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Building with 65 Below Grade Beds Slated for Approval

Building with 65 Below Grade Beds Slated for Approval

A sister project to the proposed SRO development to rise up to 86 feet in height on the southeast corner of South Van Ness Avenue and 15th Street, with around 150 above-ground micro-units and 65 underground “sleeping units,” the refined plans for an eight-story, 85-foot-tall building, with 225 beds... Read More »

Another Infill Project Slated for Approval, Despite Objections

Another Infill Project Slated for Approval, Despite Objections

Speaking of infill projects, the plans for a proposed six-story, 60-foot-tall building to rise on 18th Street, between Church and Sanchez, could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission this afternoon, as newly rendered by SIA Consulting (yes, that SIA Consulting) below. As we revealed last year: Purchased for... Read More »

Modern Infill Development Slated for Approval

Modern Infill Development Slated for Approval

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 »

Refined Plans for the First Power Station Tower to Rise

Refined Plans for the First Power Station Tower to Rise

As designed and since refined by Foster + Partners and Adamson Associates, the proposed 27-story tower to rise up to 237 feet in height upon Block 7A of the Potrero Power Station site, along Humboldt Street at the intersection of the future Louisiana Paseo/Street, will yield 325 residential units,... Read More »

Undocumented Conversion Threatens Proposed Infill Project(s)

Undocumented Conversion Threatens Proposed Infill Project(s)

As we outlined early last year, plans to raze the shuttered Quan Bac building(s) at 4110-4116 Geary Boulevard, a perennially challenged restaurant and lounge space with a second floor residential unit, were in the works. And as envisioned by architect Derrick Wu, a modern five-story building with 16 residential... Read More »

Former Building Commission President Indicted

Former Building Commission President Indicted

While the former president of San Francisco’s Building Inspection Commission, Rodrigo Santos, has been indicted for bank fraud, as charged last year, the City Attorney’s investigation into permitting, inspection and contracting abuses within the Department of Building Inspection and SFPUC is still going strong. As we first reported back... Read More »

Considerations, but No Red Flags, for Nob Hill Infill Project

Considerations, but No Red Flags, for Nob Hill Infill Project

As we revealed earlier this year: Plans to demolish to the two single-family homes, three apartments and Twin’s Armoire building which span 842-860 California Street and back to 119 Joice are in the works. And as envisioned, a modern 7-story building could rise up to 65 feet in height... Read More »

Skinny 13-Story Polk Gulch Building on the Boards

Skinny 13-Story Polk Gulch Building on the Boards

Plans for a skinny, 13-story building to rise up to 130 feet in height on the northwest corner of Polk and Olive, across from the Mitchell Brothers O’Farrell Theater site, are in the works. While the 2,922-square-foot, 30-foot-wide site at 841 Polk Street is zoned for building up to... Read More »

Refined Plans for Decaying Historic Block Closer to Reality

Refined Plans for Decaying Historic Block Closer to Reality

With the mandated Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed redevelopment of the decaying Portola District block at 770 Woolsey Street having effectively confirmed Planning’s proposed approach to mitigating the impact of the development on the historic University Mound Nursery (a.k.a Rose Factory) site, the further refined plans for... Read More »

Plans for Big Dolores Heights Infill Home Challenged

Plans for Big Dolores Heights Infill Home Challenged

As we outlined earlier this year: Purchased for $6.5 million, or a breathless “$6,069 per square foot,” back in May of 2018, plans to raze the existing 1,071-square-foot home on an oversized, 6,926-square-foot Dolores Heights lot at 3669 21st Street, with “180 degree views from Twin Peaks to San... Read More »