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Coworking Space Could Be Shut Down, Others at Risk

Coworking Space Could Be Shut Down, Others at Risk

Five years ago, the owners 414 Brannan Street sought permission to change the permitted use of the industrial building, which had once been home to an electrical contractor, to general office space. Informed by the City that the ongoing use of the building as office space for a contractor... Read More »

New Board Will Set the Tone for Development in SF This Week

New Board Will Set the Tone for Development in SF This Week

With the environmental review for the 157-unit development at 1515 South Van Ness Avenue having been successfully appealed in November, it would have been nearly impossible for San Francisco’s sitting Board of Supervisors to have argued any differently with respect to the appeal of the nearby 117-unit development at... Read More »

Another Major Mission District Development at Risk

Another Major Mission District Development at Risk

While the proposed 117-unit apartment building to rise up to 40-feet in height at 2675 Folsom Street, behind Parque Ninos Unidos at 23rd and Treat in the Mission, was approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission in September, the approval has been appealed. In addition, the project’s exemption from having... Read More »

Who Needs NIMBYs with Friends Like These

Who Needs NIMBYs with Friends Like These

It’s not the first time we’ve heard of San Francisco Bay Area Renters Federation (SFBARF) managing to rub the very people they’re supposed to be courting in all the wrong ways. But in this case, public comments from SFBARF’s founder, Sonja Trauss, are being fingered for effectively undermining the... Read More »

Modern Mid-Market Development Redesigned, Slated for Approval

Modern Mid-Market Development Redesigned, Slated for Approval

While the prow and Market Street facade of the proposed 12-story development to rise on half the Mid-Market block bound by Market, Turk and Taylor, have been slightly refined (primarily at the base), the 950 Market Street project’s Turk and Taylor Street look has been completely redesigned by Handel... Read More »

Beast on Bryant Survives Appeals, Positioning to Break Ground

Beast on Bryant Survives Appeals, Positioning to Break Ground

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors has unanimously rejected two appeals which had aimed to overturn Planning’s approvals for a 199-unit building at 2000 Bryant Street, the so-called “Beast on Bryant” to rise up to six stories in height across the northern half of the Mission District block bounded by... Read More »

A Big Hearing for that Downsized Mid-Market Development

A Big Hearing for that Downsized Mid-Market Development

Having been appealed on both historic and contemporary grounds, the Planning Commission hearing to determine if the modern 12-story development designed to rise at 950 Market Street – covering half the triangular Mid-Market block bound by Market, Turk and Taylor while leaving The Warfield and Crazy Horse Theater buildings... Read More »

SF’s LGBTQ History Could Hinder Mid-Market Development

SF’s LGBTQ History Could Hinder Mid-Market Development

From the recently completed Citywide Historic Context Statement for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) History in San Francisco, which was funded by a grant from the City’s Historic Preservation Fund: “When the RedLight Abatement Act shut down the city’s brothels in 1914 and forced the sex trade... Read More »

Waterfront Development Close to Being Overturned

Waterfront Development Close to Being Overturned

While the hotly contested plans for a 220-foot building with 133 condos to rise at 75 Howard Street were approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission last year, a pair of appeals and one swing vote could overturn their decision this week. With one member absent last month, San Francisco’s... Read More »

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 »