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Purple Building’s Days are Numbered, Tech Space to Rise

Purple Building’s Days are Numbered, Tech Space to Rise

As we wrote last year: Plans to raze the purple building at 340 11th Street, a former metal shop in the middle of San Francisco’s 11th Street Club Corridor, and construct a modern four-story building on its lot, have just been granted an exception from having to complete a... Read More »

The New Old Jerusalem

The New Old Jerusalem

The plans to develop a new six-story building on the Mission District parcel at 2976 Mission Street, plans which would require demolishing the existing two-story building on the site, do not include a replacement space for Old Jerusalem. But fans of the restaurant have no fear, and in fact... Read More »

Plans for More Public Parking in Central SoMa, at Least for Now

Plans for More Public Parking in Central SoMa, at Least for Now

Emphasizing that the one of the specific objectives of San Francisco’s pending Central SoMa plan “is to encourage mode shift away from private automobile use,” San Francisco’s Planning Department isn’t too thrilled about plans to convert 340 Townsend Street’s private garage into a 188-space public parking facility, but that’s... Read More »

Fort Point Beer Company Planning an Outpost in the Mission

Fort Point Beer Company Planning an Outpost in the Mission

Plans to shutter (a portion of) the Timbuk2 warehouse and workshop building at 2394 Folsom Street are in the works. And as proposed, the Mission District trade shop space at Folsom and 20th Streets will be converted into a restaurant to be operated by the Fort Point Beer Company.... Read More »

Plans for Boutique Union Square Hotel Back in Play

Plans for Boutique Union Square Hotel Back in Play

Originally approved for development in 2001 but then waylaid by the dotcom collapse, followed by a decline in tourism after 9/11, and then by “the collapse of the housing market and overall poor economic conditions” in San Francisco following the Great Recession, Highgate Hotels was positioning to finally break... Read More »

Coworking Space Could Be Shut Down, Others at Risk

Coworking Space Could Be Shut Down, Others at Risk

Five years ago, the owners 414 Brannan Street sought permission to change the permitted use of the industrial building, which had once been home to an electrical contractor, to general office space. Informed by the City that the ongoing use of the building as office space for a contractor... Read More »

Plans to Convert Parking Lot into an Eating (and Drinking) Place

Plans to Convert Parking Lot into an Eating (and Drinking) Place

Plans to develop a four-story building, with 12 condos over two commercial spaces and a 12-car garage, upon the Cherin’s parking lot parcel on the southeast corner of Valencia and 18th Streets were approved back in 1981 but subsequently abandoned. Last year, Pristine Parking, which leases and operates the... Read More »

Plans for a Tower to Rise over This Historic Building

Plans for a Tower to Rise over This Historic Building

Ellis Partners is abandoning the previously approved plans for a 20-story tower to rise at 1100 Broadway in Downtown Oakland. And instead, they’re proposing to develop an 18-story building, the top eight floors of which would be cantilevered over the historic Key System Building on the site. As designed... Read More »

Proposition Could Pose a Problem for Proposed SoMa Project

Proposition Could Pose a Problem for Proposed SoMa Project

As proposed, the former Pacific Bicycles building at 345 4th Street will be razed and a seven-story commercial building will rise up to 85 feet in height upon the Central SoMa site, with 49,580 square feet of office space over 3,240 square feet of ground floor retail. And as... Read More »

Mission District “Art Gallery” Site Back on the Market for $5.5M

Mission District “Art Gallery” Site Back on the Market for $5.5M

As we revealed as last year: When Rowland Weinstein, owner of the Weinstein Gallery on Union Square, purchased the 13,500-square-foot building at 2548 Mission Street, which sits between the New Mission/Alamo Drafthouse Theater and Foreign Cinema, for $3.8 million amidst much fanfare in 2014, the seller had reportedly turned... Read More »