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Exemption for Modern Infill Project Upheld, But…

Exemption for Modern Infill Project Upheld, But…

As we outlined back in June: The “necessary, desirable, and compatible” plans for a decidedly modern infill development of four little single-family dwellings to rise up to 20 feet in height on the undeveloped “flag lot” at 1846 Grove Street – a parcel which is effectively bounded by the... Read More »

Approved Development Downsized, Back in Play

Approved Development Downsized, Back in Play

Purchased for $1.528 million in August of 2016, the rent for the Unique Cleaners building at 820 Post Street was then raised, the business was forced to shutter, and plans to level the building and redevelop its Tenderloin parcel were drafted, refined to include traditional bay windows and a... Read More »

Refined Plans for Building Up Central SoMa

Refined Plans for Building Up Central SoMa

While plans to construct a new six-story building rising up to 65 feet in height behind the brick façade of the two-story building at 531-535 Bryant Street, which was built in 1918 and flagged as a potential historic resource, were drafted and submitted to the City back in 2016,... Read More »

New San Francisco Flower Mart Closer to Reality

New San Francisco Flower Mart Closer to Reality

With the San Francisco Flower Mart Tenants Association having opted to permanently relocate rather than return to a new and improved Flower Mart at 6th and Brannan, once the existing Flower Mart site is completely redeveloped, the refined plans for the new San Francisco Flower Market, between 16th and... Read More »

No Red Flags for Bigger North Beach Project as Envisioned

No Red Flags for Bigger North Beach Project as Envisioned

As we revealed earlier this year: Having never recovered from stated concerns that a proposed four-story hotel to rise on the former Tower Records Annex turned bike rental parcel at 1196 Columbus Avenue, a development which was originally branded and designed to specifically target millennial travelers, would attract “late-night... Read More »

Plans to Expand and Convert the Bro’s Building on Stockton

Plans to Expand and Convert the Bro’s Building on Stockton

Designed by Albert Pissis and built to house the Roos Bro’s clothing and gent’s furnishings business back in 1907, the four-story building at 2 Stockton Street, which was most recently occupied by Forever 21 and was once home to Grodins as well, was “streamlined” in the 1930’s and then... Read More »

High-End Loft Reduced 27 Percent, Going the “Auction” Route

High-End Loft Reduced 27 Percent, Going the “Auction” Route

As we highlighted in June of last year: We’ve been intrigued by the truly high-end conversion of unit #102 at 355 Bryant Street since the 2,200-square-foot loft hit the market listed for $2.195 million, or roughly $1,000 per square foot, back in 2006, outfitted with Italian cabinetry, hardware, wall... Read More »

Hillside Plans Newly Rendered and Massed for Effect

Hillside Plans Newly Rendered and Massed for Effect

As we first revealed earlier this year, plans for a 24-unit development to rise up to 40 feet in height along Diamond Street, on the hillside overlooking Noe Valley, between the intersection of Diamond Heights Boulevard and 29th Street, were in the works but San Francisco’s Planning Department was... Read More »

Warriors Hotel and Condo Project by the Numbers (and Dates)

Warriors Hotel and Condo Project by the Numbers (and Dates)

Having been approved by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors earlier this year, the Redevelopment Plan for Mission Bay South is slated to be amended this afternoon, clearing the way for the Golden State Warriors to demolish the existing three-story retail building on the northeast corner of the new Chase... Read More »

The Proposals for Piers 30-32 and Lot Across the Street

The Proposals for Piers 30-32 and Lot Across the Street

The Port of San Francisco received three qualified responses to its Request for Proposals for redeveloping Piers 30-32 and Seawall Lot 330 across the street (upon which the hotly contested Embarcadero Navigation Center was constructed at the base of the Watermark). As proposed by the Strada Investment Group and... Read More »