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The Grand Plan to Transform the Intersection of Market and Van Ness

The Grand Plan to Transform the Intersection of Market and Van Ness

In addition to potentially raising building height limits, allowing for more density, and setting the stage for a number of public realm improvements, such as new public open spaces and safer streets, the draft plan for the City’s Market Street Hub Project envisions transforming the intersection of Market and... Read More »

The Rerefined Plans for Razing Home and 60 Rentals to Rise

The Rerefined Plans for Razing Home and 60 Rentals to Rise

The plans for razing the long-shuttered Home restaurant at the Corner of Market and Church and constructing a four to seven-story building on the 2100 Market Street site were approved earlier this year, but with a number of conditions which included a redesign of the previously redesigned project: The... Read More »

Waylaid Mission District Development Slated for Approval

Waylaid Mission District Development Slated for Approval

The waylaid plans to raze the shuttered Western Plywood warehouse at Harrison and 22nd Streets and construct a wedge-shaped, four-story building on the Mission District site are slated to be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission on July 14. As proposed and in the works since 2014, the 2600... Read More »

Three Schemes for Hap’s Old Mission Haunt and a New Living Alley

Three Schemes for Hap’s Old Mission Haunt and a New Living Alley

With San Francisco’s Historic Preservation Commission having cleared the way for Loren ‘Hap’ Jones’ former motorcycle shop at 235 Valencia Street to be razed, the formal plans for the site have now been submitted to Planning, as plugged-in readers have known to expect. As designed by Heller Manus for... Read More »

A Historic Move to Infill Uptown Oakland

A Historic Move to Infill Uptown Oakland

Plans for a five-story building to rise on the site of the two historic Cathedral District buildings at 570 and 600 21st Street in Uptown Oakland are in the works, a development which would stretch to 22nd Street and includes 76 apartments over a ground floor garage for 81... Read More »

The High-Tech Conversion of Saint Joseph’s Church Is Underway

The High-Tech Conversion of Saint Joseph’s Church Is Underway

The plans to rehab Saint Joseph’s Church at 1401 Howard Street, and convert the Western SoMa building into a high-tech office space, with a restaurant and 2,500-square-foot assembly hall in its parish and rectory, were approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission early last year. The construction crew is now... Read More »

Bonus Height Fight Headed to the Ballot Box

Bonus Height Fight Headed to the Ballot Box

With San Francisco’s proposed Affordable Housing Bonus Program, which would allow market-rate developers to build up to two stories higher than currently zoned in exchange for pricing 30 percent of the development at below market rates, appearing to be DOA, and a pared-down program which would only apply to... Read More »

New Timing and Details for That Twisty 400-Foot Tower Project

New Timing and Details for That Twisty 400-Foot Tower Project

The Disposition and Development Agreement for Transbay Block 1, upon which Tishman Speyer is planning to build a twisty 400-foot-tall tower designed by Jeanne Gang at the corner of Folsom and Spear, is slated to be conditionally approved by the City’s Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure Commissioners this... Read More »

SoMa Rising Closer to Reality (or Not)

SoMa Rising Closer to Reality (or Not)

Approved for the development of a nine-story building, with 15 apartments and 88-feet in height, at the end of last year, the Western South of Market parking lot parcel at 475 Minna Street, between Fifth and Sixth, is now on the market for $3.2 million rather than preparing to... Read More »

Stunning Pac Heights Home Re-Listed at a $2 Million Loss

Stunning Pac Heights Home Re-Listed at a $2 Million Loss

Designed by renowned architect Joseph Esherick and built in 1962, the Mid-Century Modern ‘Larsen House’ at 2610 Scott Street traded hands for the first time in late 2014, listed for $9.75 million and fetching $11.75 million or roughly $2,525 per square foot. Six months later, the “exquisite and rare”... Read More »