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Denser Infill on the Boards

Denser Infill on the Boards

Having sat vacant since the former meat market on the site was demolished three decades ago, plans to develop the Bayview parcel at 5012 Third Street have been drafted. Zoned for development up to 40 feet in height, with standard density limits in place, initial discussions with Planning had... Read More »

Refined Pitch for Presidio Redevelopment

Refined Pitch for Presidio Redevelopment

Having been thoroughly panned by the Presidio Trust’s staff, the singular proposal to redevelop the 30-acre Fort Winfield Scott campus in the Presidio has been revised and refined (as expected). From the revised proposal: The Presidio Trust Preliminary Staff Report and feedback from the Presidio Trust board at the... Read More »

RFP for Affordable Condos to Rise in Mission Bay

RFP for Affordable Condos to Rise in Mission Bay

As we noted last month, when San Francisco’s 300-acre Mission Bay neighborhood is “fully developed” it is slated to encompass 6,500 units of housing; 4.4 million square feet of clinical, office and other commercial space; 419,000 square feet of retail; and over 40 acres of landscaped open space, totals... Read More »

City Seeking Affordable Housing Developer for Fenced SoMa Site

City Seeking Affordable Housing Developer for Fenced SoMa Site

Conveyed to the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development back in 2014, in lieu of providing below market rate (BMR) units within the new One Henry Adams and 801/855 Brannan Street buildings which were completed last year, the City is now seeking a qualified team to secure financing... Read More »

Planning for Contentious Central SoMa Development Proceeds

Planning for Contentious Central SoMa Development Proceeds

In the works since 2012 and dependent upon the survival of San Francisco’s Central SoMa Plan, at least with respect to its new height limits, the application to proceed with the mass redevelopment of 12 contiguous parcels stretching from 400 Second to 665 Harrison Street has formally been submitted... Read More »

Context for a Recent 25 Percent Over Asking Sale

Context for a Recent 25 Percent Over Asking Sale

We first took note of the well-designed unit #1 at 236 States Street back in 2008, a few years before it was marketed as a short-sale near the bottom of the Great Recession, foreclosed upon, and then sold by the bank for $600,000 in early 2012. Having since been remodeled,... Read More »

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 »

Wiener’s Big Housing Bill (SB 50) Shelved Anew

Wiener’s Big Housing Bill (SB 50) Shelved Anew

Following in the footsteps of Senator Scott Wiener’s original “transit-rich housing bonus” Bill 827 which was killed last year, Wiener’s follow-up bill, Senate Bill 50 (SB 50), which would allow for taller residential buildings to rise near transit and job-rich areas across California, has effectively been shelved by the... 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 »