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Recommendation to Prioritize Development in Central SoMa

Recommendation to Prioritize Development in Central SoMa

Approved by voters in 1986, Proposition M limits the amount of new office space that can be built in San Francisco and provides San Francisco’s Planning Commission with the sole authority to allocate the pool of entitlements. As of the end of March, the pool of allocable space for... Read More »

Mission Bay Is Nearly Built Out, Mission Rock in the Wings

Mission Bay Is Nearly Built Out, Mission Rock in the Wings

When San Francisco’s 300-acre Mission Bay neighborhood is “fully developed,” it is slated to encompass 6,500 units of housing; 4.4 million square feet of clinical, office and other commercial space; 419,000 square feet of retail; and over 40 acres of landscaped open space. Of those 6,500 units of housing,... Read More »

Plans to Activate Shuttered Development Sites in San Francisco

Plans to Activate Shuttered Development Sites in San Francisco

Having noticed that buildings which have been shuttered, pending the approval, financing or market conditions for redevelopment, often sit vacant “for months or years, during which the streetscape surrounding the building becomes less inviting and a target for vandalism,” as was the case at 1066 Market Street, pictured... Read More »

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 »