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Tower to Rise on Fire Station Site Closer to Reality

Tower to Rise on Fire Station Site Closer to Reality

Having survived a rather ironic appeal, the plans the proposed 19-story tower to rise up to 200 feet in height on the site of San Francisco’s aging Fire Station 13 were approved by the City in November. A required property exchange agreement between the City and development team for... Read More »

Planning Supports Stonestown Redevelopment (But Has Notes)

Planning Supports Stonestown Redevelopment (But Has Notes)

San Francisco’s Planning Department has completed its preliminary review of Brookfield Properties’ proposed Master Plan for redeveloping the 41-acre Stonestown site, a plan which would yield around 2,900 new residential units; up to 200,000 square feet of new office space; a 200-room hotel; and an additional 200,000 square feet... Read More »

Plans for an 8-Story “Pod Hotel” on the Boards

Plans for an 8-Story “Pod Hotel” on the Boards

Plans to raze the 2-story San Francisco Fire Credit Union building at 12 Mint Plaza are in the works. And as envisioned by Prime Design for Elsey Partners, which is the Kansas-based team behind a couple of contentious micro-unit developments in the Mission, an eight-story, 160-bed “pod hotel” could... Read More »

Re-Opening of San Francisco’s Economy, November Report

Re-Opening of San Francisco’s Economy, November Report

While local bridge traffic is back to around 90 percent of its pre-Covid volume, BART ridership is still down by nearly 80 percent and weekly office attendance within the San Francisco Metropolitan area – which includes Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo counties – is still... Read More »

Counterintuitive Landmarking Slated to Proceed

Counterintuitive Landmarking Slated to Proceed

San Francisco’s Historic Preservation Commission is slated to initiate a formal landmarking of the historic brick building on the southeast corner of Kansas and 15th Streets next week, a designation which could counterintuitively clear the way for the redevelopment of the 90,000-square-foot Takahashi Trading Company complex into office space.... Read More »

Design District Lab Development Closer to Reality, But…

Design District Lab Development Closer to Reality, But…

The formal application to move forward with the development of a block-long, 5-story laboratory building on the western side of De Haro, from 15th to 16th Streets, has been filed with Planning. As we outlined earlier this year, the shuttered World Gym and office building on the 250 De... Read More »

New 520-Foot-Tall Tower About to Rise

New 520-Foot-Tall Tower About to Rise

While the ground for Build Inc’s 420-foot-tall tower across the street has yet to be broken, despite being approved/entitled back in 2017, the development of Lendlease’s 520-foot-tall tower to rise at 30 Van Ness, on the Northeast corner of Van Ness and Market, is underway. Originally envisioned to yield... Read More »

Housing Dropped from Approved Dogpatch Plans

Housing Dropped from Approved Dogpatch Plans

As we outlined back in 2018, plans to raze the two-story Dogpatch building on the northwest corner of 20th and Illinois, which is home to Jim’s Smoke Shop and Deli, were slated to be approved. And as proposed by Workshop1, a six-story building was to rise up to 68... Read More »

Shuttered WeWork Golden Gate Space Back on the Market

Shuttered WeWork Golden Gate Space Back on the Market

Having sat vacant for 20 years, the 56,000-square-foot office condo at 25 Taylor Street, above the Golden Gate Theater, was purchased by War Horse Cities for $6 million in 2012 and converted into “WeWork Golden Gate,” which opened in 2013 and “activated and energized the district and paved the... Read More »

Office Vacancy Rate Inches Up in S.F. Despite Leasing Activity

Office Vacancy Rate Inches Up in S.F. Despite Leasing Activity

Having ticked over 20 percent in the second quarter of the year, the effective office vacancy rate in San Francisco has inched up another 40 basis points (0.4 percentage points) to 20.5 percent, which represents 17.5 million square feet of vacant office space in the city, with 6.8 million... Read More »