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Plans and Potential for Building up Balboa Park

Plans and Potential for Building up Balboa Park

Plans to raze the warehouse and (National) Trophy (Company) building at 350-352 Ocean Avenue are in the works. And as proposed, a four-story building designed by Schaub Ly Architects will rise up to 45 feet in height upon the Balboa Park site, with 20 residential units averaging 830 square... Read More »

A $500K Cut for the Crown Jewel of Piedmont

A $500K Cut for the Crown Jewel of Piedmont

Designed by William Charles Hays and built in 1912, the Edwardian estate at 117 Sheridan Avenue in Central Piedmont has been lovingly restored and remodeled over the past four decades by the Herbert family. While the four-bedroom home appears to measure 4,104 square feet, that doesn’t include the refinished... Read More »

Fast-Tracked Renzo Piano Tower Slated for Approval

Fast-Tracked Renzo Piano Tower Slated for Approval

We weren’t kidding when we noted that the review process for the proposed Renzo Piano tower to rise up to 405 feet in height at 555 Howard Street had been fast tracked and streamlined. And in fact, the hotel/condo project is slated to be approved by San Francisco’s Planning... Read More »

Redevelopment of AltSchool Site Closer to Reality

Redevelopment of AltSchool Site Closer to Reality

As we first reported at the end of 2015: Plans to raze the one-story building at 1245 Folsom Street, which is currently occupied by AltSchool, have been submitted to the City for review. As proposed, a seven-story building fronting Folsom, with 37 residential units over a two-story commercial space... Read More »

Big and Bigger Plans for an Oakland Tower and Terrace in the Sky

Big and Bigger Plans for an Oakland Tower and Terrace in the Sky

In addition to plans for infilling Jack London Square, the CIM Group is pushing forward with two options for a new Uptown Oakland tower to rise on the current parking lot site at 325 22nd Street.  And based on current building heights, one of the options could yield the tallest... Read More »

The New Plans to Infill Jack London Square

The New Plans to Infill Jack London Square

The grand plan for redeveloping Oakland’s Jack London Square was approved back in 2004 and the first phase of development was completed in 2008. And while the second phase of the project had called for office buildings to rise on the current parking lot parcels at Broadway and Embarcadero... Read More »

Cesar Chavez Project Site on the Market at a Near-Record Price

Cesar Chavez Project Site on the Market at a Near-Record Price

Approved for a 24-unit development to rise up to six stories in height on the Mission District site, with 20 two-bedrooms and 4 one-bedrooms over a 761 square foot retail space and a garage for six cars, the 3620 Cesar Chavez Street parcel and plans are now on the... Read More »

Bigger Plans to Transform This Tenderloin Block and Local Icon

Bigger Plans to Transform This Tenderloin Block and Local Icon

The Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist has been working on plans to redevelop the Tenderloin parcel upon which their 27,000-square-foot church sits, as we first reported back in 2013. As originally envisioned, the existing church and boarded-up storefronts at 450-474 O’Farrell Street were to be completely razed and a... Read More »

Economic Development Agency Opposes More Height on Mission

Economic Development Agency Opposes More Height on Mission

In the works since 2013, the plans for a modern seven-story building to rise on the southwest corner of Mission and 15th Streets, replacing the two-story Performance Auto shop which currently occupies the 1900 Mission Street site, were substantially revised following a series of meetings with the Mission Economic... Read More »

Streamlined Review for Renzo Piano Tower Approved

Streamlined Review for Renzo Piano Tower Approved

As the proposed 36-story Renzo Piano tower to rise at 555 Howard Street is being designed to meet LEED Platinum standards, its processing has been fast-tracked by Planning as a “green” development. And as the 555 Howard Street site sits within the boundaries of San Francisco’s Transit Center District Plan,... Read More »