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Neighborhood Farm vs School

Neighborhood Farm vs School

Purchased for $1.295 million in early 2014, the 203 Cotter Street parcel extends nearly 500 feet back through the middle of its Mission Terrace block and has been home to Little City Gardens, the only commercial farm within the city limits of San Francisco, since 2010. The buyer of... Read More »

Market Street Development Could Be Cut Short by New Report

Market Street Development Could Be Cut Short by New Report

Plans to level the the Golden Gate Building at 1028 Market Street, which was previously home to Hollywood Billiards and is now occupied by “The Hall,” and develop a new 13-story building – with 186 apartments over 4 ground-floor restaurant/retail spaces and a basement garage for 42 cars on... Read More »

Pushback on the Plans to Build atop Hopwater’s Historic Home

Pushback on the Plans to Build atop Hopwater’s Historic Home

San Francisco’s Planning Department has finished its preliminary review of the proposed plans for adding five new floors and twenty one-bedroom apartments atop the historic Key Klub building at 850 Bush Street which is located within the Lower Nob Hill National Register Historic District and is currently home to... Read More »

Possible Site for another Rincon Hill Tower in Play

Possible Site for another Rincon Hill Tower in Play

Built in 1930, prior to which a number of residential buildings had resided on the Rincon Hill site, the two-story industrial building at 511 Harrison Street has served a number of commercial tenants over the past 85 years, was the site of One Rincon Hill’s original sales office, and... Read More »

Plans for a 21-Story Central SoMa Infill Hotel Revealed

Plans for a 21-Story Central SoMa Infill Hotel Revealed

As we first reported last year, “have no fear, unless you happen to rely on the parking lot at 350 Second Street or own a condo at 77 Dow Place that currently overlooks the parcel, an architect has been engaged to start working on plans for a new... Read More »

Teatro ZinZanni’s Waterfront Development Plan Refined

Teatro ZinZanni’s Waterfront Development Plan Refined

While the issue of whether Teatro ZinZanni’s proposed 180-room hotel and theater development to rise up to four stories in height along the Embarcadero, between Broadway and Vallejo, will be allowed to block the Vallejo Street right-of-way and view corridor has yet to be formally resolved, the design for... Read More »

A Move to Landmark The Upper Haight Is Underway

A Move to Landmark The Upper Haight Is Underway

While ground zero for the nation’s “hippie” and counter-culture movement in the 1960s, and one of the neighborhoods most commonly associated with the ethos of San Francisco, Haight-Ashbury, or The Upper Haight, isn’t one of the City’s twelve Landmark Districts. But that could soon change. Roughly defined as Haight... Read More »

Planning Seeks More Variety for Massive Flower Mart Redevelopment

Planning Seeks More Variety for Massive Flower Mart Redevelopment

Planning has just finished its preliminary review of the draft plans for the massive redevelopment of the San Francisco Flower Mart site, a project which could yield over two million square feet of office space; 89,000 square feet of retail/restaurant space; a new 125,000 square foot Flower Mart on... Read More »

Plans for High-End SRO Units on Howard Will Need to Be Revised

Plans for High-End SRO Units on Howard Will Need to Be Revised

In the works since 2006, plans to raze the single-story Reliable Parts appliance supply store at 1450 Howard Street, across the street from the Saint Joseph’s Church which is undergoing a high-tech conversion, are under review by the city. And as proposed, a six-story building with 16 residential units... Read More »

The Likely Fate of San Francisco’s Prominent Piers 30-32

The Likely Fate of San Francisco’s Prominent Piers 30-32

While the Port of San Francisco is in the process of updating its Waterfront Land Use Plan and examining potential uses for the City’s prominent Piers 30-32, the 13-acre site is likely to remain a deteriorating parking lot with sweeping Bay views for at least another decade, and possibly... Read More »