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Plan to Transform Burgeoning Area Approved by Planning

Plan to Transform Burgeoning Area Approved by Planning

As expected, the proposed framework for rezoning San Francisco’s 84-acre Hub District, a burgeoning area which is effectively centered around the intersection of Van Ness and Market, within the City’s Market and Octavia Plan Area, has been adopted by San Francisco’s Planning Commission. In addition to improving and activating... Read More »

Club Zone Plans Refined, Approved for Streamlined Review

Club Zone Plans Refined, Approved for Streamlined Review

As we first reported back in 2017: The Action Rentals building at 1526-1530 Folsom Street on the market in Western SoMa, along with its parking lot at 1560 Folsom and two adjacent parcels which extend to (135) Kissling and (276) 11th Streets. Zoned for building up to 55... Read More »

Big Mission District Parcel in Play, But…

Big Mission District Parcel in Play, But…

The big Mission District parcel/parking lot on the corner of 16th Street and Shotwell, upon which the Rolling Stock tire shop had stood prior to being engulfed in flames back in 2015, is on the market with a $10 million price tag and zoned for development up to 58... Read More »

Supersized Hayes Valley Project Redesigned, Closer to Reality

Supersized Hayes Valley Project Redesigned, Closer to Reality

As we first reported early last year: The little four-unit building at 630 Octavia Street and its adjacent parcel, which is currently used as a parking lot, recently traded hands for what would appear to be a total contract price of $4.6 million. A few years ago, plans to... Read More »

Big Central SoMa Project Granted Key Exemption, But…

Big Central SoMa Project Granted Key Exemption, But…

As we outlined earlier this year: The proposed mass redevelopment of 12 contiguous Central SoMa parcels stretching from 400 Second Street to 665 Harrison, a.k.a. the One Vassar project, has just qualified for a streamlined environmental review and could break ground as early as next year if approved, with... Read More »

520-Foot-Tall Hub Tower Closer to Reality, With Fewer Units

520-Foot-Tall Hub Tower Closer to Reality, With Fewer Units

With the proposed framework for rezoning San Francisco’s 84-acre Hub District, a.k.a. the “Market Octavia Plan Amendment,” closer to reality and the City finishing up construction on their new building at 1500 Mission, the plans for a 520-foot-tall tower to rise at 30 Van Ness are getting closer to... Read More »

Key Changes to the Bay Area’s Extended ‘Stay-at-Home’ Orders

The existing ‘stay-at-home’ orders for Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, which were slated to expire at 11:59 pm on May 3, have just officially been extended “through the end of May.” The newly extended orders, however, will allow all previously shuttered construction projects... Read More »

San Francisco’s Housing Pipeline Hits a Record High

San Francisco’s Housing Pipeline Hits a Record High

With the number of newly proposed units of housing to be built in San Francisco having ticked up in the fourth quarter of last year, the number of apartments and condos under development in San Francisco (i.e., the city’s housing pipeline) ended 2019 at a new record high and... Read More »

Plan to Transform Burgeoning Area Slated for Key Approval(s)

Plan to Transform Burgeoning Area Slated for Key Approval(s)

As we outlined earlier this year: The proposed framework for rezoning San Francisco’s 84-acre Hub District, a burgeoning area which is effectively centered around the intersection of Van Ness and Market, within the City’s Market and Octavia Plan Area, has been further refined and is being positioned for adoption... Read More »

Legislation to Restrict Demolition of Unaffordable Homes in SF

Intended as a means by which to preserve “relatively affordable, existing housing” in San Francisco, Section 317 of San Francisco’s Planning Code was adopted back in 2008 and requires the specific approval of a Conditional Use (CU) authorization for the demolition or merger of any existing housing which is... Read More »