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The City Is Planning to Develop a 50-Year Vision to Connect SF

The City Is Planning to Develop a 50-Year Vision to Connect SF

Dubbed Connect SF, the City of San Francisco is about to launch a city-wide effort “to both consolidate and coordinate all transportation-related planning efforts to improve mobility for all people in San Francisco.” And by the middle of 2018, the effort is expected to yield “an overarching 50-year vision... Read More »

Progress and Timing for a Major Development on Oakland’s Auto Row

Progress and Timing for a Major Development on Oakland’s Auto Row

The City of Oakland has just finished its preliminary analysis for the proposed 18-story building to rise upon the Oakland Acura Dealership site 277 27th Street, a development which includes up to 448 residential units and 65,000 square feet of retail space primarily oriented along its 24th Street frontage,... Read More »

Bonus Height Program for Affordable Developments Approved, But…

Bonus Height Program for Affordable Developments Approved, But…

While San Francisco’s proposed Affordable Housing Bonus Program, which would allow market-rate developers to build up to two stories higher than currently zoned in exchange for pricing 30 percent of the development at below market rates, remains DOA, a pared-down program which would only apply to 100 percent below... Read More »

Single-Room SoMa Units Even Closer to Reality, But…

Single-Room SoMa Units Even Closer to Reality, But…

The permits to level the Kung’s Trading Company building at 1335 Folsom and Dore and develop a new six-story building with 57 little residential units measuring between 360 and 395 square feet apiece and a small retail/cafe space on the corner of the Western SoMa parcel have been requested... Read More »

The Claremont Hotel’s Condo and Expansion Project Rendered

The Claremont Hotel’s Condo and Expansion Project Rendered

With the required Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed expansion of the landmark Claremont Hotel & Spa about to get underway, we now have the detailed renderings of the project to share. As proposed, four of the hotel’s existing tennis courts would be moved to make way for... Read More »

Inner Richmond Infill and One Less Service Station as Proposed

Inner Richmond Infill and One Less Service Station as Proposed

Plans to raze the Inner Richmond service station at 4135 California Street, across from the modern condos which were constructed at 300-350 Cornwall, have been submitted to San Francisco’s Planning Department for review. As proposed, a four-story building will rise up to 40 feet in height across the California... Read More »

The First Renderings for San Francisco’s Last Super-Tall Tower Site

The First Renderings for San Francisco’s Last Super-Tall Tower Site

Transbay Parcel F at 546 Howard Street was the last remaining development site in San Francisco zoned for building over 550 feet in height, a so-called “super-tall” site by the city. And with the $160 million sale of Parcel F having been completed, we now have the first renderings... Read More »

The Grand Plan to Transform the Intersection of Market and Van Ness

The Grand Plan to Transform the Intersection of Market and Van Ness

In addition to potentially raising building height limits, allowing for more density, and setting the stage for a number of public realm improvements, such as new public open spaces and safer streets, the draft plan for the City’s Market Street Hub Project envisions transforming the intersection of Market and... Read More »

Bonus Height Fight Headed to the Ballot Box

Bonus Height Fight Headed to the Ballot Box

With San Francisco’s proposed Affordable Housing Bonus Program, which would allow market-rate developers to build up to two stories higher than currently zoned in exchange for pricing 30 percent of the development at below market rates, appearing to be DOA, and a pared-down program which would only apply to... Read More »

New Timing and Details for That Twisty 400-Foot Tower Project

New Timing and Details for That Twisty 400-Foot Tower Project

The Disposition and Development Agreement for Transbay Block 1, upon which Tishman Speyer is planning to build a twisty 400-foot-tall tower designed by Jeanne Gang at the corner of Folsom and Spear, is slated to be conditionally approved by the City’s Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure Commissioners this... Read More »