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Detailed Plans for SF’s First Drug Sobering Center

Detailed Plans for SF’s First Drug Sobering Center

Having eschewed an interim proposal for the parking lot parcel on the southeast corner of Jones and Turk to host a temporary village of tiny homes until the City’s planning for a below market rate building to rise on the Tenderloin site is completed, the detailed plans for a... Read More »

Design Standards for the Balboa Reservoir Redevelopment

Design Standards for the Balboa Reservoir Redevelopment

The detailed Design Standards and Guidelines (DSG) document for the proposed redevelopment of San Francisco’s Balboa Reservoir has just been released, with the project team aiming to secure approvals from the City’s Planning Commission, Public Utilities Commission and SFMTA Board over the next two quarters and final approval from... Read More »

Semi-Massive Redevelopment Refined, Slated for Approval

Semi-Massive Redevelopment Refined, Slated for Approval

As we first revealed back in the third quarter of 2018: With an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the formally proposed semi-massive redevelopment of CPMC’s nearly 5-acre California Hospital Campus at 3700 California Street about to be drafted, the project team has refined their plans and projected timing for... Read More »

Below Market Rate Modular Studios Closer to Reality

Below Market Rate Modular Studios Closer to Reality

The ground for the 141-unit modular development to rise on Mission Bay South Block 9, adjacent to San Francisco’s new Public Safety Building and across the street from Phase 2 of the Giants’ massive Mission Rock development, is tentatively slated to be broken this June. If everything goes as... Read More »

Fore-Shadowed Problems for Proposed North Beach Project

Fore-Shadowed Problems for Proposed North Beach Project

As we first reported last year, big plans to demolish the façade of the burned-out Verdi Building at 659 Union Street, between Columbus and Powell, and redevelop the site in the heart of North Beach have been drawn. And as we revealed, the project team is positioning to secure... Read More »

Setting the Stage for Caltrain’s Realignment and SNACS in SF

Setting the Stage for Caltrain’s Realignment and SNACS in SF

With the City having selected the Pennsylvania Avenue Alignment as the path by which trains should eventually reach San Francisco’s new Salesforce Transit Center, the San Francisco County Transportation Authority is about to set the stage for securing environmental clearances for the project, the foundational study for which is... Read More »

Ballot Measure to Limit Navigation Centers Drafted

Ballot Measure to Limit Navigation Centers Drafted

With the hotly contested Embarcadero Navigation Center having recently opened its doors and at least five Supervisors now pushing for new Navigation Centers to be built in every Supervisorial District, a proposed ballot measure to strictly limit the operation of existing centers and restrict the opening of any new... Read More »

Big Central SoMa Project Positioning to Break Ground Next Year

Big Central SoMa Project Positioning to Break Ground Next 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 two towers rising up to 350... Read More »

Plan to Transform Burgeoning Area Positioned for Adoption

Plan to Transform Burgeoning Area Positioned for Adoption

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 by San Francisco’s Planning Commission this... Read More »

Refined Plans for Building up (On) Geary Boulevard

Refined Plans for Building up (On) Geary Boulevard

As we first outlined last year, plans to level the now shuttered Firestone Complete Auto Care shop at 2800 Geary Boulevard and build a bonus-sized development on its Laurel Heights/Lone Mountain parcel are in the works. And as newly rendered by Elevation Architects below, the refined plans for the... Read More »