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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 »

Bonus Plans for Building Up Clement Street

Bonus Plans for Building Up Clement Street

Plans to raze the single-story China Dance School & Theater building on the southeast corner of Clement and 32nd Avenue are in the works. And as proposed, a six-story building could rise up to 64 feet in height upon the 3055 Clement Street site. The development as envisioned would... Read More »

Modern Infill on the Boards: Geary Boulevard Edition

Modern Infill on the Boards: Geary Boulevard Edition

Plans to raze the shuttered Quan Bac building(s) at 4110-4116 Geary Boulevard, a perennially challenged restaurant and lounge space with a second floor residential unit, are in the works. And as envisioned by architect Derrick Wu, a modern five-story building could rise up to 55 feet in height upon... Read More »

Plans for a Palace-Adjacent Home Hit a Historic Snag

Plans for a Palace-Adjacent Home Hit a Historic Snag

As we first outlined a little over a year ago: Hidden behind the Avila Ocean Adventures LLC, a former Facebook engineer turned tech investor purchased the three-bedroom home at 3600 Lyon Street, which sits adjacent to both The Palace of Fine Arts and Peter Thiel’s former mansion, and had... Read More »

The Framework for a Modern Addition (And Neighbor’s Ire)

The Framework for a Modern Addition (And Neighbor’s Ire)

Plans for a modern addition to the existing setback, three-unit building at 254 Roosevelt Way have been in the works for nearly two years. As designed by The Open Workshop, the footprint of the existing structure would be extended to the street, along with two new basement levels, a... Read More »

A High-End Rent Versus Buy (At a Sub-2018 Price)

A High-End Rent Versus Buy (At a Sub-2018 Price)

While not recorded on the MLS, the three-bedroom unit #60A at 181 Fremont Street appears to have been purchased for $5,772,672 in May of 2018 based on a review of its deed. In addition to three bedrooms, each of which is outfitted with an en-suite bath, the 1,992-square-foot unit... Read More »

Outer Mission Rising as Envisioned and Infilled

Outer Mission Rising as Envisioned and Infilled

Plans to raze the two older buildings at 4716-4722 Mission Street, which technically sit on the border of Mission Terrace and the Excelsior, between Leo and Ruth and within the Excelsior Outer Mission Street Neighborhood Commercial District, have been in the works. And as newly rendered by Stanton Architecture... 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 »