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Massive Potrero Power Plant Project Refined, Slated for Approval

Massive Potrero Power Plant Project Refined, Slated for Approval

The refined plans, development agreement and final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the the proposed redevelopment of the 29-acre Potrero Power Plant site could be approved and certified by San Francisco’s Planning Commission in two weeks time, clearing the way for San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors to re-zone and... Read More »

Plans for Condos Atop the Iconic I. Magnin Building (And More)

Plans for Condos Atop the Iconic I. Magnin Building (And More)

Purchased from Macy’s for $250 million early last year, plans to redevelop the iconic I. Magnin Building on the southwest corner of Geary and Stockton, across from Union Square, have been drafted by Handel Architects for the Sand Hill Property Company, as newly rendered below. As envisioned, the proposed... Read More »

Landmark Howden Building on the Market in Oakland

Landmark Howden Building on the Market in Oakland

Designated an official Landmark in 1984, the ornately tiled and muraled “Howden Building” at 337 17th Street in Uptown Oakland was designed by McWethy and Greenleaf and built as a showroom for the Robert Howden and Sons tile, mantel and grate business back in 1925. The roughly 26,000-square-foot building,... Read More »

Refined Plans for Redevelopment of Historic Tres Site

Refined Plans for Redevelopment of Historic Tres Site

While Planning balked at the proposed approach for securing two separate office allocations for the redevelopment of the historic Central SoMa building at 130 Townsend Street, which is currently home to Tres SF, and the parking lot at 100 Stanford Street which occupies the remainder of the former Inglenook... Read More »

Key Central SoMa Development Refined, Slated for Approval

Key Central SoMa Development Refined, Slated for Approval

The refined plans for the newly dubbed “Harrison Gardens” development to rise on the Key Central SoMa Development Site at 725 Harrison Street, between 3rd and 4th, could be approved next week. As designed by HOK for Boston Properties, the 14-story development would rise up to 185-feet in height... Read More »

(Partial) Conversion of SF Design Center Slated for Approval

(Partial) Conversion of SF Design Center Slated for Approval

While plans to convert the (newly) landmarked San Francisco Design Center building at 2 Henry Adams into tech space and lease the building to Pinterest were thwarted back in 2014, resulting in a Planning Code amendment to limit such wholesale conversions, new plans for a partial conversion of the building... Read More »

Academy of Art’s $58 Million Settlement Plan Slated for Approval

Academy of Art’s $58 Million Settlement Plan Slated for Approval

While the original terms of the Academy of Art University’s nearly $60 million settlement with the City of San Francisco – to resolve allegations that the institution had systematically schemed to violate state and local laws in its acquisition and use of real estate holdings in San Francisco over... Read More »

Competition for an Office Space Allocation in SF is Heating Up

Competition for an Office Space Allocation in SF is Heating Up

With over 2 million square feet of new office development having recently been approved and granted a coveted allocation from San Francisco’s bank of allowable “Large Cap” office development, the Proposition M limited pool to which 875,000 square feet of allocable space is added every October now totals 896,752 square... Read More »

Office Vacancy Rate in Oakland Ticks Up, But…

Office Vacancy Rate in Oakland Ticks Up, But…

The vacancy rate for East Bay office space around Oakland has ticked up from 9.5 percent at the beginning of the year to 11.9 percent today, driven by the delivery of 600,000 square feet of new space at 601 City Center in Downtown Oakland, half of which was pre-leased... Read More »

New Plans for Landmark Sentinel Building Have Been Drawn

New Plans for Landmark Sentinel Building Have Been Drawn

Finished in 1907, having been under construction during the great quake of 1906, the now landmark Columbus Tower/Sentinel Building at 916 Kearny Street was purchased by Francis Ford Coppola in the early 70s and is currently configured as six floors of office/film studio space over the ground floor Café... Read More »