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New Plans for Raising the Roof and Office Space in Central SoMa

New Plans for Raising the Roof and Office Space in Central SoMa

The plans to add four stories atop the existing seven-story building at 633 Folsom Street, adjacent to the 200-foot BLU (631 Folsom), have been completely redrawn by Gensler. And rather than an addition that would “create a seamless design with the existing building and…maintain character,” as... Read More »

A New Home for Doc’s Clock Has Been Found

A New Home for Doc’s Clock Has Been Found

While Doc’s Clock is losing its lease at 2575 Mission Street, which expires next summer, plans for the 55-year-old bar to move down the street to the vacant coffee shop space at 2417 Mission are in the works. In fact, an architect has already drafted plans for the remodel... Read More »

Proposed All Stars Donuts Redevelopment Is Now a Hotel

Proposed All Stars Donuts Redevelopment Is Now a Hotel

Speaking of big hotel projects, the development team behind the proposed redevelopment of the All Stars Donuts shop site at 5th and Harrison has shifted gears and drafted new plans for a 197-room hotel to rise across the 399 5th Street parcel. As designed by Stanton Architecture, the eight-story... Read More »

Plans for Building up Central SoMa behind an Existing Facade

Plans for Building up Central SoMa behind an Existing Facade

Plans to construct a new six-story building behind the existing brick façade of the two-story building at 531-535 Bryant Street, which was built in 1918 and has been flagged as a potential historic resource, have been drawn and submitted to the City for review. The proposed development would rise... Read More »

Smog Queen Building on the Market in SoMa

Smog Queen Building on the Market in SoMa

With three years left on Smog Queen’s lease at under $4,000 per month, the 2,500-square-foot Western SoMa building at 160 10th Street is now on the market as an “owner/user or development site” for $1.495 million. While the parcel is zoned for development up to 55 feet in height,... Read More »

Plans for a Modern Burger Shack to Serve Bayview’s Mendell Plaza

Plans for a Modern Burger Shack to Serve Bayview’s Mendell Plaza

The vacant 700-square-foot shack at 4801 Third Street was built on what was to become Bayview’s Mendell Plaza back in 1974. Muraled a few years ago in conjunction with a grassroots effort to transform the plaza, which is across the street from the newly renovated Bayview Opera House, from... Read More »

The New Plans for 300 Grant (Take Three)

The New Plans for 300 Grant (Take Three)

Eight years ago, plans to raze the three-story corner building at 300 Grant Avenue and construct a new ten-story building, with 45 condos over two floors of retail and parking on Downtown parcel were approved. Waylaid by the great recession, the development never materialized. And last year, new plans... Read More »

New Plan for Central SoMa Doubles Additional Housing and Jobs

New Plan for Central SoMa Doubles Additional Housing and Jobs

While the area defined as “Central SoMa” has shrunk from 260 to 230 acres, with the majority of the area’s northern boundary having been shifted to the south of Howard versus Market Street, the City’s revised Central SoMa Plan now includes the potential for an additional 7,800 units of... Read More »

The Grand Plan for Building Up Central SoMa Is about to Be Revealed

The Grand Plan for Building Up Central SoMa Is about to Be Revealed

The 260 acres of land bounded by Market, Second, Townsend and Sixth Streets, which will soon be bisected by the Central Subway and is collectively known as Central SoMa, is currently zoned to support the building of 8,225 new residential units and office space for another 19,140 workers. By... Read More »

Where the Most San Franciscans Will Live and Work in 25 Years

Where the Most San Franciscans Will Live and Work in 25 Years

Taking into account current neighborhood populations and commercial corridors, along with the pipeline of residential and commercial development and neighborhood plans for growth, such as the Central SoMa Plan, the City has mapped San Francisco’s projected population and employment centers circa 2040: Read More »