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127-Unit SoMa Development Streamlined and Reslated for Approval

127-Unit SoMa Development Streamlined and Reslated for Approval

While the public hearing for the proposed 127-unit development to rise up to 8 stories in height on the western side of 5th Street, between Shipley and Clara in Central SoMa, didn’t happen last month as originally calendared, the project has just secured an Eastern Neighborhoods Plan-based determination to... Read More »

Development Redesigned to Look Less Muddled and Add a Floor

Development Redesigned to Look Less Muddled and Add a Floor

As we foreshadowed, the proposed development to rise on the northwest corner of Folsom and Russ Street, upon the current Fondue Cowboy and Deli Board site, has been redesigned. Gone are the Art Deco and industrial flourishes which Planning had viewed as “muddled.” And in addition to adding a... Read More »

Plans to Raze a Few Restaurants for Housing to Rise Progress

Plans to Raze a Few Restaurants for Housing to Rise Progress

The formal application to level the four buildings on the northwest corner of Folsom and Russ (including the current homes of Deli Board, Fondue Cowboy and Alchemy/Catalyst) and construct a six-story building across the Western SoMa site has been submitted to Planning for processing. As expected, the proposed Folsom... Read More »

Another Tenderloin Development in Play

Another Tenderloin Development in Play

With the asking price for its sister project at 430 Eddy Street having just been reduced 27 percent, the Tenderloin parcel at 519 Ellis Street, which was recently entitled for an eight-story building as well, with 21 condos averaging around 600 square feet apiece and two retail spaces, is... Read More »

West Oakland Acreage to Be Auctioned next Month

West Oakland Acreage to Be Auctioned next Month

The formerly developed Caltrans site between lower Pine Street and Frontage Road, on the western edge of West Oakland and its Prescott neighborhood, is slated to hit the auction block on September 7. In addition to the potential for housing to rise along Pine Street, the approved West Oakland... Read More »

Big Cut for Approved Development in the Tenderloin

Big Cut for Approved Development in the Tenderloin

Purchased as an un-entitled Tenderloin parcel for $1.6 million three years ago, plans for an eight-story, market-rate building with 23 sub-500-square-foot residential units to rise on the 430 Eddy Street site were approved by the City early last year. Two months later, the now “Fully Entitled!” site returned to... Read More »

SoMa Rising: Plans to Add 22 Apartments Right Here Progress

SoMa Rising: Plans to Add 22 Apartments Right Here Progress

As we first reported last year: A developer recently met with San Francisco’s Planning Department to discuss the potential for an eight-story building with up to 22 condos to rise behind the existing façade of the vacant two-story City Paints building at 1088 Howard Street and to convert the... Read More »

Key Approvals for Long-Vacant Lombard Site Secured, but No Permit

Key Approvals for Long-Vacant Lombard Site Secured, but No Permit

The plans for a contemporary four-story building to rise on the former Marina Chevron site, which was leveled over a decade ago, have been approved. The major appeal periods have passed. And the notice of a key in-fill-based exemption to allow the development to move forward without having to... Read More »

Site of Project Blocked by Supes to Be Sold Rather Than Developed

Site of Project Blocked by Supes to Be Sold Rather Than Developed

With the approved plans for a 6-story, 30-room hotel to rise upon the vacant Lower Nob Hill parcel at 824 Hyde Street having been overturned by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors last week, the owners of the parcel have just put the site back on the market rather than... Read More »

Tower to Rise over Historic Key System Building Closer to Reality

Tower to Rise over Historic Key System Building Closer to Reality

In a move which shouldn’t catch any plugged-in people by surprise the plans for an 18-story building to rise at 1100 Broadway in Downtown Oakland, the top floors of which would be cantilevered over the historic Key System Building have once again been redesigned. As we first reported last... Read More »