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Request For Proposals For San Francisco’s Seawall Lot 337

Request For Proposals For San Francisco’s Seawall Lot 337

The Port of San Francisco is now calling on “experienced development teams” to respond to their official “Request for Developer Qualifications/Proposals” (RFQ/P) for the 16 acres that comprise San Francisco’s Seawall Lot 337. The stated goal: o bring forth cutting edge and integrated approaches in sustainable architectural, landscaping and... Read More »

San Francisco’s Market & Octavia Neighborhood Plan Moves Forward

San Francisco’s Market & Octavia Neighborhood Plan Moves Forward

According to SF New Developments, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Land Use and Economic Development Committee has “approved the overall Market & Octavia Neighborhood Plan and have established the “Van Ness and Market Downtown Residential Special Use District.” Think both upzoing and downzonig (see UPDATE below) along the... Read More »

For Policy Wonks Only, Or Simply Those Who Care

Are Eastside development battles finally going to be brought to a close? The San Francisco Planning Department’s draft Eastern Neighborhoods Environmental Impact Report (600 pages) was approved for release Saturday. Decisions about zoning in these four neighborhoods – the Mission, Showplace Square/Potrero Hill, East SoMa and Central Waterfront –... Read More »

Who Are These “People” And What The Heck Are They Thinking?

Who Are These “People” And What The Heck Are They Thinking?

Developer AF Evans has proposed to build 282 residential units, 332 parking spaces, and approximately 14,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space in a “seven-story building stretching from 1634 through 1690 Pine St. near Franklin Street, from which one 25-story and one 12-story tower would rise.” Planner Tammy... Read More »

A SocketSite Reader’s Report: Inside 930 Chestnut

A SocketSite Reader’s Report: Inside 930 Chestnut

One of the three oldest houses on Russian Hill, 930 Chestnut Street, had its first open house on Sunday, “by appointment only”. A 3,000 square feet fixer with resplendent original ornate ceilings, fireplaces and Tommy Church garden. Not much has been done since the new kitchen was chronicled as... Read More »

Planning Department Special Meeting: Mission Armory Edition

Planning Department Special Meeting: Mission Armory Edition

A plugged-in tipster notes that the San Francisco Planning Department has called a Special Meeting for Thursday. And as best we can tell, it’s an “Informational hearing on the occupancy of the Mission Armory by a film production studio (d.b.a. kink.com).” As our tipster notes, perhaps the meeting has... Read More »

Say Hello To Your New SF Skyline

Say Hello To Your New SF Skyline

Some weekend research led us to the SkyscraperPage Forum, and a pretty incredible post by Forum member “FourOneFive” way back in 2003. Titled, “SAN FRANCISCO Rundown: Recently Completed, Under Construction, Approved, and Proposed” it’s just that, damn comprehensive, and with rendering porn galore. Today, we tip our hat to... Read More »