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Refined Plans for Building Up Central SoMa

Refined Plans for Building Up Central SoMa

While plans to construct a new six-story building rising up to 65 feet in height behind the brick façade of the two-story building at 531-535 Bryant Street, which was built in 1918 and flagged as a potential historic resource, were drafted and submitted to the City back in 2016,... Read More »

No Red Flags for Bigger North Beach Project as Envisioned

No Red Flags for Bigger North Beach Project as Envisioned

As we revealed earlier this year: 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... Read More »

Plans to Expand and Convert the Bro’s Building on Stockton

Plans to Expand and Convert the Bro’s Building on Stockton

Designed by Albert Pissis and built to house the Roos Bro’s clothing and gent’s furnishings business back in 1907, the four-story building at 2 Stockton Street, which was most recently occupied by Forever 21 and was once home to Grodins as well, was “streamlined” in the 1930’s and then... Read More »

Hillside Plans Newly Rendered and Massed for Effect

Hillside Plans Newly Rendered and Massed for Effect

As we first revealed earlier this year, plans for a 24-unit development to rise up to 40 feet in height along Diamond Street, on the hillside overlooking Noe Valley, between the intersection of Diamond Heights Boulevard and 29th Street, were in the works but San Francisco’s Planning Department was... Read More »

Warriors Hotel and Condo Project by the Numbers (and Dates)

Warriors Hotel and Condo Project by the Numbers (and Dates)

Having been approved by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors earlier this year, the Redevelopment Plan for Mission Bay South is slated to be amended this afternoon, clearing the way for the Golden State Warriors to demolish the existing three-story retail building on the northeast corner of the new Chase... Read More »

The Proposals for Piers 30-32 and Lot Across the Street

The Proposals for Piers 30-32 and Lot Across the Street

The Port of San Francisco received three qualified responses to its Request for Proposals for redeveloping Piers 30-32 and Seawall Lot 330 across the street (upon which the hotly contested Embarcadero Navigation Center was constructed at the base of the Watermark). As proposed by the Strada Investment Group and... Read More »

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 »

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 »

Massive Redevelopment of Balboa Reservoir Approved

Massive Redevelopment of Balboa Reservoir Approved

As we outlined earlier this year, with the detailed Design Standards and Guidelines (DSG) document for the proposed redevelopment of San Francisco’s Balboa Reservoir having been drafted, the project team was positioning to secure approvals for the proposed 1,100-unit, 17-acre project in the second half of this year. And... Read More »

Big Bayview Project Permitted to Rise

Big Bayview Project Permitted to Rise

With the 1980s-era plan for the redevelopment of the Bayview Industrial Triangle having just expired, along with its restriction on residential development within said triangle, the approved plans for an 85-unit development to rise up to 65 feet in height along Third Street, between Innes and Jerrold Avenues in... Read More »