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Mission District Infill Development Slated to Be Entitled

Mission District Infill Development Slated to Be Entitled

The refined plans for a six-story building with 18 condos over a ground floor commercial space to rise on the Mission District parcel at 2955 Mission Street, upon which a two-story, mixed-use building currently stands, is slated to be approved by the City next week. While originally slated for... Read More »

Bigger Plans for Balboa Park Building Slated for Approval, But…

Bigger Plans for Balboa Park Building Slated for Approval, But…

Originally envisioned as a 20-unit building that would rise up to 45 feet in height upon the Balboa Park warehouse site at 350-352 Ocean Avenue, bigger plans for a six-story building to rise up to 65 feet in height on the site, with a 15-car garage, were subsequently drawn,... Read More »

The Path Forward for GLIDE’s Proposed Modernization Project

The Path Forward for GLIDE’s Proposed Modernization Project

If approved as envisioned, GLIDE’s six-story administrative and community services building at 330 Ellis Street, which currently rises up to 76 feet in height adjacent to the iconic Glide Memorial Church, could be demolished and a new 10-story building could rise up to 165 feet in height across the... Read More »

Mission District Infill Development Closer to Reality

Mission District Infill Development Closer to Reality

As we first outlined back in 2019, plans for a new six-story building to rise up to 65 feet in height at 2955 Mission Street were in the works. As designed, since refined and newly rendered by Sternberg Benjamin Architects below, the proposed development would now yield 18 condos... Read More »

Supersized Development Seeks More Parking, Here’s Why…

Supersized Development Seeks More Parking, Here’s Why…

Plans for a supersized building to rise across the two Hayes Valley parcels at 618-630 Octavia Street have been in the works since 2019, as we first reported at the time. Since redesigned and then further refined by Handel Architects to yield 40 condos, a mix of 12 one-bedrooms,... Read More »

No Red Flags for Eros Redevelopment, Recommendations Yes

No Red Flags for Eros Redevelopment, Recommendations Yes

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

S.F.’s Housing Pipeline Back to Within 2 Percent of Peak, But…

S.F.’s Housing Pipeline Back to Within 2 Percent of Peak, But…

The number of units in San Francisco’s housing pipeline increased by nearly 3,000 in the fourth quarter of 2021 to 72,500, which effectively equals the pipeline count in the fourth quarter of 2020 and is within 1,300 units of the record 73,800 units which were in the works in... Read More »

Plans to Eliminate San Francisco’s Industrial Protection Zone

Plans to Eliminate San Francisco’s Industrial Protection Zone

Created in 2001 to protect industrial businesses from being displaced by higher-paying residential, retail and office developments in San Francisco’s Eastern Neighborhoods, the City’s Industrial Protection Zone (IPZ) Special Use District applies Manufacturing (M) zoning controls to a large swath of land in Bayshore and western Bayview, generally bounded... Read More »

Amended Plans for More Parking and a Gated Mid-Block Mews

Amended Plans for More Parking and a Gated Mid-Block Mews

With construction on the five-story development on the northeast corner of Howard and Ninth nearing completion and pre-sales of the building’s 129 condos underway, the project team is seeking a modification of the entitlements for the project which were approved back in 2017. If approved, the number of off-street... Read More »

How That Happened on Ripley Street

How That Happened on Ripley Street

Access to the garage of the little Bernal Heights home at 237 Ripley Street was blocked when Ripley, which had been a dirt street, was re-graded and paved in the 1960s to facilitate access for emergency services and fire trucks. While a curb cut was provided when the street... Read More »