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Modified Plans for Condoless Hotel Tower Closer to Reality

Modified Plans for Condoless Hotel Tower Closer to Reality

While plans for a luxury hotel and condo tower designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop and Mark Cavagnero Associates were previously approved and permitted to rise up to 405-feet in height at 555 Howard Street, the 69 condos which were to top the development have since been eliminated from... Read More »

Creative Plans for Building(s) up in Central SoMa

Creative Plans for Building(s) up in Central SoMa

Plans to raze the through-block building at 470-474 Bryant Street, along with the adjacent, but much smaller, modern-looking building at 482 Bryant, are in the works. And as proposed by Aralon Properties, the property lines for the two parcels would then be redrawn to allow for two slightly offset,... Read More »

Planning Seeks More Density for Hillside Site in the Heights

Planning Seeks More Density for Hillside Site in the Heights

As we first outlined earlier this year, plans for a 24-unit, market-rate development to rise along Diamond Street, between the intersection of Diamond Heights Boulevard and 29th Street, overlooking Noe Valley, have been drawn. And as drafted by Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) for the Emerald Fund, the development as... Read More »

UCSF’s Ambitious Plan to Expand Its Parnassus Heights Campus

UCSF’s Ambitious Plan to Expand Its Parnassus Heights Campus

The growth and expansion of UCSF’s 107-acre Parnassus Heights Campus, which includes the 61-acre Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve, was limited to a total of 3.55 million square feet of developed, non-residential space back in 1976, a limit which it has slightly exceeded by around 150,000 square feet. But... Read More »

Issues but No Red Flags for Garden Center Redevelopment

Issues but No Red Flags for Garden Center Redevelopment

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 »

Plan to Transform Burgeoning Area Approved by Planning

Plan to Transform Burgeoning Area Approved by Planning

As expected, the proposed framework for rezoning San Francisco’s 84-acre Hub District, a burgeoning area which is effectively centered around the intersection of Van Ness and Market, within the City’s Market and Octavia Plan Area, has been adopted by San Francisco’s Planning Commission. In addition to improving and activating... 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 »