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Big Plans for an SRO Development on This Single-Family Site

Big Plans for an SRO Development on This Single-Family Site

Purchased for $1.9 million in November of last year, plans to raze the little 1,200-square-foot home at 3832 18th Street, a “1900’s home with period detail on amazing block in Eureka Valley,” are in the works. And as envisioned by M-J SF Investments, which is effectively an arm... Read More »

Take Two (With an ADU) for a Suspended Noe Project

Take Two (With an ADU) for a Suspended Noe Project

Purchased for $1.485 million in April of 2015, plans to “reconfigure,” remodel and expand the vacant two-unit building at 1369-1371 Sanchez Street were submitted to Planning and approved. Based upon the set of plans which was submitted to Planning, a building permit for the project was issued in September... Read More »

Waylaid Infill Development Re-Slated for Judgment this Week

Waylaid Infill Development Re-Slated for Judgment this Week

Slated to be heard last month but then waylaid (anew) by the City’s Stay-at-Home order, San Francisco’s Planning Commission is now expected to virtually render its judgment on the refined plans for a decidedly modern infill development of four single-family dwellings on the undeveloped, mid-block “flag lot” at 1846... Read More »

Balboa Reservoir Redevelopment Positioned for Approval, But…

Balboa Reservoir Redevelopment Positioned for Approval, But…

With the detailed Design Standards and Guidelines (DSG) document for the proposed redevelopment of San Francisco’s Balboa Reservoir having been drafted, the project team is now positioning to secure approvals from the City’s Planning Commission, Public Utilities Commission and SFMTA Board, after which San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors could... Read More »

San Francisco’s Planning Commission About to Reconvene

While the Planning Department’s offices are currently closed to the public, the Department remains open for business and processing applications with its staff (mostly) working from home. And next week, San Francisco’s Planning Commission will reconvene as well, with a full agenda and the commissioners participating via video conferencing... Read More »

Muted Plans for Proposed Fisherman’s Wharf Hotel

Muted Plans for Proposed Fisherman’s Wharf Hotel

Having faced some pushback from the City’s Planning Department with respect to their proposed approach, as originally rendered above, the plans for a five-level hotel to rise up to 40 feet in height upon on the Northwest corner of North Point and Taylor, upon which the two-story Fisherman’s Wharf... Read More »

Charges Against Former Building Commission President Grow

Charges Against Former Building Commission President Grow

As we first reported back in 2018: San Francisco’s City Attorney, Dennis Herrera, has just filed suit against construction engineering firm Santos & Urrutia Associates, its principals and several clients and contractors over “an elaborate scheme” to excavate and expand under multiple San Francisco homes without securing proper permits... Read More »

Reports of Illegal Airbnb-ing Back on the Rise in San Francisco

Reports of Illegal Airbnb-ing Back on the Rise in San Francisco

While the number of formal complaints related to illegal short-term rental activity in San Francisco had been on the decline since the second quarter of 2016, following the passage (and eventual enforcement) of San Francisco’s short-term rental law, said decline came to end in the second quarter of last... Read More »

Plans for 966-Unit Hub District Tower Closer to Reality

Plans for 966-Unit Hub District Tower Closer to Reality

While originally expected to occur last year, the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed 55-story tower to rise up to 590 feet in height, not including a 20-foot-tall parapet, on the former San Francisco Honda site at 10 South Van Ness Avenue is now slated to be certified... Read More »

Election Results in San Francisco (UPDATED)

With 72,327 election day ballots having since been added to the early mail-in count in San Francisco, for a total of 144,667 ballots having been tallied, representing 28.7 percent of the 503,899 potential votes which could be cast, Proposition D is PASSING and the YES margin for Proposition E... Read More »