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Market Street Development Back in Play

Market Street Development Back in Play

While approved for development at the end of 2015, the paperwork to secure the demolition and building permits for an 8-story Hub District building to rise upon the two-story FastFrame building site on the northwest corner of Market and Gough wasn’t filed until the second quarter of last year.... Read More »

Alternatives for Redevelopment of Iconic Tenderloin Site Outlined

Alternatives for Redevelopment of Iconic Tenderloin Site Outlined

The environmental impact report (EIR) for the proposed development of over 100 affordable apartments at the corner of Turk and Larkin is being prepared. And as we first reported last year, the proposed incorporation of a portion of the existing L-shaped building on the site, which was constructed in... Read More »

Positioning for 130 Feet in Height and Office Space Right Here

Positioning for 130 Feet in Height and Office Space Right Here

The second floor of the 32,000-square-foot ABC Imaging building at 679 Bryant Street, which is also known as 168 Welsh Street, has been recently remodeled to look more upscale and tech office-y, including new windows and a laminate floor. But as the former printing plant space remains zoned for... Read More »

Refined Designs and Renderings for a Big and Bigger Oakland Tower

Refined Designs and Renderings for a Big and Bigger Oakland Tower

Having been completely redesigned “to break down the bulk” of the proposed development and be “more consistent with the rectilinear forms” of the existing high-rise buildings in the area, SCB has further refined the designs for either a 21 or 34-story tower to rise upon the 2 Kaiser Plaza... Read More »

Supervisors Overturn Approval of Lower Nob Hill Hotel

Supervisors Overturn Approval of Lower Nob Hill Hotel

While approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission last month, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors has sided with a public appeal of the project and unanimously voted to overturn the required conditional use authorization for the proposed 6-story, 30-room hotel to rise over 50 feet in height upon the vacant... Read More »

High-End Mint Plaza Loft Fails to Fetch 2014 Price

High-End Mint Plaza Loft Fails to Fetch 2014 Price

Purchased for $1.5 million in October 2014, the “Manhattan-like industrial condo” unit #1 at 10 Mint Plaza – which features high-gloss concrete floors, exposed beams, high ceilings, high-end finishes, and a Mid-Market location a few blocks from Twitter – returned to the market listed for $2.5 million last year.... Read More »

RADical Oakland Tower Redesigned

RADical Oakland Tower Redesigned

Facing pushback with respect to the lack of a pronounced step back along 15th Street, which was seen as being inconsistent with “the lower height context of the buildings within 15th & Webster Historic District,” as well as its dark colors, “over use of boxy forms,” and... Read More »

Plans for a Boutique Hotel in the Heart of the Castro

Plans for a Boutique Hotel in the Heart of the Castro

While a reincarnation of the restaurant Maroc has recently been reported as ‘coming soon’ to the vacant Cafe La Taza space on its second floor, plans to level the Bite Me Sandwiches and former Bar Vero building at 4230 18th Street have been drawn. And as proposed, a modern... Read More »

SoMa Rising and One Less Auto Shop as Proposed

SoMa Rising and One Less Auto Shop as Proposed

In the works since 2013, as we first reported at the time, the plans for a modern eight-story building to rise up to 85 feet in height upon the Arroyo Carlos & Sons auto shop parcel at 980 Folsom Street could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission next... Read More »

Floating Fire Station Closer to Reality on San Francisco’s Bay

Floating Fire Station Closer to Reality on San Francisco’s Bay

The conceptual plans for a floating expansion of San Francisco’s historic Fire Station 35 at Pier 22 ½, which was built back in 1915, have been detailed and newly rendered. The proposed 16,400-square-foot structure would accommodate a third fire boat; new rescue watercraft, jet skis and a dive boat;... Read More »