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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 »

Transbay District Grocery Store Plans Formally Nixed

Transbay District Grocery Store Plans Formally Nixed

As we first reported back in 2017: It’s now been over two years since Related California cut 99 residential units from their development plans for Transbay Block 8 and reduced the project’s proposed grocery store space from 22,000 to 12,500 square feet, a reduction that rendered the space too... Read More »

BIG Plans for a Pair of Swoopy Towers Closer to Reality

BIG Plans for a Pair of Swoopy Towers Closer to Reality

As we first reported in December of 2017, Tishman Speyer was pushing forward with their plans for two modern towers to rise up to 420 feet in height on the northeast corner of 4th and Townsend, stretching across seven Central SoMa parcels, including those currently occupied by The Creamery,... Read More »

Mission District Institution Closing, Corner Buildings for Sale

Mission District Institution Closing, Corner Buildings for Sale

As we first reported last year, Lucca Ravioli’s detached parking lot parcel at 1120 Valencia Street was on the market in the Mission and has since sold to a developer with plans for a five-story development to rise on its mid-block site. As we noted at the time, “yes,... Read More »

The Grand Plan for the Development of Oakland’s Downtown

The Grand Plan for the Development of Oakland’s Downtown

While San Francisco is now engaged in a legal battle over its recently approved, and rather significant, plan for reshaping and densifying the San Francisco’s downtown-adjacent district known as Central SoMa, the City of Oakland has just released the “preliminary draft” of its Downtown Oakland Specific Plan (DOSP), a... Read More »

Office Rents in San Francisco Ended 2018 at a Record High

Office Rents in San Francisco Ended 2018 at a Record High

Driven in part by the delivery of a record 3.7 million square feet of shiny new office space over the past year, all of which was delivered pre-leased, the average asking rent for office space in San Francisco ticked up 1.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018 to... Read More »

Plans for Transbay District Grocery Store Nixed

Plans for Transbay District Grocery Store Nixed

As we first reported last year: It’s now been over two years since Related California cut 99 residential units from their development plans for Transbay Block 8 and reduced the project’s proposed grocery store space from 22,000 to 12,500 square feet, a reduction that rendered the space too small... Read More »

Planning Positioned to Disapprove Whole Foods Redevelopment

Planning Positioned to Disapprove Whole Foods Redevelopment

Despite having been redesigned to incorporate eight new apartments into their plans, the proposed redevelopment of the shuttered Lombardi Sports building at 1600 Jackson Street, at the corner of Polk, into San Francisco’s first Whole Foods Market 365 is slated to be formally disapproved this week. From the Planning... Read More »

52 Concept Proposals for San Francisco’s Historic Piers

52 Concept Proposals for San Francisco’s Historic Piers

The Port of San Francisco received 52 responses to their request for concept proposals from developers and tenants interested in redeveloping thirteen of San Francisco’s historic piers (which stretch from Pier 35 to Pier 48) along with the Agriculture Building adjacent to San Francisco’s Ferry Building. The 52 proposals,... Read More »