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Plans for San Francisco’s Next Target Slated for Approval

Plans for San Francisco’s Next Target Slated for Approval

Plans to convert the former Sports Authority building at 1690 Folsom Street into a full-service Target could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission on October 4. Once again, the conversion wouldn’t require an expansion of the 40,000-square-foot building nor a major change to the building’s façade, save new... Read More »

Path for Trains to Reach SF’s New Transit Center Has Been Picked

Path for Trains to Reach SF’s New Transit Center Has Been Picked

As we expected and first foreshadowed earlier this year, the San Francisco County Transportation Authority has officially adopted the Pennsylvania Avenue Alignment as the preferred path by which trains should reach San Francisco’s new Salesforce Transit Center, with the rail lines into the city now expected to be completely undergrounded... Read More »

Potential Adoption of Ambitious Central SoMa Plan Pushed Back

Potential Adoption of Ambitious Central SoMa Plan Pushed Back

With San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors having just voted to continue their hearing of a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) based appeal of the City’s plan to mitigate the projected environmental impacts of its ambitious Central SoMa Plan to September 25, the Planning Commission hearing at which Supervisor Kim’s proposed... Read More »

Approved Renzo Piano Tower Nearly Permitted to Rise

Approved Renzo Piano Tower Nearly Permitted to Rise

While the approval process for a 36-story tower designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, in collaboration with Mark Cavagnero Associates, to rise up to 405-feet in height at 555 Howard Street was, in fact, fast-tracked by Planning, and the development was approved back in early 2017, the project has... Read More »

Refined Plans for a Designer Mega-Mansion in San Francisco

Refined Plans for a Designer Mega-Mansion in San Francisco

Purchased by Mark and Alison Pincus for $16 million in 2012, the nearly 12,000-square-foot Pacific Heights pad at 2950 Pacific Avenue, the rear facade of which is pictured above, returned to the market in 2014 with plans to add a bunker below the home and an $18 million price... Read More »

Plans for Infilling a Shuttered Service Station Site on Shattuck

Plans for Infilling a Shuttered Service Station Site on Shattuck

Plans to level the shuttered East Bay Smog Center building on the northwest corner of Shattuck and 65th Street, between Telegraph Avenue and Adeline Street in Bushrod, across from the Nomad Café, are in the works. And as proposed, a contemporary four-story building with 18 residential units over nearly... Read More »

Proposed Mid-Market Infill Tower and Its Frontages Newly Rendered

Proposed Mid-Market Infill Tower and Its Frontages Newly Rendered

As newly rendered by SCB, along with a generic massing for the massive 5M project, the proposed infill tower to rise on Nordstrom’s underdeveloped parking lot parcel at 469 Stevenson Street would now measure 284 feet in height. As we first reported earlier this week, while the tower’s proposed... Read More »

Challenge of Proposed SRO Condo Project Slated to Fail

Challenge of Proposed SRO Condo Project Slated to Fail

As proposed, the 23-foot-tall commercial building at 42 Otis Street, which was purchased for $3.6 million in July of 2016, will be razed and a new 55-foot-tall building will rise on the Hub District site. As designed by Elevation Architects, the new five-story building will yield 24 single-room occupancy... Read More »

Less Height, More Density for Proposed Tower to Rise Right Here

Less Height, More Density for Proposed Tower to Rise Right Here

While plans for a new Mid-Market tower to rise on Nordstrom’s underdeveloped parking lot parcel at 469 Stevenson Street continue to move forward, it would appear as though the expected height of said tower has been reduced by 22 percent. Originally envisioned to rise up to 366 feet in... Read More »

Where They’re Building in San Francisco

Where They’re Building in San Francisco

As we reported earlier this week, there are now nearly 70,000 units of housing in San Francisco’s overall pipeline of development, which includes all units which are under construction, permitted to break ground, entitled to be built or simply proposed. And as newly mapped below, said pipeline includes 7,100... Read More »