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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 »

Heritage On Fillmore Official Update: Inventory And Restaurants

Heritage On Fillmore Official Update: Inventory And Restaurants

So here’s the official inventory update for Heritage on Fillmore: 37 of 68 market rate condos “sold” (with 10 already having closed escrow and moving in) and 31 available (now starting at $600,000). That’s 27 arms length transactions over the past five months (plus 10 developer units that were... Read More »

JustQuotes: Not The Kind Of Hotbed We Like To Read About

“The Tenderloin and Market Street area is a new hotbed of drug dealing,” said Lt. John Murphy of the homicide detail. He said he has spoken to investigators in police gang and narcotics units about the spike in violence brought on by dealers and customers from outside the city.... Read More »

Transbay Terminal Design Update: And Then There Were Three

The Foster + Partners team was dropped and the Calatrava team dropped out (last month), and so the design competition for San Francisco’s new Transbay Terminal and Tower is down to three. At the same time John King reports that a number of Planning Department missteps could possibly impact... Read More »

JustQuotes: Highrise Housing (And More) For Candlestick Point

JustQuotes: Highrise Housing (And More) For Candlestick Point

“Top Vision has hired architect C.P. Wang of the renowned C.Y. Lee & Partners — the firm that designed Taipei 101, the world’s tallest fully inhabited skyscraper — to design the final phase of St. Francis Bay, which will include a 16-story, 465-unit tower nestled into Bayview Hill, the... Read More »

Why You Should Care About All Those New Developments (Part II)

Why You Should Care About All Those New Developments (Part II)

From a single anecdote of a family considering selling their single family home in Noe Valley in order to move into a condominium in South Mission Bay, to a second. And this time it’s a long-time neighborhood activist and “Planning Department watchdog” (Toby Levine) who is selling her landmark... Read More »

JustQuotes: A New Vision For A Hunters Point Neighborhood

“In a joint venture with partners Devine & Gong and Ridgepoint Non-Profit Housing Corp., Stewart and his team are proposing to raise $300 million to demolish a 267-unit public housing project on a Hunters Point hillside and replace it with a roughly 667-unit mixed-income neighborhood. The public housing would... Read More »