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Opposed Noe Infill Project Recommended for Approval

Opposed Noe Infill Project Recommended for Approval

Purchased with a faulty foundation for $1.925 million in January of last year, plans to demolish the little 1,270-square-foot Noe Valley home at 228 Vicksburg Street were soon drafted by E.E. Weiss Architects. And as proposed, a four-story, 6,325-square-foot building could rise up to 40 feet in height on... 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 »

Joe’s Cable Car Site and Approved Project Back in Play

Joe’s Cable Car Site and Approved Project Back in Play

While plans for a contemporary four-story development to rise up to 45 feet in height upon the Excelsior District parcel on the northwest corner of Mission and Tingley were approved back in 2019, as were demolition and building permits, the ground for the project has yet to be broken... Read More »

A Temple to/for Dining and Traditional Thanks

A Temple to/for Dining and Traditional Thanks

Purchased for $2.35 million in July of 2018, the 895-square-foot Cornona Heights home at 17 Temple Street was subsequently “remodeled,” expanded and unsuccessfully returned to the market listed for $3.995 million in October of last year, the same price at which the home was listed anew last month. Technically... Read More »

Big Plans for Piers 30-32 Have Raised Some Serious Concerns

Big Plans for Piers 30-32 Have Raised Some Serious Concerns

Having secured an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement (ENA) for the redevelopment of Piers 30-32 and Seawall Lot 330 across the Embarcadero, the Strada Investment Group and Trammell Crow team (a.k.a. Strada TCC Partners) have been meeting with key stakeholders, including the State Land and Bay Conservation and Development Commissions. As... Read More »

Bonus Plans for Building Up on Clement Closer to Reality

Bonus Plans for Building Up on Clement Closer to Reality

As we outlined early last year, plans to raze the shuttered China Dance School & Theater building on the southeast corner of Clement and 32nd Avenue are in the works. And as envisioned, a six-story building could rise up to 64 feet in height upon the 3055 Clement Street... 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 »

Plans for Decaying Block Slated for Approval

Plans for Decaying Block Slated for Approval

As we outlined back in June: With the mandated Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed redevelopment of the decaying Portola District block at 770 Woolsey Street having effectively confirmed Planning’s proposed approach to mitigating the impact of the development on the historic University Mound Nursery (a.k.a Rose Factory)... 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 »