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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 »

New Plans for Redevelopment of This Historic Polk Street Site

New Plans for Redevelopment of This Historic Polk Street Site

As originally envisioned by Natoma Architects and formally proposed back in 2014, a modern six-story addition was to rise up to 85 feet in height atop the historic two-story building at 1033 Polk Street, with cantilevered balconies and a total of nine (9) new condos over 1,875 square feet... Read More »

Development Could End Historic Recording Studio’s 48-Year Run

Development Could End Historic Recording Studio’s 48-Year Run

Founded as Wally Heider Recording back in 1969 and now known as Hyde Street Studios, the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Santana, CCR, Dead Kennedys, Green Day, Tupac, Cake, Chris Isaak and a long list of significant others have all laid down tracks at 245 Hyde Street in San Francisco’s... Read More »

Bad News for Lovers of Lucky 13, a Buyer Has Emerged

Bad News for Lovers of Lucky 13, a Buyer Has Emerged

A permit to demolish the historic Lucky 13 bar has been requested. Plans for a new five-story building with 27 condos, a 1,230-square-foot commercial space fronting Market Street and a storage room for 34 bikes to rise upon the bar’s 2140 Market Street parcel have been approved, the building... Read More »