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Big Plans for a Polk Gulch Infill Project Revealed

Big Plans for a Polk Gulch Infill Project Revealed

Plans for a 12-story infill building to rise up to 125 feet in height on the site of the Polk Gulch funeral home at 1123 Sutter Street (Halsted N. Gray-Carew & English) have been drafted. While the columned façade of the funeral home would be preserved, the space behind... Read More »

Redevelopment of Lyft’s Old HQ Slated for Approval

Redevelopment of Lyft’s Old HQ Slated for Approval

As we first reported two years ago: Plans to double the size of the 68,500-square-foot Mission District office building at 2300 Harrison Street, which was leased to Lyft before their move to China Basin, are in the works. As proposed, a five-story addition would rise over the building’s current... Read More »

Much Bigger Plans for this Central SoMa Gas Station Site

Much Bigger Plans for this Central SoMa Gas Station Site

While plans for an eight-story hotel to rise up to 85 feet in height upon the eastern three-quarters of the Central SoMa Shell Station site on the southwest corner of Fifth and Folsom were in the works, those plans appear to have been abandoned. At the same time, plans for... Read More »

Recommendation to Prioritize Development in Central SoMa

Recommendation to Prioritize Development in Central SoMa

Approved by voters in 1986, Proposition M limits the amount of new office space that can be built in San Francisco and provides San Francisco’s Planning Commission with the sole authority to allocate the pool of entitlements. As of the end of March, the pool of allocable space for... Read More »

Ghirardelli Garage Redevelopment Closer to Reality

Ghirardelli Garage Redevelopment Closer to Reality

As we first outlined early last year: Plans to level the two-story Ghirardelli garage at 915 North Point have been in the works since 2016. And as now formally proposed, two four-story buildings could rise up to 40 feet in height across the L-shaped site which fronts (2935) Larkin... Read More »

More Storage for Stuff as Envisioned, with a Rooftop Twist

More Storage for Stuff as Envisioned, with a Rooftop Twist

Plans to demolish the existing “Stop & Stor” self-storage facility at 2285 Jerrold Avenue, which is primarily composed of re-purposed shipping containers set on a 68,000-square-foot corner lot in the Production, Distribution and Repair (PDR) zone of western Bayview, are in the works.   As proposed, a new 6-story... Read More »

Modern Bayview Development on the Boards

Modern Bayview Development on the Boards

Plans to raze the dilapidated storage shed which currently spans four underdeveloped Bayview parcels on the corner of 3rd Street and Thornton Avenue have been drafted. As envisioned, the four parcels (5210-5216 3rd Street) would be merged. The corner billboard would be demolished. And a modern five-story development would... Read More »

Plans to Activate Shuttered Development Sites in San Francisco

Plans to Activate Shuttered Development Sites in San Francisco

Having noticed that buildings which have been shuttered, pending the approval, financing or market conditions for redevelopment, often sit vacant “for months or years, during which the streetscape surrounding the building becomes less inviting and a target for vandalism,” as was the case at 1066 Market Street, pictured... Read More »

Trust Staff Pans Plans for 30-Acre Redevelopment in the Presidio

Trust Staff Pans Plans for 30-Acre Redevelopment in the Presidio

As requested by the Presidio Trust’s Board of Directors, the Trust’s staff has completed an in-depth review of the now singular proposal to redevelop the 30-acre Fort Winfield Scott campus pictured above.  From the staff’s findings and preliminary determination, which were just sent to the Board: “We have assessed the... Read More »

No Major Red Flags for Proposed Tower of Micro Rooms

No Major Red Flags for Proposed Tower of Micro Rooms

As we first reported earlier this year, plans for a slender 25-story hotel to rise up to 260 feet in height on the 4,000-square-foot parking lot site at 36 Tehama Street have been drafted. And as designed by Handel Architects for J Street Hospitality, the Transbay District tower would... Read More »