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Little-Known Public Open Spaces Could Be Made Private

Little-Known Public Open Spaces Could Be Made Private

While not widely publicized, over 12,000 square feet of public open space was constructed in the form of two sunny terraces off the fourth and sixth floors of the 31-story Intercontinental Hotel at 888 Howard Street, a condition of the development’s approval and the result of a 1980s-era city... Read More »

Proposed SF Innovation Campus Slated For Approval

Proposed SF Innovation Campus Slated For Approval

The plan for a proposed 427,000-square-foot ‘innovation campus’ to rise at the base of Potrero Hill – the Hundred Hooper development we first revealed a few weeks ago – is slated to be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission tomorrow.  And it’s a development which could not have been approved just seven... Read More »

Hearings For 2,000 Units Of Housing This Week

Hearings For 2,000 Units Of Housing This Week

The public hearings to review the Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs) for the proposed 320-unit development to rise up to 4-stories at 1601 Mariposa Street, at the base of Potrero Hill, and the master plan for redeveloping the 49-acre Sunnydale public housing complex in Visitacion Valley, the largest public housing... Read More »

Oakland Coliseum City Plan Could Pit Raiders Against The A’s

Oakland Coliseum City Plan Could Pit Raiders Against The A’s

Three months ago, Floyd Kephart, the Chairman of a hedge fund advisory firm, was given 90 days to ink letters of interest with the Oakland Raiders and Athletics in order to get the City’s proposed $2 billion “Coliseum City” development off the ground, a project which has been in the works... Read More »

Three Designs For A Better Market Street And Bikes On Mission

Three Designs For A Better Market Street And Bikes On Mission

The Better Market Street project has identified three alternatives for redesigning the 2.2‐mile segment of Market between Octavia Boulevard and The Embarcadero, alternatives which include the possible redesign of the 2.3 mile stretch of Mission Street from Valencia to The Embarcadero as well. With an overarching goal of making... Read More »

Planning For Balboa Park Reservoir Redevelopment Underway

Planning For Balboa Park Reservoir Redevelopment Underway

As we wrote about the Balboa Park Reservoir a year ago next week: With a 100-year drought underway, it would be nice if it were filled the brim, but the 25-acre Balboa Park Reservoir which was built in the 1950’s has never held a drop of water and has... Read More »

Ten-To-One: San Francisco’s Housing Market In A Nutshell

Around 7,500 units of housing have been built in San Francisco since January 1, 2010.  Over the same five years, the number of employed residents has increased by 74,000.  And in a nutshell, that ten-to-one ratio has been driving the trend in rents and property values. With nearly 7,000... Read More »

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 »