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The Race To Raze Manor West

The Race To Raze Manor West

Plans to raze the one-story Manor West nightclub at 740 Harrison Street are working their way through Planning.  And as proposed, an 8-story building with 77 studios averaging 375 square-feet apiece will rise on the site, with a ground floor commercial space fronting Harrison and the entrance to a... Read More »

Master Plan For SF’s Largest Public Housing Site Ready For Review

Master Plan For SF’s Largest Public Housing Site Ready For Review

Built as housing for wartime ship builders in 1941 and now San Francisco’s largest, and perhaps most infamous, public housing complex, with nearly 800 run-down units across its 49-acre site, the HOPE-ful master plan for razing and redeveloping the Sunnydale-Velasco public housing complex is ready for its formal environmental review... Read More »

Big Potrero Hill Development Refined, Ready For Review

Big Potrero Hill Development Refined, Ready For Review

The plans for Related California’s proposed Potrero Hill development to rise up to four-stories at 1601 Mariposa Street – stretching from Mariposa and Carolina to 18th and Arkansas – have been refined and now totals 316 apartments, 9,000 square-feet of retail/commercial space, and nearly 40,000 square-feet of open space... Read More »

San Francisco Flower Mart Going Underground

San Francisco Flower Mart Going 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 market for the flower mart’s wholesale business and 10,000 square feet of ground-level... Read More »

New Gateway To Candlestick Point And Alice Griffith Neighborhood

New Gateway To Candlestick Point And Alice Griffith Neighborhood

Built in 1962 with a total of 256 units of public housing across the 23-acre site, the first phase of redevelopment for the Alice Griffith neighborhood is slated to commence next month, with the building of 184 units of housing on Block two (2) and four (4) along the... Read More »

Refined Designs And Timing For 400-Foot Transbay Block 9 Tower

Refined Designs And Timing For 400-Foot Transbay Block 9 Tower

The designs for the 400-foot tower and 85-foot podium to rise on Transbay Block 9, at the corner of Folsom and First, have been refined by SOM (tower) and Fougeron Architecture (podium), and the total number of residences and ratio of Below Market Rate (BMR) units within the development... Read More »

Ball Is Rolling For Modern Hayes Valley Development And Beer Hall

Ball Is Rolling For Modern Hayes Valley Development And Beer Hall

With the development team and concept design for the building to rise on the slender former Central Freeway Parcel T – fronting Octavia Boulevard between Page and Rose – having been selected by the City earlier this year, the project’s Planning Department review is now officially underway. Designed by Edmonds... Read More »

Plans For Condos To Replace Prized Potrero Hill Hardware Store

Plans For Condos To Replace Prized Potrero Hill Hardware Store

Plans to raze the Center Hardware and Supply Company warehouse at 999 Mariposa Street, and the Brickley Production Services building behind at 249 Pennsylvania Avenue, have been submitted to Planning for review. And as proposed, a contemporary five-story building with 65 dwelling units over a ground floor of residential/commercial flex... Read More »

Glen Park Home With A “Sensual” Shower Stage Sells For $2.5M

Glen Park Home With A “Sensual” Shower Stage Sells For $2.5M

The sale of the Glen Park home which was remodeled with an open floor plan bedroom/bathroom suite, designed to enable desires of “sensuality, theater and beauty,” has closed escrow with a reported contract price of $2,500,000. Call it eleven (11) percent under asking and a little under $600 per... Read More »

First Peek Inside Warriors Arena And The Designs For Along Third

First Peek Inside Warriors Arena And The Designs For Along Third

Having first revealed the renderings for the redesigned Golden State Warriors arena to rise in Mission Bay earlier this week, we now turn your attention to the revised designs for the western side of the site, upon which two 160-foot buildings, the development’s Main Plaza, and a functional Gatehouse... Read More »

“LightRail” Installation To Illuminate Market Street

“LightRail” Installation To Illuminate Market Street

The resolution which would clear the way for Illuminate the Arts – the group behind the Bay Lights currently illuminating the Bay Bridge – to suspend LED tubes from the overhead MUNI lines along the 2.1 mile stretch of Market Street from The Embarcadero to Van Ness Avenue is... Read More »

Standout Mission Bay Development Ready To Serve

Standout Mission Bay Development Ready To Serve

Designed by Mithun|Solomon in collaboration with Kennerly Architecture, and looking even better in reality – as photographed above – than versus the renderings, 1180 Fourth will provide 150 units of affordable housing and 11,000 square feet of retail along Fourth Street in South Mission Bay, anchored by a restaurant... Read More »

Warriors Arena Redesigned, Rendered And Revealed!

Warriors Arena Redesigned, Rendered And Revealed!

As we first reported last month, the Golden State Warriors proposed Mission Bay Arena has been redesigned to flush-away the snarky “toilet” commentary the earlier design evoked.  And for the first time, the proposed arena and adjacent five-and-a-half-acre Bayfront Park which will accompany the development have been rendered in full. Under the... Read More »

High Line Architects Land Presidio Parklands Project

High Line Architects Land Presidio Parklands Project

James Corner Field Operations, the architects behind the acclaimed High Line in New York City, has been selected to lead the design of the 13-acre Presidio Parklands project, connecting the Presidio’s historic core with Crissy Field for the first time in over eighty years. “I could not be more delighted with... 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 »