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Grubstake Buyer Pursuing Redevelopment Plans

Grubstake Buyer Pursuing Redevelopment Plans

Prior to closing escrow on his purchase of the iconic Grubstake restaurant at 1525 Pine Street, buyer Nicholas Pigott quietly engaged D-Scheme Studio to draft plans for razing the restaurant and constructing a slender seven-story building on the Polk Gulch site, with 28 small residential units averaging around 400... Read More »

Empire Room Now Open (And Closing In 2017 For Condos To Rise)

Empire Room Now Open (And Closing In 2017 For Condos To Rise)

Plans to raze the former Stars/Trader Vic’s/Maestro building at 555 Golden Gate Avenue which is now home to The Empire Room, the grand opening for which was last month, are moving forward with the environmental review for an eleven-story residential building to rise on the site underway. As proposed... Read More »

Polk Street Rising: Designs For Prominent Corner Parcel

Polk Street Rising: Designs For Prominent Corner Parcel

The designs for a seven-story Polk Gulch building with around 50 condos over four ground floor retail spaces to rise on the southeast corner of Polk and California are working their way through Planning.  The development would result in the Polk Street Boxing Gym, Fashion Exchange and Out of... Read More »

Refined Designs For A 9-Story Building Behind A Polk Gulch Facade

Refined Designs For A 9-Story Building Behind A Polk Gulch Facade

The refined plans for a modern 9-story building to rise behind the one-story façade of the G&R Paint Company store at 1238 Sutter, between Polk and Van Ness, are slated to be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission next week. As designed by D-Scheme Studio for Celtic Development, the... Read More »

Don’t Get Too Attached (Or Worked Up If You Don’t Like It)

Don’t Get Too Attached (Or Worked Up If You Don’t Like It)

As we first reported yesterday, Woods Bagot’s bold design for the proposed development to rise up to 13 stories at 1200 Van Ness is being revised, with San Francisco’s Planning Department “supporting” an incorporation of the existing building on the site into the plans. And as we reported when... Read More »

Game Changer: Polk Street “SRO” Going Upscale

Game Changer: Polk Street “SRO” Going Upscale

The renovation of the former New Pacific Hotel at Polk and Eddy, a 66-room residential hotel, or “SRO,” which previously served the indigent and otherwise homeless, is nearing completion. And the project is positioning to re-open as “San Francisco’s newest boutique hotel,” dubbed “EPIK.” According to Planning, however, a... Read More »

Polk Street Development Could Displace Boxers And Thrift Stores

Polk Street Development Could Displace Boxers And Thrift Stores

Plans to raze the Polk Street Boxing Gym, Fashion Exchange and adjacent Out of The Closet Thrift Store buildings on the southeast corner of Polk and California Streets are being reviewed by Planning. As proposed, the two-story buildings would be demolished to make way for a new seven-story Polk... Read More »

Welcome To San Francisco, Enjoy Your Stay.  In A Parking Garage.

Welcome To San Francisco, Enjoy Your Stay. In A Parking Garage.

Taking full advantage of the current housing and hotel crunch in San Francisco, the third floor of the parking garage at 819 Ellis Street has been converted into the “American International Hostel,” the operators of which have been advertising beds for rent on a nightly basis on VRBO. Unfortunately... Read More »

A False Sense Of Preservation In SF?

A False Sense Of Preservation In SF?

While the proposed Polk Gulch development to rise twelve stories on Pine Street isn’t facing any significant opposition from its neighbors, San Francisco’s Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) is encouraging the Planning Commission to require an alternative design. As we first reported about Arquitectonica’s design for the 1545 Pine Street project... Read More »

Polk Gulch Rising: New Development Running Unopposed

Polk Gulch Rising: New Development Running Unopposed

The latest renderings for the 1545 Pine Street project will be presented to San Francisco’s Planning Commission this week, with the Planning Department’s recommendation that the Polk Gulch development be approved as proposed. As designed by Arquitectonica for Trumark Urban, the 12-story building should rise on the south side of Pine... Read More »