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Timing and New Details for Massive Balboa Reservoir Redevelopment

Timing and New Details for Massive Balboa Reservoir Redevelopment

According to a draft Fiscal Responsibility report for the massive Balboa Reservoir project, the projected $560 million development, a total which doesn’t include the price of the land or community benefits which have yet to be negotiated, could break ground “as early as 2021,” which is right in line... Read More »

Towering Plans for City College Site Densified

Towering Plans for City College Site Densified

While the effective height of the proposed tower to rise up to 250 feet in height upon the City College of San Francisco site at 33 Gough Street hasn’t changed (too much), two stories have been added for a total of twenty-five (25) and the tower’s floor plates have... Read More »

Plans to Underground the San Francisco Tennis Club Revealed

Plans to Underground the San Francisco Tennis Club Revealed

The plans for a massive redevelopment of the San Francisco Tennis Club site at 645 5th Street are moving forward and have been redesigned and newly rendered below by IwamotoScott and Studios Architecture. As now formally proposed, the 88 Bluxome Street project would yield 833,000 square feet of office... Read More »

Site of Rejected Hotel on the Market Touting Formula Retail Potential

Site of Rejected Hotel on the Market Touting Formula Retail Potential

Despite being redesigned and re-branded in an attempt to assuage fears that the proposed hotel to rise at 1196 Columbus Avenue, which had originally been targeted to millennial travelers, wouldn’t attract “late-night activity” that was “incompatible with the adjacent residential development,” the plans were rejected by San Francisco’s Planning... Read More »

Proposed SoMa Tower Sheds 100 Feet of Height

Proposed SoMa Tower Sheds 100 Feet of Height

With Planning having balked at the proposed height of a 350-foot-tall tower to rise at 636 4th Street, upon the former K&L Wine Merchants building parcel which is currently only zoned for development up to 85 feet in height but is slated to be up-zoned to 250-feet if San... Read More »

Boutique Hotel in the Castro Closer to Reality

Boutique Hotel in the Castro Closer to Reality

Plans for a boutique 12-room hotel, with a 1,800-square-foot ground floor restaurant and a decent sized roof deck for guests, but no formal hotel lobby, to rise up to 40 feet in height on 18th Street, in the heart of the Castro, could be approved on March 1. As... Read More »

Four-Story Ocean Avenue Project Back in Play with Added Density

Four-Story Ocean Avenue Project Back in Play with Added Density

Plans to level the entire strip of commercial buildings on the south side of Ocean Avenue, between Capitol and Faxon Avenues, have been in the works since 2006, at which point a four-story development was envisioned to rise across the site and yield a total of 31 residential units... Read More »

West Berkeley Rising on San Pablo as Proposed

West Berkeley Rising on San Pablo as Proposed

Plans to level the shuttered Church’s Chicken shack on the corner of San Pablo Avenue and Harrison Street, on the northern border of Northwest Berkeley, are in the works. And as proposed, a six-story will rise up to 70 feet in height upon the site which is principally only... Read More »

Developer Pays $65 Million for the Armory in SF

Developer Pays $65 Million for the Armory in SF

A developer with ties to the Soho House chain of private clubs and hotels has paid a reported $65 million for the landmark San Francisco Armory at 1800 Mission Street in the Mission which had been home to Kink.com. Peter Acworth, the founder of Kink, purchased the century-old armory... Read More »

Glen Park View Manor Fetches a Record $9.7M

Glen Park View Manor Fetches a Record $9.7M

Dubbed “Laidley Manor,” the 5,300-square-foot Glen Park home which sits upon a double-lot at 143 Laidley Street hit the market priced at $10 million three months ago having taken four years to re-develop, with “three sprawling levels,” panoramic views, and five bedrooms hidden behind a deceptive cedar facade fronting... Read More »