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Plans for Another Big Mid-Market Hotel and More

Plans for Another Big Mid-Market Hotel and More

Speaking of proposed Mid-Market hotels, plans for a 12-story building to rise upon the long-vacant lot at 1125 Market Street (upon which the former Bell/American/Embassy Theater once stood adjacent to the newly renovated Strand) have been newly drawn and submitted to Planning for approval. While MacFarlane Partners, which purchased... Read More »

Temporary Transbay Terminal to Become a Condo Showroom

Temporary Transbay Terminal to Become a Condo Showroom

While there are big plans to redevelop the Transbay District block bounded by Howard, Beale, Folsom and Main once San Francisco’s Temporary Transbay Terminal is shuttered after San Francisco’s new Transbay Transit Center opens sometime next year, the ground for around 240 affordable units to rise up to 165-feet... Read More »

Projected Timing for Electrification of Caltrain Pushed Back to 2022

Projected Timing for Electrification of Caltrain Pushed Back to 2022

While the Caltrain electrification project officially broke ground this past July, at which point the electrified service was expected to be up and running by the second to last day of 2021, including five months of budgeted leeway for project risk factors, the latest forecast for completing the project... Read More »

Plans for an 18-Story Hotel to Rise upon Shuttered LuLu’s Site

Plans for an 18-Story Hotel to Rise upon Shuttered LuLu’s Site

As we first noted nine months ago: While the shuttering of Restaurant LuLu after 24 years at 816 Folsom Street appears to have caught some by surprise, the writing was on the wall if you knew where to look. Purchased for $1 million back in 1991, the parcel upon... Read More »

Still No Full-Service Grocery in Sight for Transbay Block 8

Still No Full-Service Grocery in Sight for Transbay Block 8

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 for a large grocer like Whole... Read More »

Refined Designs and Timing for a Pair of Hub District Towers

Refined Designs and Timing for a Pair of Hub District Towers

The plans for a pair of 41-story towers to rise up to 420 feet in height upon the San Francisco Honda site, on the southwest corner of Market Street and South Van Ness Avenue, have been further refined and the project’s Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is now expected... Read More »

Plans for a 15-Story Polk Gulch Tower Revealed

Plans for a 15-Story Polk Gulch Tower Revealed

As we first reported last year, the vacant two-story building at 925 O’Farrell Street which had been occupied by Thai Stick Shabu Shabu and is zoned for development up to 130 feet in height was being shopped for $3.6 million. And while it doesn’t appear the building has yet... Read More »

The First of Brooklyn Basin’s Two Affordable Buildings

The First of Brooklyn Basin’s Two Affordable Buildings

With the first building of the massive Brooklyn Basin project – a 64-acre East Bay development which will yield up to 3,100 units of housing, 200,000 square feet of commercial/retail space and 30 acres of open space along Oakland’s waterfront – under construction and plans for the second building... Read More »

Bigger Plans for Developing Shuttered Haight Street Site

Bigger Plans for Developing Shuttered Haight Street Site

As we first reported last year, plans to raze the former Lee’s Meat and Popular Market building at 478-482 Haight Street, adjacent to the new Nickies, and develop a new four-story building across the Lower Haight Street site, with a ground floor retail space, a garage for nine cars,... Read More »

Grave Concerns Re: Supersized Conversion of Sacred Heart Church

Grave Concerns Re: Supersized Conversion of Sacred Heart Church

Plans to convert the former Sacred Heart Church turned Church of 8 Wheels skating rink into a mixed-use development at 554 Fillmore Street have been supersized and would now yield 33 residential units over 9,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space and a basement garage as proposed. But... Read More »