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Fight Over Telegraph Hill Homes For Tech Moguls Isn’t Over

Fight Over Telegraph Hill Homes For Tech Moguls Isn’t Over

The Telegraph Hill Dwellers’ fight to block the approved development of three modern townhomes to rise on Telegraph Hill Boulevard, a development at least one neighbor derisively characterized as housing for “high tech mogul(s) or a second home for a foreign oligarch,” isn’t over. While the first of two appeals challenging the 115 Telegraph Hill Read More »

Dwellers Don’t Want Homes For Tech Moguls Or Oligarchs

Dwellers Don’t Want Homes For Tech Moguls Or Oligarchs

Over the objections of a number of Telegraph Hill dwellers, including one who derisively characterized the development as housing for “high tech mogul(s) or a second home for a foreign oligarch,” a characterization which was made by way of a dictated email, San Francisco’s Planning Commission approved the plans to build three modern townhomes at 115 Read More »

New Lows In Fight Over Neighboring Home’s Height

New Lows In Fight Over Neighboring Home’s Height

Sitting vacant since damaged by a fire in 2010, the renovation plans for 2853-2857 Broderick Street included raising the height of the two-unit Cow Hollow property by 3 feet to install a new two-car garage below.  And in March of 2013, the house was successfully raised following the issuance of a valid building permit the Read More »

Noe Valley “Penthouse” Battle: Neighbors Say No, Planning Says…

Noe Valley “Penthouse” Battle: Neighbors Say No, Planning Says…

With neighbors having organized to “just say no to the penthouse,” complete with an eleven page Powerpoint presentation prepared by someone at Cisco and a website dedicated to their cause, the fight over the proposed modern home to rise at 437 Duncan Street will be refereed by San Francisco’s Planning Commission this afternoon. As designed Read More »

Charming 6,000 Square Foot Noe Home Hits The Market For $6.75M

Charming 6,000 Square Foot Noe Home Hits The Market For $6.75M

It was five months ago that we first reported that the modern 6,000 square foot Noe home at 625 Duncan might soon hit the market. As we reported at the time, the sale “would appear to have been planned prior to last week’s ruling against the owners who had requested the Discretionary Review to block Read More »

Request “To Preserve Noe Valley’s Character And Charm” Rejected

Request “To Preserve Noe Valley’s Character And Charm” Rejected

San Francisco’s Planning Commission has voted 7-0 to reject the requested Discretionary Review (DR) for the home to be built at 645 Duncan Street, approving the designs for the new 4,820 square foot Noe Valley home as proposed. And while we’ll have to consider it a rumor for now, if a plugged-in tipster is correct, Read More »

Buyers Of 6,000 Foot Home Now Fight To Preserve “Noe’s Charm”

Buyers Of 6,000 Foot Home Now Fight To Preserve “Noe’s Charm”

As we first reported earlier this week, the approved plans for a staggered three-story over garage Noe Valley home to be built at 645 Duncan Street have been challenged by the “Noe Valley Neighbors” who have gathered support for their requested Discretionary Review to overturn the project’s approval by characterizing it as “a precedent setting Read More »

A Threat To “The Character And Charm” Of Noe Valley?

A Threat To “The Character And Charm” Of Noe Valley?

While San Francisco’s Planning Department has approved plans for a staggered three-story over basement and garage home to be built at 645 Duncan Street, a group of Noe Valley neighbors have requested a Discretionary Review to appeal the project’s approval. Characterizing the project as “a precedent setting five story single family home in Noe Valley, Read More »

A Rather Unbelievable New NIMBY And Anti-Green Roof Argument

A Rather Unbelievable New NIMBY And Anti-Green Roof Argument

Constructed in 1951, the owners of the one-story ranch house at 535 El Camino Del Mar with a small second story over its garage would like to expand the space over the garage by 516 square feet, maintaining an 18 foot setback and adding a green roof. Raising concerns which include the project’s adverse effect Read More »

8 Washington Approval Upheld But Now On Hold Until 2013 Election

8 Washington Approval Upheld But Now On Hold Until 2013 Election

Returning from their summer recess yesterday, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted to uphold their previous approval for the proposed 8 Washington Street project. As such, the qualified referendum to quash the development of 8 Washington as approved, or at the very least limit its height to 84 feet, will now head for the ballot Read More »

Dolores Park NIMBY’s Suddenly Abandon Their “Historic” Concerns

Dolores Park NIMBY’s Suddenly Abandon Their “Historic” Concerns

Citing concerns that the Children’s Day School’s proposed changes to 601 Dolores would “substantially impact historical significance and its qualifications as a historical resource,” the historic stewards at 629 Dolores filed a legal appeal to block the proposed renovations at 601 Dolores, including the addition of a roof deck, over which the neighbors’ Read More »

Plans For A Two-Bedroom Barn And Other Zoning Variances This Week

Plans For A Two-Bedroom Barn And Other Zoning Variances This Week

A few of the proposed zoning variances on the agenda for San Francisco’s Zoning Administrator tomorrow morning: the various variances required for the Day School to build their NIMLOS (Not In My Line Of Sight) opposed roof deck atop 601 Dolores; a rear yard variance to add two dwellings on the rear of the lot Read More »

8 Washington Stalled As Anti-Development Referendum Is Qualified

8 Washington Stalled As Anti-Development Referendum Is Qualified

Having been financed by neighbors whose views would be blocked, the referendum to effectively quash the approved development of 8 Washington, or at the very least limit its height to 84 feet, has been qualified by San Francisco’s Department of Elections. By law, the height limit must go back to the Board of Supervisors, but Read More »

The Money And Motivation Behind The Anti-8 Washington Measure

The Money And Motivation Behind The Anti-8 Washington Measure

As a plugged-in reader wrote last month with respect to the threatened anti-development referendum that seems to have materialized in an attempt to thwart the approved development of 8 Washington Street: What the opponents are about is a “referendum”, a provision in the City Charter which allows a law passed by the BOS and signed Read More »

8 Washington Opponents Deliver On Anti-Development Threat

8 Washington Opponents Deliver On Anti-Development Threat

As we first reported last month, with San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors having approved the Environmental Impact Report, Conditional Use Authorization, land sale and zoning amendments necessary for the 8 Washington Street development to rise, opponents of the project were planning to pursue a ballot measure to block the development. With a little under 20,000 Read More »