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Ambitious Franklin Street Infill Project Newly Rendered

Ambitious Franklin Street Infill Project Newly Rendered

Assuming plans to relocate and redevelop the historic ‘Englander House’ at 807 Franklin Street are approved, a new 8-story infill building with 48 residential units over a garage for 17 stacked cars and 80 bikes could then rise up to 80 feet in height upon the Italianate’s current 10,300... Read More »

Development Opposes New Development Next Door

Development Opposes New Development Next Door

The plans for a four-story building to rise on the southern end of the historic San Francisco Gas Light Company’s parcel in the Marina, where a former workshop addition flagged 3620 Buchanan Street currently sits, has been redesigned by Ian Birchall and Associates. Originally envisioned as a mix of... Read More »

Plans to Convert Historic Mini Dealership Building Progress

Plans to Convert Historic Mini Dealership Building Progress

As we first reported earlier this year: While currently leased to Mini of San Francisco, plans to renovate and repurpose the historic Willis Polk and Co. designed building on the southwest corner of Van Ness Avenue and Eddy are in the works. And as envisioned, the 45,000-square-foot building, which... Read More »

Floating Fire Station (Even) Closer to Reality on San Francisco’s Bay

Floating Fire Station (Even) Closer to Reality on San Francisco’s Bay

Having ditched the previously proposed smooth aluminum exterior panels and terracotta screens, “that lacked precedent within the historic district,” and adopted a corrugated metal finish with aluminum airfoil louvers at either end, the refined plans for a floating expansion of San Francisco’s historic Fire Station 35 at Pier 22... Read More »

Conversion of Historic Convalescent Home Closer to Reality

Conversion of Historic Convalescent Home Closer to Reality

With the owner having retired and the former convalescent home having been shuttered, plans to convert the historic three-story building at 331 Pennsylvania Avenue, which was designed by Frederick H. Meyer, constructed by the Bethlehem Steel Company in 1916, and first served as the Union Iron Works Hospital, into... Read More »

Plans to Expand the Historic Mark Hopkins Hotel

Plans to Expand the Historic Mark Hopkins Hotel

Plans to expand the historic InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel atop Nob Hill at 999 California Street, which was sold to Leadwell Global Property for $206 million last year, are in the works. As envisioned, the single-story office addition to the south of the hotel’s landmark 19-story tower would be... Read More »

New Plans for the Historic Mini Dealership Building on Van Ness

New Plans for the Historic Mini Dealership Building on Van Ness

While currently leased to Mini of San Francisco, plans to renovate and repurpose the historic Willis Polk and Co. designed building on the southwest corner of Van Ness Avenue and Eddy are in the works. And as envisioned, the 45,000-square-foot building, which was purchased for $8 million in 2012,... Read More »

The Hotelless Plans for the San Francisco Armory

The Hotelless Plans for the San Francisco Armory

While the developer who recently paid $65 million for the landmark San Francisco Armory in the Mission has ties to the Soho House chain of private clubs and hotels, the zoning of the parcel upon which the Armory sits (Urban Mixed Use) would have to be changed to allow... Read More »

Developer Pays $65 Million for the Armory in SF

Developer Pays $65 Million for the Armory in SF

A developer with ties to the Soho House chain of private clubs and hotels has paid a reported $65 million for the landmark San Francisco Armory at 1800 Mission Street in the Mission which had been home to Kink.com. Peter Acworth, the founder of Kink, purchased the century-old armory... Read More »

Designs for a Galvanizing Development Have Been Drawn

Designs for a Galvanizing Development Have Been Drawn

As we first reported back in early 2016: Plans to gut the San Francisco Galvanizing Works building at 1176 Harrison Street are in the works. And as proposed, a second floor would be added within the envelope of the existing building and the then 19,000-square-foot warehouse would be converted... Read More »