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Major NoPa Redevelopment Slated for Approval

Major NoPa Redevelopment Slated for Approval

In the works since mid-2015, plans to level the Divisadero Touchless Carwash and Roy’s Shell station on the corner of Divisadero and Oak and develop a six-story building upon the 41,000-square-foot site could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission next week. In addition to leveling the corner Shell... Read More »

Another Mission District Addition on the Boards

Another Mission District Addition on the Boards

Technically zoned for Production, Distribution and Repair (PDR) uses, special permission for Gus’s Community Market to open on the corner of Harrison and 17th Street, on the first floor of what is technically the 400 Alabama Street building, was granted back in 2015, as we first reported at the... Read More »

Plans for a Skinny 300-Foot-Tall Tower to Rise Right Here

Plans for a Skinny 300-Foot-Tall Tower to Rise Right Here

As we first reported a little over two years ago: Built in 1922, the narrow two-story building at 570 Market Street, which also fronts Sutter Street and is currently home to Daiso Japan, Creative Marketing Concepts, ABC Cleaners, Lucky Nails and Jack’s Shoe Repair, is now on the market... Read More »

Former Facebook COO Lists Palo Alto Home for $40M

Former Facebook COO Lists Palo Alto Home for $40M

Purchased by Owen Van Natta, the onetime Facebook COO and former executive at MySpace, Zynga and Amazon, for $9.0 million in June of 2011, the gated Palo Alto neo-Tudor which sits on over an acre of land at 369 Churchill Avenue has since been completed renovated and expanded to... Read More »

Plans for Building up in Hayes Valley Don’t Raise Any Red Flags

Plans for Building up in Hayes Valley Don’t Raise Any Red Flags

As we first reported earlier this year: The little four-unit building at 630 Octavia Street and its adjacent parcel, which is currently used as a parking lot, recently traded hands for what would appear to be a total contract price of $4.6 million. A few years ago, plans to... Read More »

Refined Plans for an Important Berkeley Infill Site

Refined Plans for an Important Berkeley Infill Site

The refined plans for a seven-story building to rise up to 75 feet in height upon the Berkeley Touchless Car Wash and gas station site at the intersection of Kittredge, Fulton and Oxford Streets have been drawn. And as designed by Kava Massih Architects, the proposed development – which includes... Read More »

Plans to Make Civic Center the Safest Place in San Francisco

Plans to Make Civic Center the Safest Place in San Francisco

Having drafted three initial frameworks to help gather public input and guide the redevelopment of San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza, Fulton Mall and United Nations Plaza, the design team has now created a comprehensive Civic Center Public Realm Plan which will be presented to the City’s Planning Commission next... Read More »

Semi-Massive Redevelopment of CPMC Campus Closer to Reality

Semi-Massive Redevelopment of CPMC Campus Closer to Reality

As we first revealed last year: With an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the formally proposed semi-massive redevelopment of CPMC’s nearly 5-acre California Hospital Campus at 3700 California Street about to be drafted, the project team has refined their plans and projected timing for the project. The refined plans... Read More »

Fix of San Francisco’s Fractured Transit Center Nearly Complete

Fix of San Francisco’s Fractured Transit Center Nearly Complete

The repair and remediation of the fractured beams that resulted in the emergency closure of San Francisco’s new Salesforce Transit Center has been completed ahead of schedule and all temporary shoring has been removed. In addition, the installation of an all-new pathway atop the transit center’s roof, replacing the... Read More »

Big Plans for a Polk Gulch Infill Project Revealed

Big Plans for a Polk Gulch Infill Project Revealed

Plans for a 12-story infill building to rise up to 125 feet in height on the site of the Polk Gulch funeral home at 1123 Sutter Street (Halsted N. Gray-Carew & English) have been drafted. While the columned façade of the funeral home would be preserved, the space behind... Read More »