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Refined Plans for Decaying Historic Block Closer to Reality

Refined Plans for Decaying Historic Block Closer to Reality

With the mandated Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed redevelopment of the decaying Portola District block at 770 Woolsey Street having effectively confirmed Planning’s proposed approach to mitigating the impact of the development on the historic University Mound Nursery (a.k.a Rose Factory) site, the further refined plans for... Read More »

Plans for Big Dolores Heights Infill Home Challenged

Plans for Big Dolores Heights Infill Home Challenged

As we outlined earlier this year: Purchased for $6.5 million, or a breathless “$6,069 per square foot,” back in May of 2018, plans to raze the existing 1,071-square-foot home on an oversized, 6,926-square-foot Dolores Heights lot at 3669 21st Street, with “180 degree views from Twin Peaks to San... Read More »

On the Boards, Compliant and…back on the Market

On the Boards, Compliant and…back on the Market

As we outlined earlier this year, plans to redevelop the 5-story building on the northwest corner of Van Ness and Pacific Avenues have been drafted, plans which would convert the building from a collective of office suites into 32 residential condos, with 4,250 square feet of ground floor restaurant/café... Read More »

The Plans for Re-Activating the Western Shore of Lake Merced

The Plans for Re-Activating the Western Shore of Lake Merced

Constructed on the western shore of Lake Merced in 1934, the Pacific Rod and Gun Club was shuttered in 2015. And with the impact of eight decades of skeet, trap and rifle shooting on the 14-acre site having since been remediated and the soil restored, at a cost of... Read More »

(New) Plans to Raze a One of Kind Residence and Build Up

(New) Plans to Raze a One of Kind Residence and Build Up

The former furniture warehouse 67-69 Belcher Street, which measures nearly 19,000 square feet and was slated to be demolished decades ago, was acquired by artists Spaulding Taylor and Win Ng in 1977 and converted into an art gallery (69 Belcher), studio space and a one of a kind, roughly... Read More »

Downsized Plans for that Prominent North Beach Development

Downsized Plans for that Prominent North Beach Development

As we revealed back in 2019, plans to demolish the façade of the burned-out Verdi Building at 659 Union Street, between Columbus and Powell, and redevelop the site in the heart of North Beach were in the works and even bigger plans for a 98-unit residential building rising up... Read More »

Impact of Proposed Tower Appealed, Rather Ironically

Impact of Proposed Tower Appealed, Rather Ironically

Having been granted a Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration (PMND) by Planning last month, which establishes that that its development “would not have a significant effect on the environment as proposed” and obviates the need for a more extensive, and costly, environmental review, the plans for the proposed tower to... Read More »

Seeking Forgiveness for an Illegal Grow House Conversion

Seeking Forgiveness for an Illegal Grow House Conversion

Illegally converted into a cannabis grow house early last year, with unpermitted electrical work and construction, a formal request “to convert” the former Bay Area Ironworks Suppliers building at 1440 Egbert Avenue, across from Laughing Monk Brewing in Bayview, into a “cannabis cultivation and packaging facility” have been drafted... Read More »

Mid-Market Parking Lot Tower Slated for Approval, But…

Mid-Market Parking Lot Tower Slated for Approval, But…

As we outlined early last year: The Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed 27-story infill tower to rise on Nordstrom’s underdeveloped parking lot parcel at 469 Stevenson Street has just been released by Planning and hasn’t raised any extraordinary red flags (other than with respect to a... Read More »

Modern Van Ness Corridor Development Closer to Reality

Modern Van Ness Corridor Development Closer to Reality

Having just cleared a key environmental hurdle which obviates the need for a detailed Environmental Impact Report to be prepared for the project, the further refined plans for a bold 13-story building designed by Woods Bagot to rise on the northeast corner of Van Ness and Post are now even... Read More »