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Plans to Make Civic Center the Safest Place in San Francisco

Plans to Make Civic Center the Safest Place in San Francisco

Having drafted three initial frameworks to help gather public input and guide the redevelopment of San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza, Fulton Mall and United Nations Plaza, the design team has now created a comprehensive Civic Center Public Realm Plan which will be presented to the City’s Planning Commission next... Read More »

Semi-Massive Redevelopment of CPMC Campus Closer to Reality

Semi-Massive Redevelopment of CPMC Campus Closer to Reality

As we first revealed last year: With an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the formally proposed semi-massive redevelopment of CPMC’s nearly 5-acre California Hospital Campus at 3700 California Street about to be drafted, the project team has refined their plans and projected timing for the project. The refined plans... Read More »

Fix of San Francisco’s Fractured Transit Center Nearly Complete

Fix of San Francisco’s Fractured Transit Center Nearly Complete

The repair and remediation of the fractured beams that resulted in the emergency closure of San Francisco’s new Salesforce Transit Center has been completed ahead of schedule and all temporary shoring has been removed. In addition, the installation of an all-new pathway atop the transit center’s roof, replacing the... Read More »

Big Plans for a Polk Gulch Infill Project Revealed

Big Plans for a Polk Gulch Infill Project Revealed

Plans for a 12-story infill building to rise up to 125 feet in height on the site of the Polk Gulch funeral home at 1123 Sutter Street (Halsted N. Gray-Carew & English) have been drafted. While the columned façade of the funeral home would be preserved, the space behind... Read More »

Redevelopment of Lyft’s Old HQ Slated for Approval

Redevelopment of Lyft’s Old HQ Slated for Approval

As we first reported two years ago: Plans to double the size of the 68,500-square-foot Mission District office building at 2300 Harrison Street, which was leased to Lyft before their move to China Basin, are in the works. As proposed, a five-story addition would rise over the building’s current... Read More »

Much Bigger Plans for this Central SoMa Gas Station Site

Much Bigger Plans for this Central SoMa Gas Station Site

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 been abandoned. At the same time, plans for... Read More »

East Bay BONE Home Listed for $2.995 Million

East Bay BONE Home Listed for $2.995 Million

Listed as Project 16-693 in Bone Structure’s portfolio of buildings, the contemporary Claremont Pines home at 6226 Acacia Avenue, which sits above Oakland’s Rockridge neighborhood and overlooks the Claremont Country Club, was built with steel framing and finished in 2017. The main floor of the five-bedroom home, which measures... Read More »

Affordable Units about to Rise on Previously Prohibited Site

Affordable Units about to Rise on Previously Prohibited Site

Having successfully rezoned the north side of 16th Street, between Folsom and Shotwell, to both allow housing to be built on the previously zoned Production, Distribution & Repair (PDR) site (a designation which explicitly prohibits housing) and raise its height limit from 58 to 90 feet, the ceremonial ground... Read More »

Plans to Erase this Instagram Famous Façade

Plans to Erase this Instagram Famous Façade

The “two-bedroom” home at 2140 Great Highway hit the market earlier this year, with a marketing push touting its “Mondrian inspired” paint job (which the seller had successfully maintained for two decades). “Featuring unobstructed views of the sun, sky, sand and surf,” and a newly landscaped backyard (not to... Read More »

Designer Penthouse Fetches a Few Percent over Its 2016 Price

Designer Penthouse Fetches a Few Percent over Its 2016 Price

Purchased for $3.125 million in mid-2016, having been listed for $3.2 million, the designer two-bedroom penthouse #708 atop 255 Berry Street, which features a wood-paneled ceiling, walls and wide plank floors, returned to the market listed for $3.195 million last month. In addition to an open floor plan with walls... Read More »