Articles Filed Under: New Developments

(1,573 posts)
Frozen Valencia Street Development Cleared To Recommence, But…

Frozen Valencia Street Development Cleared To Recommence, But…

Frozen mid-construction by a Superior Court Judge who ruled that San Francisco’s Board of Appeals had abused its discretion and “failed to set forth the analytic route it traveled” when the Board reversed an earlier vote which would have limited the Mission District development at 1050 Valencia Street to... Read More »

Team Preparing To Break Ground For 400-Foot Transbay Tower

Team Preparing To Break Ground For 400-Foot Transbay Tower

Essex Property Trust and TMG Partners are preparing to break ground earlier than expected for the 400-foot tower to rise at the corner of Folsom and First on Transbay Block 9. As we first reported last year, while the winning proposal for the Block 9 development had included 563... Read More »

Minimum Bid For 750-Foot Transbay Tower Site: $160M

Minimum Bid For 750-Foot Transbay Tower Site: $160M

The minimum bid for Transbay Parcel F, which is located mid-block between First, Second, Howard and Natoma Streets and zoned for building a tower up to 750-feet in height, has been set at $160 million and the live auction has been scheduled for 10am on September 2, 2015. The... Read More »

Appeal Succeeds But Development Will Proceed As Proposed

Appeal Succeeds But Development Will Proceed As Proposed

The appeal to invalidate the Planning Commission’s exception to San Francisco’s Planning Code which was granted for the 420-unit development to rise at 150 Van Ness was technically a success. But rather than overturning the project’s approval and requiring a major redesign, as the appellants had sought, San Francisco’s... Read More »

Group Housing ‘Loopholes’ Could Soon Be Closed

Many of the recently proposed Group Housing developments in San Francisco, with shared kitchens and living areas, have been positioned as creative solutions to maximize density and minimize rents in response to the City’s current housing crisis. But with the addition of “kitchenettes,” which aren’t technically kitchens, a number... Read More »

420-Unit Development At Risk

420-Unit Development At Risk

The Planning Commission’s approval of the proposed 420-unit building to rise up to 13-stories at 150 Van Ness, stretching from Van Ness to Polk along Hayes, was appealed and could be overturned. As designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz for the Emerald Fund, the first two floors of the 150... Read More »

Modern Mid-Market Development Aiming For 2017 Opening

Modern Mid-Market Development Aiming For 2017 Opening

Trumark Urban’s proposed 12-story building to rise at 1554 Market Street, between Franklin and Van Ness, with 109 condos over three ground-floor retail spaces and an underground garage for 28 cars, is slated to be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission at the end of the month (June 25).... Read More »

Ballot Measure Could Yield 30-Month Housing Moratorium

Ballot Measure Could Yield 30-Month Housing Moratorium

While the legislative push for a market-rate housing moratorium failed, the official summary for the proposed ballot measure to impose a Mission District Housing Moratorium has been filed with San Francisco’s Department of Elections. The proposed measure would impose an 18-month moratorium on the issuance of any building permits for... Read More »

Infilling Visitacion Valley: The Blanken Avenue And Park Project

Infilling Visitacion Valley: The Blanken Avenue And Park Project

Martin Building Company has been working on plans to squeeze over 200 new apartments and 150 parking spaces on the sliver of Visitacion Valley land that sits between the massive redevelopment of the Schlage Lock factory site and the Bayshore Caltrain station and tracks to the east. The proposed Blanken... Read More »

We Have Possession Of Treasure Island, Building To Soon Begin

We Have Possession Of Treasure Island, Building To Soon Begin

The U.S. Navy has officially transferred half of Yerba Buena Island and half of Treasure Island, a total of 290 acres, to San Francisco’s Treasure Island Development Authority, clearing the way for the building of up to 8,000 units of housing; 500,000 square feet of commercial, retail and office... Read More »

Cathedral Hill Hospital Rising

Cathedral Hill Hospital Rising

The massive hole which was dug for CPMC’s Cathedral Hill Hospital is quickly being filled, with the steel framing and decking on the west side of the of the site along Franklin having already reached street-level and quickly spreading east towards Van Ness Avenue. We’re still waiting for the... Read More »

Uber’s Worldwide Headquarters (Take Two)

Uber’s Worldwide Headquarters (Take Two)

As we first reported earlier this year, the original design for Uber’s worldwide headquarters to rise in Mission Bay was scrapped after a conflict between Uber’s team and a Principal at Gensler arose and SHoP Architects was then awarded the project, the model for which we first revealed and... Read More »

Mission Development Approved, Below Market Rate Units Added

Mission Development Approved, Below Market Rate Units Added

Over the objections of the Plaza 16 Coalition, San Francisco’s Planning Commission has approved the plans for a five-story, 27-unit apartment building to rise on the southwest corner of South Van Ness and 17th Street in the Mission. The Coalition had demanded that The Toboni Group, the developer of... Read More »

‘Overlook’ Site For 29 Luxury Homes On The Market

‘Overlook’ Site For 29 Luxury Homes On The Market

With the long-running dispute with the existing Mount Sutro Wood Owners Association and uphill neighbors having been settled, and the proposed San Francisco Overlook project having been fully-approved for development last week, the building site for “a new community of 29 luxury homes” on the western slope of Mount... Read More »

Valencia Street Development Frozen For At Least A Month

Valencia Street Development Frozen For At Least A Month

The building permit for the five-story Mission District development under construction at 1050 Valencia Street has officially been suspended and the public hearing to re-review the appeal of the project’s approved height has been scheduled for June 3. The suspension was due to a Superior Court Judge’s ruling that... Read More »