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The Grand Plan for the Development of Oakland’s Downtown

The Grand Plan for the Development of Oakland’s Downtown

While San Francisco is now engaged in a legal battle over its recently approved, and rather significant, plan for reshaping and densifying the San Francisco’s downtown-adjacent district known as Central SoMa, the City of Oakland has just released the “preliminary draft” of its Downtown Oakland Specific Plan (DOSP), a... Read More »

Timing for Massive India Basin Development Pushed Back

Timing for Massive India Basin Development Pushed Back

Speaking of lawsuits, while Planning has approved Build Inc’s plans for its massive India Basin development, a development which could yield up to 1,575 units of housing, 1,800 parking spaces, 209,000 square feet of commercial space and 5.6 acres of open space along San Francisco’s eastern shoreline, the owner... Read More »

Multiple Lawsuits Target San Francisco’s Central SoMa Plan

Multiple Lawsuits Target San Francisco’s Central SoMa Plan

As expected, a couple of lawsuits challenging San Francisco’s recently approved Central SoMa Plan have just been filed in San Francisco’s Superior Court and more could soon follow. The first two suits, one of which was filed by the Yerba Buena Neighborhood Consortium (Todco) and another by a local... Read More »

Newly Proposed Development Hit a 7-Year Low in SF Last Year

Newly Proposed Development Hit a 7-Year Low in SF Last Year

Having peaked at 116 in 2014, the number of newly proposed plans for major developments in San Francisco has been trending down ever since, a trend which shouldn’t catch any plugged-in readers by surprise. And with 20 preliminary proposals for major projects in the city having been submitted to... Read More »

Plans to Develop Lucca Ravioli’s Mission District Parking Lot

Plans to Develop Lucca Ravioli’s Mission District Parking Lot

Having hit the market in August, Lucca Ravioli’s detached parking lot at 1120 Valencia sold for $3.5 million and plans to develop the Mission District parcel have been drafted. And as preliminarily envisioned, a five-story building would rise up to 55 feet in height upon the site, with 18... Read More »

Refined Timing for Affordable Development to Rise in Mission Bay

Refined Timing for Affordable Development to Rise in Mission Bay

The ground for the 152-unit development which will rise up to 74 feet in height, not including its parapets, on the western half of Mission Bay South Block 6, along Merrimac Street, between China Basin and Mission Bay Boulevard North, is now expected to be broken this coming April... Read More »

The Plans for a Decaying City Block Have Been Drawn

The Plans for a Decaying City Block Have Been Drawn

Formerly owned by the Garibaldi family, the 2.2 acre Portola District block bounded by Woolsey, Hamilton, Wayland and Bowdoin streets, which is known as 770 Woolsey and is currently home to the decaying greenhouse remains of the family’s old University Mound Nursery (a.k.a The Rose Factory), was acquired by... Read More »

Pipeline of Development in San Francisco Ticks Up, Construction Too

Pipeline of Development in San Francisco Ticks Up, Construction Too

With the number of newly proposed units of housing to be built in San Francisco having outpaced the number of units that recently finished up construction for the fourth quarter in a row, the overall pipeline of apartments and condos under development in San Francisco increased by nearly a... Read More »

Folsom Street Development and Its Shadow Closer to Reality

Folsom Street Development and Its Shadow Closer to Reality

Having been redesigned to look less “muddled,” while adding a floor, last year, the proposed seven-story development to rise on the northwest corner of Folsom and Russ Street, upon the Fondue Cowboy and Deli Board site at 1052-1060 Folsom Street, has been redesigned anew by SIA Consulting, at least... Read More »

Plans for Transbay District Grocery Store Nixed

Plans for Transbay District Grocery Store Nixed

As we first reported last year: It’s now been over two years since Related California cut 99 residential units from their development plans for Transbay Block 8 and reduced the project’s proposed grocery store space from 22,000 to 12,500 square feet, a reduction that rendered the space too small... Read More »