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New Details And Designs For Massive ‘5M Project’ In SoMa

New Details And Designs For Massive ‘5M Project’ In SoMa

Forest City’s proposed 5M Project spans a 4-acre site roughly bounded by Mission, Fifth, Howard and Mary Streets in San Francisco’s South of Market (SoMa) district and includes the renovation and construction of nearly two million square feet of space, with up to 1,200 new residences and 150,000 square feet of ground floor retail, educational Read More »

Ballot Measure Could Block Flower Mart Redevelopment

Ballot Measure Could Block Flower Mart Redevelopment

A group opposed to the redevelopment of the San Francisco Flower Mart site at Sixth and Brannan is preparing to start gathering signatures for a proposed ballot measure which would effectively block Kilroy Realty’s plans for constructing an office complex on the site. According to The Examiner, the draft language for “The San Francisco Flower Read More »

Flower Mart Redevelopment Foes Are Rallying

Flower Mart Redevelopment Foes Are Rallying

Former San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos and former San Francisco Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin will be joining a rally at the San Francisco Flower Mart this afternoon, organized by members of the market who are concerned that redevelopment plans for the Central SoMa site do not provide clear enough protections for the existing tenants. Read More »

Tower Of Condos Could Set New Heights For Cathedral Hill

Tower Of Condos Could Set New Heights For Cathedral Hill

Having been redesigned in an attempt to win over Planning, the Board of Supervisors and neighborhood opposition (including the SOS Cathedral Hill gang and owners of the 270-foot-tall Sequoias building next door), The ADCO Group is pushing forward with plans to construct a controversial 36-story tower with 262 condos atop Cathedral Hill. As proposed, the 1481 Read More »

Bigger Plans For Bryant And Brannan Than Many Might Realize

Bigger Plans For Bryant And Brannan Than Many Might Realize

If you’re already concerned about the proposed eleven-story building to rise at 585 Bryant Street, we have some bad news to share, news which shouldn’t catch any plugged-in readers by surprise. Not only will San Francisco’s Central Corridor Plan likely raise the height limits for development along the entire south side of Bryant between Zoe Read More »

Big Plans For An Eleven-Story Building To Redefine Bryant Street

Big Plans For An Eleven-Story Building To Redefine Bryant Street

Residents in north-facing condos at the Palms – or fans of the Marina Auto Body shop – take note: plans to raze the auto shops at 565-585 Bryant Street, between 3rd and 4th, have been submitted to planning for review.  And in their place, an eleven-story building is proposed to rise. Due to the cap Read More »

Designs For a Neighborhood Changing Development: 598 Brannan

Designs For a Neighborhood Changing Development: 598 Brannan

While currently only zoned for building up to 55 feet in height, Tishman Speyer is pushing forward with plans to develop a pair of modern eleven-story buildings on the northeast corner of Brannan and Fifth Streets, behind which a new public park could sprout in the middle of the Central SoMa block. Designed Peter Weingarten Read More »

Big Plans For Flower Mart Site Confirmed, With A Twist

Big Plans For Flower Mart Site Confirmed, With A Twist

As we first reported last year, plans to raze 46,000 square feet of the 135,000 square foot Flower Mart and build a pair of office buildings rising up to 160 feet at the corner of Sixth and Brannan have been submitted to Planning. Kilroy Realty Corporation has since agreed to purchase all the outstanding shares of Read More »

Flower Mart Foreshadowing Coming To Fruition, Site To Be Sold

Flower Mart Foreshadowing Coming To Fruition, Site To Be Sold

Kilroy Realty Corporation has agreed to purchase all the outstanding shares of the San Francisco Flower Growers’ Association for $27 million. If the acquisition seems a bit odd, consider this: the only material asset of the Growers’ Association at the closing of the transaction is anticipated to be an 1.9 acre site upon which the Read More »

Measure To Increase Heights For Pier 70 Project Qualifies For Ballot

Measure To Increase Heights For Pier 70 Project Qualifies For Ballot

The proposed ballot measure to increase Pier 70’s building height limits from 40 feet to 90 feet and help clear the way for Forest City’s development of up to 1,000 new units of housing, two million square feet of commercial space, and 400,000 square feet of retail, cultural and maker uses has qualified for the November Read More »

State Sues To Overturn SF’s Waterfront Height Limit Act

State Sues To Overturn SF’s Waterfront Height Limit Act

The State of California has filed suit against The City of San Francisco, seeking to block enforcement of Proposition B and invalidate the highly contested Waterfront Height Limit Right to Vote Act which was approved by voters last month. Championed by the California State Lands Commission, the lawsuit was filed in San Francisco Superior Court Read More »

250-Foot Tower On Rincon Hill Ready To Rise

250-Foot Tower On Rincon Hill Ready To Rise

Plans to build a 200-foot, twenty-one story building with 51 dwelling units at 325 Fremont were first approved over a decade ago, plans which were revised in 2004 to yield 70 units but which never broke ground. In 2005, a new plan for Rincon Hill was certified and the Fremont Street site between Folsom and Read More »

Prop B Impact: Two Major S.F. Developments Now At Risk

Prop B Impact: Two Major S.F. Developments Now At Risk

The passage of Proposition B, the Waterfront Height Limit Right to Vote Act, will require voters in San Francisco to approve the development of any building on property that’s currently under the control of the Port of San Francisco and which would exceed the height limits for which the property is currently zoned. The two big Read More »

Proposition B To Limit Building Heights Passes: 59% Yes / 41% No

Proposition B To Limit Building Heights Passes: 59% Yes / 41% No

With 100 percent of precincts having reported, San Francisco Proposition B which will require voter approval for any increase in the existing height limits for property currently under control of the Port of San Francisco has passed with 59.4% of ballots marked YES versus 40.6% marked NO. Local Measure A which will allow the City to issue Read More »

The New Heights Of Homes To Rise In Visitacion Valley

The New Heights Of Homes To Rise In Visitacion Valley

The details of Urban Paragon’s revised plans for redeveloping the former Schlage Lock site in Visitacion Valley are starting to emerge. The exact number of proposed residential units to rise is now 1,679 (up from 1,250) while the amount of retail space has dropped from 105,000 to 46,700 square feet (which will still include a Read More »