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Density Bonus Battle Lines Are Being Drawn

Density Bonus Battle Lines Are Being Drawn

As we first reported earlier this year: While plans for an eight-story hotel to rise up to 85 feet in height upon the eastern three-quarters of the Central SoMa Shell Station site on the southwest corner of Fifth and Folsom were in the works, those plans appear to have... Read More »

The Grand Plan for Oakland’s Downtown

The Grand Plan for Oakland’s Downtown

Having released a “preliminary draft” of its comprehensive plan to transform Downtown Oakland earlier this year, Oakland’s Planning Department will present its official Draft of the Downtown Oakland Specific Plan (DOSP) to the City’s Planning Commission this evening and solicit comments from the Commissioners and public. If adopted, the... Read More »

Supersized Plans for North Beach Factory Site Rendered Anew

Supersized Plans for North Beach Factory Site Rendered Anew

As we first reported earlier this month, bigger plans to redevelop the iconic Buon Gusto Sausage Factory building at 535 Green Street – which was once the largest sausage and salami producing facility in the west – and its adjacent parking lot parcel are in the works. And having been... Read More »

Revised Plans for Cursed Van Ness Corridor Corner Approved, But…

Revised Plans for Cursed Van Ness Corridor Corner Approved, But…

The revised plans for a seven-story building to rise up to 70 feet in height on the southeast corner of Pacific and Van Ness, as newly rendered by Ian Birchall and Associates below, were approved last month. And with its 30-day appeal period having expired on Monday, the project... Read More »

Height of Proposed Tower(s) Likely to Be Reduced

Height of Proposed Tower(s) Likely to Be Reduced

As we first revealed last month, bonus plans for a 245-unit residential building to rise up to 294 feet in height on the northwest corner of Harrison and Hawthorne have been drawn.  And in order to build up to 294 feet in height upon the 650 Harrison Street parcel,... Read More »

Price for the “Most Expensive Home in San Francisco” Reduced

Price for the “Most Expensive Home in San Francisco” Reduced

Priced at $45 million last year, which was misreported by some as being “the most expensive home ever listed” in San Francisco, “Residence 950” at 950 Lombard Street – which now offers around 9,500 square feet of rather spectacular living space spread across a 15,700-square-foot Russian Hill lot with... Read More »

Mission District Corner in Play

Mission District Corner in Play

Plans to convert the former used car lot turned Firepie parcel on the northeast corner of Valencia and Cesar Chavez have been drafted. And as envisioned by Kerman Morris Architects, a six-story, 32,000-square-foot building could rise up to 65 feet in height on the skinny site and yield 23... Read More »

House of Light Returns Listed for a Million More

House of Light Returns Listed for a Million More

Having hit the market priced at $8.5 million in 2016, the award-winning “House of Light,” which was designed by the late modernist architect John Thodos and built on a wooded Menlo Park parcel back in 2010, ended up selling for $5,537,500, or roughly $1,099 per square foot, last year.... Read More »

Plans to Convert Podium Parking into Dwelling Units

Plans to Convert Podium Parking into Dwelling Units

There are currently 228 parking spaces in the podium of the 227-unit Bay Towers building at 388 Beale Street, the majority of which are tucked away behind the vented semi-circles on the third and fourth floors of the 20-story building which was developed in 1999. But plans to remove... Read More »

Landmark Doelger Building Back on the Market

Landmark Doelger Building Back on the Market

Built for Henry Doelger back in 1932, the now landmarked Art Deco building with a Streamline Modern addition at 320-326 Judah Street served as the headquarters, warehouse and sales office for the San Francisco builder extraordinaire into the 1950s. Purchased out of probate for $1.45 million in 2012 and... Read More »