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The Draft Plans and New Timing for Temporary Terminal Site

The Draft Plans and New Timing for Temporary Terminal Site

The draft plans for the redevelopment of the southern third of the shuttered Temporary Terminal Site, a nearly 43,000-square-foot block bounded by a future extension of Clementina Street to the north, Main Street to the east, Folsom Street to the south, and Beale Street to the west, have been... Read More »

Hayes Valley Trader Joe’s Closer to Reality

Hayes Valley Trader Joe’s Closer to Reality

Following a major false start by Portland-based New Seasons Market, which was aiming to open in 2018, Trader Joe’s has now formally submitted their application to build-out and operate the roughly 17,000-square-foot ground floor grocery store space at 555 Fulton Street in Hayes Valley. If approved by the City,... Read More »

Creative Central SoMa Infill Project Closer to Reality

Creative Central SoMa Infill Project Closer to Reality

The creative plans for two equal-sized, but slightly offset, buildings to rise up to 85 feet in height upon the through-block Central SoMa parcel at 470-474 Bryant Street have just qualified for a streamlined review. As we outlined last year, the proposed development includes a demolition of the adjacent,... Read More »

Foreshadowing the Fight for a Telegraph Hill Infill Project

Foreshadowing the Fight for a Telegraph Hill Infill Project

As we revealed last month, plans to the redevelop the parking garage parcel at 955 Sansome Street, at the intersection of Vallejo, have been drawn. And as envisioned, a seven-story building with an additional “mezzanine” level would rise up to 84 feet in height on the lower Telegraph Hill... Read More »

The Numbers Behind the Lease Up of New Below Market Units

The Numbers Behind the Lease Up of New Below Market Units

Nearly 7,000 applications (6,849) were received for the 108 Below Market Rate (“BMR”) rental units in the new 537-unit development at 500 Folsom Street, on Transbay Block 9, which was completed at the end of 2019. And while waylaid by the pandemic, BRIDGE Housing was able to have 100... Read More »

Phase 2 of the Big Potrero HOPE Project is Underway

Phase 2 of the Big Potrero HOPE Project is Underway

The second phase of the approved master plan for redeveloping the 33-acre public housing development atop Potrero Hill, a five-phase plan which aims to eventually rebuild over 600 units of distressed public housing and create an additional 155 affordable homes, along with approximately 800 market rate units spread across... Read More »

Challenged Infill on Valencia Street Slated for Approval

Challenged Infill on Valencia Street Slated for Approval

Speaking of bonus-sized infill buildings poised to rise in the Mission, the refined plans for a 65-foot-tall building to rise on the San Francisco Auto Works parcel at 1021 Valencia Street are slated to be approved this week. While the parcel is technically only zoned for development up to... Read More »

Another Ambitious Infill Development on the Boards

Another Ambitious Infill Development on the Boards

The irregularly-shaped, 36,406-square-foot lot in the middle of the Crocker Amazon that’s block bounded by the homes fronting Guttenberg, Morse, Brunswick and Lowell streets, was purchased for $1.9 million in early 2017. And while technically zoned for the development of one house (RH-1), plans for a 19-unit Planned Unit... Read More »

The Ambitious Plans for a Towering Freedom West 2.0

The Ambitious Plans for a Towering Freedom West 2.0

The 382 units of cooperative housing known as “Freedom West” were built in the mid-1970s, with 10 buildings rising up to 35 feet in height across four city blocks that were bulldozed under the guise of an “urban renewal” of the Fillmore District, led by the San Francisco Redevelopment... Read More »

Refined Plans and Impact Report for A’s Development Released

Refined Plans and Impact Report for A’s Development Released

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Oakland A’s proposed stadium, residential and commercial development to rise on the 50-acre-plus Howard Terminal site has just been released by Oakland’s Planning Department along with a refined set of plans for the proposed development and a few important footnotes and... Read More »