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An Appeal to Prevent Marijuana Sales on Lombard

An Appeal to Prevent Marijuana Sales on Lombard

While the controversial plan to open the first (legal) Medical Cannabis Dispensary (MCD) north of Geary Boulevard, at 2414 Lombard Street on the border between Cow Hollow and the Marina, was narrowly approved and permitted by San Francisco’s Planning Commission in a 3 to 3 vote last year, with a... Read More »

From a Coat Factory to Tech Space as Proposed

From a Coat Factory to Tech Space as Proposed

As proposed by Hudson Pacific Properties and slated to be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission this week, the three-story Burlington Coat Factory structure at 899 Howard Street, on the southeast corner of Howard and Fifth Street, will be re-skinned and its second and third floors will be converted... Read More »

Plans for a Gym and Offices to Rise behind 21st Amendment

Plans for a Gym and Offices to Rise behind 21st Amendment

The early plans to demolish the two-story buildings at 77-85 Federal Street and their parking lot along De Boom Street, behind the 21st Amendment Brewery and Restaurant, and construct a five-story building with a 22,000-square-foot gym on the ground floor and 50,000 square feet of office space above have... Read More »

Hotel to Transform Dirty Harry’s McCafe Site Closer to Reality

Hotel to Transform Dirty Harry’s McCafe Site Closer to Reality

The lease for the McDonald’s at Third and Townsend, the building for which acted as the diner from which Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry character would order his daily coffee, and from inside which he uttered his infamous line, “Go ahead, make my day,” expires in January 2017. San Francisco’s... Read More »

Latest Timeline and Challenges for Warriors Move to San Francisco

Latest Timeline and Challenges for Warriors Move to San Francisco

While a couple of lawsuits aimed at derailing the Golden State Warriors’ plans for building a new 18,000 seat arena, entertainment center and office development in San Francisco’s Mission Bay have yet to be resolved, and a challenge of the arena’s certification as an Environmental Leadership Development Project by... Read More »

Prime North Beach Corner on the Market, Zoned for More Height

Prime North Beach Corner on the Market, Zoned for More Height

With the former Citibank branch at 580 Green Street having closed, and the domed, two-story building at the intersection of Green, Columbus and Stockton slated to be vacated in October, the corner property is now on the market for $5.5 million. Purchased for $4.55 million in 2003, the roughly... Read More »

Potential for Whole Foods and Formula Retail on Polk Remains

Potential for Whole Foods and Formula Retail on Polk Remains

While San Francisco’s Planning Department had recommended the City’s Planning Commission support a modified prohibition on new Formula Retail establishments along the Polk Street corridor, with an exception for developments where the ratio of residential uses to new formula retail was at least 3:1, the Commission voted 4 to... Read More »

California College of the Arts Inks Potrero 1010 Lease

California College of the Arts Inks Potrero 1010 Lease

Speaking of Equity Residential, which just lowered its revenue forecast for 2016, due in part to a recent underperformance in the company’s San Francisco portfolio of apartment projects, the developer has inked a long-term lease with California College of the Arts (CCA) for the 6,000 square feet of Production,... Read More »

Prohibition on Formula Retail Likely for Polk, but with a Big Twist

Prohibition on Formula Retail Likely for Polk, but with a Big Twist

With the neighborhood fight over the former Lombardi Sports site at 1600 Jackson Street having reached a fevered pitch, and battle lines having been drawn over a proposed Whole Foods 365, the City’s Planning Commission is poised to institute a prohibition on new Formula Retail establishments opening along the... Read More »

Ornate Tenderloin Garage Pitched for Redevelopment

Ornate Tenderloin Garage Pitched for Redevelopment

Zoned for development up to 130 feet in height, and with a lot that could support building up to 76 apartments or condos, the 1920’s era garage at 525 Jones Street is on the market in the Tenderloin without a preset price and calling for offers by June 9.... Read More »