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The SoMa Development a Ballot Initiative Aims to Block

The SoMa Development a Ballot Initiative Aims to Block

As we first reported last week, the paperwork for a ballot measure entitled the “Don’t Demolish Recreation in San Francisco Initiative” has been filed with the City.  And while the initiative doesn’t specifically name the proposed redevelopment of the San Francisco Tennis Club site at 645 5th Street as... Read More »

Ballot Initiative Aims to Block Redevelopment of SF Tennis Club Site

Ballot Initiative Aims to Block Redevelopment of SF Tennis Club Site

Entitled the “Don’t Demolish Recreation in San Francisco Initiative,” the paperwork for a ballot measure which would require special approval for any demolition, change in use, or other removal of a public or privately owned Recreational Facility measuring 10,000 square feet or more in order to redevelop the site... Read More »

Planning for 32-Story Tower at Hawthorne and Folsom Proceeds

Planning for 32-Story Tower at Hawthorne and Folsom Proceeds

As proposed, the five-story office building at 95 Hawthorne Street, which formerly housed the San Francisco Passport Agency on the northeast corner of Hawthorne and Folsom, will be razed in order to make way for a 32-story residential building to rise. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) for... Read More »

SoMa Winery Drops Mayor’s Name but Expansion Plans hit a Wall

SoMa Winery Drops Mayor’s Name but Expansion Plans hit a Wall

Six years ago, City Vintners San Francisco was granted permission to convert the industrial building at 53 Bluxome Street into a winery and tasting room based on an expected annual production of 5,000 cases of wine, all of which was to be bottled by way of a mobile bottling... Read More »

New Plan for SF Tennis Club Site Scraps All Courts

New Plan for SF Tennis Club Site Scraps All Courts

As we first wrote and ruffled some feathers with respect to the half-block San Francisco Tennis Club at 645 Fifth Street when the Bay Club was sold to York Capital Management and San Francisco-based JMA Ventures in 2014: “While plans for the Bay Club’s clubs have yet to be... Read More »

The City Isn’t Digging the Plans for an Historic Art Deco Garage

The City Isn’t Digging the Plans for an Historic Art Deco Garage

The designs for a six-story hotel to rise behind the historic Art Deco façade of the Central SoMa garage at 224 Townsend Street have been drawn and proposed. But the City isn’t digging the plans. As designed by Stanton Architecture for Stonebridge Reality Advisors, which is in contract to... Read More »

Plans to Expand Former Liquor Warehouse to Serve More Tech

Plans to Expand Former Liquor Warehouse to Serve More Tech

Recently renovated along with the adjoining three-story warehouse building which is currently home to Weebly, Sierra Maestra Properties has quietly drafted plans to add five new floors of office space atop the single-story portion of the building at 462 Bryant Street. As proposed, the existing 3,500 square-foot mezzanine within... Read More »

Less Great Expectations for an All Stars Site

Less Great Expectations for an All Stars Site

Plans for razing the All Stars Donuts shop at 5th and Harrison, along with the adjacent building which Fitmob occupies at 5th and Clara, have been submitted to San Francisco’s Planning Department for review, with a proposal for a nine-story building with 89 condos to rise upon the 365-399... Read More »

Praise for a Playful Tower Proposal but Notes as Well

Praise for a Playful Tower Proposal but Notes as Well

San Francisco’s Planning Department has just finished its preliminary review of the proposed plans for a modern 240-foot tower to rise at corner of Harrison and Fourth, with a 130-foot-tall mid-block structure and a 65-foot ‘Base Building’ across the 725 Harrison Street site which encompasses three-quarters of the Central... Read More »

Drake Looks to Be Done

Drake Looks to Be Done

The historic Central SoMa building at 508 4th Street, which is currently home to Drake, is being shopped for sale or lease with the furniture and furnishings available as well. Built to house a steel foundry in 1925, the 10,000-square-foot Murschen and Hoelscher Building, which wraps around the adjacent Hotel... Read More »