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Iconic Mission Bar Building On The Market, Zoned For More Height

Iconic Mission Bar Building On The Market, Zoned For More Height

The three-story building which Blondie’s Bar currently occupies at 540 Valencia Street in the Mission is on the market and listed for $2.1 million. In addition to the ground-floor bar space for which Blondie’s is currently paying $6,363 per month in rent, the term for which has not been... Read More »

420-Unit Building At Hayes And Van Ness Ready For Review/Vote

420-Unit Building At Hayes And Van Ness Ready For Review/Vote

The Emerald Fund’s proposed 420-unit building to rise up to 13-stories along Hayes, stretching from Van Ness Avenue to Polk Street, shouldn’t come as a surprise to any plugged-in readers as we first broke the news about the plans for the 150 Van Ness Avenue development back in 2013.... Read More »

Challenge Of Waterfront Height Limit Measure Survives First Ruling

The State’s legal challenge of San Francisco’s Proposition B, the voter-approved “No Wall on the Waterfront” measure which maintains existing height limits for waterfront property under the control of the Port of San Francisco unless a project specific up-zoning is approved in a public vote, has survived the City’s... Read More »

Long-Shuttered Gas Station Site Plan: Condos And Lots Of Parking

Long-Shuttered Gas Station Site Plan: Condos And Lots Of Parking

Pacific Coast Homes, a subsidiary of Chevron Land & Development, has secured an option to purchase the long-shuttered Chevron station at the corner of Bay and Buchanan from Chevron U.S.A. and has drafted plans for a four-story building to rise on the 1598 Bay Street site. As proposed, the... Read More »

More Inner Mission Infill: The 1863 Mission Street Project

More Inner Mission Infill: The 1863 Mission Street Project

A sister project to the proposed development on the southeast corner of Mission and 14th Streets, the plans for a 37-unit building to rise on the undeveloped through lot at 1863 Mission, adjacent to the recent “M@1875″ project, have been granted an exemption from additional Environmental Review and are... Read More »

Big Vote For Beer Store Adjacent Micro-Units This Week

Big Vote For Beer Store Adjacent Micro-Units This Week

The proposed David Baker + Partners designed “micro-unit” building to rise up to six stories at 1178 Folsom Street, adjacent to the City Beer Store building at 1168 Folsom, is slated to be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission this week. As designed, the Western SoMa development would rise... Read More »

From Christmas Tree Lot To Condos At 14th And Mission

From Christmas Tree Lot To Condos At 14th And Mission

In the works for over a decade and originally proposed to be developed with 36 affordable housing units for seniors, new plans for a seven-story, market-rate building to rise on the southeast corner of Mission and 14th Streets, on the seasonal Sundance Christmas Tree lot across from the Armory,... Read More »

Plans And Timing For 200 More Units Near Lake Merritt

Plans And Timing For 200 More Units Near Lake Merritt

A block from the proposed 24-story tower to rise at 2270 Broadway Street in Oakland, Wood Partners has submitted plans for a 196-unit building to rise six stories along Valdez, between 23rd and 24th Streets, with parking for 209 cars, including 62 parking spaces for five new retail spaces... Read More »

Fresh & Easy Shuttering Another San Francisco Store

Fresh & Easy Shuttering Another San Francisco Store

The official list for Northern California has yet to be released, but the San Francisco Fresh & Easy at Silver and Somerset in the Portola neighborhood is one of the retailer’s 50 west coast locations slated to be shuttered, as are the Pacifica and Vacaville stores, according to a plugged-in... Read More »

24-Story Oakland Tower Could Be Fast-Tracked For Development

24-Story Oakland Tower Could Be Fast-Tracked For Development

Lakeshore Partners has submitted plans for a 24-story building to rise on the parking lot at 2270 Broadway in Oakland.  The existing “80 Grand” medical office building and parking lot on the south half of the block would remain in place. As designed by MBH Architects, the proposed building... Read More »

Uber Abruptly Changes Direction For Mission Bay HQ

Uber Abruptly Changes Direction For Mission Bay HQ

As we first reported a few weeks ago, the design of Uber’s worldwide headquarters to rise in San Francisco’s Mission Bay is off to a bit of a rocky start, with a conflict between Uber’s team and a Principal at Gensler having caused a shake-up within the architecture firm’s... Read More »

Pacific Heights Penthouse Sale Smashes SF Real Estate Records

Pacific Heights Penthouse Sale Smashes SF Real Estate Records

The 10th floor of the überexclusive Pacific Heights building at 2006 Washington Street has traded hands in a hush-hush deal and at a price point never before seen in San Francisco. While the seller had been privately seeking as much as $35 million for the 5,400-square-foot, full-floor unit #10, according... Read More »

New Warriors Arena Renderings: The Restaurants And Boulevard

New Warriors Arena Renderings: The Restaurants And Boulevard

New renderings of the Golden State Warriors proposed Mission Bay Arena provide a better idea of the project’s proposed street-level design and pedestrian experience, including the restaurant and retail spaces which would line Terry Francois Boulevard, and the “Food Hall” at the corner of Terry Francois and South Street.... Read More »

Timing For The New Hub And Redevelopment Of Hunters View

Timing For The New Hub And Redevelopment Of Hunters View

As we first reported about the new “heart” and hub of San Francisco’s Hunters View neighborhood last year: The rebuilding of San Francisco’s 22-acre Hunters View public housing development into a mixed-income neighborhood will triple the number of dwelling units to 800 – half of which will be market rate... Read More »

Van Ness Corridor Rising: Planning For Another Tower

Van Ness Corridor Rising: Planning For Another Tower

The owners of the five-story Opal Hotel at Van Ness and Geary are working on plans to raze the two-story “Motel Opal” addition, which sits behind the hotel along Geary, and build a 13-story tower on the Van Ness Corridor lot, a lot which is zoned for development up... Read More »