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San Francisco’s Housing Pipeline Hits a Record High

San Francisco’s Housing Pipeline Hits a Record High

With the number of newly proposed units of housing to be built in San Francisco having ticked up in the fourth quarter of last year, the number of apartments and condos under development in San Francisco (i.e., the city’s housing pipeline) ended 2019 at a new record high and... Read More »

Plans to Transform the Van Ness Motel

Plans to Transform the Van Ness Motel

Built in 1955, plans to double the capacity of the three-story Van Ness Motel turned “Van Ness Inn” have been drafted. As proposed, the second and third floors of the existing motel’s motor court would effectively be infilled with new rooms, an all-new fourth floor would be added atop... Read More »

Modern Mixed-Use Infill Project Closer to Reality

Modern Mixed-Use Infill Project Closer to Reality

As we first revealed back in 2018: Plans for a new mixed-use office building to rise on the southwest corner of 3rd and Harrison are in the works. While the 50-car parking lot site is slated to be upzoned for building up to 130 feet in height, per San... Read More »

Legislation to Restrict Demolition of Unaffordable Homes in SF

Intended as a means by which to preserve “relatively affordable, existing housing” in San Francisco, Section 317 of San Francisco’s Planning Code was adopted back in 2008 and requires the specific approval of a Conditional Use (CU) authorization for the demolition or merger of any existing housing which is... Read More »

Big Plans for an SRO Development on This Single-Family Site

Big Plans for an SRO Development on This Single-Family Site

Purchased for $1.9 million in November of last year, plans to raze the little 1,200-square-foot home at 3832 18th Street, a “1900’s home with period detail on amazing block in Eureka Valley,” are in the works. And as envisioned by M-J SF Investments, which is effectively an arm... Read More »

Refined Timing for Prominent Corner Redevelopment

Refined Timing for Prominent Corner Redevelopment

With the plans for a five-story, 129-unit development to rise up to 55 feet in height on the on the northeast corner of Howard and Ninth having been approved back in 2017, the now former Chevron/Burger King/Starbucks on the site was then shuttered and razed in 2018. As first... Read More »

Take Two (With an ADU) for a Suspended Noe Project

Take Two (With an ADU) for a Suspended Noe Project

Purchased for $1.485 million in April of 2015, plans to “reconfigure,” remodel and expand the vacant two-unit building at 1369-1371 Sanchez Street were submitted to Planning and approved. Based upon the set of plans which was submitted to Planning, a building permit for the project was issued in September... Read More »

O.G. Millennial Commune on the Market in S.F.

O.G. Millennial Commune on the Market in S.F.

Founded in a former sign factory building at 7-9 Langton Street back in 2007, “Langton Labs” was an “arts-driven warehouse community with a population of scientists, artists, engineers and world travelers,” a millennial commune of “engineers instead of hippies.” Sold for $2.35 million in August of 2016, the 6,000-square-foot... Read More »

Big Plans for Another Hillside Site Overlooking Noe Valley

Big Plans for Another Hillside Site Overlooking Noe Valley

Down the street from another hillside parcel for which even bigger plans have been teased, plans for a 24-unit, market-rate development to rise along Diamond Street, between the intersection of Diamond Heights Boulevard and 29th Street, overlooking Noe Valley, are in the works. As drafted by Solomon Cordwell Buenz... Read More »

141 Below Market Rate Modular Studios Even Closer to Reality

141 Below Market Rate Modular Studios Even Closer to Reality

As we outlined earlier this year: The ground for the 141-unit modular development to rise on Mission Bay South Block 9, adjacent to San Francisco’s new Public Safety Building and across the street from Phase 2 of the Giants’ massive Mission Rock development, is tentatively slated to be broken... Read More »