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Block-Sized “Live-Work-Play” Campus on the Boards

Block-Sized “Live-Work-Play” Campus on the Boards

In addition to plans for a 75-story residential tower to rise on the current parking garage site at 50 Main, Hines is planning to redevelop and rebrand the adjacent Pacific Gas and Electric tower at 77 Beale Street once PG&E vacates the block and completes its move to the... Read More »

Plans for a New 800-Foot-Tall Residential Tower Revealed

Plans for a New 800-Foot-Tall Residential Tower Revealed

Plans to demolish the two-story, 153-space parking garage at 50 Main Street, between Market and Mission, are in the works. And as envisioned and newly massed below, a 75-story tower could rise up to 818 feet in height upon the Transbay District site, with Hines having engaged Foster +... Read More »

Chinatown Infill Project Supersized, Closer to Reality

Chinatown Infill Project Supersized, Closer to Reality

While plans for a six-story building to rise up to 65 feet in height upon the Happy Chinese Restaurant site at 1324-1326 Powell Street were in the works, said plans were subsequently abandoned. And bigger plans for an eight-story building to rise up to 84 feet in height upon... Read More »

Apples-To-Apples for a High-End Pacific Heights Condo

Apples-To-Apples for a High-End Pacific Heights Condo

Purchased for $2.8 million, or roughly $2,113 per square foot, in May of 2017, the two-bedroom, two-bath unit #503 in The Pacific at 2121 Webster Street returned to the market priced at $3.295 million this past August. The 1,325-square-foot unit features “high ceilings, custom light fixtures, power-operated shades, air-conditioning,... Read More »

Hayes Valley Infill Building Has Been Officially Approved

Hayes Valley Infill Building Has Been Officially Approved

As we revealed back in July, the refined plans for a seven-story building to rise up to 85 feet in height upon the Bruce’s Automotive building site at 159 Fell Street, adjacent to the Rickshaw Stop at 155 Fell, had qualified for a streamlined environmental review and both demolition... Read More »

Landmark Office Complex Closer to Reality

Landmark Office Complex Closer to Reality

Designed by Gustave Albert (G. Albert) Lansburgh and built for H. Levi & Co. in 1912, the five-story brick warehouse building on the southeast corner of Kansas and 15th Street was constructed with trapezoidal floor plans to fit its triangular parcel that abuts a former Western Pacific Railroad right... Read More »

Super Skinny Hayes Valley Development Fully Permitted!  But…

Super Skinny Hayes Valley Development Fully Permitted! But…

As we outlined back in the fourth quarter of 2016: Having been approved for a pair of super skinny buildings to rise up to five stories across the Hayes Valley site, the two former Central Freeway Parcels M and N (a.k.a. 300 and 350 Octavia Street) are now on... Read More »

Nob Hill Subdivision Slated for Approval

Nob Hill Subdivision Slated for Approval

Permits to demolish the 512-square-foot, one-car garage that occupies the Nob Hill lot at 1728 Larkin Street, which was created and then sold for $2 million in 2019 by subdividing the detached garage’s lot from the adjoining three-unit building’s parcel at 1720-1724 Larkin Street, have been requested. And if... Read More »

Conversion of Iconic Building Even Closer to Reality

Conversion of Iconic Building Even Closer to Reality

As we outlined earlier this year: The plans for redeveloping the iconic I. Magnin/Macy’s Building on the southwest corner of Geary and Stockton, across from Union Square, have been refined and newly rendered by Handel Architects. While the top three floors of the building are still envisioned to be... Read More »

Plans for Development of Key SoMa Site Closer to Reality

Plans for Development of Key SoMa Site Closer to Reality

In exchange for the additional height and density afforded by San Francisco’s Central SoMa Plan, new office developments in the area are required to incorporate ground floor Privately‐Owned Public Open Spaces (POPOS) which are easily accessible, including on weekends and evenings, and “open to the sky.” And with that... Read More »