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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 »

Much Bigger Plans for this Central SoMa Gas Station Site

Much Bigger Plans for this Central SoMa Gas Station Site

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 been abandoned. At the same time, plans for... Read More »

Affordable Units about to Rise on Previously Prohibited Site

Affordable Units about to Rise on Previously Prohibited Site

Having successfully rezoned the north side of 16th Street, between Folsom and Shotwell, to both allow housing to be built on the previously zoned Production, Distribution & Repair (PDR) site (a designation which explicitly prohibits housing) and raise its height limit from 58 to 90 feet, the ceremonial ground... Read More »

Developer Seeks Forgiveness for Reimagined $9.4 Million Home

Developer Seeks Forgiveness for Reimagined $9.4 Million Home

Purchased for $1.5 million in August of 2014, when bank-owned, two legal units and partially tenant occupied, the “classic Victorian” at 3847-3849 18th Street, half a block from San Francisco’s Mission Dolores Park, has since been rather spectacularly “reimagined for 21st-century living, adding contemporary and high-tech conveniences behind a... Read More »

Recommendation to Prioritize Development in Central SoMa

Recommendation to Prioritize Development in Central SoMa

Approved by voters in 1986, Proposition M limits the amount of new office space that can be built in San Francisco and provides San Francisco’s Planning Commission with the sole authority to allocate the pool of entitlements. As of the end of March, the pool of allocable space for... Read More »

Modern Bayview Development on the Boards

Modern Bayview Development on the Boards

Plans to raze the dilapidated storage shed which currently spans four underdeveloped Bayview parcels on the corner of 3rd Street and Thornton Avenue have been drafted. As envisioned, the four parcels (5210-5216 3rd Street) would be merged. The corner billboard would be demolished. And a modern five-story development would... Read More »

Twisty 400-Foot-Tall Tower has Topped Out

Twisty 400-Foot-Tall Tower has Topped Out

Having broken ground on the northwest corner of Spear and Folsom back in 2017, construction on the twisty 400-foot-tall tower dubbed MIRA (a.k.a. 280 Spear Street) has officially “topped out.” And with the installation of the tower’s distinctive façade rapidly progressing, as captured above and below by Jason O’Rear... Read More »

Price Cut for a Newly Rendered Noe Flip

Price Cut for a Newly Rendered Noe Flip

Having been owned by the same family for half a century, the three-bedroom Noe Valley Victorian at 331 Day Street hit the market last May, touting “many of the traditional details that Victorian fans appreciate: from the crown moulding (sic) and embossed wallpaper to the glass cabinet pulls and... Read More »

No Major Red Flags for Proposed Tower of Micro Rooms

No Major Red Flags for Proposed Tower of Micro Rooms

As we first reported earlier this year, plans for a slender 25-story hotel to rise up to 260 feet in height on the 4,000-square-foot parking lot site at 36 Tehama Street have been drafted. And as designed by Handel Architects for J Street Hospitality, the Transbay District tower would... Read More »

Plans for Major Planning Changes and Redevelopment Advance

Plans for Major Planning Changes and Redevelopment Advance

As envisioned, over 1,000 units of housing; nearly 400,000 square feet of new office, lab and/or PDR space; 11,000 square feet of retail; and off-street parking for 1,060 cars would rise up to 240 feet in height on Recology’s roughly 6-acre site at 900 7th Street. But as we... Read More »