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Now You See It…

Now You See It…

When some surreptitiously installed scaffolding and shrink wrap was removed from over the third floor deck which faces the street at 60 Rico Way in the Marina, at least one neighbor noticed a difference in the building’s façade and profile. When contacted by the City, which appears to have... Read More »

Re-Revised Plans for Building Up on Geary Closer to Reality

Re-Revised Plans for Building Up on Geary Closer to Reality

As we outlined a few years ago, there was a fundamental problem with the proposed plans for a bonus-sized, 9-story development of “group housing” units to rise up to 89 feet in height upon the Grand Hot Pot Lounge building’s parcel at 3565 Geary Boulevard. And in fact, said... Read More »

Supersized Plans for Proposed SoMa Tower Now in Play

Supersized Plans for Proposed SoMa Tower Now in Play

While the City had balked at the proposed height of a 350-foot-tall tower to rise upon the former K&L Wine Merchants building parcel at 636 4th Street, after which plans for a code-compliant, 250-foot-tall, 271-unit tower to rise on the site were drawn, supersized plans for a 461-foot-tall tower... Read More »

Bonus Plans for Lower Potrero Hill Parking Lot Closer to Reality

Bonus Plans for Lower Potrero Hill Parking Lot Closer to Reality

Plans for a 5-story, 48-unit apartment building to rise on the odd-shaped Regents Cab Company parking lot parcel at 98 Pennsylvania Avenue in Lower Potrero Hill were approved back in 2016 and building permits for the project were secured and issued in December of 2018, as we outlined a... Read More »

Supersized Western SoMa Infill Development on the Boards

Supersized Western SoMa Infill Development on the Boards

Acquired for $3.25 million last year, plans for a supersized 9-story building to rise on the Western SoMA parking lot parcel on the southwest corner of Folsom and 10th Street, adjacent to Sextant Coffee Roasters, have been drawn. While the corner parcel is currently only zoned for development up... Read More »

Bonus Plans for Mission District Development Closer to Reality

Bonus Plans for Mission District Development Closer to Reality

While originally envisioned as a four-story development that would rise up to 45 feet in height on the northwest corner of 26th and Shotwell and yield 22 apartments over 6,600 square feet of ground floor commercial space on the B&W Automotive Service Center site, a density bonus for the... Read More »

Delay for Campus Redevelopment, as Dictated, Formally Sought

Delay for Campus Redevelopment, as Dictated, Formally Sought

While building permits for the approved redevelopment of CPMC’s nearly 5-acre California Hospital Campus at 3700 California Street were in the works, and TMG Partners had been positioning to break ground and complete the 264-unit, high-end project around 2024, as “dictated by market conditions,” the ground has yet to... Read More »

Entitlement for Van Ness Redevelopment Sought, But…

Entitlement for Van Ness Redevelopment Sought, But…

As we outlined last year, plans to redevelop the 5-story building on the northwest corner of Van Ness and Pacific Avenues were on the boards, plans which would have converted the building from a collective of office suites into 32 residential condos, with 4,250 square feet of ground floor... Read More »

Waylaid Mission District Development Back on the Boards

Waylaid Mission District Development Back on the Boards

Having been undermined by advocates back in 2016, Lennar’s approved plans for a 157-unit development to rise up to six stories in height at 1515 South Van Ness Avenue, on the shuttered McMillan Electric Company building and parking lot site, were appealed and waylaid. Subsequently acquired by the City... Read More »

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 »