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Looking to Build Up in North Beach?

Looking to Build Up in North Beach?

Recently permitted to continue being used as a 14-car parking lot for another five years, after which the lot will have to be shuttered as the ongoing use doesn’t conform to the current zoning for the site, the North Beach parcel at 65 Fresno Street (and Romolo Place) is... Read More »

Plans for 115-Unit Tenderloin Development Revealed

Plans for 115-Unit Tenderloin Development Revealed

The formal application to level the two-story garage at 550 O’Farrell Street, out of which Hertz Rent a Car has been operating, has been submitted to the City for review. And as proposed, a 13-story building designed by Brick for Prabhas Kejriwal’s Sandhill O’Farrell LLC will rise up to... Read More »

Urban Townhome Addition Redesigned

Urban Townhome Addition Redesigned

While the plans to add two urban townhomes atop the recently remodeled Financial District building at 220 Battery Street are pushing forward, as we reported last week, the project team is not moving forward with the modern addition as rendered below. Instead, a more traditional design by Winder Gibson... Read More »

Plan to Prohibit Street Parking for a Big Building with a Small Garage

Plan to Prohibit Street Parking for a Big Building with a Small Garage

The idea behind San Francisco’s policy of restricting the number of parking spaces allowed to be included within a new development, a policy which has been in place for years, is that by limiting the number of garage spaces, the residents of said buildings without an off-street parking spot... Read More »

Major Price Cut for Mission District Development Site

Major Price Cut for Mission District Development Site

As we first reported earlier this year: Approved for a 24-unit development to rise up to six stories in height on the Mission District site, with 20 two-bedrooms and 4 one-bedrooms over a 761 square foot retail space and a garage for six cars, the 3620 Cesar Chavez Street... Read More »

The Draft Plan to Radically Change Parking in This Neighborhood

The Draft Plan to Radically Change Parking in This Neighborhood

With UCSF encroaching, the Warriors Arena having broken ground nearby and a neighborhood building boom underway, plans to radically change the allocation and regulation of Dogpatch’s 2,700 on-street parking spaces have been drafted. While the concept plan hasn’t been published or officially released, and a formal recommendation has yet... Read More »

Bigger Plans for Outer Sunset Gas Station Site

Bigger Plans for Outer Sunset Gas Station Site

As originally proposed a couple years ago, the 76 station on the southwest corner of Lawton and 42nd Avenue in the Outer Sunset was to be razed for a four-story development to rise, with twelve condos, twelve parking spaces and an approach designed to avoid having to include any... Read More »

Designs and Timing for UCSF’s New Psych Center in Dogpatch

Designs and Timing for UCSF’s New Psych Center in Dogpatch

With the latest plans for UCSF’s future Child, Teen and Family Center, and Department of Psychiatry Building, slated to be presented to UC’s Board of Regents next month, a plugged-in tipster delivers the refined renderings and timing for the 148,000-square-foot development to rise on the corner Dogpatch parcel known... Read More »

Former ‘Farm’ Parcel Rezoned, on the Market as a Development Site

Former ‘Farm’ Parcel Rezoned, on the Market as a Development Site

Having successfully petitioned to re-zone the southwestern spur of the former Mission District “Farm” buildings site from Open Space (OS) to Mixed-Use Residential (MUR), with the potential for building up to 55 feet in height, the three-parcel compound known as 1499 Potrero Avenue (which includes the five buildings at... Read More »

The Story behind This $350K Over Asking Sale in West Oakland

The Story behind This $350K Over Asking Sale in West Oakland

Built as a duplex in the early 1900s, the two-story West Oakland building at 960-962 16th Street was subsequently converted into the House of Prayer Church of God with a parsonage on the second floor. Purchased for $367,000 in April 2014, the then-church was re-converted into a two-unit residential... Read More »