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Plans for a Modern 200-Foot-Tall Hotel and Condo Tower Revealed

Plans for a Modern 200-Foot-Tall Hotel and Condo Tower Revealed

The designs for a modern 200-foot-tall hotel and condo building to rise at 447 Battery Street, a site which is currently occupied by the three-story Cort Furniture Rental building at the corner of Battery and Merchant, have been drawn and formally submitted to San Francisco’s Planning Department for approval.... Read More »

Conversion of SoMa Development into Student Housing Proposed

Conversion of SoMa Development into Student Housing Proposed

Approved for a 200-unit development of micro-apartments to rise up to eight stories in height on the western edge of SoMa, between Folsom and Harrison, the development team behind the 333 12th Street project is now seeking permission to use the development for student housing, specifically for students of... Read More »

Plans for Infilling Pacific Heights

Plans for Infilling Pacific Heights

Plans for an infill building to rise up to four stories in height on the parking lot parcel between the John F. Kennedy Towers at 2451 Sacramento Street and the former Marc Jacobs, which is now the Bite Beauty Lip Lab, at 2142 Fillmore Street have been drafted. And as... Read More »

A Case Study in Mission District Development versus Displacement

A Case Study in Mission District Development versus Displacement

With the controversial plan for preserving San Francisco’s Mission District one step closer to adoption, a real world example of development versus potential displacement, and existing rent-controlled versus new market-rate housing, is slated to play out in front of the City’s Planning Commission this week. As proposed, the four-unit... Read More »

Punk Rocker’s Noe Valley Pad on the Market for $3.6 Million

Punk Rocker’s Noe Valley Pad on the Market for $3.6 Million

It’s probably not the pad you envisioned for a punk rocker, but the Noe Valley home at 665 29th Street, which is owned by Eric Melvin, the lead guitarist for NOFX, is on the market for $3.6 million. Purchased as a 1,500-square-foot house for $750,000 in 2003, Melvin doubled... Read More »

The Art to Adorn Van Ness

The Art to Adorn Van Ness

The construction of the Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project that’s now underway includes a public art component which the Cuban-American artist Jorge Pardo has been commissioned to fulfill. Known for employing a broad palette of “vibrant colors, eclectic forms, and industrial materials,” Pardo’s proposed installation is slated... Read More »

Contractor Caught Demolishing a Historic Facade

Contractor Caught Demolishing a Historic Facade

Purchased by a local contractor for $1.282 million in March of 2012, plans to allow the construction of a new garage, a new entry stair and “minor façade alterations” to accommodate a new entrance for the secondary unit of the Craftsman-style home at 151-153 Liberty Street were subsequently approved,... Read More »

110-Unit Dogpatch Development Closer to Reality

110-Unit Dogpatch Development Closer to Reality

Plans to raze the two-story industrial building at 888 Tennessee Street, which is currently home to Amazon Flex and Color Graphics, and construct a new four-story building, with 110 residential units and 5,500 square feet of restaurant/retail space, have been granted an Eastern Neighborhoods Area Plan-based exemption from having... Read More »

Polk Street Parcel with Plans for a Modern Addition in Play

Polk Street Parcel with Plans for a Modern Addition in Play

Plans to construct a modern six-story addition atop the historic two-story building at 1033 Polk Street were first floated back in 2014, as we originally reported at the time. As designed by Natoma Architects, the front quarter of the existing building was to be renovated and restored while the... Read More »

Plans for an Infill Mandela Hotel in Emeryville

Plans for an Infill Mandela Hotel in Emeryville

Speaking of new hotels, plans for a 220-room hotel to rise on the vacant Caltrans lot to the south of the Emeryville Target have been drafted and will be reviewed by Oakland’s Design Review Committee tomorrow evening, January 25. The proposed “Mandela Hotel” would rise up to six stories... Read More »