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Refined Designs And Timing For Development Fronting Fourth

Refined Designs And Timing For Development Fronting Fourth

The designs for the mixed-use development to rise at 1300 Fourth Street (a.k.a. Mission Bay Block 6 East), with 142 affordable apartments and a managers unit over up to seven ground-floor commercial spaces fronting the Fourth Street corridor, have been refined and newly rendered. As designed by Mithun Solomon... Read More »

Purchase Of Land To Build $889K Affordable Apartments Approved

Purchase Of Land To Build $889K Affordable Apartments Approved

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved the City’s $18.5 million purchase of the corner parcel at 490 South Van Ness Avenue and 16th Street in the Mission, a site which is approved for the development of a 72-unit building. The City intends to build permanently affordable apartments... Read More »

Budget To Build 72 Affordable Units In The Mission: $888,889 Each

Budget To Build 72 Affordable Units In The Mission: $888,889 Each

According to a Project Manager at the Mayor’s Office of Housing, the total project cost for the 72-unit building which the City is planning to develop at 490 South Van Ness Avenue and 16th Street in the Mission has been estimated at $64 million or roughly $888,889 per unit.... Read More »

Mission District Site For 165 Affordable Units Awarded To Developers

Mission District Site For 165 Affordable Units Awarded To Developers

The development rights for the former Phoenix Continuation High School site at 1950 Mission Street, a half-block from the contentious 330-unit building proposed to rise at Mission and 16th, have been awarded to Mission Housing Development Corporation and BRIDGE Housing.  The team plans to build 165 apartments for low-income... Read More »

30 Van Ness Sale Authorized, 600 Units Expected To Rise

30 Van Ness Sale Authorized, 600 Units Expected To Rise

Speaking of underutilized city property, the sale of the five-story building at 30 Van Ness Avenue which sits on a Mid-Market parcel zoned for development up to 400 feet in height has been authorized by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors with a price of no less than $87 million.... Read More »

Hearing For New Tech HQ In SoMa Next Month

Hearing For New Tech HQ In SoMa Next Month

The paperwork for the building permits has been filed, the proposed development has been pre-leased to payments startup Stripe, and the public hearing which could clear the way for the 300,000-square-foot office building with open floor plans and a private “eatery” to rise at 510 Townsend Street has been... Read More »

Entire Home Headed East For Urban School Expansion

Entire Home Headed East For Urban School Expansion

Built in 1904 and standing in the way of the Urban School’s Academic and Athletics Center expansion project, the entire 2,850-square-foot home at 1637 Oak Street has been lifted onto a temporary track and is slowly headed east. The home should come to rest upon its new foundation by... Read More »

Waylaid Hotel Redesigned, Ready To Break Ground

Waylaid Hotel Redesigned, Ready To Break Ground

Highgate Hotels has purchased the parking lot at 72 Ellis Street and intends to break ground for an upscale 11-story hotel with 156 guest rooms “as soon as possible.” The site was first approved for development in 2001 but the project was waylaid by the dotcom collapse and decline... Read More »

Massive Potrero Hill Development Granted Key Exemption

Massive Potrero Hill Development Granted Key Exemption

Plans to move the mobile California Mini-Storage office at 790 Pennsylvania Avenue and build 48,000 square feet of production, distribution and repair (PDR) space on its parcel and 251 apartments, with 225 parking spaces, on the Potrero Hill slope behind have been granted a key Eastern Neighborhoods Plan-based exemption from... Read More »

Giants Lot D Closed For 350 Condos And A 250-Room Hotel To Rise

Giants Lot D Closed For 350 Condos And A 250-Room Hotel To Rise

The former San Francisco Giants Parking Lot D, which is bound by Third, Fourth and Channel Streets, and fronts Mission Creek, was closed last month and the heavy equipment is now in place to prepare Mission Bay Block 1 for the construction of 350 condos. As rendered below, the... Read More »

City Preparing RFP For Contentious Affordable Development

City Preparing RFP For Contentious Affordable Development

Identified by the Port of San Francisco as “the greatest affordable housing development opportunity among the Port’s seawall lots in the northeastern waterfront,” the Mayor’s Office of Housing has been working on plans for 115 units of affordable housing to rise up to 65-feet in height on Seawall Lot... Read More »

Condos To Replace Canton Seafood, Over 300 Units Could Rise

Condos To Replace Canton Seafood, Over 300 Units Could Rise

Having been on the boards for a couple of years, the formal application to raze the two-story Canton Seafood & Dim sum restaurant at 655 Folsom and construct a 13-story building, with 84 condos over 2,000 feet of commercial space and an underground garage for 54 cars, has been... Read More »

Planning Commission Initiates Mission District Mini-Moratorium

Planning Commission Initiates Mission District Mini-Moratorium

San Francisco’s Planning Commission has voted to consider enacting “Interim Controls” for new market-rate housing, office and retail developments in the Mission. The stated intent is to provide the City “time to finalize a cohesive strategy to provide more affordable housing and economic stability” and “to complete its analysis... Read More »

Housing Policy Hypocrisy In San Francisco?

Housing Policy Hypocrisy In San Francisco?

While the Mayor’s Office has agreed to spend a potential record-setting amount to purchase a Mission District development site in order to build 72 units of affordable housing, the City is poised to approve the development of a 550-foot office tower on Transbay Block 5 at the corner of... Read More »

Proposed Waterfront Tower Rendered With Five New Towers As Well

Proposed Waterfront Tower Rendered With Five New Towers As Well

Earlier this week we revealed the new design for the proposed 20-story residential tower to rise at 75 Howard Street, with 133 market rate condos over 6,000 square feet of restaurant/retail space and a basement “vault” for 100 cars. Today, a plugged-in tipster delivers the first rendering for the project... Read More »