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Contentious Corona Heights Infill on the Boards and Calendar

Contentious Corona Heights Infill on the Boards and Calendar

Acquired along with the early 1900’s home at 245 Upper Terrace for $1.25 million in 2002, plans to demolish the detached, 351-square-foot garage, which sits on a separate parcel tagged 247 Upper Terrace, have been drawn. And as envisioned, a modern 4,081-square-foot, five-level structure could rise on the down... Read More »

Supersized Twin Peaks Infill Project Slated for Approval

Supersized Twin Peaks Infill Project Slated for Approval

Purchased for $800,000 in August of 2019, the seemingly shoehorned Twin Peaks parcel at 4512 23rd Street, which technically fronts a little known spur of 23rd Street and Argent Alley, between Market Street and Corbett Avenue, measures 3,027 square feet and is zoned for the development of up to... Read More »

Planning to Protect Neighborhood Laundromats, for Now

Planning to Protect Neighborhood Laundromats, for Now

With a third of the neighborhood-serving Laundromats in San Francisco having shuttered over the past eight years, which has disproportionally impacted lower-income and older residents in buildings without in-unit or shared laundry facilities, San Francisco’s Planning Commission is slated to amend San Francisco’s Planning Code to prohibit the demolition... Read More »

Supervisors Overturn Approval of Group Housing “Switcheroo”

Supervisors Overturn Approval of Group Housing “Switcheroo”

As we first reported last year, a proposed revision to the previously approved plans for a new 13-story, mixed-use building to rise on the site of the columned Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist at 450 O’Farrell Street was in the works, a revision which would have yielded around 300... Read More »

Bonus-Sized Bayview Development(s) on the Boards

Bonus-Sized Bayview Development(s) on the Boards

Acquired for $3 million by way of a forced sale last year, plans for a seven-level, 100-unit apartment building to rise up to 65 feet in height across the six Bayview lots at 5222-5250 Third Street, adjacent to another proposed infill development, have since been drawn. As designed by... Read More »

Bigger Church Street Project Even Closer to Reality

Bigger Church Street Project Even Closer to Reality

As we outlined last year, while plans to raze the former Sparky’s, and current Thorough Bread and Pastry, building and build up to six stories in height upon the 240-250 Church Street site had yet to be approved, they were working their way through Planning. Since then, an extra... Read More »

Modern Van Ness Development Slated for Approval, Take Two

Modern Van Ness Development Slated for Approval, Take Two

As we outlined back in May: 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... Read More »

Permit for 70 Tiny Cabins Has Been Approved

Permit for 70 Tiny Cabins Has Been Approved

While plans for a residential tower to rise up to 250 feet in height upon the City College of San Francisco site at 33 Gough Street were first drafted back in 2017, and further densified the following year, said plans were withdrawn from consideration prior to the project and... Read More »

The City’s Assessment of DBI’s Integrity and Required Reforms

The City’s Assessment of DBI’s Integrity and Required Reforms

Having completed a “Public Integrity Review” of the Department of Building Inspection’s (DBI’s) permitting and inspection processes, driven by a need to root out departmental fraud and a history of inappropriate activities, the Controller’s Office of San Francisco has identified the following weaknesses in the DBI’s systems, processes and... Read More »

Hayes Valley Infill Building Has Been Officially Approved

Hayes Valley Infill Building Has Been Officially Approved

As we revealed back in July, the refined plans for a seven-story building to rise up to 85 feet in height upon the Bruce’s Automotive building site at 159 Fell Street, adjacent to the Rickshaw Stop at 155 Fell, had qualified for a streamlined environmental review and both demolition... Read More »