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One Step Forward for Mid-Mission Development Seeking More Height

One Step Forward for Mid-Mission Development Seeking More Height

Speaking of significant projects in San Francisco with forward momentum, the City has just issued a Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration (which is a good thing if you’re the developer) for the proposed 13-story apartment building to rise on the 1270 Mission Street parcel, a parcel which is currently occupied... Read More »

Ciao Giannini’s (and 35 New Condos in Dogpatch as Proposed)

Ciao Giannini’s (and 35 New Condos in Dogpatch as Proposed)

While in the very early stages of development, plans to raze the Giannini’s Auto Body shop building at 625 Mariposa Street, across the street the new Benioff Children’s Hospital and a (healthy) stone’s throw from the recently opened Mariposa Park, have been drafted. And as proposed, a five-story building... Read More »

Proposed All Stars Donuts Redevelopment Is Now a Hotel

Proposed All Stars Donuts Redevelopment Is Now a Hotel

Speaking of big hotel projects, the development team behind the proposed redevelopment of the All Stars Donuts shop site at 5th and Harrison has shifted gears and drafted new plans for a 197-room hotel to rise across the 399 5th Street parcel. As designed by Stanton Architecture, the eight-story... Read More »

Property Scofflaws in San Francisco, including an Illegal Sex Club

Property Scofflaws in San Francisco, including an Illegal Sex Club

Since the beginning of the year, nearly 900 complaints have been filed with the city, alleging an illegal use, addition or action with respect to a property or property owner in San Francisco. While the complaints have ranged from the operation of an illegal “art studio/swingers sex club” on... Read More »

Oakland Conditionally Approves Contentious Chinatown Development

Oakland Conditionally Approves Contentious Chinatown Development

The contentious redevelopment of the entire Oakland block bound by Webster, 11th, Harrison and 12th Streets, on the edge of Oakland’s Chinatown, has been approved by the City’s Planning Commission. But as a plugged-in reader notes, as a condition of its approval, the development team behind the proposed 416-unit... Read More »

Mission District Murals Inventoried for Preservation Review

Mission District Murals Inventoried for Preservation Review

Working with San Francisco Architectural Heritage and Precita Eyes, a Planning Department summer intern has created an inventory and historical index for the murals that adorn San Francisco’s Mission District, an overview of which will be presented to San Francisco’s Historic Preservation Commission tomorrow afternoon. The point of the... Read More »

Coalition Challenges Redevelopment of a Chinatown Block

Coalition Challenges Redevelopment of a Chinatown Block

While the “W12” project site, which includes the entire Oakland block bound by Webster, 11th, Harrison and 12th Streets, along with the quarter-block parcel on the northwest corner of Harrison and 12th, was designated as a prime “Opportunity Site” for redevelopment within the City of Oakland’s Lake Merritt Station... Read More »

New Plan for Central SoMa Doubles Additional Housing and Jobs

New Plan for Central SoMa Doubles Additional Housing and Jobs

While the area defined as “Central SoMa” has shrunk from 260 to 230 acres, with the majority of the area’s northern boundary having been shifted to the south of Howard versus Market Street, the City’s revised Central SoMa Plan now includes the potential for an additional 7,800 units of... Read More »

The Grand Plan for Building Up Central SoMa Is about to Be Revealed

The Grand Plan for Building Up Central SoMa Is about to Be Revealed

The 260 acres of land bounded by Market, Second, Townsend and Sixth Streets, which will soon be bisected by the Central Subway and is collectively known as Central SoMa, is currently zoned to support the building of 8,225 new residential units and office space for another 19,140 workers. By... Read More »

A Big Hearing for that Downsized Mid-Market Development

A Big Hearing for that Downsized Mid-Market Development

Having been appealed on both historic and contemporary grounds, the Planning Commission hearing to determine if the modern 12-story development designed to rise at 950 Market Street – covering half the triangular Mid-Market block bound by Market, Turk and Taylor while leaving The Warfield and Crazy Horse Theater buildings... Read More »