Articles Recently Tagged: Production Distribution & Repair (PDR)

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Four New Policy Papers To Shape SF’s Central SoMa Plan

Four New Policy Papers To Shape SF’s Central SoMa Plan

San Francisco’s Central SoMa Plan will define the City’s vision and strategies, and the overall potential, for developing the area bounded by Market, Sixth, Second and Townsend Streets, 260 acres of prime urban space bisected by the Central Subway project and an emergent Fourth Street transit spine. En route... Read More »

Startup Brewery And Taproom Targeting Dogpatch Site

Startup Brewery And Taproom Targeting Dogpatch Site

The startup microbrewery dubbed “Harmonic Brewing” is angling to setup shop in Dogpatch and has drafted plans to establish its brewery and taproom at 1050 26th Street, a current warehouse site. As proposed, Harmonic would brew up to 5,000 barrels of beer per year in Dogpatch and its taproom... Read More »

Another Barrier To Pinterest’s Move Is Being Raised

Another Barrier To Pinterest’s Move Is Being Raised

Another barrier which could prevent Pinterest from ever moving into the San Francisco Design Center is close to being raised.  And it’s a barrier which could affect plenty of other tech companies and area landlords as well. In addition to the proposed Planning Code amendment which would substantially limit... Read More »

Design Center Tenants Could Be Saved, Pinterest Space Constrained

Design Center Tenants Could Be Saved, Pinterest Space Constrained

The landmark loophole which the owners of the San Francisco Design Center have been planning to invoke in order to convert the 330,000 square foot building from showroom to office use, a conversion which would clear the way for Pinterest to move into the Center, is close to being... Read More »

Legislation To Block Pinterest’s Move And Design Center Conversion

Legislation To Block Pinterest’s Move And Design Center Conversion

Supervisor Cohen has formally introduced legislation which could effectively block the conversion of the San Francisco Design Center at 2 Henry Adams Street from showrooms into tech space for at least 18 months. The Design Center is currently zoned for Production, Distribution & Repair (PDR), a zoning which disallows... Read More »

The Landmark Loophole And Plan To Convert The SF Design Center

The Landmark Loophole And Plan To Convert The SF Design Center

A plan to convert over two-thirds of the San Francisco Design Center at 2 Henry Adams Street from designer showroom space to general office use is in the works, a use which is currently disallowed as the 330,000 square foot building is zoned for Production, Distribution & Repair (PDR).... Read More »

San Francisco’s Yellow Cab Cooperative Could Be Cashing Out

San Francisco’s Yellow Cab Cooperative Could Be Cashing Out

With revenues for taxi companies in San Francisco having dropped an estimated 30 percent over the past year thanks to “ridesharing” startups such at Lyft, Sidecar and UberX, and land values rebounding (thanks to startups such at Lyft, Sidecar and UberX), the largest cab company in the city, the... Read More »

Plan To Convert San Francisco Design Center Building Pitched

Plan To Convert San Francisco Design Center Building Pitched

A plan to convert over two-thirds of the San Francisco Design Center building at 2 Henry Adams Street from showroom space to general office use has been pitched to Planning. Zoned for Production, Distribution & Repair (PDR), the conversion of the building to office use is not allowed by... Read More »

Eastern Neighborhoods “Amnesty” To Continue Business As Usual

Eastern Neighborhoods “Amnesty” To Continue Business As Usual

The San Francisco Planning Department is offering zoning “amnesty” to 7,000 property owners that aren’t currently compliant within the recently rezoned Eastern Neighborhoods. Thus far, one landlord has applied for amnesty. Fred Snyder of the David Allen Trust is seeking to legalize 660-680 Alabama St., a 50,000-square-foot former factory... Read More »

Eastern Neighborhoods Plan, It’s Not Just For Policy Wonks Anymore

Eastern Neighborhoods Plan, It’s Not Just For Policy Wonks Anymore

A year ago and a decade in the making, the draft Eastern Neighborhoods Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was first published.  As we wrote at the time: The plan aims to support long-term Planning Department goals such as greater density and housing affordability, and particularly attempts to better define zoning... Read More »

For Policy Wonks Only, Or Simply Those Who Care

Are Eastside development battles finally going to be brought to a close? The San Francisco Planning Department’s draft Eastern Neighborhoods Environmental Impact Report (600 pages) was approved for release Saturday. Decisions about zoning in these four neighborhoods – the Mission, Showplace Square/Potrero Hill, East SoMa and Central Waterfront –... Read More »