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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 »

Plans to Transform the Van Ness Motel

Plans to Transform the Van Ness Motel

Built in 1955, plans to double the capacity of the three-story Van Ness Motel turned “Van Ness Inn” have been drafted. As proposed, the second and third floors of the existing motel’s motor court would effectively be infilled with new rooms, an all-new fourth floor would be added atop... Read More »

Modern Mixed-Use Infill Project Closer to Reality

Modern Mixed-Use Infill Project Closer to Reality

As we first revealed back in 2018: Plans for a new mixed-use office building to rise on the southwest corner of 3rd and Harrison are in the works. While the 50-car parking lot site is slated to be upzoned for building up to 130 feet in height, per San... 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 »

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 »

Holdout’s Days Appear to Be Numbered

Holdout’s Days Appear to Be Numbered

While the refined plans for the nearly blocked-sized Central SoMa development to rise up to 14-stories in height along Harrison Street, between 3rd and 4th Streets, were approved at the end of last year, as slated, said plans didn’t include the little mid-block parcel at 759 Harrison Street, upon... 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 »

Plans for Pyramid Adjacent Redevelopment Closer to Reality

Plans for Pyramid Adjacent Redevelopment Closer to Reality

While likely drafted to sweeten the pot for Aegon’s $700 million sale of the iconic Transamerica Pyramid, Redwood Park and the two other office buildings on the block, the plans for expanding the footprint of the existing building at 545 Sansome Street, which could be extended to Washington Street... Read More »

Macy’s Shuttering Dot-Com HQ in SF, Expanding in Atlanta

Macy’s Shuttering Dot-Com HQ in SF, Expanding in Atlanta

While Macy’s is shuttering its 243,000-square-foot dot-com space at 680 Folsom Street in San Francisco, which is currently home to around 1,000 macys.com employees and contractors, the company isn’t reducing its ongoing investment in technology or focus on digital growth. In fact, the company is actually planning to expand... Read More »

Plan for Massive Oyster Point Redevelopment Closer to Reality

Plan for Massive Oyster Point Redevelopment Closer to Reality

With the first phase of Kilroy Reality’s massive Oyster Point development underway, Kilroy’s precise plan for the remaining four phases of the 31-acre project, which has been entitled but still needs to be approved, will be presented to the Design Review Board of the San Francisco Bay Conservation and... Read More »