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52 Concept Proposals for San Francisco’s Historic Piers

52 Concept Proposals for San Francisco’s Historic Piers

The Port of San Francisco received 52 responses to their request for concept proposals from developers and tenants interested in redeveloping thirteen of San Francisco’s historic piers (which stretch from Pier 35 to Pier 48) along with the Agriculture Building adjacent to San Francisco’s Ferry Building. The 52 proposals,... Read More »

Amended Central SoMa Plan Could be Adopted This Month

Amended Central SoMa Plan Could be Adopted This Month

With over 100 proposed amendments having been made to the City’s ambitious Central SoMa Plan, including an allocation of up to $160 million to enhance and expand local transit, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors could vote to formally adopt said plan by the end of this month with a... Read More »

Waylaid NoPa Development Slated for Approval, Again

Waylaid NoPa Development Slated for Approval, Again

While waylaid by efforts to increase the percentage of below market rate (BMR) units the proposed six-story building to rise on the old Alouis Radiator shop turned Seismic Retrofitters parcel at 650 Divisadero Street would be required to provide, the project could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission... Read More »

City Bracing for Lawsuit over Adoption of Its Central Soma Plan

City Bracing for Lawsuit over Adoption of Its Central Soma Plan

While San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors have upheld Planning’s certification of the City’s framework to mitigate the projected environmental impacts of its ambitious Central SoMa Plan, it has yet to formally adopt said Plan, the vote for which was anticipated to occur last month. If adopted by the Board,... Read More »

Illegal Airbnb-Ing Activity in SF Persists but on the Decline

Illegal Airbnb-Ing Activity in SF Persists but on the Decline

The number of formal complaints related to illegal short-term rental activity in San Francisco has continued to drop, with a total of 231 complaints lodged in the first three quarters of the year, down nearly 50 percent versus 2017 and 55 percent fewer than the 516 lodged in the... Read More »

Destination Waterfront Hotel Redesigned

Destination Waterfront Hotel Redesigned

Facing pushback from the Bay Conservation and Development Commission’s (BCDC) Design Review Board, which determined that the plans for a 155-room resort hotel to rise up to six stories in height on the Jack London Square parcel known as F3 would not adequately provide “a distinctive waterfront place with... Read More »

Concept Proposals for SF’s Historic Piers Are Due

Concept Proposals for SF’s Historic Piers Are Due

Responses to the Port of San Francisco’s request for concept proposals from developers and tenants interested in redeveloping thirteen of San Francisco’s historic piers, along with the Agriculture Building adjacent to San Francisco’s Ferry Building, are due this Wednesday, October 31, at 5PM. Once again, proposed concepts for the... Read More »

The Latest Timing and Budget for 157 Affordable Apartments to Rise

The Latest Timing and Budget for 157 Affordable Apartments to Rise

The financing to build 157 below market rate (BMR) rental units upon the former Phoenix Continuation High School site turned Mission District Navigation Center at 1950 Mission Street is now expected to close sometime between mid-November and December 15. The ground is expected to be broken within 10 days of... Read More »

Refined Plans for 18-Story Berkeley Development Slated for Approval

Refined Plans for 18-Story Berkeley Development Slated for Approval

With the architects (WRNS Studio) having eliminated the previously proposed fabric of screens/shutters to adorn the development’s façade, the refined plans for a contemporary 18-story building to rise up to 180 feet in height at 2190 Shattuck Avenue, at the intersection of Allston Way in the heart of Downtown... Read More »

Waylaid Waterfront Hotel and Theater Development Closer to Reality

Waylaid Waterfront Hotel and Theater Development Closer to Reality

Having previously been redesigned to be more in character with the existing architecture of the city’s Northeast Waterfront Landmark District, the plans for Teatro ZinZanni’s proposed hotel and theater development to rise up to four stories in height along the Embarcadero, on the 250-space parking lot owned by the... Read More »