new market-rate housing, office and retail developments in the Mission, plans to raze the single-story Alpha Bay Builders structure at 3314 Cesar Chavez Street and develop a new six-story building upon... Read More »

Never Mind, the Facade of Remodeling Will Remain

Never Mind, the Facade of Remodeling Will Remain

The proposed framework for eliminating San Francisco’s frequently gamed Tantamount to Demolition rule and instituting a new Residential Expansion Threshold will not be presented at the Bayview Hunters Point Citizen Advisory Committee Meeting this evening. And in fact, as of late yesterday, San Francisco’s Planning Department has formally suspended... Read More »

This Could End the Façade of Remodeling in SF, Streamline Demos

This Could End the Façade of Remodeling in SF, Streamline Demos

Attempts to game the real estate rules in San Francisco which govern the demolition and expansion of residential properties, by removing all but the façade or a few walls of an existing home and calling it a “remodel,” resulted in new legislation being adopted in 2007 that attempted to... Read More »

New Plans for Redevelopment of This Historic Polk Street Site

New Plans for Redevelopment of This Historic Polk Street Site

As originally envisioned by Natoma Architects and formally proposed back in 2014, a modern six-story addition was to rise up to 85 feet in height atop the historic two-story building at 1033 Polk Street, with cantilevered balconies and a total of nine (9) new condos over 1,875 square feet... Read More »

Guidelines to Direct the Look and Feel of San Francisco

Guidelines to Direct the Look and Feel of San Francisco

A set of twenty-four (24) proposed Urban Design Guidelines intended to establish a consistent set of expectations, goals, values and qualities by which future developments in San Francisco’s mixed-use, commercial and downtown districts could be consistently evaluated and reviewed – in terms of how a proposed building or project... Read More »

Luxury Auto Row Development Closer to Reality

Luxury Auto Row Development Closer to Reality

While the proposed ‘luxury community’ to rise at 3300 Broadway, at the corner of Brook Street along Oakland’s Auto Row, won’t break ground this year as originally projected by the project team, the development has just qualified for a streamlined environmental review and approvals under the umbrella of Oakland’s... Read More »

Non-Supersized Plans for Lucky Penny Site Slated for Approval

Non-Supersized Plans for Lucky Penny Site Slated for Approval

The supersized plans for a 10-story building to rise up to 105 feet in height upon the shuttered Lucky Penny site at the corner of Geary and Masonic have been abandoned. Instead, the project team is back to pushing forward with plans for an 8-story building to rise up... Read More »

Boutique Market Street Infill Building Closer to Reality

Boutique Market Street Infill Building Closer to Reality

In the works since 2014 but waylaid by a requested Discretionary Review (DR), the plans for a boutique 8-story building to rise on the underdeveloped parcel at 1870 Market Street, between the older 4-story building at 1874-1878 Market Street and the newish 8-story building dubbed “Venn on Market,” could... Read More »