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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 »

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 »

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 »

Supersized West Oakland Project Redesigned, Slated for Approval

Supersized West Oakland Project Redesigned, Slated for Approval

Facing continued pushback from Oakland’s Planning Department with respect to the “monotonous and bulky massing,” the lack of a “rich public-private interface” and a lackluster tower design for the proposed 1,032-unit “Hub” development to rise upon the 3-acre Caltrans lot across from The Crucible, a block from the West Oakland BART... Read More »

Planning Pushing for a Higher-Rise in the Excelsior

Planning Pushing for a Higher-Rise in the Excelsior

Speaking of the processing of Preliminary Project Assessments (PPAs) for newly proposed developments in San Francisco, Planning has completed its preliminary review of the proposed seven-story building to rise upon the site of the shuttered Club Tapatio building at 4742 Mission Street in the Excelsior. As we first reported... Read More »

San Francisco’s Streamlined Approval Process

San Francisco’s Streamlined Approval Process

In general, it now takes between a year and three for a newly proposed multi-unit development in San Francisco to be preliminarily assessed, processed, analyzed, reviewed and readied for a potential approval hearing in front of San Francisco’s Planning Commission, a workflow which San Francisco’s Planning Department has been... Read More »

Big Plans for Odd Shaped Lower Potrero Hill Site

Big Plans for Odd Shaped Lower Potrero Hill Site

Plans to level the odd shaped, low slung commercial complex at 300 De Haro Street (which is currently home to Sally’s Deli, Torraku Ramen, Bunn Mike, El Sur, Unspuntech, Tip Toes Nail Salon, Mike and Maaike, and Roadster) are in the works. And as envisioned by DM Development, which... Read More »

Waylaid Mission District Development Redesigned, Closer to Reality

Waylaid Mission District Development Redesigned, Closer to Reality

In the works since 2014 but waylaid by the adoption and subsequent extension of ‘Interim Controls’ to limit new market-rate housing, office and retail developments in the Mission, and then by pushback from neighborhood groups concerned about “the mass of the building” over the past couple of years, plans... Read More »

Game On

Game On

Purchased for $1,192,999 in January of 2016, plans to redevelop the “charming” one-bedroom, one-bath home at 264 Grand View Avenue, on the northwestern edge of Noe Valley, were soon in the works. At the end of last year, a permit to “renovate” the home’s existing main floor and basement... Read More »