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Refined Plans for Modern Buddhist Temple Slated for Approval

Refined Plans for Modern Buddhist Temple Slated for Approval

Having been on hold over the past few years, the refined plans for a modern six-story temple to rise on the American Buddhist Cultural Society’s office and bookstore building parcel at 1750 Van Ness Avenue could be approved next week. In addition to a main shrine hall and meditation... Read More »

Approved Grubstake Redevelopment Challenged Anew

Approved Grubstake Redevelopment Challenged Anew

In the works since mid-2015, as we first reported at the time, San Francisco’s Planning Commission approved the bonus-sized plans for a modern 8-story building to rise up to 83 feet on the historic Grubstake site last month, a site which is principally zoned for development up to 65... Read More »

Modern Dolores Heights Infill Mansion Slated for Approval

Modern Dolores Heights Infill Mansion Slated for Approval

Purchased for $6.853 million in May of 2019, plans to raze the remodeled 2,317-square-foot Dolores Heights home at 376 Hill Street, along with its pool and 499-square-foot pool house, a detached one-bedroom unit which sits on the back of the home’s rare 7,300-square-foot lot, are in the works. And... Read More »

Problems for Skinny 13-Story Polk Gulch Building as Proposed

Problems for Skinny 13-Story Polk Gulch Building as Proposed

As we revealed back in June, plans for a skinny 13-story building to rise up to 130 feet in height on the northwest corner of Polk and Olive, across from the Mitchell Brothers O’Farrell Theater site, have been drafted.  And as envisioned by the project team, the development would... Read More »

Renovated Beaux-Arts Beauty Hasn’t Moved Despite Big Cuts

Renovated Beaux-Arts Beauty Hasn’t Moved Despite Big Cuts

Purchased for $9.75 million in August of 2016, the interior of the fully renovated Nob Hill home at 1230 Sacramento Street has since been made over by Jonathan Adler, blending “the timeless and elegant original architectural details” of the Beaux-Arts residence, which was designed by Arthur J. Laib and... Read More »

West Oakland Déjà Vu

West Oakland Déjà Vu

Designed by Baran Studio Architecture and listed for “$849,000” in June of 2016, despite its nearly identical sister home with a yellow door having sold for $1.025 million the month prior, the sale of the modern West Oakland infill home at 864 Wood Street closed escrow with a contract... Read More »

Plans to Redevelop Landmarked Theater Back in Play

Plans to Redevelop Landmarked Theater Back in Play

Plans for redeveloping the former El Rey Theater at 1970 Ocean Avenue, which was purchased out of foreclosure for $1.06 million in 2015 and subsequently designated an official San Francisco Landmark (No. 274), were drafted and submitted to the City back in 2019. As we outlined at the time:... Read More »

Redevelopment of Historic Central SoMa Site Closer to Reality

Redevelopment of Historic Central SoMa Site Closer to Reality

While Planning had balked at the original plans for the redevelopment of the historic Central SoMa Tres (now Merhado) building at 130 Townsend Street and the parking lot at 100 Stanford Street behind, which occupies the remainder of the former Inglenook Vineyard warehouse parcel, Presidio Bay Ventures was pushing... Read More »

Haight Street Development Redesigned, Slated for Approval

Haight Street Development Redesigned, Slated for Approval

In the works since 2016, as we first reported at the time, refined plans for redeveloping the former Lee’s Meat and Popular Market site at 478-482 Haight Street could be approved next month. While bonus plans for a five-story building to rise up to 57 feet in height upon... Read More »

Big(ish) Plans for Prime Hillside Site Closer to Reality

Big(ish) Plans for Prime Hillside Site Closer to Reality

As we orginally outlined last year, while plans for a 24-unit development to rise up to 40 feet in height along Diamond Street, on the hillside overlooking Noe Valley, between the intersection of Diamond Heights Boulevard and 29th Street, were in the works, San Francisco’s Planning Department was pushing... Read More »