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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Scheduled for last month but waylaid when outdated information was posted in the required project notification at the building site, the public hearing for the proposed five-story development to rise on the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 »

Ballot Measure To Halt Housing Developments In The Mission Drafted

A ballot measure intended to stop market-rate housing developments of more than 20 units in the Mission, and not just in the area around 24th Street, has been drafted by “a coalition of affordable housing and progressive groups.” The expected measure would create a moratorium on market-rate housing projects... Read More »

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 »