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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 »

Plans for an 18-Story Hotel to Rise upon Shuttered LuLu’s Site

Plans for an 18-Story Hotel to Rise upon Shuttered LuLu’s Site

As we first noted nine months ago: While the shuttering of Restaurant LuLu after 24 years at 816 Folsom Street appears to have caught some by surprise, the writing was on the wall if you knew where to look. Purchased for $1 million back in 1991, the parcel upon... Read More »

Plans for a 239-Room SoMa Hotel with a Rooftop Bar and Pool

Plans for a 239-Room SoMa Hotel with a Rooftop Bar and Pool

Plans for a 239-room Ennismore hotel to rise up to 8 stories in height across the irregularly shaped, 64-space Central SoMa parking lot parcel at 424 Brannan Street have been massed by Handel Architects and submitted to the City for review. As proposed, the hotel’s lobby would front Ritch... Read More »

Major Hotel Expansion Redesigned and Closer to Reality

Major Hotel Expansion Redesigned and Closer to Reality

While the mass of the proposed four-story addition to rise upon the parking lot of the Fisherman’s Wharf Holiday Inn at 1300 Columbus Avenue hasn’t really changed, its façade has been completely redesigned following Planning’s preliminary feedback to the project team. And the formal application to move forward with... Read More »

Supervisors Overturn Approval of Lower Nob Hill Hotel

Supervisors Overturn Approval of Lower Nob Hill Hotel

While approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission last month, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors has sided with a public appeal of the project and unanimously voted to overturn the required conditional use authorization for the proposed 6-story, 30-room hotel to rise over 50 feet in height upon the vacant... Read More »

Plans for a Boutique Hotel in the Heart of the Castro

Plans for a Boutique Hotel in the Heart of the Castro

While a reincarnation of the restaurant Maroc has recently been reported as ‘coming soon’ to the vacant Cafe La Taza space on its second floor, plans to level the Bite Me Sandwiches and former Bar Vero building at 4230 18th Street have been drawn. And as proposed, a modern... Read More »

Planning Seeks More Celebratory Design for Big Hotel Expansion

Planning Seeks More Celebratory Design for Big Hotel Expansion

Built in 1971, with a total of 342 hotel rooms and 220 parking spaces on its nearly two-acre parcel at 1300 Columbus Avenue, plans to add 174 new rooms to the Fisherman’s Wharf Holiday Inn have been drawn. As designed by Axis/GFA Architecture, the proposed 4-story addition would primarily... Read More »