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Planning Balks At Proposed Height For Central SoMa Tower(s)

Planning Balks At Proposed Height For Central SoMa Tower(s)

San Francisco’s Planning Department has just finished its review of the preliminary plans for a 37-story tower to rise at 636 4th Street.  And it doesn’t support what has been proposed and rendered below. As proposed, the current K&L Wine Merchants building and adjacent Latte Express would be razed... Read More »

420-Unit Development At Risk

420-Unit Development At Risk

The Planning Commission’s approval of the proposed 420-unit building to rise up to 13-stories at 150 Van Ness, stretching from Van Ness to Polk along Hayes, was appealed and could be overturned. As designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz for the Emerald Fund, the first two floors of the 150... Read More »

Rincon Hill Tower Redesigned, But Not For Transit

Rincon Hill Tower Redesigned, But Not For Transit

The design for the proposed 17-story Rincon Hill development with 180 condos to replace the Sound Factory Club building at 525 Harrison Street has been refined by Solomon Cordwell Buenz for Hines. But the design for the project hasn’t been altered to accommodate a new Bay Bridge off-ramp to... Read More »

Designs For 350-Foot Tower To Replace K&L Wine Merchants Building

Designs For 350-Foot Tower To Replace K&L Wine Merchants Building

Plans to raze the K&L Wine Merchants building and adjacent Latte Express in order to make way for a 350-foot tower, with 427 residential units over a 3,100-square-foot commercial space fronting Fourth Street, have been submitted to San Francisco’s Planning Department for review. Solomon Cordwell Buenz has been engaged... Read More »

420-Unit Development At Hayes And Van Ness Approved

420-Unit Development At Hayes And Van Ness Approved

The Emerald Fund’s proposed 420-unit building to rise up to 13-stories along Hayes, stretching from Van Ness Avenue to Polk Street, has been approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission, despite objections from parents with children who attend the LePort PreSchool which occupies the historic building at 50 Fell Street and abuts... Read More »

420-Unit Building At Hayes And Van Ness Ready For Review/Vote

420-Unit Building At Hayes And Van Ness Ready For Review/Vote

The Emerald Fund’s proposed 420-unit building to rise up to 13-stories along Hayes, stretching from Van Ness Avenue to Polk Street, shouldn’t come as a surprise to any plugged-in readers as we first broke the news about the plans for the 150 Van Ness Avenue development back in 2013.... Read More »

One Oak’s Iconic Skylounge And “Cuts” Up Close

One Oak’s Iconic Skylounge And “Cuts” Up Close

High above the proposed plaza to transform the intersection of Market and Van Ness, the “skylounge” on the 28th floor of the proposed One Oak tower would offer some rather spectacular views for the building’s residents and guests, as would the private balcony for the Grand Penthouse A on... Read More »

First Peek At Plaza Which Could Transform Market At Van Ness

First Peek At Plaza Which Could Transform Market At Van Ness

A plugged-in source delivers the first detailed rendering and description of the 19,000-square-foot public plaza which could transform the intersection of Market and Van Ness, at the base of the proposed 39-story tower dubbed One Oak (formerly One Van Ness), where the stubby All Star Cafe currently sits. From... Read More »

One Van Ness Take Two

One Van Ness Take Two

Build Inc. has filed their new designs for a proposed 435-foot-tall residential tower to rise on the northwest corner of Market Street and Van Ness Avenue, a prominent development previously dubbed “One Van Ness” but now known as One Oak. While Snøhetta grabbed headlines for having replaced Richard Meier... Read More »

Redesigned To Blow You Away, But Hopefully Not Off A Balcony

Redesigned To Blow You Away, But Hopefully Not Off A Balcony

As you might have guessed, it’s not only the ground floor of the proposed Transbay Block 5 office tower to rise on the northeast corner of Howard and Beale which has been refined and redesigned, but the entire 550-foot building. Large outdoor terraces still step-up the side of the tower,... Read More »

New Plans For Transbay Block To Contribute To The Public Realm

New Plans For Transbay Block To Contribute To The Public Realm

The ground floor plan and lobby for the proposed 550-foot office tower to rise on Transbay Block 5 at the corner of Howard and Beale have been completely redesigned by the building’s architects (Goettsch Partners and SCB) to make “a more positive contribution to the public realm” and “a stronger connection... Read More »

Design For Transbay Block 5 Tower Development Revealed

Design For Transbay Block 5 Tower Development Revealed

A plugged-in tipster delivers the first set of renderings for the 550-foot office tower that’s proposed to rise on Transbay Block 5 at the corner of Howard and Beale, with six massive balconies overlooking Howard and Main. Having bid $172.5 million for the land, the team led by Golub Real Estate... Read More »

Plans To Raze Flax For More Housing To Rise Are Moving Ahead

Plans To Raze Flax For More Housing To Rise Are Moving Ahead

Plans to raze the iconic Flax Art & Design store at 1699 Market Street and construct a nine-story building with 160 units of housing, 123 parking spaces, and 4,500 square feet of commercial space along Market Street have taken two steps forward. An application to commence the environmental evaluation... Read More »

Folsom Street Development Approved, 114 Condos To Rise

Folsom Street Development Approved, 114 Condos To Rise

Trumark Urban’s proposed development of a nine-story building at 923 Folsom Street, adjacent to San Francisco’s new Fire Station #1 and across the Street from Mosso at 900 Folsom, has been approved. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz, the project includes 114 condos, 80 underground parking spaces, and 1,600 square... Read More »

Plans For Another Big Mid-Market Development Revealed

Plans For Another Big Mid-Market Development Revealed

Plans to raze the Mid-Market Hollywood Billiards building at 1028 Market Street and construct a 13-story building with 186 dwelling units have been submitted to San Francisco’s Planning Department for review.  The existing two-story building has sat vacant and boarded-up since 2008. As designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz, the... Read More »