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Opposed Noe Infill Project Recommended for Approval

Opposed Noe Infill Project Recommended for Approval

Purchased with a faulty foundation for $1.925 million in January of last year, plans to demolish the little 1,270-square-foot Noe Valley home at 228 Vicksburg Street were soon drafted by E.E. Weiss Architects. And as proposed, a four-story, 6,325-square-foot building could rise up to 40 feet in height on... Read More »

Planning Supports Stonestown Redevelopment but Has Notes

Planning Supports Stonestown Redevelopment but Has Notes

San Francisco’s Planning Department has completed its preliminary review of Brookfield Properties’ proposed Master Plan for redeveloping the 41-acre Stonestown site, a plan which would yield around 2,900 new residential units; up to 200,000 square feet of new office space; a 200-room hotel; and an additional 200,000 square feet... Read More »

Plans for an 8-Story “Pod Hotel” on the Boards

Plans for an 8-Story “Pod Hotel” on the Boards

Plans to raze the 2-story San Francisco Fire Credit Union building at 12 Mint Plaza are in the works. And as envisioned by Prime Design for Elsey Partners, which is the Kansas-based team behind a couple of contentious micro-unit developments in the Mission, an eight-story, 160-bed “pod hotel” could... Read More »

Joe’s Cable Car Site and Approved Project Back in Play

Joe’s Cable Car Site and Approved Project Back in Play

While plans for a contemporary four-story development to rise up to 45 feet in height upon the Excelsior District parcel on the northwest corner of Mission and Tingley were approved back in 2019, as were demolition and building permits, the ground for the project has yet to be broken... Read More »

A Temple to/for Dining and Traditional Thanks

A Temple to/for Dining and Traditional Thanks

Purchased for $2.35 million in July of 2018, the 895-square-foot Cornona Heights home at 17 Temple Street was subsequently “remodeled,” expanded and unsuccessfully returned to the market listed for $3.995 million in October of last year, the same price at which the home was listed anew last month. Technically... Read More »

Big Plans for Piers 30-32 Have Raised Some Serious Concerns

Big Plans for Piers 30-32 Have Raised Some Serious Concerns

Having secured an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement (ENA) for the redevelopment of Piers 30-32 and Seawall Lot 330 across the Embarcadero, the Strada Investment Group and Trammell Crow team (a.k.a. Strada TCC Partners) have been meeting with key stakeholders, including the State Land and Bay Conservation and Development Commissions. As... Read More »

Plans for Another Bigger Infill Tower Progress

Plans for Another Bigger Infill Tower Progress

As we revealed earlier this year, plans for a 35-story tower to rise on the 90-space parking lot parcel at 395 3rd Street, on the northeast corner of 3rd and Harrison, cater-corner to the approved One Vassar development and a block away from the approved tower to rise at... Read More »

Tower May Conflict with Skyline Policy, Alternatives Sought

Tower May Conflict with Skyline Policy, Alternatives Sought

Engineered by Planning and adopted back in 2012, San Francisco’s Transit Center District Plan (TCDP) was designed to limit the number of tall buildings that would rise above the city’s downtown core, with building heights stepping down from the Salesforce/Transbay Transit Center Tower to establish a rolling skyline when... Read More »

Right to Negotiate for Half of Coliseum Site Has Been Awarded

Right to Negotiate for Half of Coliseum Site Has Been Awarded

Oakland’s City Council has granted the Oakland-based African American Sports And Entertainment Group (AASEG) the right to enter into an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement (ENA) for the City’s undivided share of the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum Complex Site. As such, AASEG will have up to two years to reach an agreement for... Read More »

Nearly $6,000 per Square Foot in Pac Heights, Six Years Ago

Nearly $6,000 per Square Foot in Pac Heights, Six Years Ago

Despite another misreport that’s now making the rounds, while the recent sale of the full-floor unit #6 in the iconic Alta Plaza Apartments building at 2500 Steiner Street was a record-setting price for a unit in the building at $15.5 million, or roughly $4,428 per square foot, it didn’t... Read More »