Articles Recently Tagged: Discretionary Review (DR)

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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 »

Hayes Valley Development Challenged

Hayes Valley Development Challenged

A formal challenge of the proposed building and beer hall to rise on the slender Hayes Valley parcel known as Central Freeway Parcel T (a.k.a. 188 Octavia Boulevard) has filed by a neighbor on Haight: From the application for a Discretionary Review (DR) of the project to be held... Read More »

Hearing for Ground Zero Development in the Mission Next Week

Hearing for Ground Zero Development in the Mission Next Week

With a refined design by Ian Birchall and Associates, the owner of the 76 gas station on the northwest corner of Valencia and 24th Streets, who has been working on plans for a six-story building to rise on the 1298 Valencia Street site since 2013, will face off against... Read More »

Setting the Opposition Party’s Story Straight

Setting the Opposition Party’s Story Straight

While the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) has not withdrawn their requested Discretionary Review (DR) and formal opposition to the redevelopment of the Mission District auto shop site at 1900 Mission Street into a modern seven-story building with twelve units of housing, a project which has been in the... Read More »