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Designs And Timing For Proposed Folsom And Dore Development

Designs And Timing For Proposed Folsom And Dore Development

As we first reported a few months ago, plans to raze the existing Kung’s Trading Co. building on the southeast corner of Folsom and Dore and construct a seven-story building on the site are working their way through Planning. The proposed development would reach a height of 65 feet at 1335-1339 Folsom Street, with 67 “Single Read More »

“Groundbreaking” News For 410-Unit SoMa Development

“Groundbreaking” News For 410-Unit SoMa Development

While the ground was actually broken earlier this year and the construction crews have been working away for months, the ceremonial groundbreaking for the 350 8th Apartments project to rise on the former three-acre bus depot at 8th and Harrison is next week. Along with a bit of commercial, retail and arts space, the bulk of the Read More »

Clearing The Way For A Shack And School In Western SoMa

Clearing The Way For A Shack And School In Western SoMa

San Francisco’s Supervisors are slated to undo a couple of recently adopted neighborhood prohibitions this afternoon, clearing the way for drag impresario Heklina to re-open the former Caliente Club space at 298 11th Street as the “T-Shack,” establishing a permanent home for her cabaret theater and Trannyshack revival. The proposed ordinance to be adopted by Read More »

Folsom Street Club Expansion, “Calle-Once” In The Works

Folsom Street Club Expansion, “Calle-Once” In The Works

The liquor license is pending.  And if the ambitious plans are approved next month, a new partial third floor and 1,200-square-foot outdoor deck will be added atop the old Paradise Lounge at the corner of Folsom and 11th and the club along Western SoMa’s 11th Street Corridor will re-open as “Calle-Once,” with a rooftop restaurant and perhaps a Read More »

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 »

Development Of SoMa Block Financed, Shooting For Rentals In 2015

Development Of SoMa Block Financed, Shooting For Rentals In 2015

The development of 350 8th Street with 408 rental units and commercial/retail space to replace the three acre bus depot at 8th and Harrison has been financed. Associated Estates Realty is partnering with AIG Global Real Estate on the $220 million project. The development’s 315 off-street parking spaces for cars and 414 spaces for bikes 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 »

Permits To Redevelop Entire SoMa Block Close To Being Approved

Permits To Redevelop Entire SoMa Block Close To Being Approved

The permits to demolish the little maintenance buildings and three acre bus depot at 8th and Harrison in order to make way for eight buildings with 408 new rental units over ground floor retail, arts, and commercial space are close to being approved, as is the permit to construct the five and six-story 350 8th Read More »

Expectations For Superior Architecture Adjacent To A Simple Store

Expectations For Superior Architecture Adjacent To A Simple Store

With the minimalist Muji having moved in next door and a Trader Joe’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Nordstrom Rack across the street (at least for now), the vacant lot at 520 9th Street which is currently used for parking was sold in January for $795,000. According to a plugged-in tipster, the buyer’s preliminary plans Read More »