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Bonus Plans for a Big Development on the Edge of the Mission

Bonus Plans for a Big Development on the Edge of the Mission

In a move which shouldn’t catch any plugged-in readers by surprise, plans for 7-story development to rise upon the 1458 San Bruno Avenue parcel, adjacent to Potrero del Sol Park and the Meadows Livingstone School, on the southeastern edge of the Mission, have been drafted. As envisioned, the three... Read More »

Big Mission Street Development Redesigned, Back in Play

Big Mission Street Development Redesigned, Back in Play

While plans for a 21-story building to rise up to 200 feet in height on the SoMa parcel upon which the since shuttered SF Pizza Café and parking lot at the corner of Mission and Laskie, between 8th and 9th Streets, were approved back in the fourth quarter of... Read More »

Designer Nordic Dwelling Now on the Market in Mission Dolores

Designer Nordic Dwelling Now on the Market in Mission Dolores

Purchased as a 1,500 square-foot condo with an uninhabitable attic for $910,000 back in 2011, the top two floors of the Mission Dolores Victorian at 1983-1985 15th Street have since been transformed into an award-winning modern “Nordic” dwelling by Mork Ulnes Architects. Completed in 2017, the now nearly 3,000... Read More »

Superlatives Abound for Penthouse Approaching Its 2015 Price

Superlatives Abound for Penthouse Approaching Its 2015 Price

Purchased for $1.648 million in February of 2015, the two-bedroom, two-bath corner unit #7C atop the “Amero” at 1501 Filbert Street, on the border of Cow Hollow and Russian Hill, returned to the market listed for $1.75 million this past July, a sale at which would have represented total... Read More »

Density Bonus Battle Lines Are Being Drawn

Density Bonus Battle Lines Are Being Drawn

As we first reported earlier this year: While plans for an eight-story hotel to rise up to 85 feet in height upon the eastern three-quarters of the Central SoMa Shell Station site on the southwest corner of Fifth and Folsom were in the works, those plans appear to have... Read More »

The Grand Plan for Oakland’s Downtown

The Grand Plan for Oakland’s Downtown

Having released a “preliminary draft” of its comprehensive plan to transform Downtown Oakland earlier this year, Oakland’s Planning Department will present its official Draft of the Downtown Oakland Specific Plan (DOSP) to the City’s Planning Commission this evening and solicit comments from the Commissioners and public. If adopted, the... Read More »

Supersized Plans for North Beach Factory Site Rendered Anew

Supersized Plans for North Beach Factory Site Rendered Anew

As we first reported earlier this month, bigger plans to redevelop the iconic Buon Gusto Sausage Factory building at 535 Green Street – which was once the largest sausage and salami producing facility in the west – and its adjacent parking lot parcel are in the works. And having been... Read More »

Revised Plans for Cursed Van Ness Corridor Corner Approved, But…

Revised Plans for Cursed Van Ness Corridor Corner Approved, But…

The revised plans for a seven-story building to rise up to 70 feet in height on the southeast corner of Pacific and Van Ness, as newly rendered by Ian Birchall and Associates below, were approved last month. And with its 30-day appeal period having expired on Monday, the project... Read More »

Height of Proposed Tower(s) Likely to Be Reduced

Height of Proposed Tower(s) Likely to Be Reduced

As we first revealed last month, bonus plans for a 245-unit residential building to rise up to 294 feet in height on the northwest corner of Harrison and Hawthorne have been drawn.  And in order to build up to 294 feet in height upon the 650 Harrison Street parcel,... Read More »

Price for the “Most Expensive Home in San Francisco” Reduced

Price for the “Most Expensive Home in San Francisco” Reduced

Priced at $45 million last year, which was misreported by some as being “the most expensive home ever listed” in San Francisco, “Residence 950” at 950 Lombard Street – which now offers around 9,500 square feet of rather spectacular living space spread across a 15,700-square-foot Russian Hill lot with... Read More »