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Major Setback For Waterfront Development At 8 Washington

Major Setback For Waterfront Development At 8 Washington

Despite having been approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors in 2012, the planned development of 134 condos at 8 Washington Street was blocked by voters in 2013.  And last week, a judge delivered another blow. As approved, the 8 Washington project included an increase in... Read More »

Challenges Cost Club $1M, Delay Embarcadero Plans

Challenges Cost Club $1M, Delay Embarcadero Plans

The challenges we first reported last year are taking their toll on the Commonwealth Club which has now signed a two-year lease for the former San Francisco Press Club space at 555 Post Street and will be moving next month, delaying any move into the building at 110 The... Read More »

Tech Moguls, Oligarchs, And Telegraph Hill Dwellers Take Note

Tech Moguls, Oligarchs, And Telegraph Hill Dwellers Take Note

Tech moguls and foreign oligarchs take note: San Francisco’s Supervisors have upheld the necessary approvals for three modern townhomes to rise on upon the mostly vacant lot at 115 Telegraph Hill Boulevard, denying the Telegraph Hill Dwellers’ bids to block the development. The Dwellers’ appeals – one based on... Read More »

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More »

The Fate Of The 8 Washington Street Site: What Happens Now?

The Fate Of The 8 Washington Street Site: What Happens Now?

With voters in San Francisco having overturned the approved plans and increased height for the development of the 8 Washington Street site above and some bad information making the rounds, a rather plugged-in reader summarizes, and editorializes, how we got here and what happens with the proposed development now:... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... Read More »