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Visualizing the Burgeoning Hub District Plan(s)

Visualizing the Burgeoning Hub District Plan(s)

As newly rendered by SOM along with the first two Hub District towers that have risen at 1580 Mission and 30 Otis and already yielded nearly 1,000 units of housing, the modified plans for the three towers to rise at 98 Franklin, One Oak and 10 South Van Ness... Read More »

Pipeline Development Slated to Rise in the Inner Richmond

Pipeline Development Slated to Rise in the Inner Richmond

As we noted in response to a reader’s query as to what’s actually in the pipeline for the Inner Richmond, a 7-story building is slated to rise on the shuttered Ashley and McMullen-Wing Sun Funeral Home site, on the northwest corner of Geary and 6th Avenue. As designed by... Read More »

Make That 2031, at the Earliest

Make That 2031, at the Earliest

Plans for over 100 condos to rise over a newly stacked garage on the prominent parking lot parcel on the southeast corner of Second and Howard were approved back in 2006 but the development was then waylaid by the Great Recession and the 19-story tower never broke ground. With... Read More »

Plans to Build and Sell 57 New SRO Units, Take Two

Plans to Build and Sell 57 New SRO Units, Take Two

SIA’s plans for a skinny, nine-story building with 57 “single-room occupancy” (SRO) units to rise on the parking lot parcel at 1010 Mission Street, which stretches to Jessie, between 6th and 7th, have been slightly revised and re-submitted to the City for approval. The proposed 57 units, which are... Read More »

S.F.’s Housing Pipeline Slips, but Still Building Above Average

S.F.’s Housing Pipeline Slips, but Still Building Above Average

Having hit a record high in the first quarter of this year, the total number of units in San Francisco’s housing pipeline, including affordable units that are slated to be rebuilt, slipped back under 80,000 in the second quarter of 2022, driven by a 22 percent drop in the... Read More »

It’s Alive! Proposed Mid-Market Parking Lot Tower Take Two

It’s Alive! Proposed Mid-Market Parking Lot Tower Take Two

While the draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed 27-story, 495-unit infill tower to rise on Nordstrom’s underdeveloped parking lot parcel at 469 Stevenson Street was certified by San Francisco’s Planning Commission in July of last year, the certification was subsequently appealed and overturned by San Francisco’s Board... Read More »

Foreshadowing Shrinkage for That Wall of Townhomes

Foreshadowing Shrinkage for That Wall of Townhomes

As we first reported earlier this year, plans for a wall of ten townhomes to rise on the 3,571-square-foot lot at 1151 Washington Street, adjacent to the Betty Ong Recreation Center’s playground, have been drawn. And as we outlined at the time, while the development would technically rise up... Read More »

Damn Those Meddling Neighbors and Their Pesky Complaints

Damn Those Meddling Neighbors and Their Pesky Complaints

Purchased by a trust tied to a mid-sized developer for $2.555 million this past July, a permit for some relatively minor foundation work, along with the addition of a new structural beam and piers, to the single-family home at 146 23rd Avenue was issued a few weeks ago. An... Read More »

Timing for Approved 966-Unit Development Pushed Back

Timing for Approved 966-Unit Development Pushed Back

Deemed an Environmental Leadership Development Project by Governor Brown back in 2018, which limited the scope and timeline for any EIR-based challenges of the project, the plans for a 55-story tower with nearly 1,000 units of housing to rise up to 590 feet in height on the former San... Read More »

San Francisco’s Housing Pipeline Hits a New High

San Francisco’s Housing Pipeline Hits a New High

The total number of units in San Francisco’s housing pipeline, including affordable units that are slated to be rebuilt, hit a record high of over 80,000 in the first quarter of this year, according to our queries of Planning’s databases as mapped and distributed above. In addition to around... Read More »