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No Major Red Flags for Proposed Tower of Micro Rooms

No Major Red Flags for Proposed Tower of Micro Rooms

As we first reported earlier this year, plans for a slender 25-story hotel to rise up to 260 feet in height on the 4,000-square-foot parking lot site at 36 Tehama Street have been drafted. And as designed by Handel Architects for J Street Hospitality, the Transbay District tower would... Read More »

Plans for Major Planning Changes and Redevelopment Advance

Plans for Major Planning Changes and Redevelopment Advance

As envisioned, over 1,000 units of housing; nearly 400,000 square feet of new office, lab and/or PDR space; 11,000 square feet of retail; and off-street parking for 1,060 cars would rise up to 240 feet in height on Recology’s roughly 6-acre site at 900 7th Street. But as we... Read More »

Even Bigger Plans for Prominent SoMa Gas Station Site

Even Bigger Plans for Prominent SoMa Gas Station Site

As we first reported last year: Plans to level the Central SoMa Shell station on the northeast corner of Bryant and construct a modern, 9-story office building on its 598 Bryant site have been abandoned. Instead, plans to level both the gas station and the adjacent Speedway Digital Printing... Read More »

Supervisors Reverse Approval of Western SoMa Development

Supervisors Reverse Approval of Western SoMa Development

While approved by Planning at the end of last year, an appeal aiming to block the plans for a seven-story development to rise on the northwest corner of Folsom and Russ Streets, upon the Fondue Cowboy and Deli Board site, has been upheld by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors... Read More »

Redevelopment of Theater Site Slated for Approval

Redevelopment of Theater Site Slated for Approval

As we first reported earlier this year: Having preliminary cleared a key environmental hurdle, the refined plans to raze the rustic Main Street Theater and develop apartments on its Excelsior District site at 915 Cayuga Avenue, which extends to Alemany Boulevard, behind the Little Bear School campus at 65... Read More »

Opposed Mission District Development Slated for Approval

Opposed Mission District Development Slated for Approval

While opposed by a number of neighborhood factions, two new buildings could rise up to 78 feet in height upon the Mission District parking lot parcels across from the Armory on 14th Street. As designed by BAR Architects for Manouch Moshayedi/MX3 Ventures, a seven-story building on the southern parcel... Read More »

Detailed Plans for a Key Central SoMa Site and a Non-Tower Design

Detailed Plans for a Key Central SoMa Site and a Non-Tower Design

Up-zoned for development up to 200 feet in height, assuming the adoption of San Francisco’s Central SoMa Plan is upheld, detailed plans for redeveloping the nearly one acre parcel at 490 Brannan Street, at the corner of Fourth and upon which a Wells Fargo, Starbucks and 116-space parking lot... Read More »

Bonus Plans for Building Up Geary Boulevard

Bonus Plans for Building Up Geary Boulevard

Plans to level the Firestone Complete Auto Care shop at 2800 Geary Boulevard have been drafted. And as envisioned, a six-story building could rise on the Laurel Heights/Lone Mountain parcel, with 44 residential units (a mix of 23 one-bedrooms, 10 twos and 11 threes) over 2,500 square feet of... Read More »

Transbay District Grocery Store Plans Formally Nixed

Transbay District Grocery Store Plans Formally Nixed

As we first reported back in 2017: It’s now been over two years since Related California cut 99 residential units from their development plans for Transbay Block 8 and reduced the project’s proposed grocery store space from 22,000 to 12,500 square feet, a reduction that rendered the space too... Read More »

Seventh Extension for Oakland Tower Now on Tap

Seventh Extension for Oakland Tower Now on Tap

As we outlined last June: “Plans for a pair of residential towers to rise up to 275 feet in height at 325 Seventh Street, on the edge of Oakland’s Chinatown, were first approved by the city seven years ago , the ground for which has yet... Read More »