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1285 Sutter: Fully Entitled, Retail Pre-Leased, And…On The Market

1285 Sutter: Fully Entitled, Retail Pre-Leased, And…On The Market

Even though the site is fully entitled for a 12-story, 106-unit condo tower, and the theoretical ground level retail space has been pre-leased to Trader Joe’s, it might be a while before – or even if – 1285 Sutter Street (currently the defunct Galaxy Theater) becomes a reality. For... Read More »

Radiance At Mission Bay Phase II: The Elusive Rendering

Radiance At Mission Bay Phase II: The Elusive Rendering

The rendering for Radiance at Mission Bay Phase II is above (for which the site has been prepped and the pilings driven). The full SocketSite scoop on Phase I in the background (literally, not figuratively) is coming soon (as in this afternoon or possibly Monday). ∙ Radiance At Mission... Read More »

JustQuotes: A Hard Lesson To Learn, So Let’s Not Forget

“The San Francisco Redevelopment Agency will leave the Western Addition in January, ending a 40-year “urban renewal” project that was touted as a move to wipe out blight but actually destroyed the city’s most prominent African American neighborhood. In total, 883 businesses were shuttered and 4,729 households were forced... Read More »

San Francisco’s Transit Center District Plan: EIR Notice Of Preparation

San Francisco’s Transit Center District Plan: EIR Notice Of Preparation

A Notice of Preparation of Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for San Francisco’s Transit Center District Plan and Transit Tower has been published by the San Francisco Planning Department. To recap: The proposed Transit Center District Plan would build on the City’s 1985 Downtown Plan that envisioned the area around... Read More »

Muy Bien?  Proposal To Restore And Develop Adjacent To 706 Mission

Muy Bien? Proposal To Restore And Develop Adjacent To 706 Mission

Millennium Partners and JMA Ventures have reached an exclusive negotiating agreement with the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency to develop the empty 9,000 square foot lot adjacent to 706 Mission Street (the gold Mercantile Building). The proposed use: a 220-unit condominium tower over the Mexican Museum. From J.K. Dineen: “Under... Read More »

The Presidio Was Packed With Opposition, But Does It Even Matter?

The Presidio Was Packed With Opposition, But Does It Even Matter?

It was a spillover crowd of well over 500 people at the Presidio Trust’s public hearing on the redevelopment plans for the Presidio’s Main Post last night. And while we missed it, the word on the street is that crowd was most definitely anti-CAMP (Contemporary Art Museum at the... Read More »

Mosaica 601 (Or 601 Alabama As Far As The Post Office Is Concerned)

Mosaica 601 (Or 601 Alabama As Far As The Post Office Is Concerned)

Speaking of new development websites and monikers, the Citizens Housing Corporation development that’s filling the block bordered by 18th, 19th, Alabama and Florida has been dubbed Mosaica 601 (or 601 Alabama as far as the post office is concerned). A bit more detail on the 151 units: 93 apartments... Read More »

Landmarks Preservation: Out Of The Frying Pan And Into The Fire?

Landmarks Preservation: Out Of The Frying Pan And Into The Fire?

Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin’s proposed Landmarks Preservation Board would wrest control of “preservation issues” from San Francisco’s Planning Commission. The Planning Department isn’t particularly keen on the idea. The Planning Department and planning commissioners have expressed concern that the new board would have too much authority in... Read More »

Mirant’s Potrero Hill Power Plant Is Not Voted Off The Island Hill

It’s disappointment for Potrero Hill residents, and perhaps the Mayor, as yesterday the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously in favor of a plan to refurbish rather than raze Mirant’s neighborhood power plant. ∙ SFPUC suggests rebuilding old power plant ∙ JustQuotes: Potrero Hill Power Plant Plan... Read More »

Another Round Of Virtual Applause: SoMa’s Emerging Midtown Panel

Another Round Of Virtual Applause: SoMa’s Emerging Midtown Panel

Another round of virtual applause for our plugged-in panelists last week who were willing to share their thoughts – and the scoop when you cornered them – on SoMa’s emerging Midtown. From left to right above: ∙ Nina Gruen, Principal, GRUEN GRUEN + ASSOCIATES ∙ Daniel Hurtado, Executive Director,... Read More »