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All Stars Donuts’ Days Are Numbered, Big Plans For SoMa Site

All Stars Donuts’ Days Are Numbered, Big Plans For SoMa Site

Plans to raze the All Stars Donuts shop at 5th and Harrison, and the adjacent building which Fitmob occupies at 5th and Clara, have been submitted to San Francisco’s Planning Department for review. And as proposed, a nine-story building with 89 condos (18 studios, 24 one-bedrooms, and 47 two-bedrooms)... Read More »

Developer Cuts 99 Units From Transbay Tower Citing Market Demand

Developer Cuts 99 Units From Transbay Tower Citing Market Demand

Related California’s winning bid to build a 56-story tower designed by architect Rem Koolhaas and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) at the corner of Folsom and First, along with a Fougeron Architecture designed mid-rise along Folsom and Fremont, included a total of 653 residences, of which 177 were to... Read More »

Connecting The Mission To Mission Bay (But Not To Caltrain)

Connecting The Mission To Mission Bay (But Not To Caltrain)

The SFMTA’s proposed 22 Fillmore Transit Priority Project will realign the 22 Fillmore route to continue along 16th Street east of Kansas to Third Street, connecting the Mission to Mission Bay and adding transit only lanes along 16th. Other proposed project improvements include the reduction and relocation of a... Read More »

School’s Plan At Odds With Mayor’s Housing Directive

School’s Plan At Odds With Mayor’s Housing Directive

The San Francisco Day School’s current Master Plan includes the demolition of two residential buildings and a parking lot adjacent to its campus at 350 Masonic Avenue, clearing the way for a 23,000 square foot addition with new classrooms and office space over a basement performance space for the... Read More »

San Francisco’s ‘Parklet O’ Matic’ And Open Call For Proposals

San Francisco’s ‘Parklet O’ Matic’ And Open Call For Proposals

San Francisco’s Parklet program is celebrating its fifth anniversary this spring. Version 2.0 of the City’s Parklet Manual, “a comprehensive overview of the goals, policies, process, procedures and guidelines for creating a parklet in San Francisco,” has just been released along with a snazzy new ‘Parklet O’ Matic’ infographic.... Read More »

Plans And Timing For 200 More Units Near Lake Merritt

Plans And Timing For 200 More Units Near Lake Merritt

A block from the proposed 24-story tower to rise at 2270 Broadway Street in Oakland, Wood Partners has submitted plans for a 196-unit building to rise six stories along Valdez, between 23rd and 24th Streets, with parking for 209 cars, including 62 parking spaces for five new retail spaces... Read More »

24-Story Oakland Tower Could Be Fast-Tracked For Development

24-Story Oakland Tower Could Be Fast-Tracked For Development

Lakeshore Partners has submitted plans for a 24-story building to rise on the parking lot at 2270 Broadway in Oakland.  The existing “80 Grand” medical office building and parking lot on the south half of the block would remain in place. As designed by MBH Architects, the proposed building... Read More »

Redesigned Market Street Development Moving Forward

Redesigned Market Street Development Moving Forward

Originally proposed to be developed as an upscale “group housing” project, with a shared kitchen and gathering area in order to circumvent the Market-Octavia Neighborhood Plan (which requires 40 percent of new non-group housing developments in the area to be two-bedrooms), the proposed 1700 Market Street project has been redesigned... Read More »

New Home For Noriega Produce And Condos Proposed

New Home For Noriega Produce And Condos Proposed

Plans to raze Pete’s Union 76 Service station on the southwest corner of Noriega and 44th Avenue have been drawn.  And as proposed, a four-story building with 14 condos over 14 residential parking spaces and a 9,600-square-foot grocery store will rise on the Outer Sunset site. If approved, then... Read More »

Renderings And FAQs For Target’s Ocean Avenue Express

Renderings And FAQs For Target’s Ocean Avenue Express

With the Planning Commission meeting which could clear the way for Target to open an “Express” store at 1830 Ocean Avenue scheduled for next week, we now have the official renderings and answers to a few key FAQs: 1. Of the 103 parking spaces in the building’s garage, 26... Read More »

Polk Street Makeover And Bike Lanes Approved

Polk Street Makeover And Bike Lanes Approved

Following nearly three years of debate, the plan to makeover Polk Street, from Union to Market, has been approved by San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency and will include an unprotected bike lane on the west side of Polk and a permanent raised bike lane from McAllister to Pine on... Read More »

Designs For Transforming San Francisco’s Alleys

Designs For Transforming San Francisco’s Alleys

Two years in the making, the Living Alleys Toolkit establishes the framework, strategies and processes for creating a network of plazas, gardens, and active public spaces in traffic calmed alleyways throughout the Market-Octavia Plan Area.  And it’s a toolkit which can be applied to other areas of the city... Read More »

Scoop: Plans For Three Towers Up To 250-Feet On Flower Mart Site

Scoop: Plans For Three Towers Up To 250-Feet On Flower Mart Site

While Kilroy Realty has been tight-lipped with respect to their plans for the San Francisco Flower Mart parcel, at least beyond a new high-tech underground market for the mart, the firm has been quietly working on designs for a three-tower development to rise up to 250-feet in height on... Read More »

Planning Code Could Derail Parkside Project

Planning Code Could Derail Parkside Project

Plans to raze the old Parkside Cleaners on the southwest corner of Taraval Street and 17th Avenue and construct a four-story building, with three 2,200-square-foot condos over 1,500 square feet of retail, are in the works. Standing in the way of the development: Section 145.1 of San Francisco’s Planning... Read More »

The Impact Of Transforming Second Street

The Impact Of Transforming Second Street

The Environmental Impact Report for San Francisco’s proposed Second Street Improvement Project, which intends to transform Second Street, from Market to King, into a pleasant “multi-modal corridor” and “green connector,” with separated bike lanes (cycle tracks) on both sides of the street, a whole host of sidewalk and streetscape... Read More »