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From A Surface Area Parking Lot To…A Parking Garage (Over Retail)

From A Surface Area Parking Lot To…A Parking Garage (Over Retail)

The Question: “What is going up at the corner of Golden Gate Avenue and Larkin?” The Answer: A 7-story/68-foot tall parking garage by Hastings College with 430 spaces (300 for the college, 130 for the public, and an increase of 170 over the previous surface area lot), two City... Read More »

Market-Octavia Plan And Requisite Rezoning Approved By The Board

Market-Octavia Plan And Requisite Rezoning Approved By The Board

While the General amendments for the Market-Octavia Neighborhood Plan were approved in October, the pivotal rezoning has finally caught up. The zoning allows developers to construct buildings that pack more residential units into a project, including boosting tower heights from 20 stories to 40 stories on some parcels near... Read More »

32 Condos Coming “Soon” To The Corner Of Hayes And Franklin

32 Condos Coming “Soon” To The Corner Of Hayes And Franklin

Patrons of the arts (and Hayes Valley) take note, the surface area parking lot at the corner of Hayes and Franklin is no longer (nor is the little building next door) as they’re finally preparing the site for the newest addition to the neighborhood. The mixed-use development will consist... Read More »

The Development Of Seawall Lot 337: Rankings After Round One

The Development Of Seawall Lot 337: Rankings After Round One

The Port’s advisory panel’s round one ranking (from high to low) of the four proposals to develop San Francisco’s Seawall Lot 337: Kenwood Investments, San Francisco Giants, Build Inc, Federal Development. The review panel praised the layout of the Kenwood project, saying it evoked a San Francisco neighborhood feel.... Read More »

Piers On Which People Can Play (Albeit More With Their Minds)

Piers On Which People Can Play (Albeit More With Their Minds)

While the Chelsea Piers-esque development of Piers 27-31 is all but DOA, a plugged-in reader reminds us that the proposed rehabilitation and redevelopment of Piers 15-17 into a new home for the Exploratorium continues to move forward. The buildings will be used to house the museum’s displays and exhibits,... Read More »

Cruising (Pier 27) And Working (Piers 30-32) But Not Sporting At All

“A long-standing and controversial plan to restore rusted piers and create a recreation and office center at the foot of Telegraph Hill could be abandoned for a new proposal that developers and port officials have been quietly discussing in recent weeks. The new plan still would feature a state-of-the-art... Read More »

A Plugged-In Reader’s Update: 55 Laguna Poised For Strong Support

A Plugged-In Reader’s Update: 55 Laguna Poised For Strong Support

“Sup. Mirkarimi, in response to my email, writes: “he entire plan successfully emerged from the Land Use Committee on Monday. It now goes to the full Board next week where it’s poised for strong support.” Since I live in the Haight, I go by the campus... Read More »

Coming Soon! Bayshore Boulevard Home Depot Development Is Dead

Coming Soon! Bayshore Boulevard Home Depot Development Is Dead

“A controversial plan almost a decade in the making to open a Home Depot store on San Francisco’s Bayshore Boulevard has been scuttled because of the flagging home-improvement market, company officials said today.” ∙ Controversial plan for S.F. Home Depot falls apart ∙ The First Physical Sign (Quite... Read More »

Supervisor Peskin Engineers An End-Run (And Ending) For 55 Laguna

The alert from the developer (AF Evans): Unfortunately, at the last possible moment, someone is trying to stop the 55 Laguna project. Supervisor Peskin is going to introduce amendments this coming Monday that will KILL the entire project permanently. He is asking that the Landmarks Board and the preservation... Read More »

We’re All In Favor (But Wondering If It Will Actually Work)

We’re All In Favor (But Wondering If It Will Actually Work)

District 11 Supervisor Gerardo Sandoval’s legislation empowering Planning Department inspectors to issue citations for having an illegally paved-over front yard (or other planning code violations) has received initial approval by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. The motivation is usually to gain an extra parking space, but Sandoval said... Read More »