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San Francisco Sues Academy of Art over Real Estate Misuse

San Francisco Sues Academy of Art over Real Estate Misuse

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed suit against the Academy of Art University today, alleging that the institution “schemed to violate state and local laws in its aggressive acquisition and use of vast real estate holdings in San Francisco.” As we first reported earlier this year, over 80... Read More »

Mid-Market Micro Hotel Development at Risk

Mid-Market Micro Hotel Development at Risk

Approved for redevelopment as a 94-room hostel/hotel in 2010, the historic Joseph D. Grant Building at 1095 Market Street was subsequently sold to Synapse Capital. And in 2014, plans to partner with London-based Yotel to build 203 guest “cabins” (a.k.a. micro hotel rooms) within the Mid-Market building at the... Read More »

Western SoMa Infill Project Positioned for a Quick Start

Western SoMa Infill Project Positioned for a Quick Start

Leveraging the City’s adopted Western SoMa Community Plan, Equity Community Builders has been granted a plan-based exemption from having to complete a detailed environmental review for their proposed four-story development to rise on the parking lot parcel at 915 Minna Street. As we first reported earlier this year, the... Read More »

Planning for 32-Story Tower at Hawthorne and Folsom Proceeds

Planning for 32-Story Tower at Hawthorne and Folsom Proceeds

As proposed, the five-story office building at 95 Hawthorne Street, which formerly housed the San Francisco Passport Agency on the northeast corner of Hawthorne and Folsom, will be razed in order to make way for a 32-story residential building to rise. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) for... Read More »

Ruling Clears the Way for New Maker and Office Project

Ruling Clears the Way for New Maker and Office Project

The proposed redevelopment of the San Francisco Gravel Company’s sprawling parcel at 552 Berry Street, a block away from Zynga’s HQ, is one big step closer to being realized, with San Francisco’s Zoning Administrator having determined that the property meets all the requirements necessary to qualify for San Francisco’s... Read More »

SoMa Winery Drops Mayor’s Name but Expansion Plans hit a Wall

SoMa Winery Drops Mayor’s Name but Expansion Plans hit a Wall

Six years ago, City Vintners San Francisco was granted permission to convert the industrial building at 53 Bluxome Street into a winery and tasting room based on an expected annual production of 5,000 cases of wine, all of which was to be bottled by way of a mobile bottling... Read More »

Plans for a 600-Bed Dorm Earn a Qualified Thumbs Up

Plans for a 600-Bed Dorm Earn a Qualified Thumbs Up

The California College of the Arts proposed plan to raze three of the four warehouse style buildings it owns at the intersection of Hooper, Eighth, Carolina and Channel, and construct a modern five-story building, with up to 600 beds of student housing over 5,000 square feet of restaurant/retail space,... Read More »

Third Street Rising Take Three: Now with More Parking as Proposed

Third Street Rising Take Three: Now with More Parking as Proposed

As we first reported last year, the plans for a six-story Bayview building to rise on the triangular 4101 Third Street parcel, between Hudson and Innes Avenues, had been downwardly revised in terms of the number of proposed residential units, from 54 to 46, eliminating all studios and increasing... Read More »

Hap’s Old Mission Haunt Likely to Be Razed for Condos to Rise

Hap’s Old Mission Haunt Likely to Be Razed for Condos to Rise

While San Francisco’s Historic Preservation Commission is slated to formally forego a nomination of Loren ‘Hap’ Jones’ former motorcycle shop at 235 Valencia Street for landmark status, a designation which could have blocked a redevelopment of the Mission District site, the Commission is poised to make an administrative change... Read More »

Wurster Designed Infill on a Former Tennis Court for $7.5M

Wurster Designed Infill on a Former Tennis Court for $7.5M

Designed by William Wurster and built on the site of an adjacent home’s former tennis court in 1959, the majority of the 5,650 square foot Mid-Century pad at 3610 Washington Street is hidden behind its carport and garage, with a wind-protected garden court between. The Presidio Heights home, which... Read More »