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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 »

Conversion of Former SoMa Grow House into a CrossFit Gym Nixed

Conversion of Former SoMa Grow House into a CrossFit Gym Nixed

Built in 1924, seven new ventilators were installed on the roof of the former electrical supply warehouse at 177 Stillman Street and the building and its windows were painted over around 2009. And in early 2013, the SFPD was apparently surprised to discover a full-scale marijuana farm and distribution... Read More »

Plans To Boot Local Maker To Make Room For Another Gym

Plans To Boot Local Maker To Make Room For Another Gym

Built in 1928, the two-story building at 200 Potrero Avenue which now abuts the Potrero Center was originally a sales and administrative office for the International Harvester Company. The building is now occupied by Golden Bear Sportswear, which was founded in San Francisco in the 1920’s to make jackets... Read More »

75% Of Academy Of Art University Buildings Are Operating Illegally

Of the 40 known properties now operated by the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, 75 percent appear to be operating illegally without necessary permits or approvals. And according to a Planning Department report slated to be presented to San Francisco’s Planning Commission next week, the following nine... Read More »

Urban Infill For Small Builders And Makers

Urban Infill For Small Builders And Makers

The awkward lot at the intersection of 25th Street and the Indiana Street on-ramp to Interstate 280 currently serves as a scrap and storage yard.  But as proposed, a five-story building for builders and makers could rise upon the Central Waterfront site. As designed by Leavitt Architecture, the 1228... Read More »