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State Drops Legal Challenge of SF’s Waterfront Height Limit Measure

State Drops Legal Challenge of SF’s Waterfront Height Limit Measure

The State of California has agreed to drop its legal challenge of San Francisco’s Proposition B, the voter-approved “No Wall on the Waterfront” measure which maintains existing height limits for waterfront property under the control of the Port of San Francisco unless a specific up-zoning is approved by the... Read More »

Towering Plans for City College Site Densified

Towering Plans for City College Site Densified

While the effective height of the proposed tower to rise up to 250 feet in height upon the City College of San Francisco site at 33 Gough Street hasn’t changed (too much), two stories have been added for a total of twenty-five (25) and the tower’s floor plates have... Read More »

Proposed SoMa Tower Sheds 100 Feet of Height

Proposed SoMa Tower Sheds 100 Feet of Height

With Planning having balked at the proposed height of a 350-foot-tall tower to rise at 636 4th Street, upon the former K&L Wine Merchants building parcel which is currently only zoned for development up to 85 feet in height but is slated to be up-zoned to 250-feet if San... Read More »

Timeline for Adoption of SF’s Big Central SoMa Plan Has Been Reset

Timeline for Adoption of SF’s Big Central SoMa Plan Has Been Reset

Having been pushed back a few months, slipped a few and then pushed back a few more, San Francisco’s Planning Department is now aiming to formally initiate the legislative process required to adopt San Francisco’s ambitious Central SoMa Plan at the Planning Commission hearing scheduled for March 1. As... Read More »

Conservatory of Music Project Positioning for Approvals next Month

Conservatory of Music Project Positioning for Approvals next Month

The refined designs for the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s proposed twelve-story building to rise at 200 Van Ness Avenue, between Hayes Street and Dr. Tom Waddell Place, will be presented to San Francisco’s Planning Commission next week with the project positioning for approvals in February. As designed by... Read More »

Plans for Prominent Market Street Site Qualify for Streamlined Review

Plans for Prominent Market Street Site Qualify for Streamlined Review

The big plans for a 96-unit building to rise up to 85 feet in height at the intersection of Market and Duboce, behind the historic façade of the former Gantner Brothers’ Funeral Home building at 1965 Market Street, have just qualified for a streamlined environmental review and approval. While... Read More »

Impact of Another Mega-Development about to Be Assessed

Impact of Another Mega-Development about to Be Assessed

With the adjacent Pier 70 project having been approved, the preparation of the required Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the even larger Potrero Power Plant site project, the preliminary plans for which we first revealed a couple months ago, is about to get underway. As envisioned by the development... Read More »

Iconic Goodwill Razed for First Hub District Tower to Rise

Iconic Goodwill Razed for First Hub District Tower to Rise

With the height and bulk limits for the proposed 550-unit apartment tower to rise on the former Goodwill site at the corner of Mission and South Van Ness Avenue having been raised and the building permits for the 396-foot-tall tower having been approved, the 1580 Mission Street site is... Read More »

Plans for an 18-Story Hotel to Rise upon Shuttered LuLu’s Site

Plans for an 18-Story Hotel to Rise upon Shuttered LuLu’s Site

As we first noted nine months ago: 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... Read More »

Plans for Massive New Waterfront Development Revealed

Plans for Massive New Waterfront Development Revealed

With an extensive cleanup of the old Potrero Power Plant site and its shoreline underway, plans for over 5 million square feet of development to rise up to 300 feet in height upon the 29-acre Central Waterfront site at 1201 Illinois Street – which is bounded by Illinois, the... Read More »