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San Francisco Flower Mart To Go Underground

San Francisco Flower Mart To Go Underground

While playing coy with respect to their larger plans for developing the Central SoMa site, Kilroy Realty has officially announced their agreement with the operators of the San Francisco Flower Mart to build a new underground flower market for the mart’s wholesale business and 10,000 square feet of ground-level... Read More »

Flower Mart Staying In SoMa, Agreement To Redevelop Site

Flower Mart Staying In SoMa, Agreement To Redevelop Site

The operators of the San Francisco Flower Mart and Kilroy Realty have reached an agreement to move forward with the redevelopment of the Central SoMa Flower Mart site at Sixth and Brannan, an agreement which includes the building of a new “state-of-the-art” facility for the Mart at the base... Read More »

Supersized Sunnyside Safeway Slated For Approval(s)

Supersized Sunnyside Safeway Slated For Approval(s)

In the works for over seven years, the plans to overhaul and supersize the outdated Sunnyside Safeway at 625 Monterey Boulevard could finally be approved this week.  As proposed, the store will be expanded from 19,000 to 45,000 square feet, building across the store’s existing surface parking lot and... Read More »

Designs For Six Stories At Brannan And Fourth

Designs For Six Stories At Brannan And Fourth

The designs for the proposed six-story office building to “rise” at 501-505 Brannan Street will be presented to San Francisco’s Planning Commission for approval next week.  As we wrote about the project last month: Speaking of development along San Francisco’s emergent Fourth Street Transit spine, while the City’s Central SoMa... Read More »

Bayview Opening Up To Microbreweries

Bayview Opening Up To Microbreweries

Citing “an unusually large number of establishments dispensing alcoholic beverages, including beer and wine, for both on-site and off-site consumption in the Bayview area,” the existence of which “appears to contribute directly to numerous peace, health, safety and general welfare problems,” legislation prohibiting any new alcohol related establishments or... Read More »

Designs For New Mission Bay Development Fronting Fourth

Designs For New Mission Bay Development Fronting Fourth

A plugged-in reader delivers the early designs for the mixed-use development to rise on Mission Bay Block 6 (a.k.a. 1300 Fourth Street) with 135 affordable apartments over eight distinct ground-floor commercial spaces. As designed by Mithun Solomon and Studio VARA, a double-height restaurant at the corner of Fourth and... Read More »

Chains Recommended For Three Castro Street Sites

Chains Recommended For Three Castro Street Sites

As proposed, SoulCycle will take over the iconic Bank of America building formerly occupied by Diesel at 400 Castro Street, Philz Coffee will move into David Chiu’s former campaign office space at 549 Castro Street, and Hamburger Mary’s will occupy the former Patio Restaurant and Café space at 531... Read More »

City’s Plan For $327M Mid-Market Building Approved

City’s Plan For $327M Mid-Market Building Approved

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors has approved the City’s plan to spend an anticipated $326,690,953 to buy the land and build a 463,000 square-foot Mid-Market office building rising up to 258-feet in height along 11th Street, between Mission and Market, on the eastern half of the Goodwill site at the intersection... Read More »

Warriors Arena Redesigned, Enough To Quell Toilet Snark?

Warriors Arena Redesigned, Enough To Quell Toilet Snark?

It hasn’t yet been officially released nor distributed, but the conceptual design for the Golden State Warriors proposed arena to rise in Mission Bay has been revised, perhaps in part to flush the snarky commentary the earlier plan evoked. The most noticeable change to the design, as newly outlined above,... Read More »

550-Foot Block 5 Tower And Terraces In Context

550-Foot Block 5 Tower And Terraces In Context

As we first revealed last week, the designs for the proposed 550-foot office tower to rise on the northeast corner of Howard and Beale, also known as Transbay Block 5, have been revised and now include a series of large terraces on both the northwest and southeast corners of... Read More »

Underbuilding Along San Francisco’s New Transit Spine

Underbuilding Along San Francisco’s New Transit Spine

Speaking of development along San Francisco’s emergent Fourth Street Transit spine, while the City’s Central SoMa Plan envisions up-zoning the southwest corner of Brannan and Fourth to allow a tower of up to 250-feet to rise on the site, TMG Partners appears to be moving forward with plans to build... Read More »

Union Square Rents Rocket, Strongest Growth Worldwide

Union Square Rents Rocket, Strongest Growth Worldwide

Rents for retail spaces around San Francisco’s Union Square have increased at the fastest pace of all prime retail areas across the globe over the past year, up 30 percent to an average of $650 per square-foot per year, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s latest Main Streets Across the World... Read More »

Swedish American Hall Should Be A Landmark, Ja?

Swedish American Hall Should Be A Landmark, Ja?

Designed by Swedish-born master architect August Nordin and built in 1907, the Swedish American Hall at 2168 Market Street is on its way to becoming an official San Francisco landmark. From the Planning Department’s Draft Landmark Designation report for the building, the renovation of which is nearing completion and... Read More »

“Urban Outlet” Retail Center To Rise On Candlestick Point

“Urban Outlet” Retail Center To Rise On Candlestick Point

An agreement to develop a 500,000-square-foot “urban outlet” retail center on the site of the soon-to-be-former Candlestick Park has been signed and the shopping center is slated to open in 2017, developed in partnership between Lennar, the neighborhood’s master developer, and retail developer Macerich, the developer of The Village at... Read More »

Redesigned To Blow You Away, But Hopefully Not Off A Balcony

Redesigned To Blow You Away, But Hopefully Not Off A Balcony

As you might have guessed, it’s not only the ground floor of the proposed Transbay Block 5 office tower to rise on the northeast corner of Howard and Beale which has been refined and redesigned, but the entire 550-foot building. Large outdoor terraces still step-up the side of the tower,... Read More »