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Plans For Little Studios To Replace Long-Standing Car Wash In SoMa

Plans For Little Studios To Replace Long-Standing Car Wash In SoMa

The long-standing 10th Street Car Wash at the corner of Harrison and 10th which has occupied the Western SoMa site since 1969 is in contract to be sold and plans to develop the parcel have just been submitted to Planning. As proposed, a five story building with four floors of single-room occupancy “efficiency studios” atop Read More »

Trading Kung’s For 67 SROs On Folsom Street

Trading Kung’s For 67 SROs On Folsom Street

Plans to raze the Kung’s Trading Co. building on the southeast corner of Folsom and Dore and construct a seven-story residential building on the Western SoMa site are making their way through Planning. The proposed building would reach a height of 65 feet and be configured with 67 “Single Room Occupancy (SRO)” units averaging 385 square Read More »

Designs For A New Cafe And More At 7th And Brannan

Designs For A New Cafe And More At 7th And Brannan

Susie’s Café has closed.  Ed’s Auto Service was boarded up.  And as proposed and permitted, a 40-foot building with 5 little commercial spaces will be built on the southeast corner of 7th and Brannan. Designed by Levy Design Partners, the 603 7th Street project will yield 4,125 square feet of space, with roll-up doors along Read More »

Weekend At Bernice, Part 2

Weekend At Bernice, Part 2

The industrial building on the southeast corner of Bernice and 12th Street which sits behind the Eagle was legally converted into three “live/work lofts for artists” back in 2002. Listed for $3,595,000 in early 2012, the 6,200 square foot unit in the building known as 9 Bernice sold for $3,050,000 that November. Today, the unit known as Read More »

Designs For Prominent SoMa Corner Development

Designs For Prominent SoMa Corner Development

A plugged-in tipster provides our first peek at a rendering for the proposed five-story development to rise on the corner of 9th and Howard, replacing the existing Chevron, Burger King and Starbucks on the West SoMa site. Designed by Levy Design Partners, the development includes 123 condo-mapped units; 13,000 square feet of commercial space; and Read More »

Waylaid SoMa Development Ready For Board Vote

Waylaid SoMa Development Ready For Board Vote

The construction of a five-story building with 15 new apartments over 3,100 square feet of ground floor commercial/restaurant space had been slated to break ground at 248-252 9th Street last year, but an appeal filed by neighborhood activist, Jakkee Bryson, stopped the development in its tracks. The CEQA-based appeal cites “noise, dust and privacy issues” Read More »

Condo Conversion Of Prominent SoMa Corner Proposed

Condo Conversion Of Prominent SoMa Corner Proposed

San Francisco’s Planning Department authorized the theoretical conversion of the gas station parcel on northeast corner of Howard and 9th Street to “other uses” seventeen years ago, despite the lack of a proposed alternate use at the time. Currently zoned for development up to 55 feet in height, a real proposal to raze the Chevron, Read More »

Plans For 15 New Homes And Feet On The Street (Or Pedals) In SoMa

Plans For 15 New Homes And Feet On The Street (Or Pedals) In SoMa

The two one-story buildings at 248-252 9th Street were constructed in 1907 and occupied by various theater and performing arts groups in the 1990′s and naughts. Currently used for nothing but storage, the two Western SoMa buildings will be razed and a five-story mixed-use building would rise as proposed: Plans for the new building include Read More »

Western SoMa Community And Neighborhood Plan Nearing Adoption

Western SoMa Community And Neighborhood Plan Nearing Adoption

  The proposed Western SoMa Community Plan was approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission this past December. Likely to be passed by the Board of Supervisors’ Land Use Committee this afternoon, the plan and new neighborhood zonings could be in place and effective as early as next month. Read More »

A Short-Sighted Plan For Western SoMa?

A Short-Sighted Plan For Western SoMa?

Home to Slim’s, Beatbox and the DNA lounge, current zoning along Western SoMa’s 11th Street Corridor between Folsom and Harrison doesn’t actually allow for nighttime entertainment as a permitted use, the clubs operate as legal nonconforming establishments. As proposed, the Western SoMa Plan would rezone the 11th Street Corridor and the surrounding area as WMUG Read More »

Planning’s Vision And Development Plan For Western SoMa

Planning’s Vision And Development Plan For Western SoMa

The sister project to San Francisco’s adopted Eastern Neighborhoods Plan, the Western SoMa Community Plan has been in the works since 2004 when East and West were split and the Western SoMa Citizens Planning Task Force was established. As we noted when the Draft Plan was up for review in 2009 (click images to enlarge): Read More »