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Parking Lot Slated for Extension as Tower Entitlements Expire

Parking Lot Slated for Extension as Tower Entitlements Expire

Having been approved back in 2016 but yet to break ground, the entitlements for a skinny 495-foot-tall tower to rise at 524 Howard Street, a development which could yield up to 334 condos, or 72 condos over a 273-room hotel, “depending upon market conditions,” were quietly sold, along with... Read More »

Skyline-Defining Plans for Hearst Parking Center Site

Skyline-Defining Plans for Hearst Parking Center Site

Plans to raze the 11-story Hearst Parking Center complex at 45-53 Third Street, which extends all the way to Annie and currently provides “a pleasant and safe place to park” for up to 800 cars, along with a car wash and California Pizza Kitchen, are in the works. And... Read More »

Massive Redevelopment of Balboa Reservoir Approved

Massive Redevelopment of Balboa Reservoir Approved

As we outlined earlier this year, with the detailed Design Standards and Guidelines (DSG) document for the proposed redevelopment of San Francisco’s Balboa Reservoir having been drafted, the project team was positioning to secure approvals for the proposed 1,100-unit, 17-acre project in the second half of this year. And... Read More »

Big Bayview Project Permitted to Rise

Big Bayview Project Permitted to Rise

With the 1980s-era plan for the redevelopment of the Bayview Industrial Triangle having just expired, along with its restriction on residential development within said triangle, the approved plans for an 85-unit development to rise up to 65 feet in height along Third Street, between Innes and Jerrold Avenues in... Read More »

Angling for a Below Market Rate Switcheroo

Angling for a Below Market Rate Switcheroo

As we outlined back in 2015: Over the objections of the Plaza 16 Coalition, San Francisco’s Planning Commission has approved the plans for a five-story, 27-unit apartment building to rise on the southwest corner of South Van Ness and 17th Street in the Mission. The Coalition had demanded that... Read More »

Proposal Deadline for Contested Waterfront Lot and Piers

Proposal Deadline for Contested Waterfront Lot and Piers

Responses to the Port of San Francisco’s Request for Proposals (RFP) to redevelop Piers 30-32, which is currently serving as a COVID-19 testing site, and Seawall Lot 330 across the street, upon which the hotly contested Embarcadero Navigation Center was constructed, are due today, June 26. Keep in mind... Read More »

Impact of Modern Infill Development Challenged

Impact of Modern Infill Development Challenged

The “necessary, desirable, and compatible” plans for a decidedly modern infill development of four little single-family dwellings to rise up to 20 feet in height on the undeveloped “flag lot” at 1846 Grove Street – a parcel which is effectively bounded by the back yards of the homes fronting... Read More »

Waylaid RFP for Temporary Terminal Site About to Be Released

Waylaid RFP for Temporary Terminal Site About to Be Released

Waylaid by the emergency closure and required fix of San Francisco’s new Salesforce/Transbay Transit Center, a refined request for proposals (RFP) to build around 250 units of below market rate (BMR) rental housing on the southern third of the shuttered Temporary Terminal Site, a nearly 43,000-square-foot site bounded by... Read More »

Creative Plans for Building(s) up in Central SoMa

Creative Plans for Building(s) up in Central SoMa

Plans to raze the through-block building at 470-474 Bryant Street, along with the adjacent, but much smaller, modern-looking building at 482 Bryant, are in the works. And as proposed by Aralon Properties, the property lines for the two parcels would then be redrawn to allow for two slightly offset,... Read More »

Planning Seeks More Density for Hillside Site in the Heights

Planning Seeks More Density for Hillside Site in the Heights

As we first outlined earlier this year, plans for a 24-unit, market-rate development to rise along Diamond Street, between the intersection of Diamond Heights Boulevard and 29th Street, overlooking Noe Valley, have been drawn. And as drafted by Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) for the Emerald Fund, the development as... Read More »