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City Preparing RFP For Contentious Affordable Development

City Preparing RFP For Contentious Affordable Development

Identified by the Port of San Francisco as “the greatest affordable housing development opportunity among the Port’s seawall lots in the northeastern waterfront,” the Mayor’s Office of Housing has been working on plans for 115 units of affordable housing to rise up to 65-feet in height on Seawall Lot... Read More »

Scoop: New Waterfront Tower (Re)Design

Scoop: New Waterfront Tower (Re)Design

The official renderings have yet to be released but a plugged-in tipster delivers SOM’s new design for the proposed 20-story residential tower to rise at 75 Howard Street, with 133 market rate condos over 6,000 square feet of restaurant/retail space and a basement “parking vault” for 100 cars. Paramount... Read More »

Certification Of Key ‘Wall On The Waterfront’ Report To Be Rescinded

Certification Of Key ‘Wall On The Waterfront’ Report To Be Rescinded

The motion to officially rescind the City’s certification of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the waylaid 8 Washington Street development (a.k.a. “The Wall on the Waterfront“) is in the works in order to comply with orders from the San Francisco Superior Court. Approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission... Read More »

Fighting To Preserve The ‘Economic Diversity’ Of Presidio Heights

Fighting To Preserve The ‘Economic Diversity’ Of Presidio Heights

Jason and Ilysa Goldblatt are planning to tear down the 3,400-square-foot Presidio Heights house at 3591 Jackson Street and build a “modest” 6,000-square-foot home (not including the 1,000 square foot garage) designed by Butler Armsden Architects in its place. Actively opposing the plans, however, are their neighbors in the... Read More »

Spokesperson For Proposed Waterfront Tower Speaks Up

Spokesperson For Proposed Waterfront Tower Speaks Up

While the opposition to an up-zoning for either the proposed twisty tower to rise at the corner of Folsom and Spear or the development at 75 Howard is organizing, the latest proposal from the 75 Howard team wouldn’t actually require any increase in the parcel’s zoned height, a point... Read More »

Opposition Organizing To Squash Two ‘Waterfront’ Towers

Opposition Organizing To Squash Two ‘Waterfront’ Towers

Opposition to the proposed twisty tower to rise up to 400-feet at the corner of Folsom and Spear, and the proposed 220-foot tower to rise at 75 Howard, is organizing. And next week, former San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos is slated to rally residents and neighbors of the Infinity... Read More »

Friends Fighting To Preserve A Pacific Heights Service Station

Friends Fighting To Preserve A Pacific Heights Service Station

‘Friends of the Fillmore Neighborhood’ have been organizing opposition to the proposed renovation of the Pacific Heights Shell station on the southwest corner of California and Steiner, plans which include a reconfigured fueling canopy and an all-new “Loop” convenience store without a garage. From the Friends’ flyers which have... Read More »

Mission Bay Alliance Aims To Upset Warriors Arena Plan

Mission Bay Alliance Aims To Upset Warriors Arena Plan

The newly formed Mission Bay Alliance, a nonprofit funded by an anonymous group of individuals who have been described as “big-bucks donors to UCSF,” has been organizing to block the Golden State Warriors’ plans for a Mission Bay Arena. Concerned about the impact of traffic and congestion from the... Read More »

Settlement Reached To Allow Overlook Project To Proceed

Settlement Reached To Allow Overlook Project To Proceed

Approved for development in early 2013, the San Francisco Overlook Project was designed to include a total 34-units, a mix of 24 duplexes and 10 townhomes, on the western slope of Mount Sutro at the end of Crestmont Drive. A dispute with the existing Mount Sutro Wood Owners Association,... Read More »

Mexican Museum Tower Slated To Break Ground, Lawsuits Be Damned

Mexican Museum Tower Slated To Break Ground, Lawsuits Be Damned

Despite a couple of lingering lawsuits over the tower’s height and design, Millennium Partners is preparing to break ground on their 706 Mission Street tower project this summer and plan for it to rise a full 510-feet, with San Francisco’s new Mexican Museum designed by Ten Arquitectos at its base. From... Read More »

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 »