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Flower Mart Tenants And Developer Agree, But The Battle Isn’t Over

Flower Mart Tenants And Developer Agree, But The Battle Isn’t Over

The ceremonial signing of the final agreement between the San Francisco Flower Mart Tenants’ Association, Kilroy Realty and the San Francisco Flower Mart LLC which will end the tenants’ threatened ballot measure to block the proposed redevelopment of the Mart is about to occur. While the agreement aligns the... Read More »

Planning Balks At Proposed Height For Central SoMa Tower(s)

Planning Balks At Proposed Height For Central SoMa Tower(s)

San Francisco’s Planning Department has just finished its review of the preliminary plans for a 37-story tower to rise at 636 4th Street.  And it doesn’t support what has been proposed and rendered below. As proposed, the current K&L Wine Merchants building and adjacent Latte Express would be razed... Read More »

Deal Reached For Massive Flower Mart Re-Development

Deal Reached For Massive Flower Mart Re-Development

Facing a ballot measure fight for which the signatures have already been collected and could have blocked any redevelopment of the San Francisco Flower Mart site in Central SoMa, Kilroy Realty has agreed to “long-term leases at affordable rates and a relocation plan during construction” for existing vendors at the... Read More »

Spokesperson For Proposed Waterfront Tower Speaks Up

Spokesperson For Proposed Waterfront Tower Speaks Up

While the opposition to an up-zoning for either the proposed twisty tower to rise at the corner of Folsom and Spear or the development at 75 Howard is organizing, the latest proposal from the 75 Howard team wouldn’t actually require any increase in the parcel’s zoned height, a point... Read More »

Central SoMa Rising: 13-Stories Across From The Bay Club

Central SoMa Rising: 13-Stories Across From The Bay Club

The exploratory plans to raze the two-story office building at 552 Brannan Street and construct a 13-story building with 77 residential units over ground floor retail on the Central SoMa site have been submitted to San Francisco’s Planning Department for review. While currently only zoned for commercial development up... Read More »

Opposition Organizing To Squash Two ‘Waterfront’ Towers

Opposition Organizing To Squash Two ‘Waterfront’ Towers

Opposition to the proposed twisty tower to rise up to 400-feet at the corner of Folsom and Spear, and the proposed 220-foot tower to rise at 75 Howard, is organizing. And next week, former San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos is slated to rally residents and neighbors of the Infinity... Read More »

Bay Bridge Congestion Threatens New Development

Bay Bridge Congestion Threatens New Development

If you think Bay Bridge traffic and congestion are bad now, or happen to be Hines which is working on plans for 180 condos to rise up to 16 stories on the Rincon Hill parcel at 525 Harrison Street, the current site of the Factory Club and Auto Spa,... Read More »

Mission Coalition Aims To Ice South Van Ness Development

Mission Coalition Aims To Ice South Van Ness Development

Scheduled for last month but waylaid when outdated information was posted in the required project notification at the building site, the public hearing for the proposed five-story development to rise on the southwest corner of South Van Ness and 17th Street, with 27 apartments over three retail spaces and... Read More »

Analyst’s Airbnb Findings And Recommendations For San Francisco

Analyst’s Airbnb Findings And Recommendations For San Francisco

According to a new Legislative Analyst’s report, an estimated 25 to 50 percent of all Airbnb listings in San Francisco are for “commercially hosted” units, units which are continuously rented on a short-term basis and never occupied by their owners, “removing housing units that would otherwise be available for... Read More »

‘Historic’ Mission District Garage Eyed For Development

‘Historic’ Mission District Garage Eyed For Development

Considered a potential Historic Resource for the ‘Inner Mission Reconstruction Historic District,’ the redevelopment of the garage known as Jay’s Auto Body Center at 1721 15th Street, between Little Star Pizza and The Monastery, could be a little tricky. But the owners of the building have met with San... Read More »

Developer Might Ditch Plans For An Underground S.F. Flower Mart

Developer Might Ditch Plans For An Underground S.F. Flower Mart

Facing ongoing push-back from tenants of the San Francisco Flower Mart, Kilroy Realty has drafted an alternative design for their proposed re-development of the Flower Mart site which would ditch their plans for a high-tech underground market and keep the New Flower Mart above ground. The alternate design also raises... Read More »

New I-280 Teardown Plan With A Caltrain Twist (And Turn)

New I-280 Teardown Plan With A Caltrain Twist (And Turn)

With the feasibility study for re-configuring the terminus of I-280 in San Francisco and redeveloping the existing 20-acre Caltrain Depot at 4th and King Streets well underway, Mayor Ed Lee is now pitching plans to re-route Caltrain up Third Street north of 22nd, with a new underground station around Pier 50,... Read More »

Tenderloin Rising: Plans For Eight Stories Of Condos On Larkin

Tenderloin Rising: Plans For Eight Stories Of Condos On Larkin

Speaking of revitalizing the Tenderloin, developer JS Sullivan is quietly working on plans to raze the single-story Susan’s Massage, Four Seasons restaurant and Excellent Dry Cleaners building at the corner of Larkin and Olive and raise an eight-story building with 42 condos over 1,400-square-feet of retail space and parking... Read More »

Game Changers For The Tenderloin, Central Market And Sixth Street

Game Changers For The Tenderloin, Central Market And Sixth Street

The City’s new strategy for revitalizing the Tenderloin, Central Market, and Sixth Street focuses on a set of place-specific ‘Game Changers’ within nine ‘Action Zones,’ along with a number of neighborhood-wide objectives and public realm improvements, intended to build “a healthy and inclusive neighborhood that supports longtime residents, small... Read More »

Google’s High-Tech Campus And Expansion Plans Cut Short

Google’s High-Tech Campus And Expansion Plans Cut Short

If approved, Google’s big plans for a new high-tech Mountain View campus would have effectively blocked LinkedIn’s plans for expansion. Instead, Google was only awarded 515,000 of the 2.2 million square feet of development rights for the North Bayshore area to be allocated last night, less than a quarter... Read More »