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More Tourists, Fewer Residents as Proposed

More Tourists, Fewer Residents as Proposed

Built in 1913 and opened as the Keystone Hotel, roughly half (81) of the 168 hotel rooms at 54 Fourth Street, which is now ‘The Mosser,’ were subsequently reclassified and rented as residential units without kitchens (i.e., SRO units) which average 142 square feet in size, thirteen (13) of... Read More »

Site of Rejected Hotel on the Market Touting Formula Retail Potential

Site of Rejected Hotel on the Market Touting Formula Retail Potential

Despite being redesigned and re-branded in an attempt to assuage fears that the proposed hotel to rise at 1196 Columbus Avenue, which had originally been targeted to millennial travelers, wouldn’t attract “late-night activity” that was “incompatible with the adjacent residential development,” the plans were rejected by San Francisco’s Planning... Read More »

Boutique Hotel in the Castro Closer to Reality

Boutique Hotel in the Castro Closer to Reality

Plans for a boutique 12-room hotel, with a 1,800-square-foot ground floor restaurant and a decent sized roof deck for guests, but no formal hotel lobby, to rise up to 40 feet in height on 18th Street, in the heart of the Castro, could be approved on March 1. As... Read More »

Designs for a Destination Waterfront Hotel

Designs for a Destination Waterfront Hotel

With the proposed 326-unit building to rise up to eight stories in height on the Jack London Square parcel known as “F2” softly rendered in the background, the design for a proposed waterfront hotel to rise up to 67 feet in height on the adjacent parcel known as “F3”... Read More »

Boutique Union Square Infill Hotel Closer to Reality

Boutique Union Square Infill Hotel Closer to Reality

Approved for development back in 2001 but then waylaid by the dotcom collapse, followed by a decline in tourism after 9/11 and then by “the collapse of the housing market and overall poor economic conditions” in San Francisco following the Great Recession, the parking lot parcel at 72 Ellis... Read More »

Skinny New Development Slated for Approval

Skinny New Development Slated for Approval

Plans to raze the two-story building on the northwest corner of Harrison and Lapu Lapu Streets, merge the 744 Harrison Street parcel with the parking lot parcel at 29 Rizal Street behind, and construct a skinny 8-story building across the Central SoMa site are slated to be approved next... Read More »

Fear of Millennial Revelry Results in Hotel Rebranding and Redesign

Fear of Millennial Revelry Results in Hotel Rebranding and Redesign

Facing pushback from a number of Planning Commissioners who echoed the fears of neighbors that the proposed Moxy Hotel, a Marriott brand which targets the millennial traveler, “who understands that style can be delivered at attractive prices,” could attract “late-night activity that is incompatible with the adjacent residential development,”... Read More »

Mid-Market Hotel Closer to Reality and Planning Has a Concern

Mid-Market Hotel Closer to Reality and Planning Has a Concern

Having received an exemption from having to complete a resource intensive environmental impact report, and with some confusion as to the historic merits of the existing, versus previous, Kaplan’s Surplus store building on the Mid-Market site having been resolved, the plans for a 10-story hotel to rise at 1055... Read More »

Plans for Another Big Mid-Market Hotel (and More)

Plans for Another Big Mid-Market Hotel (and More)

Speaking of proposed Mid-Market hotels, plans for a 12-story building to rise upon the long-vacant lot at 1125 Market Street (upon which the former Bell/American/Embassy Theater once stood adjacent to the newly renovated Strand) have been newly drawn and submitted to Planning for approval. While MacFarlane Partners, which purchased... Read More »

Clearing the Way for a 10-Story Hotel Right Here

Clearing the Way for a 10-Story Hotel Right Here

Back in 1908, a rather fine seven-story loft building designed by MacDonald & Applegarth was built upon the 1055 Market Street parcel which stretches from Market to Stevenson Street. A six-alarm fire started by an arsonist destroyed the Forrest Building in 1979. And in 1981, a not so fine... Read More »