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Plans to Restrict New Roof Decks in San Francisco

Plans to Restrict New Roof Decks in San Francisco

Building permits to add a new roof deck atop a single-family home or little residential building in San Francisco can currently be approved “over-the-counter,” without the need for a Residential Design Advisory Team (RDAT) review nor requiring any pre-application meetings, neighborhood notifications or public hearings. And neither the size... Read More »

Ambitious Franklin Street Infill Project Newly Rendered

Ambitious Franklin Street Infill Project Newly Rendered

Assuming plans to relocate and redevelop the historic ‘Englander House’ at 807 Franklin Street are approved, a new 8-story infill building with 48 residential units over a garage for 17 stacked cars and 80 bikes could then rise up to 80 feet in height upon the Italianate’s current 10,300... Read More »

Mortuary Redevelopment Closer to Reality

Mortuary Redevelopment Closer to Reality

Plans to add a setback fourth story and rear addition to the Bryant Mortuary at 635 Fulton Street and convert the historic Hayes Valley structure into a residential building could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission next week. As we first reported last year, the proposed redevelopment includes... Read More »

New Timing and Affordability for Massive India Basin Development

New Timing and Affordability for Massive India Basin Development

With the projected timing to secure the necessary entitlements to move forward with Build Inc’s massive India Basin project – a proposed development which could now yield up to 1,575 units of housing, 1,800 parking spaces, 209,000 square feet of commercial space and 5.6 acres of open space along... Read More »

Designer $8.4 Million Home Suddenly Returns

Designer $8.4 Million Home Suddenly Returns

As we wrote early last year: Designed by the owner-architect, Mary Maydan of Maydan Architecture, and built on a quarter-acre Palo Alto lot back in 2005, the still contemporary home at 925 Addison Street is now on the market with an $8.995 million price tag. The five-bedroom home measures... Read More »

Plans for Another Union Square Infill Hotel

Plans for Another Union Square Infill Hotel

Plans to level the two-story retail and Barbizon studio building at 420 Sutter Street, across from the Grand Hyatt San Francisco, are in the works. And as envisioned by Stanton Architecture, a 165-room hotel could rise up to 12 stories and 120 feet in height upon the Union Square... Read More »

Refined Design for Modern Infill Project as Envisioned

Refined Design for Modern Infill Project as Envisioned

In the works since 2016, plans to level the two-story Auto Trust Services building at 255 Shipley Street and develop a modern four-story building upon its Western SoMa site could be approved on August 23. As initially designed and recently refined by Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects, the development... Read More »

Downsized Plans for Towering Hotel Slated for Approval

Downsized Plans for Towering Hotel Slated for Approval

As we first reported earlier this year: “While the preliminary plans for a 21-story hotel with 480 rooms to rise up to 200 feet in height across the Central SoMa parking lot at 350 Second Street were submitted to Planning a few years ago, said plans have been downsized... Read More »

Refined Plans and Timing for the Next Big Transbay District Park

Refined Plans and Timing for the Next Big Transbay District Park

The concept design for San Francisco’s future 2.4-acre Under Ramp Park, which will run from the south side of Folsom Street to Howard, between First and Second and predominantly under the Fremont Street off-ramp and bus ramp serving the new Transbay/Salesforce Transit Center, has been refined by Conger Moss... Read More »

Oakland Tower Newly Rendered, City Seeks Outstanding Design

Oakland Tower Newly Rendered, City Seeks Outstanding Design

As we first reported earlier this year: Plans for a pair of residential towers to rise up to 275 feet in height at 325 Seventh Street, on the edge of Oakland’s Chinatown, were first approved by the city seven years ago, the ground for which has yet to be... Read More »