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Plans For Condos To Replace Prized Potrero Hill Hardware Store

Plans For Condos To Replace Prized Potrero Hill Hardware Store

Plans to raze the Center Hardware and Supply Company warehouse at 999 Mariposa Street, and the Brickley Production Services building behind at 249 Pennsylvania Avenue, have been submitted to Planning for review. And as proposed, a contemporary five-story building with 65 dwelling units over a ground floor of residential/commercial flex... Read More »

Context For Two Towers And More At Townsend And Fourth

Context For Two Towers And More At Townsend And Fourth

While Tishman Speyer has so far only filed their preliminary plans to construct a 400-foot tower with 450 condos over 10,000 square feet of retail along 4th Street, between Townsend and Bluxome and across the Central SoMa parcels upon which The Creamery and a few other little buildings currently... Read More »

Application Filed For First Of Two Towers At Townsend And Fourth

Application Filed For First Of Two Towers At Townsend And Fourth

Tishman Speyer has filed their preliminary application to raze The Creamery coffee shop, the Iron Cactus Mexican restaurant, and the rest of the little buildings on the east side of Fourth Street between Townsend and Bluxome, and construct a 41-story tower with 450 condos over 10,000 square feet of... Read More »

The Mayor’s Roadmap For Affordable Housing In San Francisco

The Mayor’s Roadmap For Affordable Housing In San Francisco

Speaking of the Mayor and housing, the findings and recommendations from a working group of “over 100 housing activists, advocates and experts,” which the Mayor assembled to address the state of affordable housing in San Francisco and aid the Mayor in achieving his goal of adding 10,000 units of affordable housing... Read More »

How People Commute To Work In San Francisco

How People Commute To Work In San Francisco

The way in which employees in San Francisco commute to work has changed a little but not a lot since 2008, with the share of those driving alone having dropped from 37 percent to 35 percent in 2013 and the share of those taking transit rising to 38 percent... Read More »

Take 2.0 For Mission District Development Disapproved In 2010

Take 2.0 For Mission District Development Disapproved In 2010

The plans to raze the existing one-story warehouse on the northwest corner of 15th and Shotwell and build a five-story building with 23 condos on the Mission District lot are slated to be approved this week, a plan which was disapproved in 2010 when a four-story building with ten... Read More »

Central SoMa Subway Site Could Sprout A Tower Too

Central SoMa Subway Site Could Sprout A Tower Too

The former gas station at Folsom and Fourth is long-gone and construction is well underway for the Yerba Buena/Moscone Station of San Francisco’s future Central Subway.  But that’s not all that could rise on the centrally located site, a site which is currently zoned for development up to 130-feet... Read More »

Designs For Six Stories At Brannan And Fourth

Designs For Six Stories At Brannan And Fourth

The designs for the proposed six-story office building to “rise” at 501-505 Brannan Street will be presented to San Francisco’s Planning Commission for approval next week.  As we wrote about the project last month: Speaking of development along San Francisco’s emergent Fourth Street Transit spine, while the City’s Central SoMa... Read More »

Potential For A $7.5M “Super Unit” In The Four Seasons

As we first reported eight months ago: The owner of the three-bedroom condo #22A at the Four Seasons Residences in San Francisco purchased the adjoining 836 square foot one-bedroom in October of 2008 and would like to merge the two units to create a 3,743 square foot four-bedroom home.... Read More »

The Grand Plan And Timing To Transform SF’s Second Street

The Grand Plan And Timing To Transform SF’s Second Street

In the works for over a decade, San Francisco’s Second Street Improvement Project intends to transform Second Street, from Market to King, into a pleasant “multi-modal corridor” and “green connector,” with separated bike lanes (cycletracks) on both sides of the street, sidewalk and streetscape improvements, and a complete roadway repaving.... Read More »

Chains Recommended For Three Castro Street Sites

Chains Recommended For Three Castro Street Sites

As proposed, SoulCycle will take over the iconic Bank of America building formerly occupied by Diesel at 400 Castro Street, Philz Coffee will move into David Chiu’s former campaign office space at 549 Castro Street, and Hamburger Mary’s will occupy the former Patio Restaurant and Café space at 531... Read More »

Stunning New Renderings And Context For SoMa Mega-Project

Stunning New Renderings And Context For SoMa Mega-Project

A copy of the 5M Project presentation which Forest City prepared for San Francisco’s Planning Commission includes a number of stunning new renderings for the proposed development and a fantastic overview of the mega-project’s architecture, design and context, including the heights of the buildings as designed relative to a number... Read More »

Plans For Seven Stories And 1:1 Parking In The Mission

Plans For Seven Stories And 1:1 Parking In The Mission

Plans to raze the two one-story auto repair buildings on the southeast corner of 16th and Florida Streets have been submitted to Planning.  And as proposed, a seven-story development would rise up to 68 feet on the corner, with 53 new Mission District condos over parking for 53 cars.... Read More »

Underbuilding Along San Francisco’s New Transit Spine

Underbuilding Along San Francisco’s New Transit Spine

Speaking of development along San Francisco’s emergent Fourth Street Transit spine, while the City’s Central SoMa Plan envisions up-zoning the southwest corner of Brannan and Fourth to allow a tower of up to 250-feet to rise on the site, TMG Partners appears to be moving forward with plans to build... Read More »

Four New Policy Papers To Shape SF’s Central SoMa Plan

Four New Policy Papers To Shape SF’s Central SoMa Plan

San Francisco’s Central SoMa Plan will define the City’s vision and strategies, and the overall potential, for developing the area bounded by Market, Sixth, Second and Townsend Streets, 260 acres of prime urban space bisected by the Central Subway project and an emergent Fourth Street transit spine. En route... Read More »