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Problems for Another Supersized Development as Proposed

Problems for Another Supersized Development as Proposed

As we first reported back in 2018: Plans to raze the one-and-a-half-story building at 3565 Geary Boulevard, which is currently home to Grand Hot Pot Lounge, are in the works. And as envisioned, a seven-story building will rise up to 65 feet in height upon the Lone Mountain site... Read More »

Problems for Post Street Redevelopment as Proposed

Problems for Post Street Redevelopment as Proposed

As we first revealed last year: Plans to raze the 4-story office building at 2233 Post Street, between Scott and Divisadero in Lower Pac Heights, are in the works. And while the site is principally only zoned for development up to 50 feet in height, plans for a 7-story,... Read More »

Massive Potrero Power Plant Project Refined, Slated for Approval

Massive Potrero Power Plant Project Refined, Slated for Approval

The refined plans, development agreement and final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the the proposed redevelopment of the 29-acre Potrero Power Plant site could be approved and certified by San Francisco’s Planning Commission in two weeks time, clearing the way for San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors to re-zone and... Read More »

Port Seeking Proposals for Two Historic Piers

Port Seeking Proposals for Two Historic Piers

The Port of San Francisco is now officially soliciting proposals from teams interested in redeveloping Piers 38 and 40 along the Embarcadero. While plans for Pier 38 had been drawn nearly a decade ago, said plans were subsequently abandoned due to the poor seismic condition of San Francisco’s seawall... Read More »

Proposed Navigation Center on Post Closer to Reality

Proposed Navigation Center on Post Closer to Reality

With the support of Supervisor Peskin, the formal application to convert the top two floors of the shuttered House of Fans building at 888 Post Street, at the corner of Hyde, which sits on the border of Peskin’s Supervisorial District Three and Supervisor Haney’s District Six (which is right... Read More »

Plans for a Palace-Adjacent Home Hit a Historic Snag

Plans for a Palace-Adjacent Home Hit a Historic Snag

As we first outlined a little over a year ago: Hidden behind the Avila Ocean Adventures LLC, a former Facebook engineer turned tech investor purchased the three-bedroom home at 3600 Lyon Street, which sits adjacent to both The Palace of Fine Arts and Peter Thiel’s former mansion, and had... Read More »

Refined Plans for Redevelopment of Historic Tres Site

Refined Plans for Redevelopment of Historic Tres Site

While Planning balked at the proposed approach for securing two separate office allocations for the redevelopment of the historic Central SoMa building at 130 Townsend Street, which is currently home to Tres SF, and the parking lot at 100 Stanford Street which occupies the remainder of the former Inglenook... Read More »

Planning Pans Plans for Underground Sleeping Rooms

Planning Pans Plans for Underground Sleeping Rooms

As we first outlined a few months ago, plans for a modern SRO building to rise up to 86 feet in height on the southeast corner of South Van Ness Avenue and 15th Street have been drawn, plans which would yield over 200 beds of mostly market-rate housing, with... Read More »

800-Foot-Tall Tower Slated for Planning’s Approval

800-Foot-Tall Tower Slated for Planning’s Approval

San Francisco’s Planning Commission is slated to approve 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) next week, a development which would yield a 189-room hotel, 275,000 square feet of office space and 165... Read More »

Commissioners Grant Forgiveness for Reimagined $9.4M Home

Commissioners Grant Forgiveness for Reimagined $9.4M Home

Following seven months of debate, proffers and delay, San Francisco’s Planning Commission has rejected the requested Discretionary Review (DR) that would have required a redevelopment of the under-permitted designer home at 3847 18th Street. As we first outlined back in May: Purchased for $1.5 million in August of 2014,... Read More »