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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 »

Controversial Cathedral Hill Condo Tower Aims For New Heights

Controversial Cathedral Hill Condo Tower Aims For New Heights

The draft Environmental Impact Report for a controversial 36-story tower that’s angling to rise atop Cathedral Hill is slated to be published this summer. As proposed by the Adco Group and redesigned by SLCE Architects and Michael Willis, with 262 condos within its walls, the 1481 Post Street tower would rise to a height of Read More »

The City’s Responses To Waterfront Building Heights Measure

The City’s Responses To Waterfront Building Heights Measure

With Mayor Lee having requested that City agencies review the impact of the Waterfront Height Limit Right to Vote Act, Proposition B on the June ballot, The Port, Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, Municipal Transportation Authority, Planning Department, Department of Public Works, Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Office of Community Investment and Read More »

The Massings For A Not So Massive SoMa Development, By Design

The Massings For A Not So Massive SoMa Development, By Design

Rather than representing some ubermodern Sleeper-inspired design, the massings for the proposed SoMa development to rise on the corner of 9th and Howard are simply rendered to provide a sense of scale and context for the project. With a prominent parcel that’s only zoned for building up to 55 feet in height along 9th Street, Read More »

Impact Of Waterfront Ballot Initiative Slated For Widespread Review

Sponsored by Supervisor Wiener, the Port of San Francisco, Planning Department, City Administrator, Controller, Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Municipal Transportation Agency, and Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development will all have a chance to report on the impact of adopting the Waterfront Height Limit Right to Vote Act with respect to the Read More »