Articles Recently Tagged: Discretionary Review (DR)

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Noe Valley’s next 5,000-Square-Foot Home (and Possibly Two)

Noe Valley’s next 5,000-Square-Foot Home (and Possibly Two)

With the ground having been broken for the modern 4,820-square-foot home to rise at 645 Duncan Street, a project which was rather ironically challenged and then nearly scrapped in order to build an underground addition and private urban playground for the home next door which recently resold for a... Read More »

Battle over Building up in Nob Hill

Battle over Building up in Nob Hill

As views aren’t protected in San Francisco, the official opposition to adding two floors atop the two-story Nob Hill warehouse building at 1469 Pacific Avenue and converting the building into nine condos, with ten parking spaces and a commercial unit below, focuses on the potential loss of “all access... Read More »

San Francisco’s ‘Monster Home’ Battlefront Grows

San Francisco’s ‘Monster Home’ Battlefront Grows

Listed for $1.2 million last year, the 875-square-foot cottage at 1783 Noe Street, which sits upon a 4,000-square-foot Glen Park lot with the potential for big views, sold for $1.7 million that May. Purchased by the co-founder of a tech recruiting firm who currently resides in a relatively modest... Read More »

Fighting To Preserve The ‘Economic Diversity’ Of Presidio Heights

Fighting To Preserve The ‘Economic Diversity’ Of Presidio Heights

Jason and Ilysa Goldblatt are planning to tear down the 3,400-square-foot Presidio Heights house at 3591 Jackson Street and build a “modest” 6,000-square-foot home (not including the 1,000 square foot garage) designed by Butler Armsden Architects in its place. Actively opposing the plans, however, are their neighbors in the... Read More »

Design And Challenges For An Unexceptional Lower Haight Project

Design And Challenges For An Unexceptional Lower Haight Project

The designs for the proposed development to be built on the northeast corner of Page and Steiner, with four new four-story buildings to rise on the site of the bunker-like former church and community center at 690 Page Street, have been challenged by a resident in the six-unit condo... Read More »

Re-imagined And On The Market For $15M In Pacific Heights

Re-imagined And On The Market For $15M In Pacific Heights

Originally constructed in 1929, the Spanish Revival residence at 2040 Jackson Street was recently rebuilt and expanded up and out – and over the objections of its neighbors – in Pacific Heights. A blend of classic architecture and contemporary design, the home now measures over 7,000 square feet, not... Read More »

A Rather Ironic Noe Valley Fight Continues, Decision This Week

A Rather Ironic Noe Valley Fight Continues, Decision This Week

As we first reported two weeks ago, the driving force behind the requested Discretionary Review (DR) to downsize the proposed 4,820 square foot single-family home to be built at 645 Duncan Street are the owners of the 6,000 square foot home next door who have characterized their campaign as... Read More »

The Seven Issues And Three Sides To 1050 Valencia’s Five Stories

The Seven Issues And Three Sides To 1050 Valencia’s Five Stories

As plugged-in people know, the Liberty Hill Neighborhood Association (LHNA) filed for Discretionary Review (DR) in an attempt to block the proposed five-story building as rendered above from rising at 1050 Valencia Street. A summary of the LHNA’s seven issues with the project which will be reviewed and ruled... Read More »

1050 Valencia Street Scoop: The Design (And Liberty Hill’s Opposition)

1050 Valencia Street Scoop: The Design (And Liberty Hill’s Opposition)

A plugged-in tipster delivers the latest renderings and an update on the five-story building that’s slated to rise on the site of Sugoi Sushi (the old Spork) at 1050/8 Valencia Street. Current development plans call for the existing twelve-foot building at 1050 Valencia Street to be razed and a... Read More »

Which Is Worse, Unpermitted Work Or The Hells Angels?

A plugged-in reader’s story and perspective on unpermitted work: Well, I’m neither a buyer, seller, planner, architect, nor nimby, and have never filed a . I’ve lived in my home for 30 years and have always followed the rule that my neighbor’s home is his business. But, that... Read More »