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Downsized Development Slated for Approval in the Tendernob

Downsized Development Slated for Approval in the Tendernob

Plans to raze the “fully remodeled Single-Family Home with all the bells and whistles” at 611 Jones Street, which was purchased for $3 million in 2015, and build up to 90 feet in height upon the narrow Lower Nob Hill site, a block from its border with the Tenderloin,... Read More »

Big Plans for Conspicuous Mission District Site Revealed

Big Plans for Conspicuous Mission District Site Revealed

Ravaged by a fire which killed one person and left over 60 people homeless in early 2015, the former three-story building which occupied the northwest corner of Mission and 22nd Streets, with 47 residential units over a second floor of office spaces and ground floor retail, including a Popeye’s... Read More »

Another Cut for the Latest Showcase Home

Another Cut for the Latest Showcase Home

Purchased for $8.001 million in October of 2015 and subsequently “re-imagined by some of the areas top designers,” with new fixtures and finishes throughout, the 2018 Decorator Showcase home at 465 Marina Boulevard hit the market with an $8.995 million price tag at the beginning of May, “ready for... Read More »

Projected Impact of the Massive Potrero Power Station Project

Projected Impact of the Massive Potrero Power Station Project

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the proposed redevelopment of the 29-acre Potrero Power Plant site – which could yield nearly 2,700 units of housing; 1.6 million square feet of commercial space (including office, retail, research and industrial); a 220-room waterfront hotel; parking for around 2,600 cars and... Read More »

Bonus Plans for Prominent Polk Street Site Newly Rendered

Bonus Plans for Prominent Polk Street Site Newly Rendered

As we first reported a couple months ago: Plans to level the Out of The Closet thrift store complex on the southeast corner of Polk and California and develop a 7-story building with 63 condos over 8,000 square feet of new retail space and an underground garage for 41... Read More »

Salesforce Transit Center Won’t Reopen in October

Salesforce Transit Center Won’t Reopen in October

The new Salesforce Transit Center will remain closed through the end of October, at least. While the center’s rooftop park could reopen before the cracked beams which support it are fixed, it won’t reopen before the root cause of the fissures is known. And bus service won’t return to... Read More »

Folsom Street Fare

Folsom Street Fare

In the works since 2015, plans to level the former AltSchool building at 1245 Folsom Street and build up to 64 feet in height upon its through-block site could be approved this week. As redesigned by D-Scheme Studio and now sporting a more industrial, versus upscale contemporary, look, the... Read More »

Supersized Van Ness Corridor Development Closer to Reality

Supersized Van Ness Corridor Development Closer to Reality

Having recently doubled the proposed density of the previously approved project to rise upon the former service station site on the northwest corner of Van Ness and Filbert, the façade of the supersized development has been redesigned. As newly rendered by Costa Brown Architecture above, versus earlier this year, the proposed... Read More »

Refined Plans for “Too Tall” Hotel Tower

Refined Plans for “Too Tall” Hotel Tower

Having rejected the Planning Department’s recommendation that the height of a proposed tower to rise upon the Il Massimo building’s parcel at 439 Washington Street, which sits in a “transitional zone” between Downtown and the Jackson Square historic district, should be cut in half, Peninsular Realty is pushing forward with plans... Read More »

Second Cracked Beam Found in New Salesforce Transit Center

Second Cracked Beam Found in New Salesforce Transit Center

Having discovered a second, adjacent, cracked beam in the new Salesforce Transit Center, the center will remain closed for “at least another week” as inspections continue and engineers attempt to identify the cause of the fissures and next steps. The two beams span Fremont Street, near the leaning Millennium... Read More »