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Buca Di Beppo Shuttered, Plans to Transform Its Space

Buca Di Beppo Shuttered, Plans to Transform Its Space

After a twenty-year run, the Bucca di Beppo at 855 Howard Street has been shuttered. And another restaurant isn’t expected to take its place. Instead, permits to start gutting the building’s interior have been requested. And as proposed, the building will be converted into 12,000 square feet of office... Read More »

SoMa Rising and One Less Auto Shop as Proposed

SoMa Rising and One Less Auto Shop as Proposed

In the works since 2013, as we first reported at the time, the plans for a modern eight-story building to rise up to 85 feet in height upon the Arroyo Carlos & Sons auto shop parcel at 980 Folsom Street could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission next... Read More »

Privatization of Public Open Space in SoMa Approved

Privatization of Public Open Space in SoMa Approved

In the works for over two years, the custom-tailored ordinance to allow the owners of the 31-story Intercontinental Hotel at 888 Howard Street to privatize the two outdoor terraces on the 3rd and 5th floors of the hotel, which are currently privately-owned public open spaces (POPOS) and were required... Read More »

The Stories behind This Story on Mission Street

The Stories behind This Story on Mission Street

It’s true, the two adjacent buildings at 657 Mission and 667 Mission Street have traded hands, purchased from separate sellers by Chinese developer Vanke and local partner Align Real Estate, as reported by the San Francisco Business Times. And according to the Business Times, the two buildings, which are... Read More »

200-Foot-Tall Mission Street Development Closer to Reality

200-Foot-Tall Mission Street Development Closer to Reality

While originally only zoned for development up to 120 feet in height, an amendment to allow a 21-story building to rise up to 200 feet on the SoMa parcel at 1270 Mission Street, which is currently occupied by the 1,200 square foot SF Pizza Café and surface parking lot... Read More »

McDonald’s Shuttered for Eleven-Story Hotel to Rise

McDonald’s Shuttered for Eleven-Story Hotel to Rise

The McDonald’s at Third and Townsend, from within which Clint Eastwood uttered, “Go ahead, make my day,” has been shuttered and its grills and fryers are being loaded onto a truck as we type. The paperwork to secure a demolition permit has been filed. And the plans for an... Read More »

From a Coat Factory to Tech Space as Proposed

From a Coat Factory to Tech Space as Proposed

As proposed by Hudson Pacific Properties and slated to be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission this week, the three-story Burlington Coat Factory structure at 899 Howard Street, on the southeast corner of Howard and Fifth Street, will be re-skinned and its second and third floors will be converted... Read More »

Hotel to Transform Dirty Harry’s McCafe Site Closer to Reality

Hotel to Transform Dirty Harry’s McCafe Site Closer to Reality

The lease for the McDonald’s at Third and Townsend, the building for which acted as the diner from which Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry character would order his daily coffee, and from inside which he uttered his infamous line, “Go ahead, make my day,” expires in January 2017. San Francisco’s... Read More »

311 Complaints Jumped 24 Percent in San Francisco Last Year

311 Complaints Jumped 24 Percent in San Francisco Last Year

The number of 311 complaints jumped 24 percent in San Francisco last year to 350,000, with residents of the Inner Mission and South of Market neighborhoods registering the most. Not too surprisingly, the most common complaint was related to sidewalk and street cleaning, followed by graffiti. And according to... Read More »

Folsom Street Condo Fare: Plans for 955 Folsom

Folsom Street Condo Fare: Plans for 955 Folsom

Plans to raze the J & J Tires and Suspension shop building at 955 Folsom Street, two doors down from Folsom Gulch, have been drawn. And as proposed, an nine-story building with 18 condos over a 1,000-square-foot retail space will rise up to 85 feet in height at 953... Read More »