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Redevelopment of Decade-Old Pit (Somewhat) Closer to Reality

Redevelopment of Decade-Old Pit (Somewhat) Closer to Reality

Plans for a 25-unit development to rise up to 65 feet in height on the 14-year-old pit in the ground at 1145 Mission Street could be approved this week with the developer having just ‘volunteered’ to include four (4) units of below market rate (BMR) housing on-site – versus... Read More »

Angling for a Below Market Rate Switcheroo

Angling for a Below Market Rate Switcheroo

As we outlined back in 2015: Over the objections of the Plaza 16 Coalition, San Francisco’s Planning Commission has approved the plans for a five-story, 27-unit apartment building to rise on the southwest corner of South Van Ness and 17th Street in the Mission. The Coalition had demanded that... Read More »

Proposal Deadline for Contested Waterfront Lot and Piers

Proposal Deadline for Contested Waterfront Lot and Piers

Responses to the Port of San Francisco’s Request for Proposals (RFP) to redevelop Piers 30-32, which is currently serving as a COVID-19 testing site, and Seawall Lot 330 across the street, upon which the hotly contested Embarcadero Navigation Center was constructed, are due today, June 26. Keep in mind... Read More »

Plans for Condos Atop Iconic Union Square Building Progress

Plans for Condos Atop Iconic Union Square Building Progress

As we first revealed earlier this year, plans to redevelop the iconic I. Magnin/Macy’s Building on the southwest corner of Geary and Stockton, across from Union Square, were in the works, plans which included the addition of 21 residential condos atop the building; the conversion of the building’s middle... Read More »

Deep Cut(s) for Storied North Beach Venue

Deep Cut(s) for Storied North Beach Venue

As we outlined in September of last year: Built for an Italian men’s club in 1919, complete with a gym, boxing ring, and private social/supper club space, the ornate “Garibaldi Hall” at 435/443 Broadway, which is now on the market, has a storied history to tell. The roughly 12,000-square-foot... Read More »

Plans to Raze $16 Million Sea Cliff Home and Build Anew

Plans to Raze $16 Million Sea Cliff Home and Build Anew

Quietly acquired for $16 million in August of last year, plans to raze the 11,351-square-foot, three-story Mid-Century home at 4 Sea Cliff Avenue – which was built in 1956, expanded in 1998, upgraded in 2016 and occupies a 26,432-square-foot parcel overlooking Baker Beach, the Golden Gate and its Bridge... Read More »

Waylaid RFP for Temporary Terminal Site About to Be Released

Waylaid RFP for Temporary Terminal Site About to Be Released

Waylaid by the emergency closure and required fix of San Francisco’s new Salesforce/Transbay Transit Center, a refined request for proposals (RFP) to build around 250 units of below market rate (BMR) rental housing on the southern third of the shuttered Temporary Terminal Site, a nearly 43,000-square-foot site bounded by... Read More »

Another Prominent Gas Station Site in Play, But…

Another Prominent Gas Station Site in Play, But…

With building permits for the approved six-story, 186-unit development to rise on the Divisadero Touchless Carwash site next door having been requested and triaged, the 12,000-square-foot ARCO station site on the southeast corner of Divisadero and Fell is now on the market with a $8.75 million price tag. But... Read More »

Modified Plans for Condoless Hotel Tower Closer to Reality

Modified Plans for Condoless Hotel Tower Closer to Reality

While plans for a luxury hotel and condo tower designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop and Mark Cavagnero Associates were previously approved and permitted to rise up to 405-feet in height at 555 Howard Street, the 69 condos which were to top the development have since been eliminated from... Read More »

Creative Plans for Building(s) up in Central SoMa

Creative Plans for Building(s) up in Central SoMa

Plans to raze the through-block building at 470-474 Bryant Street, along with the adjacent, but much smaller, modern-looking building at 482 Bryant, are in the works. And as proposed by Aralon Properties, the property lines for the two parcels would then be redrawn to allow for two slightly offset,... Read More »