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Prohibiting Street Parking for Residents of New Developments

Early next month Oakland’s Planning Commission is slated approve a comprehensive update of the City’s Planning Code that sets the parking requirements for new developments throughout the city, allowing buildings to be constructed with fewer off-street parking spaces. While San Francisco has been restricting the number of off-street parking... Read More »

Supervisor Aims to Further Incent Development of Student Housing

In order to promote the development of Student Housing in San Francisco, the City’s Planning Code provides a big incentive for developers to build for educational institutions. While new developments with ten or more residential units are currently required to provide 12 percent of the units at below market... Read More »

New Plans for a Prized Potrero Hill Hardware Store and Site

New Plans for a Prized Potrero Hill Hardware Store and Site

For the past 30 years, Center Hardware has been located in the warehouse building at 249 Pennsylvania/999 Mariposa, sitting on a parcel which abuts I-280 to the east and Pennsylvania Garden to the south at the base of Potrero Hill. Center Hardware’s lease is about to expire. And as... Read More »

Boosters’ Appeal of Potrero Development Denied

Boosters’ Appeal of Potrero Development Denied

The Potrero Boosters Neighborhood Association has lost its appeal of Martin Building Company’s approved development of 127 apartments and a Del Popolo pizzeria at 88 Arkansas and 17th Street, across from Jackson Park in Lower Potrero Hill. Approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission in a fast-tracked hearing earlier this... Read More »

More Density and Modern Design for Polk Gulch Project Proposed

More Density and Modern Design for Polk Gulch Project Proposed

As originally proposed in 2013, and approved the next year, the one-story City Rent-A-Car building at 1433 Bush Street, between Polk and Van Ness, was to be razed, and in its place a 10-story building dubbed “Casa D’Ambrosio,” with 32 condos, 26 residential parking spaces and a replacement ground... Read More »

State Legislation Could Streamline Development in San Francisco

Governor Brown’s proposed Streamlining Affordable Housing Approvals bill could potentially fast track the approval and permitting process for tens of thousands of units in San Francisco’s housing pipeline, allowing code compliant projects with up to ninety-five (95) percent market-rate units to be developed “as of right” and prohibiting the... Read More »

Mayor Lee to Lucas: This Is the Site You’re Looking For

Mayor Lee to Lucas: This Is the Site You’re Looking For

While George Lucas hasn’t yet abandoned all plans to build his $700 million Lucas Cultural Arts Museum in Chicago, Mayor Ed Lee has been lobbying behind the scenes for Lucas to set his sights on the west side of Treasure Island, facing San Francisco. And this week, the mayor... Read More »

Initiative to Challenge Law Which Limits Development

Initiative to Challenge Law Which Limits Development

Approved by San Francisco voters in 1986, Proposition M established an annual cap on the amount of office space that’s allowed to be developed in the city. While the annual allocation of 950,000 square feet can be banked in a down market, the current balance in the account which... Read More »

Contemporary West Oakland Infill at $367 per Square Foot

Contemporary West Oakland Infill at $367 per Square Foot

The lot upon which the contemporary West Oakland dwelling at 862 Wood Street has been built was purchased for $160,000 early last year, along with the approved and permitted plans for the 2,245 square foot home designed by Baran Studio Architecture. Listed for $824,500, or roughly $367 per square... Read More »

Folsom Street Condo Fare: Plans for 955 Folsom

Folsom Street Condo Fare: Plans for 955 Folsom

Plans to raze the J & J Tires and Suspension shop building at 955 Folsom Street, two doors down from Folsom Gulch, have been drawn. And as proposed, an nine-story building with 18 condos over a 1,000-square-foot retail space will rise up to 85 feet in height at 953... Read More »