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Be Heard On The Heart Of San Francisco’s New Downtown

Be Heard On The Heart Of San Francisco’s New Downtown

San Francisco’s 1985 Downtown Plan “envisioned the area around the Transbay Terminal as the heart of the new downtown.” And the Fourth and King Street rail yard (and Caltrain station) is in need of “development.” Have a vision, voice or thought that will help “ulfill the vision of the... Read More »

A TJPA Offer You Really Can’t Refuse

Another seriously plugged in reader; another big development; and another big question: The Transbay Joint Powers Admin over that past few weeks has been sending out offer letters to purchase properties around the Transbay Terminal. The TJPA is moving forward with their acquisition plan for 20+ properties (maybe... Read More »

Argenta Rises While Buildings For Crescent Heights Are Razed

Argenta Rises While Buildings For Crescent Heights Are Razed

The soon to be 17-story Argenta is rising to the west of Fox Plaza with little fanfare (and nary a mention of sales), while across the street to the south (at the southwest corner of 10th and Market) all of the buildings have been razed in order to make... Read More »

The Official Cathedral Hill Tower (1481 Post Street) Website

A plugged-in tipster directs us to the ADCO Group’s website for the proposed Cathedral Hill Tower (1481 Post Street). Think summary, FAQs (“We hope to get our final permits sometime in 2008, so we expect that the project will be completed by 2010”), and a complete rundown of community... Read More »

Fox Plaza (1390 Market): 250 New Condos In The Works

Fox Plaza (1390 Market): 250 New Condos In The Works

According to J.K. Dineen, “Archstone-Smith is pushing forward with plans to raze the corner retail element and replace it with a 250-unit flatiron-style condo building.” The planned wedge-shaped terra-cotta and glass 120-foot structure, with retail, would replace the low-slung building that houses Starbucks and a stationery... Read More »

For Policy Wonks Only, Or Simply Those Who Care

Are Eastside development battles finally going to be brought to a close? The San Francisco Planning Department’s draft Eastern Neighborhoods Environmental Impact Report (600 pages) was approved for release Saturday. Decisions about zoning in these four neighborhoods – the Mission, Showplace Square/Potrero Hill, East SoMa and Central Waterfront –... Read More »

Plugged-In Readers Ask, Plugged-In Readers Answer (We Hope)

Plugged-In Readers Ask, Plugged-In Readers Answer (We Hope)

1. “Anybody know what’s up at 13th & Harrison (across from the esteemed Eagle)? The ramshackle building on the corner (part of the whole block complex that’s been fenced off for years) was finally demolished this weekend. Including all the defunct buildings on the site (the only functioning business... Read More »

Out With The Old: 45 Lansing And The Lot Around Watermark

Out With The Old: 45 Lansing And The Lot Around Watermark

Paul Hwang of Skybox Realty captures the demolition of 45 Lansing. Cater-corner to One Rincon Hill, 45 Lansing is slated to become 305 uberluxury condominiums (“the most upscale development the new neighborhood has seen, with “exotic” marble baths, Italian Snaidero cabinetry, Gaggenau cooking appliances, Jacuzzi hydrotherapy tubs with built-in... Read More »

The (SOM) Master Plan For San Francisco’s Treasure Island

The (SOM) Master Plan For San Francisco’s Treasure Island

A plugged-in tipster directs us to Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s Master Plan for Treasure Island and an overview from NewcitySkyline: The Treasure Island Plan involves a unique, 21st century San Francisco community that is socially and economically diverse and supported by close-knit neighborhoods, unprecedented open space, resource-conserving technology and... Read More »

3400 Cesar Chavez: Approved But Opposed (By MAC) In The Mission

3400 Cesar Chavez: Approved But Opposed (By MAC) In The Mission

A new development at 3400 Cesar Chavez would bring 60 new housing units (30 one-bedroom, 27 two-bedroom, 3 three-bedroom); sidewalk plantings, landscaping in the Cesar Chavez Street median between Mission and Bartlett Streets, and interior courtyard; and a 24-hour Walgreens (not to mention 60 residential, 30 bike, 24 customer,... Read More »