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No Red Flags for Garden Center Redevelopment but Some Issues

No Red Flags for Garden Center Redevelopment but Some Issues

San Francisco’s Planning Department has just completed their preliminary review of the proposed 8-story, 213-unit development to rise up to 85 feet in height upon the landmark Sloat Garden Center site at 2700 Sloat Boulevard and didn’t raise any red flags. And in fact, as “it is the Department’s... Read More »

Refined Plans for 966-Unit Hub District Tower Slated for Approval

Refined Plans for 966-Unit Hub District Tower Slated for Approval

As we outlined earlier this year (and since further refined and newly rendered above): While originally expected to occur last year, the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed 55-story tower to rise up to 590 feet in height, not including a 20-foot-tall parapet, on the former San Francisco... Read More »

Redevelopment of Historic Church Closer to Reality

Redevelopment of Historic Church Closer to Reality

The Pollard Group’s plans to landmark the former Sacred Heart Church turned skating rink at 554 Fillmore Street, in a perhaps counter intuitive move to facilitate its redevelopment into a mix of 9,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space and 33 residential units, a move which nearly backfired,... Read More »

Exceptional Support for Ambitious Bus Yard Redevelopment

Exceptional Support for Ambitious Bus Yard Redevelopment

As we outlined last year: The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s formal application to move forward with the ambitious redevelopment of the Potrero Yard Muni Bus Maintenance Facility at 2500 Mariposa Street has been newly massed and formally submitted to Planning for review. As proposed, the existing facility on... Read More »

Club Zone Plans Refined, Approved for Streamlined Review

Club Zone Plans Refined, Approved for Streamlined Review

As we first reported back in 2017: The Action Rentals building at 1526-1530 Folsom Street on the market in Western SoMa, along with its parking lot at 1560 Folsom and two adjacent parcels which extend to (135) Kissling and (276) 11th Streets. Zoned for building up to 55... Read More »

Supersized Hayes Valley Project Redesigned, Closer to Reality

Supersized Hayes Valley Project Redesigned, Closer to Reality

As we first reported early last year: The little four-unit building at 630 Octavia Street and its adjacent parcel, which is currently used as a parking lot, recently traded hands for what would appear to be a total contract price of $4.6 million. A few years ago, plans to... Read More »

520-Foot-Tall Hub Tower Closer to Reality, With Fewer Units

520-Foot-Tall Hub Tower Closer to Reality, With Fewer Units

With the proposed framework for rezoning San Francisco’s 84-acre Hub District, a.k.a. the “Market Octavia Plan Amendment,” closer to reality and the City finishing up construction on their new building at 1500 Mission, the plans for a 520-foot-tall tower to rise at 30 Van Ness are getting closer to... Read More »

Pac Heights Penthouse Drops Over 20 Percent in 5 Months

Pac Heights Penthouse Drops Over 20 Percent in 5 Months

Having traded for $2.895 million this past November, the “meticulously updated” two-bedroom, two-bath penthouse unit #12F atop 2200 Pacific Avenue, “on a distinguished flat block of Pacific Heights,” suddenly returned to the market with a $2.695 million price tag early last month. In addition to a coveted open floor... 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 »