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New Plans for Big Polk Gulch Infill Project

New Plans for Big Polk Gulch Infill Project

The Planning Department’s preliminary review of the draft plans for a 16-story building, with 198 units of senior housing, to rise on the northeast corner of Larkin and Bush has raised a number of issues, including the proposed height of the development (which “far exceeds the Zoning Map maximum... Read More »

Landmark Bank and Former MOIC Building on the Market

Landmark Bank and Former MOIC Building on the Market

Designed by Bliss and Faville and built on the northwest corner of Grant and O’Farrell in 1910, the historic Savings Union Bank building at 1 Grant Avenue, a.k.a. the Security Pacific Bank building, is on the market. Most recently home to the since shuttered Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC),... Read More »

Proposed Potrero Hill Lab Development Closer to Reality

Proposed Potrero Hill Lab Development Closer to Reality

Plans to disassemble, remove and otherwise demolish the California Mini Storage shipping container site at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue are in the works. And as designed and newly refined by Workshop1, a 4-story building could rise up to 65 feet in height across the site, which is zoned for Production,... Read More »

Plans for Approved One Oak Tower Are Being Revised

Plans for Approved One Oak Tower Are Being Revised

While the plans for a 40-story, 319-unit tower to rise up to 420 feet in height at the intersection of Market, Oak and Van Ness Avenue were were approved back in 2017, the signature “One Oak” project has yet to has yet to break ground. And with the entitlements... Read More »

Landmark Mansion on the Market for $5.85M

Landmark Mansion on the Market for $5.85M

Known as “Nobby Clarke’s Folly” back in the day, the 8,395-square-foot Alfred E. Clarke Mansion at 250 Douglass Street, which occupies the southwest corner of Caselli Avenue in Eureka Valley/Corbett Heights, is now on the market with a $5.85 million price tag. Built for Alfred “Nobby” Clarke on the... Read More »

Building with 65 Below Grade Beds Slated for Approval

Building with 65 Below Grade Beds Slated for Approval

A sister project to the proposed SRO development to rise up to 86 feet in height on the southeast corner of South Van Ness Avenue and 15th Street, with around 150 above-ground micro-units and 65 underground “sleeping units,” the refined plans for an eight-story, 85-foot-tall building, with 225 beds... Read More »

Another Infill Project Slated for Approval, Despite Objections

Another Infill Project Slated for Approval, Despite Objections

Speaking of infill projects, the plans for a proposed six-story, 60-foot-tall building to rise on 18th Street, between Church and Sanchez, could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission this afternoon, as newly rendered by SIA Consulting (yes, that SIA Consulting) below. As we revealed last year: Purchased for... Read More »

Hayes Valley Infill Closer to Reality

Hayes Valley Infill Closer to Reality

As we revealed back in 2019: Having paid $900,000 for the Bruce’s Automotive building at 159 Fell Street back in 2012, the French American International School placed the former garage back on the market earlier this year with a $3.6 million price tag. As we noted at the time,... Read More »

Modern Infill Development Slated for Approval

Modern Infill Development Slated for Approval

As we outlined back in May: Having just cleared a key environmental hurdle which obviates the need for a detailed Environmental Impact Report to be prepared for the project, the further refined plans for a bold 13-story building designed by Woods Bagot to rise on the northeast corner of... Read More »

Refined Plans for the First Power Station Tower to Rise

Refined Plans for the First Power Station Tower to Rise

As designed and since refined by Foster + Partners and Adamson Associates, the proposed 27-story tower to rise up to 237 feet in height upon Block 7A of the Potrero Power Station site, along Humboldt Street at the intersection of the future Louisiana Paseo/Street, will yield 325 residential units,... Read More »