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Pushback on Plans for a Conservatory of Music Tower

Pushback on Plans for a Conservatory of Music Tower

Speaking of development along the Van Ness Corridor, the City has just finished its preliminary review of a proposed 150-foot-tall building to rise at 200-214 Van Ness Avenue, fronting Van Ness between Hayes Street and Tom Waddell Place. And it’s pushing back on the height. As proposed, the existing... Read More »

Bonus Height Debate Heats up, Possible Vote next Month

Bonus Height Debate Heats up, Possible Vote next Month

The debate over San Francisco’s proposed Affordable Housing Bonus Program (AHBP), which would allow developers to build up to three stories higher than currently zoned in exchange for providing more below-market-rate units than currently required, is heating up. While the terms of the proposed program have been amended to... Read More »

SF’s Bonus Height Program Amended to Limit Impact and ‘Abuse’

SF’s Bonus Height Program Amended to Limit Impact and ‘Abuse’

The terms of San Francisco’s proposed Affordable Housing Bonus Program (AHBP), which would allow developers to build up to three stories higher than currently zoned, have been amended. And while a public hearing for the amended program will be held this week, the potential adoption of the AHBP has... Read More »

Waterfront Development Close to Being Overturned

Waterfront Development Close to Being Overturned

While the hotly contested plans for a 220-foot building with 133 condos to rise at 75 Howard Street were approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission last year, a pair of appeals and one swing vote could overturn their decision this week. With one member absent last month, San Francisco’s... Read More »

The Future of San Francisco’s Skyline

The Future of San Francisco’s Skyline

The first public hearing for the proposed amendment to the previously approved Redevelopment Plan for San Francisco’s Transbay District, an amendment which would raise the height limit for Transbay Block 1, a block which is currently only zoned for development up to 300 feet in height but upon which... 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 »

Height Increase for Twisty Bay Tower Formally Proposed

Height Increase for Twisty Bay Tower Formally Proposed

An amendment to San Francisco’s Redevelopment Plan for the Transbay District has been drafted and formally put forth for adoption in order to raise the height limit for Transbay Block 1, a block which is currently only zoned for development up to 300 feet in height but upon which... Read More »

Waterfront Development at Risk

Waterfront Development at Risk

While San Francisco’s Planning Commission approved the plans for a 220-foot building with 133 condos to rise at 75 Howard Street in September, two pending appeals could overturn their decision. And with one of the five members of San Francisco’s Board of Appeals absent yesterday, the Board deadlocked in... Read More »

Planning for Central SoMa’s Upzoning (and Then Some)

Planning for Central SoMa’s Upzoning (and Then Some)

As we first reported back in 2013, the plans for building nearly 600 residential units over retail along the south side of Harrison Street, stretching west from the parking lot parcel at 725 Harrison to the corner of Fourth Street, were being abandoned in favor of an office project.... Read More »

Preparing for San Francisco’s Big Central SoMa Plan and More Height

Preparing for San Francisco’s Big Central SoMa Plan and More Height

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 building to rise upon this lot. Currently... Read More »