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Big Plans for Club Zone Parcels Have Been Drawn

Big Plans for Club Zone Parcels Have Been Drawn

As we first reported last year: The Action Rentals building at 1526-1530 Folsom Street is on the market in Western SoMa, along with its parking lot at 1560 Folsom and two adjacent parcels which extend to (135) Kissling and (276) 11th Streets. Zoned for building up to 55 feet... Read More »

More Density for 520-Foot-Tall Hub District Tower as Envisioned

More Density for 520-Foot-Tall Hub District Tower as Envisioned

The preliminary plans for a 520-foot-tall tower to rise on the Hub District parcel at 30 Van Ness Avenue have been newly refined. And while an additional story of office space has been added to the proposed development’s 120-foot-tall podium, which would include the partial retention of the existing... Read More »

Plans to Develop “Too Tall” Hotel Tower Progress (And Grow)

Plans to Develop “Too Tall” Hotel Tower Progress (And Grow)

Plans to demolish the two-story Il Massimo building at 439 Washington Street and construct a skinny 22-story hotel with 189 rooms over 3,500 square feet of retail space upon the Financial District site have been in the works since 2015. While the site is principally zoned for development up... Read More »

The Latest Inventory of SF’s Housing Stock and Actual Development

The Latest Inventory of SF’s Housing Stock and Actual Development

Including finished new construction projects and conversions, 4,441 net-new units of housing were added to San Francisco’s stock of housing last year, down 12 percent from 5,046 in 2016 but nearly double the 20-year average of 2,295, figures which are slated to be presented to San Francisco’s Planning Commission... Read More »

34-Room Hotel on the Market for $32 Million in Western SoMa

34-Room Hotel on the Market for $32 Million in Western SoMa

The 34-room City Center Inn & Suites hotel at 240 7th Street is now on the market with a $32 million price tag in Western SoMa. While it might seem like an eye-popping price on a per room basis, the hotel sits on three parcels which stretch from 7th... Read More »

Nine-Story NoPa Development in the Works

Nine-Story NoPa Development in the Works

The façade of the F. Lofrano & Son auto body garage at 1355 Fulton Street is currently slated to be saved. But plans to level the bulk of the 14,000-square-foot building are in the works. And as envisioned and newly rendered by SIA Consulting below, a 72,000-square-foot development could... Read More »

Plans to Expand the Historic Mark Hopkins Hotel

Plans to Expand the Historic Mark Hopkins Hotel

Plans to expand the historic InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel atop Nob Hill at 999 California Street, which was sold to Leadwell Global Property for $206 million last year, are in the works. As envisioned, the single-story office addition to the south of the hotel’s landmark 19-story tower would be... Read More »

Certification of the Central SoMa Plan’s Impact Report Pushed Back

Certification of the Central SoMa Plan’s Impact Report Pushed Back

The public hearing at which San Francisco’s Planning Commission could certify the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the City’s ambitious Central SoMa Plan has been pushed back to May 10. The public hearing scheduled for this Thursday, April 12, has been converted into an “informational only” hearing with no... Read More »

Frustration Mounts as Timing for New Transit Center Slips Again

Frustration Mounts as Timing for New Transit Center Slips Again

As we reported last month: While the 5.4-acre rooftop park atop San Francisco’s future Transbay/Salesforce Transit Center is on track to be fully planted, landscaped and construction complete in June, the timing to complete the $2.3 billion building below has slipped anew. Originally expected to be substantially complete at... Read More »

Fraudulent Plans, Fines and Penalties in San Francisco

Fraudulent Plans, Fines and Penalties in San Francisco

A special meeting between San Francisco’s Planning and Building Inspection Commissions is being convened this week. The topics of discussion: How demolitions in San Francisco are defined; the rise of fraudulent building plans designed to skirt San Francisco’s Planning Code and/or the Planning Department’s approval process; and the potential... Read More »