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Mega-Project Has (Partially) Broken Ground

Mega-Project Has (Partially) Broken Ground

Approved by Planning back in 2015 but waylaid by legal challenges, the ground for the massive 5M Project – which spans a 4-acre South of Market site stretching from Mission to Howard and Fifth to Mary – has officially broken ground. Now championed by Brookfield Properties, which acquired Forest City... Read More »

East Bay BONE Home Fetches $3.3 Million

East Bay BONE Home Fetches $3.3 Million

As we outlined in early May: 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 early 2017. The main... Read More »

Long-Awaited Eagle Plaza About to Break Ground

Long-Awaited Eagle Plaza About to Break Ground

With Build Inc’s 136-unit development rising at 1532 Harrison Street, across from the Eagle in Western SoMa, the ground for the long-awaited Eagle Plaza, which will transform a portion of 12th Street between Harrison and Bernice into a new “pedestrian-oriented” plaza, will officially break ground tomorrow, June 18. While... Read More »

Redevelopment of Historic Resource about to Break Ground

Redevelopment of Historic Resource about to Break Ground

With the development of an adjacent 300-unit building designed by Arquitectonica already underway, the redevelopment of the Golden Gate Building’s parcel at 1028 Market Street, a.k.a. the Hollywood Billiards site, has been permitted and is now positioning to break ground this August. While the Golden Gate Building was deemed a... Read More »

Challenged Central SoMa Development Closer to Reality

Challenged Central SoMa Development Closer to Reality

As we first revealed last month, the application to proceed with the mass redevelopment of 12 contiguous Central SoMa parcels stretching from 400 Second Street to 665 Harrison has formally been submitted to Planning. And we now have the latest set of renderings of the proposed development, which has... Read More »

Bigger Plans for Mission District Development Have Been Drawn

Bigger Plans for Mission District Development Have Been Drawn

As we reported last year, the formal application to move forward with the demolition of the shuttered Mission District garage at 1721 15th Street (between Little Star Pizza and The Monastery, which is actually on market) and development of a modern five-story building upon its site has been submitted... Read More »

Showplace Development Approved but not yet Permitted

Showplace Development Approved but not yet Permitted

As we noted back in April: Plans to raze the two-story Art Deco building at 828 Brannan Street, which was built for the Schweitzer Wholesale Meat Company back in 1936, have been in the works for a few years, as we first reported back when the preliminary plans for... Read More »

Pair of Swoopy Central SoMa Towers Slated for Approval

Pair of Swoopy Central SoMa Towers Slated for Approval

With the plans for Tishman Speyer’s blocky office development to rise on the northeast corner of Brannan and Fifth Streets having been approved, marking the first approval of a key site upzoned by San Francisco’s Central SoMa Plan, Tishman’s refined plans for two swoopy towers to rise up to... Read More »

More (Unpermitted) Housing in San Francisco!

More (Unpermitted) Housing in San Francisco!

Six years ago, the plans for the four-story infill development at 2867-2899 San Bruno Avenue in Portola were drawn, approved and subsequently constructed. Technically five separate buildings, with 10 residential units over 10 “non-residential” office units and 5 ground floor commercial spaces as designed in order to conform to... Read More »

Hearing for Redesigned Duboce Triangle Development Is Set

Hearing for Redesigned Duboce Triangle Development Is Set

In the works since 2016, the proposed four-story building to rise up to 40 feet in height upon the underdeveloped Duboce Triangle parking lot parcels at 55 Belcher Street, behind the former Blockbuster turned gym at 158 Church Street, was designed to yield a total of 24 residential units,... Read More »