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Infill on the Boards for Skinny Mission Street Site

Infill on the Boards for Skinny Mission Street Site

Plans for a skinny, nine-story infill building to rise on the Bayanihan building’s parking lot parcel at 1010 Mission Street, which stretches to Jessie, between 6th and 7th, are in the works. And as envisioned, the 85-foot-tall development could yield a total of 58 new “single-room occupancy” (SRO) units,... Read More »

Problems for Another Supersized Development as Proposed

Problems for Another Supersized Development as Proposed

As we first reported back in 2018: Plans to raze the one-and-a-half-story building at 3565 Geary Boulevard, which is currently home to Grand Hot Pot Lounge, are in the works. And as envisioned, a seven-story building will rise up to 65 feet in height upon the Lone Mountain site... Read More »

Problems for Post Street Redevelopment as Proposed

Problems for Post Street Redevelopment as Proposed

As we first revealed last year: Plans to raze the 4-story office building at 2233 Post Street, between Scott and Divisadero in Lower Pac Heights, are in the works. And while the site is principally only zoned for development up to 50 feet in height, plans for a 7-story,... Read More »

Remodeled Oriental Warehouse Unit Returns

Remodeled Oriental Warehouse Unit Returns

Purchased for $1.85 million in mid-2015, the remodeled two-bedroom, 1,565-square-foot unit #216 in the Oriental Warehouse building at 650 Delancey Street (“the premier historic live/work loft conversion building located in San Francisco’s hip South Beach neighborhood”) returned to the market priced at $1.875 million this past October. In addition... Read More »

Important Berkeley Infill Project Closer to Reality

Important Berkeley Infill Project Closer to Reality

As we outlined early last year, the refined plans for a seven-story building to rise up to 75 feet in height upon the Berkeley Touchless Car Wash and gas station site at the intersection of Kittredge, Fulton and Oxford Streets have been drawn. As designed by Kava Massih Architects,... Read More »

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 Iconic Union Square Building (And More)

Plans for Condos Atop Iconic Union Square 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 »