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Embattled Navigation Center on Track for a December Opening

Embattled Navigation Center on Track for a December Opening

Having survived an appeal and dodged a requested restraining order and stay, construction on the hotly contested plans for a temporary Navigation Center to pop-up on the Port’s parking lot parcel known as Seawall Lot 330, adjacent to the Watermark and across from Piers 30-32, commenced in July and... Read More »

Calling All Billionaires, or Deep-Pocketed Developers, Take Two

Calling All Billionaires, or Deep-Pocketed Developers, Take Two

Having sat vacant since the former house which had occupied the prime Russian Hill parcel on the northwest corner of Broadway and Taylor was demolished back in 1910, big plans to redevelop the oversized 1000 Broadway site were pitched back in 2006. In 2012, the hedge fund which had... Read More »

Supersized Plans for North Beach Factory Site Rendered Anew

Supersized Plans for North Beach Factory Site Rendered Anew

As we first reported earlier this month, bigger plans to redevelop the iconic Buon Gusto Sausage Factory building at 535 Green Street – which was once the largest sausage and salami producing facility in the west – and its adjacent parking lot parcel are in the works. And having been... Read More »

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 »

Price for the “Most Expensive Home in San Francisco” Reduced

Price for the “Most Expensive Home in San Francisco” Reduced

Priced at $45 million last year, which was misreported by some as being “the most expensive home ever listed” in San Francisco, “Residence 950” at 950 Lombard Street – which now offers around 9,500 square feet of rather spectacular living space spread across a 15,700-square-foot Russian Hill lot with... 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 »

City Seeking Another Interim Use for an Affordable Housing Site

City Seeking Another Interim Use for an Affordable Housing Site

As with the fenced corner parcel at 7th and Brannan, the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development is now seeking proposals for a self-sustaining “interim use” of the underdeveloped 8,777-square-foot parcel at 967 Mission Street, between 6th and Mary, down in SoMa. It was back in 2015 that... Read More »

Landmark Doelger Building Back on the Market

Landmark Doelger Building Back on the Market

Built for Henry Doelger back in 1932, the now landmarked Art Deco building with a Streamline Modern addition at 320-326 Judah Street served as the headquarters, warehouse and sales office for the San Francisco builder extraordinaire into the 1950s. Purchased out of probate for $1.45 million in 2012 and... 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 »