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High-End Mission District Home Drops 16 Percent

High-End Mission District Home Drops 16 Percent

Rebuilt, remodeled and expanded to 3,500 square feet, the modernized single-family home at 948 Hampshire Street in the Inner Mission traded hands for $3.8 million in December of 2015. The home’s kitchen is outfitted with a marble waterfall island, lacquer cabinetry, high-end appliances and an operable wall of glass... Read More »

Conservatory of Music Project Positioning for Approvals next Month

Conservatory of Music Project Positioning for Approvals next Month

The refined designs for the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s proposed twelve-story building to rise at 200 Van Ness Avenue, between Hayes Street and Dr. Tom Waddell Place, will be presented to San Francisco’s Planning Commission next week with the project positioning for approvals in February. As designed by... Read More »

Timing for Contentious Development at the Base of Telegraph Hill

Timing for Contentious Development at the Base of Telegraph Hill

With the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development having formally determined that the proposed development of 178 affordable apartments to rise up to six stories in height across the half-block-plus parking lot parcel at 88 Broadway would not have a significant effect on the environment, the development team... Read More »

The Antithesis of Swoopy at Fifth and Brannan as Newly Proposed

The Antithesis of Swoopy at Fifth and Brannan as Newly Proposed

While Tishman Speyer is pushing forward with plans to completely redevelop the northeast corner of Brannan and Fifth Streets, across from the contentious San Francisco Tennis Club project, an all-new approach for the 598 Brannan Street project has been proposed. Michael Maltzan Architecture is now leading the design charge... Read More »

Landmark Presidio Heights Home Fetches a Mere $11 Million

Landmark Presidio Heights Home Fetches a Mere $11 Million

The landmark 10,000-square-foot home at 3500 Jackson Street is the largest Bernard Maybeck designed home in San Francisco and still features a plethora of its original detailing, with redwood walls and ornate fireplaces and fixtures designed by Maybeck while the kitchen has been modernized along with a few other... Read More »

This Will Define San Francisco in 2018

This Will Define San Francisco in 2018

Yes, the proposed development to rise at Fourth and Harrison has been redesigned by HOK for Boston Properties, incorporating a more curvilinear approach which would rise up to a height of 185 feet and yield 765,600 square feet of office space; 34,500 square feet of “modern” Production, Distribution and... Read More »

Plans for a Pair of Swoopy SoMa Towers Revealed

Plans for a Pair of Swoopy SoMa Towers Revealed

Tishman Speyer has formally filed their application to move forward with the development of two modern towers stretching across seven Central SoMa parcels (including those currently occupied by The Creamery, HD Buttercup, The Iron Cactus, United Barbell, TwentyThree and Waterfall) and rising up to 420 feet in height on... Read More »

Another Waylaid Development Slated for Approval in the Mission

Another Waylaid Development Slated for Approval in the Mission

Waylaid by the Mission District Development Controls which are set to expire on January 14, 2018, the plans for a 37-unit building to rise up to seven stories upon the undeveloped through lot at 1863 Mission Street are slated to be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission four days... Read More »

Refined Designs and Impact Report for a Block-Sized Development

Refined Designs and Impact Report for a Block-Sized Development

Zoned for the potential development of up to 1,556 residential units, 2.8 million square feet of office space or a combination of the two, the preliminary plans for the proposed “Eastline” project to rise across the entire 3-acre Uptown Oakland block bounded by Telegraph, Broadway, 21st and 22nd Streets... Read More »

A Century of Planning in San Francisco

A Century of Planning in San Francisco

Back in 1904, San Francisco Mayor James Phelan convened the Association for the Improvement and Adornment of San Francisco, a private group which invited the visionary Daniel Burnham to create a unified plan for the development of San Francisco. From a compendium prepared by San Francisco’s Planning Department, from... Read More »