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A Pac Heights Addition on the Boards

A Pac Heights Addition on the Boards

Legally converted from a residential building into psychiatrist offices back in the 70s, plans to re-convert the 3,500-square-foot Pac Heights building at 2477 Washington Street back into two residences, with a 448-square-foot, one-bedroom and one-car garage on the ground floor and a 2,195-square-foot, four-bedroom home above, have been drawn.... Read More »

On the Market and Outed Anew, Another DUM on the Down-Low

On the Market and Outed Anew, Another DUM on the Down-Low

Purchased as a two-unit building for $831,500 in October of 2011, permits to remodel the two one-bedroom, one-bath units at 1566 19th Street and 395 Arkansas, on the north slope of Potrero Hill, were subsequently requested and secured in early 2012, followed by a slew of complaints. In addition... Read More »

Common Sense Prevails, Upscale Nob Hill Project Approved

Common Sense Prevails, Upscale Nob Hill Project Approved

As we outlined back in October, the refined plans for razing the two-story parking garage at 1320 Washington Street and building a six-story, 25-unit building upon the Nob Hill site were getting closer to reality, plans which were subsequently approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission last month. And with... Read More »

Problems for the Bold New Irish Cultural Center as Proposed

Problems for the Bold New Irish Cultural Center as Proposed

San Francisco’s Planning Department has just completed its preliminary review of the bold plans for an all-new United Irish Cultural Center to rise up to 96 feet in height on the site of the existing 35-foot-tall Center in the Outer Sunset and has raised a couple of concerns and/or... Read More »

Inflation in the Excelsior and on the Boards

Inflation in the Excelsior and on the Boards

While plans to raze the 20-foot-tall discount store building at 4550 Mission Street were first drafted back in 2006, the ground has yet to be broken. And the former Woolworth’s turned “One $ Only” store is now “$1.25 or Less.” And while plans for a five-story, 24-unit building to... Read More »

Historic Addition Further Refined, Recommended for Approval

Historic Addition Further Refined, Recommended for Approval

Having undergone another round of refinements, as newly rendered by Leavitt Architecture below, the plans for a five floor addition atop the historic Key Klub building at 850 Bush Street, which is located within the Lower Nob Hill National Register Historic District and was most recently home to Hopwater... Read More »

Haas Penthouse Fetches Less Than 50 Percent of Original List

Haas Penthouse Fetches Less Than 50 Percent of Original List

The 5,180-square-foot “Haas Penthouse” atop 2100 Pacific Avenue, “one of the most important penthouse apartments in San Francisco,” according to its sales agents, with extensive wall space that was positioned as a feature “for a serious art collector’s “Gallery in the Sky,” hit the market priced at $14.75 million... Read More »

Parkside Church to Be Razed, Condos to Rise

Parkside Church to Be Razed, Condos to Rise

Purchased for $1.9 million in July of 2019, a permit to raze the one-story Living Water Fellowship building at 2308-2016 Vicente Street has been requested. And as proposed, the Parkside parcel would be subdivided into two separate parcels and two four-story buildings would rise up to 40 feet in... Read More »

Modern Duboce Triangle Development Closer to Reality

Modern Duboce Triangle Development Closer to Reality

The formal application for approval to raze the former furniture warehouse turned art gallery (67 Belcher) and designer loft (69 Belcher) and develop a modern five-story building on the 12,500-square-foot Duboce Triangle site has been submitted to Planning. As designed by Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects and further refined... Read More »

Plans for the Conversion of This Landmarked Building

Plans for the Conversion of This Landmarked Building

As we foreshadowed back in 2017: Designed by Albert Pissis and built in 1912, CPMC’s 20,000-square-foot Health Sciences Library Building at 2395 Sacramento Street was designated a San Francisco Historic Landmark 37 years ago. But with the library having since been digitized and its services gone virtual, the Sacramento... Read More »