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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 »

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 »