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Towering Plans for City College Site

Towering Plans for City College Site

In a move which shouldn’t catch any plugged-in readers by surprise, City College of San Francisco has formally submitted plans for a tower to rise upon their 46,000-square-foot Hub District parcel at 33 Gough Street. As envisioned by David Baker Architects, the 23-story tower would rise to a height... Read More »

Plans for a 12-Story, 300-Room Hotel Right Here

Plans for a 12-Story, 300-Room Hotel Right Here

The big plans for either 112 condos or 190,000 square feet of office space to rise up to 11 stories in height upon the auto shop parcels at 565-589 Bryant Street have been scrapped. Instead, even bigger plans for a 300-room hotel to rise up to 12 stories upon... Read More »

From Apartments to Hotel Rooms in the Tendernob as Proposed

From Apartments to Hotel Rooms in the Tendernob as Proposed

The approved plans for a 5-story building with 15 apartments to rise on the vacant lot at 824 Hyde Street, upon which the former 4-story Chatom Apartments building had stood prior to being destroyed by a fire back in 2010, have been abandoned. As we noted at the time... Read More »

Plans to Build Higher on Harrison

Plans to Build Higher on Harrison

Plans to raze the two-story Fast Signs Building on the northwest corner of Harrison and Hawthorne Streets are in the works. And as proposed, a 14-story building, with 118 residential units over a garage for 26 cars, will rise up to 130 feet in height upon the 650 Harrison... Read More »

Timeline to Adopt San Francisco’s Central SoMa Plan Slips

Timeline to Adopt San Francisco’s Central SoMa Plan Slips

Originally expected to occur this “Spring,” the formal process to adopt San Francisco’s revised Central SoMa Plan is now expected to be initiated in July, a shift which could push the timeline for the plan’s expected adoption back from the “Summer/Fall” of 2017 as well. As proposed, the revised... Read More »

400-Foot-Tall Downtown Oakland Tower Closer to Reality

400-Foot-Tall Downtown Oakland Tower Closer to Reality

The refined plans for a 40-story downtown Oakland tower to rise up to 400 feet in height upon the western quarter of the Downtown Oakland block bounded by Franklin, Webster, 13th and 14th Streets, a block which is currently covered by the 520-space Downtown Merchants parking garage, could be... Read More »

Changes to Allow for Taller Goodwill Site Tower Slated for Approval

Changes to Allow for Taller Goodwill Site Tower Slated for Approval

The public hearing at which the height and bulk limits for the proposed 550-unit apartment tower to rise on the Goodwill site at the corner of Mission and South Van Ness Avenue could be raised has been scheduled for March 23. And if approved along with the project’s Environmental... Read More »

Contentious Bonus Height Program Rebranded

Contentious Bonus Height Program Rebranded

While legislation to streamline the approval process for developers of below-market-rate housing in San Francisco to build up to three stories higher than zoned was adopted last year, the biggest component of San Francisco’s proposed Affordable Housing Bonus Program, which would have allowed market-rate developers to build up to... Read More »

No Red Flags for Proposed 320-Foot-Tall Hayes Valley Tower

No Red Flags for Proposed 320-Foot-Tall Hayes Valley Tower

San Francisco’s Planning Department has completed its preliminary review of the French American International School’s proposed 320-foot tower to rise on its parking lot site at 98 Franklin Street in Hayes Valley. And beyond the proposed height, for which the school has a plan, the Department didn’t raise any... Read More »

200-Foot-Tall Mission Street Development Closer to Reality

200-Foot-Tall Mission Street Development Closer to Reality

While originally only zoned for development up to 120 feet in height, an amendment to allow a 21-story building to rise up to 200 feet on the SoMa parcel at 1270 Mission Street, which is currently occupied by the 1,200 square foot SF Pizza Café and surface parking lot... Read More »