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161-Unit Berkeley Infill Development on the Boards

161-Unit Berkeley Infill Development on the Boards

As proposed, seven Berkeley parcels fronting Blake Street and Dwight Way, between Shattuck Ave and Milvia Street, will be merged and two new residential buildings would rise up to 82 feet in height upon the 2015 Blake Street site, with a three-story building on the corner of Blake and... Read More »

Plans for an SRO Tower Addition Scrapped, Site Up for Grabs

Plans for an SRO Tower Addition Scrapped, Site Up for Grabs

Plans for a 9-story, stepped-back “tower” addition to rise up to 100 feet in height atop the two-story Jiffy Lube building on Van Ness, between Jackson and Pacific, were informally presented to Planning back in 2018. And in 2019, the paperwork to secure a building permit for the project... Read More »

Timing for Skinny Central SoMa Hotel Pushed Back

Timing for Skinny Central SoMa Hotel Pushed Back

Having been approved by Planning back in the second quarter of 2018, building permits for the skinny 8-story Central SoMa hotel and group housing development to rise at 744 Harrison Street, which extends to 29 Rizal along Lapu Lapu Street, were in the works. But with the project team... Read More »

Twenty-Five Potrero Hill Infill HOMEs Could Rise Right Here

Twenty-Five Potrero Hill Infill HOMEs Could Rise Right Here

Purchased for $1.7 million in September of 2018, plans to develop the two currently inaccessible Potrero Hill lots at 999 Texas Street have since been drawn and dubbed “1055 Texas.” While the site is technically only zoned for development up to 40 feet in height and a maximum of... Read More »

Historic Addition Redesigned, Rendered and Formally Proposed

Historic Addition Redesigned, Rendered and Formally Proposed

Having faced some pushback from Planning as originally envisioned, the plans for a five floor addition atop the historic Key Klub building at 850 Bush Street, which is located within the Lower Nob Hill National Register Historic District and currently home to Hopwater Distribution, have been redesigned and formally... Read More »

Character of Bonus-Sized Development Questioned

Character of Bonus-Sized Development Questioned

As we outlined back in 2014: Residents in north-facing condos at the Palms – or fans of the Marina Auto Body shop – take note: plans to raze the auto shops at 565-585 Bryant Street, between 3rd and 4th, have been submitted to planning for review. And in their... Read More »

Nob Hill Infill on the Boards

Nob Hill Infill on the Boards

Plans to demolish to the two single-family homes, three apartments and Twin’s Armoire building which span 842-860 California Street and back to 119 Joice are in the works.  And as envisioned, a modern 7-story building could rise up to 65 feet in height upon the aggregated 842 California Street... Read More »

More Units for Fewer Residents Closer to Reality

More Units for Fewer Residents Closer to Reality

As we first reported earlier this year, a proposed revision to the previously approved plans for a new 13-story, mixed-use building to rise on the site of the columned Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist at 450 O’Farrell Street was in the works, a revision which would yield around 300... Read More »

Target Timing for Supersized Polk Gulch Mortuary Project

Target Timing for Supersized Polk Gulch Mortuary Project

As we revealed last year, the big plans for redeveloping the Polk Gulch funeral home parcel at 1123 Sutter Street and adjacent three-story garage at the corner of Sutter and Larkin have been supersized. And as since refined and newly rendered by David Baker Architects below, the development as... Read More »

Historic Infill on the Boards

Historic Infill on the Boards

Purchased for $1.9 million in December of 2014, the historic façade of the two-story Polk Gulch building at 1217 Sutter Street was subsequently restored, the building’s interior refurbished and the Rusted Mule opened in early 2017. But the Mule shuttered at the end of last year and plans for... Read More »