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Out of the DUM Frying Pan and Into the Fire

Out of the DUM Frying Pan and Into the Fire

Marketed as a single-family home, with a central internal staircase connecting the two units of the redeveloped Dolores Heights duplex at 3790-3792 21st Street, a connection which would have constituted an unpermitted merger of the units, a site visit by a senior member of the City’s Planning Department revealed... Read More »

Plans for Condos to Rise on Iconic Bathhouse Site

Plans for Condos to Rise on Iconic Bathhouse Site

Plans to raze the recently shuttered Eros bathhouse building at 2051 Market Street, which was sold for $3.6 million in September of 2020, are in the works. And if entitled, a 7-story residential building could rise up to 85 feet in height upon the Market Street site. As designed... Read More »

Permits for Major NoPa Development Close to Being Secured

Permits for Major NoPa Development Close to Being Secured

A permit to raze the fenced off Divisadero Touchless Carwash building, the interior of which is in the process of being stripped, and the shuttered Shell station on the northeast corner of Divisadero and Oak has been requested and is close to being approved. At the same time, a... Read More »

Challenges for That 1,066-Foot-Tall Tower as Proposed

Challenges for That 1,066-Foot-Tall Tower as Proposed

As we first outlined this past November: Engineered by Planning and adopted back in 2012, San Francisco’s Transit Center District Plan (TCDP) was designed to limit the number of tall buildings that would rise above the city’s downtown core, with building heights stepping down from the Salesforce/Transbay Transit Center... Read More »

Tower to Rise on Fire Station Site Closer to Reality

Tower to Rise on Fire Station Site Closer to Reality

Having survived a rather ironic appeal, the plans the proposed 19-story tower to rise up to 200 feet in height on the site of San Francisco’s aging Fire Station 13 were approved by the City in November. A required property exchange agreement between the City and development team for... Read More »

Restored Mayor’s Mansion Quietly Sold at a Big Loss

Restored Mayor’s Mansion Quietly Sold at a Big Loss

As we outlined this past June: The storied Liberty Hill home at 3690 21st Street, which sits on a nearly 6,000-square-foot, camouflaged corner lot and was built as a party/guest house for San Francisco Mayor James “Sunny Jim” Rolph in 1930, was purchased by Frederick Roeber, who was a... Read More »

Bonus Plans for the Façade of the Historic Delucchi Building

Bonus Plans for the Façade of the Historic Delucchi Building

As we outlined eleven months ago, while plans to convert 4,000 square feet of the 10,000-square-foot Delucchi Sheet Metal Works building at 1526 Powell Street were drawn and approved back in 2016, the conversion of the historic building, which was designed to incorporate the building’s existing industrial fixtures and... Read More »

Problems for the Bold New Irish Cultural Center as Proposed

Problems for the Bold New Irish Cultural Center as Proposed

San Francisco’s Planning Department has just completed its preliminary review of the bold plans for an all-new United Irish Cultural Center to rise up to 96 feet in height on the site of the existing 35-foot-tall Center in the Outer Sunset and has raised a couple of concerns and/or... Read More »

Historic Addition Further Refined, Recommended for Approval

Historic Addition Further Refined, Recommended for Approval

Having undergone another round of refinements, as newly rendered by Leavitt Architecture below, 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 was most recently home to Hopwater... Read More »

Haas Penthouse Fetches Less Than 50 Percent of Original List

Haas Penthouse Fetches Less Than 50 Percent of Original List

The 5,180-square-foot “Haas Penthouse” atop 2100 Pacific Avenue, “one of the most important penthouse apartments in San Francisco,” according to its sales agents, with extensive wall space that was positioned as a feature “for a serious art collector’s “Gallery in the Sky,” hit the market priced at $14.75 million... Read More »