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The Rules to Govern San Francisco’s Latino Cultural District

The Rules to Govern San Francisco’s Latino Cultural District

Established in 2014 in an attempt to stem the displacement of Latino oriented businesses and residents from the area, the new rules to govern the Calle 24 Latino Cultural District – which is centered around the 24th Street commercial corridor from Potrero Avenue to Bartlett Street, and bounded by 22nd Street and... Read More »

Grand Plans to Redevelop Historic Art Deco Garage Delayed

Grand Plans to Redevelop Historic Art Deco Garage Delayed

While plans for a six-story hotel to rise behind the historic Art Deco façade of the Central SoMa structure at 224 Townsend Street were drafted and formally proposed last year, the owner of the building is now seeking permission to permanently continue its operation as a parking garage, the... Read More »

Supersized North Oakland Development Recommended for Approval

Supersized North Oakland Development Recommended for Approval

The refined designs for a 25-story tower to rise up to 260 feet in height at 532 Turquoise Street, across from the MacArthur BART Station in North Oakland, were presented to Oakland’s Planning Commission last night.  And the Commission has formally recommended that Oakland’s City Council approve the project... Read More »

Monster Home Site in Contract, Plans Approved

Monster Home Site in Contract, Plans Approved

Purchased for $1.135 million in 2013, after which the grand plans for its Corona Heights parcel soon emerged, the former 1,500-square-foot home at 53 States Street was recently leveled. While waylaid by former Supervisor Scott Wiener’s “monster home” legislation, which effectively halted the development of large homes in his... Read More »

Plans for a Modern 200-Foot-Tall Hotel and Condo Tower Revealed

Plans for a Modern 200-Foot-Tall Hotel and Condo Tower Revealed

The designs for a modern 200-foot-tall hotel and condo building to rise at 447 Battery Street, a site which is currently occupied by the three-story Cort Furniture Rental building at the corner of Battery and Merchant, have been drawn and formally submitted to San Francisco’s Planning Department for approval.... Read More »

Conversion of SoMa Development into Student Housing Proposed

Conversion of SoMa Development into Student Housing Proposed

Approved for a 200-unit development of micro-apartments to rise up to eight stories in height on the western edge of SoMa, between Folsom and Harrison, the development team behind the 333 12th Street project is now seeking permission to use the development for student housing, specifically for students of... Read More »

Mission District Development Take Three: The Albion on 16th

Mission District Development Take Three: The Albion on 16th

Having already abandoned their plans to level the two-story Superior Automotive shop building on the northeast corner of 16th and Albion, a building for which they paid a record-setting $8.7 million back in 2013, Mx3 Ventures is now abandoning their downsized plans for the historic building which called for... Read More »

Plans for Infilling Pacific Heights

Plans for Infilling Pacific Heights

Plans for an infill building to rise up to four stories in height on the parking lot parcel between the John F. Kennedy Towers at 2451 Sacramento Street and the former Marc Jacobs, which is now the Bite Beauty Lip Lab, at 2142 Fillmore Street have been drafted. And as... Read More »

An Opportunity to Capitalize on a Bernal Heights Blaze

An Opportunity to Capitalize on a Bernal Heights Blaze

The fire that consumed the former Cole Hardware at 3312 Mission Street and badly damaged the adjacent buildings – including the Graywood Hotel at 3308 Mission, a single-room-occupancy (SRO) hotel with 28 rooms – left 58 people homeless and the 3300 Club on the corner out of business. While... Read More »

A Case Study in Mission District Development versus Displacement

A Case Study in Mission District Development versus Displacement

With the controversial plan for preserving San Francisco’s Mission District one step closer to adoption, a real world example of development versus potential displacement, and existing rent-controlled versus new market-rate housing, is slated to play out in front of the City’s Planning Commission this week. As proposed, the four-unit... Read More »