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Plans for a 600-Bed Dorm Earn a Qualified Thumbs Up

Plans for a 600-Bed Dorm Earn a Qualified Thumbs Up

The California College of the Arts proposed plan to raze three of the four warehouse style buildings it owns at the intersection of Hooper, Eighth, Carolina and Channel, and construct a modern five-story building, with up to 600 beds of student housing over 5,000 square feet of restaurant/retail space,... Read More »

Third Street Rising Take Three: Now with More Parking as Proposed

Third Street Rising Take Three: Now with More Parking as Proposed

As we first reported last year, the plans for a six-story Bayview building to rise on the triangular 4101 Third Street parcel, between Hudson and Innes Avenues, had been downwardly revised in terms of the number of proposed residential units, from 54 to 46, eliminating all studios and increasing... Read More »

Hap’s Old Mission Haunt Likely to Be Razed for Condos to Rise

Hap’s Old Mission Haunt Likely to Be Razed for Condos to Rise

While San Francisco’s Historic Preservation Commission is slated to formally forego a nomination of Loren ‘Hap’ Jones’ former motorcycle shop at 235 Valencia Street for landmark status, a designation which could have blocked a redevelopment of the Mission District site, the Commission is poised to make an administrative change... Read More »

Appeal Challenges Development of Oakland’s Auto Row

Appeal Challenges Development of Oakland’s Auto Row

While the plans for a seven-story Oakland development with 225 apartments over 23,000 square feet of retail space at 2400 Valdez Street were granted a key neighborhood plan-based exemption from having to complete a project specific environmental review in March, an appeal of the exemption has been filed. Leading... Read More »

Survey: Bay Area Headed in Wrong Direction, Residents Might Flee

Survey: Bay Area Headed in Wrong Direction, Residents Might Flee

According to a poll of 1,000 Bay Area residents conducted for the Bay Area Council, only 40 percent of residents feel like we’re “headed in the right direction,” down from 57 percent in 2014. In San Francisco, that number drops to 33 percent, versus 52 percent in 2014, with... Read More »

Contentious Affordable Housing Site Awarded to Developers

Contentious Affordable Housing Site Awarded to Developers

Identified by the Port of San Francisco as “the greatest affordable housing development opportunity among the Port’s seawall lots in the northeastern waterfront,” but having faced neighborhood pushback over just how affordable the development should be, the City has awarded the development rights for the half-block parcel on the... Read More »

A Two-Bedroom Mission Condo Couldn’t Fetch its Below Market Rate

A Two-Bedroom Mission Condo Couldn’t Fetch its Below Market Rate

Nine months ago the Below Market Rate (BMR) deeded two-bedroom condo #403 at 1587 15th Street, “located right in the heart of the vibrant Mission/Valencia corridor” above the former 4505/Belcampo Butcher Shop and featuring “a fantastic open concept floor plan with hardwood floors, a gourmet kitchen and its own... Read More »

SF’s LGBTQ History Could Hinder Mid-Market Development

SF’s LGBTQ History Could Hinder Mid-Market Development

From the recently completed Citywide Historic Context Statement for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) History in San Francisco, which was funded by a grant from the City’s Historic Preservation Fund: “When the RedLight Abatement Act shut down the city’s brothels in 1914 and forced the sex trade... Read More »

Boosters put Potrero Development and Del Popolo at Risk

Boosters put Potrero Development and Del Popolo at Risk

While Martin Building Company’s proposed development of 127 apartments and a Del Popolo pizzeria at 88 Arkansas and 17th Street, across from Jackson Park in Lower Potrero Hill, was approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission in a fast-tracked hearing last month, the Potrero Boosters Neighborhood Association has filed an appeal.... Read More »

Even Bigger Plans for City College Site, but Delays as Well

Even Bigger Plans for City College Site, but Delays as Well

While City College of San Francisco has already picked a development team to long-term lease and redevelop their 46,000-square-foot parcel at 33 Gough Street, behind the Flax site to rise up to 85 feet in height, the College is quietly working on near-term plans to vacate and lease its... Read More »