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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 »

Ball Is Rolling For 5-Acre Bayfront Park

Ball Is Rolling For 5-Acre Bayfront Park

As of this morning, the ball is rolling for the 5-acre Bayfront Park to be built across from the proposed Golden State Warriors Arena in Mission Bay, with bids from those interested in being named the lead landscape architect for the project due next month. Bayfront Park will be... Read More »

Ocean Avenue Overhaul Taking Shape

Ocean Avenue Overhaul Taking Shape

The first phase of the Ocean Avenue Corridor Design project, which includes new plantings and streetscape improvements – such as new “activity areas” with seats, planters and bike racks – along Ocean, between Manor Drive and Phelan Avenue, is slated to kick off early this year, funded with dollars allocated... Read More »

Measure To Block Flower Mart Redevelopment Looms

Measure To Block Flower Mart Redevelopment Looms

While Kilroy Realty has reached an agreement with the operators of the San Francisco Flower Mart to build a new underground market for the mart’s wholesale business in exchange for their support of Kilroy’s redevelopment of the Central SoMa site, the backers of a threatened ballot measure which could kill... Read More »

SF’s Push To “Bridge The Bay” And Priortity Areas For Development

SF’s Push To “Bridge The Bay” And Priortity Areas For Development

To quote San Francisco’s Planning Department which is pushing to develop a cohesive, long-term plan for the city: “We need to collaborate with our immediate geographic neighbors to develop a shared vision and strategic approach to ensure San Francisco’s – and the region’s – long term economic, social and... Read More »