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Opposed Development Redesigned, Slated for Approval (Again)

Opposed Development Redesigned, Slated for Approval (Again)

As we outlined back in April: While opposed by a number of neighborhood factions, two new buildings could rise up to 78 feet in height upon the Mission District parking lot parcels across from the Armory on 14th Street. As designed by BAR Architects for Manouch Moshayedi/MX3 Ventures, a... Read More »

Reports of Illegal Airbnb-ing Continue to Drop in San Francisco

Reports of Illegal Airbnb-ing Continue to Drop in San Francisco

The number of formal complaints related to illegal short-term rental activity in San Francisco has continued to drop, with around 130 complaints lodged in the first half of 2019, which is down nearly 30 percent versus the same time last year and 60 percent fewer than the roughly 320... Read More »

Deal(s) for Massive Flower Mart Redevelopment Inked

Deal(s) for Massive Flower Mart Redevelopment Inked

Tentative development deals between the San Francisco Flower Mart Tenants Association, Kilroy Realty and the City of San Francisco have been inked, clearing the way for the massive redevelopment of the existing San Francisco Flower Mart site along Brannan, between 5th and 6th Streets, to be approved by San... Read More »

Rejected Oakland Tower Take Two

Rejected Oakland Tower Take Two

As we first reported earlier this year, with Oakland’s Planning Commission having formally rejected the plans for a proposed 460-foot-tall, and seemingly split, tower to rise on the historic King Block in Downtown Oakland, a move which shouldn’t have caught any plugged-in readers by surprise, the project team has been... Read More »

Big Plans for (Another) Former Armory Site Have Been Drawn

Big Plans for (Another) Former Armory Site Have Been Drawn

As we outlined last year: Built to serve as an armory for the National Guard around 1906, and on the market for $9.9 million , the asking price for the three-story parking garage at 819 Ellis Street is now down to an even $8 million. While since shuttered,... Read More »

Plans to Build Even Higher on an Up-Zoned SoMa Site

Plans to Build Even Higher on an Up-Zoned SoMa Site

As we first reported back in 2017, plans to raze the two-story Fast Signs Building on the northwest corner of Harrison and Hawthorne Streets and develop a 130-foot-tall residential building on the site, with 118 residential units over a garage for 26 cars, were in the works. While the... Read More »

Developer Seeks Concessions to Build Shorter Than Allowed

Developer Seeks Concessions to Build Shorter Than Allowed

Plans to level the two-story industrial building at 560 Brannan Street, adjacent to an already approved major development and across the street from the San Francisco Tennis Club site, are in the works. And while the parcel is zoned for development up to 130 feet in height along Brannan,... Read More »

Ambitious Potrero Hill Infill Project has Traded Hands

Ambitious Potrero Hill Infill Project has Traded Hands

As we outlined back in 2017: The 125-foot stretch of land between the Potrero Hill homes at 905 and 953 Kansas Street has never before been developed, perhaps because of the large rock outcropping which dominates the site. But said stretch is legally five developable parcels. And as newly... Read More »

Redesigned for Luxury and Put Back in Play

Redesigned for Luxury and Put Back in Play

The underdeveloped lot at the corner of Cleveland Street and Park Boulevard in Oakland’s Cleveland Heights neighborhood hit the market in 2004 with permitted plans for a 25-unit building – including 24 residential units, one commercial space and a 25-car garage – to rise on the 2805 Park Boulevard... Read More »

Mega-Project Has (Partially) Broken Ground

Mega-Project Has (Partially) Broken Ground

Approved by Planning back in 2015 but waylaid by legal challenges, the ground for the massive 5M Project – which spans a 4-acre South of Market site stretching from Mission to Howard and Fifth to Mary – has officially broken ground. Now championed by Brookfield Properties, which acquired Forest City... Read More »