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Plans For Condos To Rise On Embattled Lombard Street Site

Plans For Condos To Rise On Embattled Lombard Street Site

When Pet Food Express lost their battle to occupy the former Blockbuster space on Lombard Street, a non-chain pet store (Wolf & Lion) was granted a lease, but it’s likely not for long.  For behind the scenes, plans to level the site and construct a four-story building with 53 condos over 11,000 square feet of retail Read More »

Another Barrier To Pinterest’s Move Is Being Raised

Another Barrier To Pinterest’s Move Is Being Raised

Another barrier which could prevent Pinterest from ever moving into the San Francisco Design Center is close to being raised.  And it’s a barrier which could affect plenty of other tech companies and area landlords as well. In addition to the proposed Planning Code amendment which would substantially limit the number of floors a building Read More »

Mission District Development Redesigned, Re-Slated For Approval

Mission District Development Redesigned, Re-Slated For Approval

Responding to comments from both the public and Planning, the design for the seven-story development with 72 condos to rise on the northwest corner of 16th Street and South Van Ness Avenue has been revised, as newly rendered above, and is slated to be approved next week. As the proposed development looked prior to the redesign: Read More »

“Groundbreaking” News For 410-Unit SoMa Development

“Groundbreaking” News For 410-Unit SoMa Development

While the ground was actually broken earlier this year and the construction crews have been working away for months, the ceremonial groundbreaking for the 350 8th Apartments project to rise on the former three-acre bus depot at 8th and Harrison is next week. Along with a bit of commercial, retail and arts space, the bulk of the Read More »

Agreement To Keep Affordable Housing Out Of New Tower

The proposal to keep affordable housing out of the 800-foot tower rising at 181 Fremont Street has been recommended for approval and will be presented to San Francisco’s Planning Commission next month. As we first reported last month, San Francisco’s Transbay Redevelopment Plan requires any new housing development within the redevelopment area to offer at least 15 Read More »

Developer Aims To Undermine Opposition By Raising A Playground

Developer Aims To Undermine Opposition By Raising A Playground

In an attempt to win-over local opposition to their plans for building a ten-story condo development with 300+ units above the 16th Street BART station on the northeast corner of 16th and Mission, Maximus Real Estate Partners is now offering to build new classrooms topped by an elevated 14,000-square-foot playground for the adjacent Marshall Elementary school, replacing Read More »

Transbay Transit Center Deal Falls Apart, Development In Doubt

The deal between the City of San Francisco and a trio of big developers who had been leading the charge against the 0.55 percent tax they had agreed in principle to pay in exchange for an already adopted up-zoning of their parcels within the Tansbay Transit Center District has collapsed, leaving the future of San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Read More »

Warriors Mission Bay Arena Design: Another Perspective

Warriors Mission Bay Arena Design: Another Perspective

The sketches for the Golden State Warriors proposed Arena project in Mission Bay provide a few more perspectives on the development’s concept design, highlighting a Bayfront Terrace over the Market Hall on the northeast corner of the site, as sketched above, and the arena’s Southeast Plaza at Terry Francois and 16th Street, as sketched below. Read More »

$400M More And 4-Year Delay For Transbay Rail Extension

With the budget to build San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center having already increased by $300 million to $1.9 billion, the additional $2.6 billion budgeted to extend the train tracks from Fourth and King to the Transbay Center is now proposed to increase by $400 million, raising the total budget for the 1.4 mile downtown rail Read More »

Clearing The Way For A Shack And School In Western SoMa

Clearing The Way For A Shack And School In Western SoMa

San Francisco’s Supervisors are slated to undo a couple of recently adopted neighborhood prohibitions this afternoon, clearing the way for drag impresario Heklina to re-open the former Caliente Club space at 298 11th Street as the “T-Shack,” establishing a permanent home for her cabaret theater and Trannyshack revival. The proposed ordinance to be adopted by Read More »

Designs For Warriors’ Mission Bay Arena Revealed!

Designs For Warriors’ Mission Bay Arena Revealed!

Having unveiled the site plans for the Golden State Warriors’ proposed 12-acre sports and entertainment center to rise in Mission Bay last month, we now have the concept designs for the development to share. As designed by Snohetta, the 18,000-seat arena is sited on the eastern portion of the Mission Bay site, with two office Read More »

Landmark Russian Hill Home Listed For $3K Per Square Foot

Landmark Russian Hill Home Listed For $3K Per Square Foot

Built in 1853 for Joseph H. Atkinson, a builder, bricklayer and real estate agent, the two-story Italian Villa at 1032 Broadway Street was remodeled around 1900 by Willis Polk and survived the Great Quake and Fire in 1906. The landmark Russian Hill home has since been remodeled and upgraded “for modern comfort,” complete with an Read More »

Lennar Planning Major Development In The Mission

Lennar Planning Major Development In The Mission

Not to be confused with the modern 40-unit building which has already risen at 1515 15th Street, Lennar Urban has filed a proposal to raze the McMillan Electric building at 1515 South Van Ness Avenue, between 26 th and Cesar Chavez, with plans to construct a 160-unit apartment building on the Inner Mission site which stretches Read More »

Boogie Down In Bernal Heights With A Turntable In The Garage

Boogie Down In Bernal Heights With A Turntable In The Garage

One of two newly-constructed Bernal Heights homes which share a four-car garage serviced by a turntable to shuffle the cars, the 2,250 square foot home at 60 Peralta has just hit the market listed for $1,938,000. As originally proposed, two two-unit buildings with a total of 1,495 additional square feet of living space and an Read More »

Redesigned Dogpatch Development Slated For Approval

Redesigned Dogpatch Development Slated For Approval

Downsized from six stories as originally envisioned and now proposing to incorporate, rather than demolish, a corner portion of the existing two-story building on the Dogpatch site “to serve as a visual reminder of the building’s original use and the industrial history of the neighborhood,” the proposed development of a 69-unit condo building at 815 Read More »