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Parking Lot Slated for Extension as Tower Entitlements Expire

Parking Lot Slated for Extension as Tower Entitlements Expire

Having been approved back in 2016 but yet to break ground, the entitlements for a skinny 495-foot-tall tower to rise at 524 Howard Street, a development which could yield up to 334 condos, or 72 condos over a 273-room hotel, “depending upon market conditions,” were quietly sold, along with... Read More »

Pac Heights Infill on the Boards

Pac Heights Infill on the Boards

Plans to raze the former Hollywood Video turned Pet Food Express building at 3150 California Street, and the adjoining office complex on the back of the roughly 20,000-square-foot lot, are in the works. And as envisioned a three-story building would rise up to 40 feet in height across the... Read More »

Skyline-Defining Plans for Hearst Parking Center Site

Skyline-Defining Plans for Hearst Parking Center Site

Plans to raze the 11-story Hearst Parking Center complex at 45-53 Third Street, which extends all the way to Annie and currently provides “a pleasant and safe place to park” for up to 800 cars, along with a car wash and California Pizza Kitchen, are in the works. And... Read More »

And Scene! in The Mission

And Scene! in The Mission

While plans for a modern addition to rise atop the historic commercial building at 2965-2967 Mission Street had been drawn, said plans were panned by Planning, as we outlined last year. And the 3,400-square-foot Mission District building, which was purchased by Endgames Improv for $2 million back in March... Read More »

Delays for Supersized Development Articulated

Delays for Supersized Development Articulated

Approved last August, the entitlements for the 1,032-unit “Hub” development designed to rise upon the 3-acre Caltrans lot at 500 Kirkham, across from The Crucible and a block from the West Oakland BART station, are slated to expire on August 21, 2021, if the ground isn’t broken. And while... Read More »

Refined Plans for New Mid-Market Hotel Closer to Reality, But…

Refined Plans for New Mid-Market Hotel Closer to Reality, But…

The refined plans for a 12-story hotel and office building to finally rise upon the long-vacant lot at 1125 Market Street, upon which the former Bell/American/Embassy Theater once stood adjacent to the newly renovated Strand, are one big step closer to reality, with the project having effectively been cleared... Read More »

Revised Designs for Bonus-Sized Development in the Mission

Revised Designs for Bonus-Sized Development in the Mission

As we outlined last year, the proposed redevelopment of the shuttered Mission District garage site at 1721 15th Street had been put on hold pending a Density Bonus-based supersizing of the project which was originally envisioned to yield a total of 24 residential units over 2,700 square feet of... Read More »

Bigger Plans for Previously Torpedoed Infill Site

Bigger Plans for Previously Torpedoed Infill Site

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 activity” that would be “incompatible” with... Read More »

Bigger Plans for Building Up the Excelsior (And Déjà Vu)

Bigger Plans for Building Up the Excelsior (And Déjà Vu)

Plans to redevelop the Excelsior District gas station site at 4199 Mission Street, which was purchased for $500,000 in 1998, have been in the works since 2007, at which point a four-story, 40-foot-tall building, with 12 condos over 2,000 square feet of ground floor retail space and a garage... Read More »

Big Development Overlooking Candlestick Slated for Approval

Big Development Overlooking Candlestick Slated for Approval

As we first outlined early last year: Plans for 20 new residential buildings to rise on a vacant 7-acre slice of land fronting Jamestown Avenue, a former Candlestick Park parking lot which overlooks the massive Candlestick Point redevelopment which is now underway below, have been drafted by Hunt Hale... Read More »