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161-Unit Berkeley Infill Development on the Boards

161-Unit Berkeley Infill Development on the Boards

As proposed, seven Berkeley parcels fronting Blake Street and Dwight Way, between Shattuck Ave and Milvia Street, will be merged and two new residential buildings would rise up to 82 feet in height upon the 2015 Blake Street site, with a three-story building on the corner of Blake and... Read More »

Plans for an SRO Tower Addition Scrapped, Site Up for Grabs

Plans for an SRO Tower Addition Scrapped, Site Up for Grabs

Plans for a 9-story, stepped-back “tower” addition to rise up to 100 feet in height atop the two-story Jiffy Lube building on Van Ness, between Jackson and Pacific, were informally presented to Planning back in 2018. And in 2019, the paperwork to secure a building permit for the project... Read More »

Change in Plans to Expedite Development of New Tower

Change in Plans to Expedite Development of New Tower

The refined plans for a 61-story tower to rise up to 800 feet in height at 542-550 Howard Street (a.k.a. Transbay Parcel F) were approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission early last year, plans which could yield 165 condos, a 189-room hotel, 275,000 square feet of office space and... Read More »

The Plans for That $6.5 Million Teardown in Dolores Heights

The Plans for That $6.5 Million Teardown in Dolores Heights

Purchased for $6.5 million, or a breathless “$6,069 per square foot,” back in May of 2018, plans to raze the existing 1,071-square-foot home on an oversized, 6,926-square-foot Dolores Heights lot at 3669 21st Street, with “180 degree views from Twin Peaks to San Bruno Mountain,” have been drawn (while... Read More »

Black and Blue with Stakeholders All Over

Black and Blue with Stakeholders All Over

Built in 1920, the two-story building on the northwest corner of 8th and Howard might not appear to be particularly noteworthy. But having been identified as a contributing resource to the Western SoMa Light Industrial and Residential Historic District, not to mention having been home to The Black and... Read More »

Twenty-Five Potrero Hill Infill HOMEs Could Rise Right Here

Twenty-Five Potrero Hill Infill HOMEs Could Rise Right Here

Purchased for $1.7 million in September of 2018, plans to develop the two currently inaccessible Potrero Hill lots at 999 Texas Street have since been drawn and dubbed “1055 Texas.” While the site is technically only zoned for development up to 40 feet in height and a maximum of... Read More »

Historic Addition Redesigned, Rendered and Formally Proposed

Historic Addition Redesigned, Rendered and Formally Proposed

Having faced some pushback from Planning as originally envisioned, the plans for a five floor addition atop the historic Key Klub building at 850 Bush Street, which is located within the Lower Nob Hill National Register Historic District and currently home to Hopwater Distribution, have been redesigned and formally... Read More »

Character of Bonus-Sized Development Questioned

Character of Bonus-Sized Development Questioned

As we outlined back in 2014: Residents in north-facing condos at the Palms – or fans of the Marina Auto Body shop – take note: plans to raze the auto shops at 565-585 Bryant Street, between 3rd and 4th, have been submitted to planning for review. And in their... Read More »

Nob Hill Infill on the Boards

Nob Hill Infill on the Boards

Plans to demolish to the two single-family homes, three apartments and Twin’s Armoire building which span 842-860 California Street and back to 119 Joice are in the works.  And as envisioned, a modern 7-story building could rise up to 65 feet in height upon the aggregated 842 California Street... Read More »

Big(ger) Plans for UCSF’s Parnassus Campus Slated for Approval

Big(ger) Plans for UCSF’s Parnassus Campus Slated for Approval

While the growth of University of California San Francisco’s Parnassus Heights Campus was capped back in 1976, plans to add another 1.38 million square feet of clinical, research and administrative space, including the development of a new 16-story hospital on the eastern edge of the existing campus core, have... Read More »