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Six-Story SoMa Development Dubbed 99 Rausch Slated For Approval

Six-Story SoMa Development Dubbed 99 Rausch Slated For Approval

The proposed six-story building to rise on the northwest corner of Folsom and Rausch, with 112 condos over 5,600 square feet of ground-floor retail fronting Folsom Street, is slated to be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission in three weeks time. Designed BAR Architects and dubbed 99 Rausch, which is not to be confused with Read More »

All Star Cafe Doomed, New Architect For Prominent 400-Foot Tower

All Star Cafe Doomed, New Architect For Prominent 400-Foot Tower

A 400-foot tower which was tentatively dubbed “One Van Ness” is still proposed to rise on the northwest corner of Market and Van Ness, but as a plugged-in reader noted last week on our piece about an adjacent project in the works, it’s no longer Richard Meier’s design which will rise on the site. And as John Read More »

Plans The Raze The Elbo Room Move Closer To Reality

Plans The Raze The Elbo Room Move Closer To Reality

Despite widely publicized assurances to the contrary, plans to raze the Elbo Room to make way for new condos to rise at 645 Valencia Street are expeditiously moving forward and the meeting to officially present the project to its neighbors has been scheduled for next month. As we first reported earlier this year, the owners Read More »

Chinese High-Speed Rail Delegation Headed To San Francisco

According to a plugged-in tipster, a special delegation of senior officials and executives representing China’s largest high-speed rail authorities, including the China Railway Corporation, are headed to San Francisco this week to discuss the very real possibility of China participating in California’s high-speed rail project. Executives from the Export-Import Bank of China (China Exim Bank) and Read More »

First Peek: Plans For Modern 12-Story Condo Building On Market

First Peek: Plans For Modern 12-Story Condo Building On Market

Trumark Urban is working on plans for a modern 12-story building to rise along Market and Oak Streets, between Franklin and Van Ness, with 109 condos over three ground-floor retail spaces and a basement garage with parking for 28 cars and 110 bikes. As designed by Handel Architects, the proposed 1546-1564 Market Street project would Read More »

More (Rendering) Porn For Central SoMa Site

More (Rendering) Porn For Central SoMa Site

As we first reported last month about the boutique office building to rise at 85 Bluxome: The financing to raze one of the last original porn studios left in SoMa and construct a five-story office building on its Bluxome Street site has been secured and the official groundbreaking for the 55,000 square foot development has been scheduled Read More »

“Hayes Valley” Home Joins The Million Dollar Price Cut Club

“Hayes Valley” Home Joins The Million Dollar Price Cut Club

Originally listed for $4,695,000 in May, then relisted anew for $3,995,000 last month, the asking price for the newly built home at 39 Lloyd Street – an address which is technically within Hayes Valley per the Realtors’ map, but sits between Duboce Triange and the Lower Haight – has just been reduced by another $500K. And Read More »

Plans For More Development Along Third Street

Plans For More Development Along Third Street

More condos are in the works to rise in Dogpatch along Third Street, with plans to demolish the two buildings on the northeast corner of Third and 19th and construct two seven-story buildings, connected by pedestrian bridges on each floor, in their place. The proposed development would rise to a height of 68 feet, with 109 Read More »

Milestone Day For CPMC’s Cathedral Hill Hospital Project

Milestone Day For CPMC’s Cathedral Hill Hospital Project

For those wondering how much deeper the massive hole being dug for CPMC’s Cathedral Hill Hospital project will go, the answer is: not much.  In fact, the end of the project’s excavation phase was officially marked this afternoon with a “bottoming out” celebration to commemorate the milestone. In a couple of weeks, two tower cranes Read More »

New Hope For Oakland’s Ambitious Coliseum City Development

New Hope For Oakland’s Ambitious Coliseum City Development

Set to expire yesterday after two years of effort, Oakland’s City Council has granted a 90-day contract extension to the group which has been trying to get the proposed $2 billion “Coliseum City” development off the ground. While a developer for the project has yet to be identified, and neither the Raiders nor Athletics have Read More »

Largest Development In The History Of SF’s Inner Sunset Proposed

Largest Development In The History Of SF’s Inner Sunset Proposed

The owners of the 86-unit Kirkham Heights apartment complex at Fifth Avenue and Kirkham have filed a proposal to demolish the existing complex and redevelop the 6-acre site at the base of Mount Sutro with up to 460 new units in a series of buildings rising up to 40-feet in height. The development would be Read More »

New Details And Designs For Massive ‘5M Project’ In SoMa

New Details And Designs For Massive ‘5M Project’ In SoMa

Forest City’s proposed 5M Project spans a 4-acre site roughly bounded by Mission, Fifth, Howard and Mary Streets in San Francisco’s South of Market (SoMa) district and includes the renovation and construction of nearly two million square feet of space, with up to 1,200 new residences and 150,000 square feet of ground floor retail, educational Read More »

Changing Demographics: Condos To Replace Mission Laundromat

Changing Demographics: Condos To Replace Mission Laundromat

Plans to raze the laundromat and mural on the southeast corner of 24th and York, adjacent to the Brava Theater Center, have been drawn.  And as proposed, a five-story building with 8 condos over two commercial spaces on the ground floor will rise on the corner site which sits within Calle 24, San Francisco’s Latino Cultural Read More »

Proposed Moorish Fortress Closer To Reality?

Proposed Moorish Fortress Closer To Reality?

New renderings and details for Ken Sarachan’s proposed “El Jardin” development, the six-story Moorish fortress designed to rise on the long vacant Berkeley lot at the corner of Haste and Telegraph Avenue, have just been delivered to Berkeley’s Design Review Committee (DRC). And with Berkeley’s Planning Department recommending that the DRC “forward a favorable recommendation…with conditions Read More »

Dogpatch Development Could Displace Local Craftsmen

Dogpatch Development Could Displace Local Craftsmen

The two-story industrial building at 950 Tennessee Street, across the Street from Esprit Park, is currently home to Watermark Press, a printing company owned by RR Donnelley, which employs “a group of highly skilled craftsmen within the city limits of San Francisco gives clients the advantage of producing work locally with minimal time-to-market Read More »