Articles Recently Tagged: Discretionary Review (DR)

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Contentious Project Slated for Approval and Potential Goodwill

Contentious Project Slated for Approval and Potential Goodwill

Having already been redesigned to look “less upscale” and eliminate its garage, the proposed redevelopment of the “One $ Store” parcel on the southwest corner of Mission and 17th Streets was subsequently challenged by the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) for the potential loss of a “low-price-point community-serving retail”... Read More »

Thwarted by Neighbors, Noe Home Returns sans Addition

Thwarted by Neighbors, Noe Home Returns sans Addition

With plans to raise, renovate and expand the existing 2,300-square-foot Noe Valley home at 437 Hoffman Avenue having been drafted, the property traded hands for $1.85 million in 2014. While the expanded home would have remained ten feet under the zoned height limit for its parcel, and had included... Read More »

The Plea to Save a Mission District Dollar Store

The Plea to Save a Mission District Dollar Store

Having already been redesigned to look less upscale and eliminate its garage, the proposed redevelopment of the “One $ Store” parcel on the southwest corner of Mission and 17th Streets, which has been in the works since 2009, has now been formally challenged by the Mission Economic Development Agency... Read More »

Boutique Market Street Infill Building Closer to Reality

Boutique Market Street Infill Building Closer to Reality

In the works since 2014 but waylaid by a requested Discretionary Review (DR), the plans for a boutique 8-story building to rise on the underdeveloped parcel at 1870 Market Street, between the older 4-story building at 1874-1878 Market Street and the newish 8-story building dubbed “Venn on Market,” could... Read More »

Approved Plans for Modern Mansion Rankles its Neighbors

Approved Plans for Modern Mansion Rankles its Neighbors

Purchased as a meticulously maintained Sea Cliff home for $3.15 million in March of 2012, plans to raze the 3,835-square-foot house at 255 Sea Cliff Avenue soon emerged as did plans for a modern 6,100-square-foot home designed by Butler Armsden Architects to rise up to four stories in height... Read More »

Accusations of Fraud and New Mansion Fight

Accusations of Fraud and New Mansion Fight

Having hit the market listed as an “impeccable & elegant home” with “partial views and surrounding gardens” for $11.5 million in April of 2015, the remodeled 6,100-square-foot home at 2939 Vallejo Street, which is the four-story Pacific Heights home to the right of the outlined parcel above, sold for... Read More »

Hayes Valley Development Slated for Approval with Refined Design

Hayes Valley Development Slated for Approval with Refined Design

A neighbor’s challenge of the proposed five-story building to rise on the slender Hayes Valley parcel known as Central Freeway Parcel T (a.k.a. 188 Octavia Boulevard, between Page and Rose) is slated to be heard by San Francisco’s Planning Commission on Thursday afternoon. In addition to 27 residential units... Read More »

Redevelopment of Mission District Parking Lot Closer to Reality

Redevelopment of Mission District Parking Lot Closer to Reality

The plans for a proposed four-story building to rise on the Mission District parking lot for 28 cars at 606 Capp Street, between 21st and 22nd, have been revised to address the ‘active use’ issue we first noted back in 2015. With the revision, the proposed development, which includes... Read More »

Challenged for Looking Too Classy, Development Redesigned

Challenged for Looking Too Classy, Development Redesigned

Challenged for looking too upscale and appealing to “wealthy residents that will negatively impact the character of this working-class neighborhood,” the façade of the proposed Mission District development to rise up to seven stories in height upon the former N&S Auto Body Shop at 1924 Mission Street has been... Read More »

Challenge of Elbo Room Redevelopment Slated to Fail

Challenge of Elbo Room Redevelopment Slated to Fail

The building permits for the proposed three-story addition and residential conversion of the two-story Elbo Room building at 645-647 Valencia Street have been requested and triaged. And the formal challenge filed by the owners of the 3-unit building behind the bar who were seeking to force a major redesign... Read More »