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Plans to Build Higher on Harrison

Plans to Build Higher on Harrison

Plans to raze the two-story Fast Signs Building on the northwest corner of Harrison and Hawthorne Streets are in the works. And as proposed, a 14-story building, with 118 residential units over a garage for 26 cars, will rise up to 130 feet in height upon the 650 Harrison... Read More »

Timeline to Adopt San Francisco’s Central SoMa Plan Slips

Timeline to Adopt San Francisco’s Central SoMa Plan Slips

Originally expected to occur this “Spring,” the formal process to adopt San Francisco’s revised Central SoMa Plan is now expected to be initiated in July, a shift which could push the timeline for the plan’s expected adoption back from the “Summer/Fall” of 2017 as well. As proposed, the revised... Read More »

The 300-Foot Tower Next Door

The 300-Foot Tower Next Door

As you might have noticed, there’s big mass lurking in the background of the plans for an 18-story tower with 205 below market rate apartments to rise at 921 Howard Street. And in fact, that other mass is a placeholder for a 30-story tower with over 200 residential units... Read More »

Plans for an 18-Story Tower of Affordable Units Right Here

Plans for an 18-Story Tower of Affordable Units Right Here

Owned by the “5H GP” LLC, which is an affiliated entity of the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC), plans for an 18-story tower with 205 Below Market Rate (BMR) apartments to rise on the Central SoMa parcels at 915-921 Howard Street, near the corner of 5th, have been drafted... Read More »

Why LuLu’s Shuttering Shouldn’t Come as a Surprise

Why LuLu’s Shuttering Shouldn’t Come as a Surprise

While the shuttering of Restaurant LuLu after 24 years at 816 Folsom Street appears to have caught some by surprise, the writing was on the wall if you knew where to look. Purchased for $1 million back in 1991, the parcel upon which the restaurant’s 8,600-square-foot building sits is... Read More »

More Height Coming in the New Year

More Height Coming in the New Year

While the height of the new Salesforce/Transbay Tower rising at 415 Mission Street has already caught plenty of people by surprise, particularly when unexpectedly seen from afar, keep in mind that the tower’s 150-foot-tall crown, which will represent 14 percent of the 1,070-foot-tall Transbay tower’s total height, has yet... Read More »

Planning Raises Proposed Height Limit for Central SoMa Tower Site

Planning Raises Proposed Height Limit for Central SoMa Tower Site

When the City’s revised Central SoMa Plan was unveiled in August, it raised the proposed height limits for numerous neighborhood parcels, including an up-zoning of the Flower Mart site to allow development up to 270 feet in height and a 400-foot limit for the Creamery/HD Buttercup parcels at the... Read More »

Big Problems for Proposed 300-Foot Tower Across from Caltrain

Big Problems for Proposed 300-Foot Tower Across from Caltrain

The project team behind a proposed 300-foot-tall tower to rise at 330 Townsend Street recently shifted gears and architects, abandoning their original plans for a modern office or mixed-use development in favor of a 31-story residential building designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB), with 374 condos over 11,500 square... Read More »

Plans for a 21-Story Central SoMa Infill Hotel Revealed

Plans for a 21-Story Central SoMa Infill Hotel Revealed

As we first reported last year, “have no fear, unless you happen to rely on the parking lot at 350 Second Street or own a condo at 77 Dow Place that currently overlooks the parcel, an architect has been engaged to start working on plans for a new... Read More »

Planning Seeks More Variety for Massive Flower Mart Redevelopment

Planning Seeks More Variety for Massive Flower Mart Redevelopment

Planning has just finished its preliminary review of the draft plans for the massive redevelopment of the San Francisco Flower Mart site, a project which could yield over two million square feet of office space; 89,000 square feet of retail/restaurant space; a new 125,000 square foot Flower Mart on... Read More »