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The SoMa Development a Ballot Initiative Aims to Block

The SoMa Development a Ballot Initiative Aims to Block

As we first reported last week, the paperwork for a ballot measure entitled the “Don’t Demolish Recreation in San Francisco Initiative” has been filed with the City.  And while the initiative doesn’t specifically name the proposed redevelopment of the San Francisco Tennis Club site at 645 5th Street as... Read More »

Mission District Development Reimagined: Beauty or Beast?

Mission District Development Reimagined: Beauty or Beast?

Facing pushback from the neighborhood and powers that be, developer Nick Podell and team circled back to the drawing board and returned with a “completely reimagined” proposal for the development of 2000-2070 Bryant Street, a project which could rise across the majority of the Mission District block bounded by... Read More »

San Francisco Sues Academy of Art over Real Estate Misuse

San Francisco Sues Academy of Art over Real Estate Misuse

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed suit against the Academy of Art University today, alleging that the institution “schemed to violate state and local laws in its aggressive acquisition and use of vast real estate holdings in San Francisco.” As we first reported earlier this year, over 80... Read More »

Ruling Clears the Way for New Maker and Office Project

Ruling Clears the Way for New Maker and Office Project

The proposed redevelopment of the San Francisco Gravel Company’s sprawling parcel at 552 Berry Street, a block away from Zynga’s HQ, is one big step closer to being realized, with San Francisco’s Zoning Administrator having determined that the property meets all the requirements necessary to qualify for San Francisco’s... Read More »

New Plan for SF Tennis Club Site Scraps All Courts

New Plan for SF Tennis Club Site Scraps All Courts

As we first wrote and ruffled some feathers with respect to the half-block San Francisco Tennis Club at 645 Fifth Street when the Bay Club was sold to York Capital Management and San Francisco-based JMA Ventures in 2014: “While plans for the Bay Club’s clubs have yet to be... Read More »

Academy of Art Has More Illegal Buildings than First Reported

Academy of Art Has More Illegal Buildings than First Reported

As we first reported last year, of the 40 known properties currently operated by the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, 30 appeared to be operating illegally without necessary permits or approvals. But upon further review, it’s actually 33 of the 40 properties, or 82.5 percent, which are... Read More »

A Galvanizing SoMa Proposal

A Galvanizing SoMa Proposal

Plans to gut the San Francisco Galvanizing Works building at 1176 Harrison Street are in the works. And as proposed, a second floor would be added within the envelope of the existing building and the then 19,000-square-foot warehouse would be converted to office use. In general, the conversion of... Read More »

Plans to Convert Armory from Porn Studio to Office Use Progress

Plans to Convert Armory from Porn Studio to Office Use Progress

As we first reported back in 2014, plans to convert Kink.com’s landmark Armory building at Mission and 14th Streets from fetish porn studio to “traditional office use,” with the 39,000 square foot Drill Court proposed for “spectator sports, arts or nighttime entertainment” use, were quietly in the works. And... Read More »

New Plans for a Major Mission District Development and Venue

New Plans for a Major Mission District Development and Venue

Facing pushback from the neighborhood and powers that be, developer Nick Podell has now submitted a “completely reimagined” plan to the City for his proposed 2000-2070 Bryant Street project which would rise up to six-stories in height across the majority of the Mission District block bounded by Bryant, 18th,... Read More »

Development to Transform Potrero’s East Slope Slated for Big Vote

Development to Transform Potrero’s East Slope Slated for Big Vote

With a refined design by Min Day, the proposed 250-unit Potrero Hill development to rise below the neighborhood’s 33-acre public housing site that’s to be razed and rebuilt could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission this week. As part of the 1395 22nd Street project, 6,500 square feet of... Read More »