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Planning Questions “Open Space” for Key Central SoMa Site

Planning Questions “Open Space” for Key Central SoMa Site

As we revealed earlier this year, the proposed building to rise up to 160 feet in height upon the nearly one acre parcel at 490 Brannan Street, at the corner of Fourth and upon which a Wells Fargo, Starbucks and 116-space parking lot currently sit, incorporates a covered arcade... Read More »

Calling All Contractors for Extension of Mission Creek Park

Calling All Contractors for Extension of Mission Creek Park

As we outlined earlier this year, of the 22 acres of additional open space that has yet to be built out across Mission Bay, six acres will be added to Mission Creek Park over the next couple of years on blocks P2, P8 and P3; the nearly 2-acre Mariposa... Read More »

Neighborhood Changing Development Closer to Reality

Neighborhood Changing Development Closer to Reality

Banking on the survival of San Francisco’s Central SoMa Plan, Tishman Speyer is pushing forward with plans to completely redevelop the northeast corner of Brannan and Fifth Streets, across from the San Francisco Tennis Club site. Having been completely redesigned by Michael Maltzan Architecture last year, the refined plans... Read More »

Denser Infill on the Boards

Denser Infill on the Boards

Having sat vacant since the former meat market on the site was demolished three decades ago, plans to develop the Bayview parcel at 5012 Third Street have been drafted. Zoned for development up to 40 feet in height, with standard density limits in place, initial discussions with Planning had... Read More »

Refined Pitch for Presidio Redevelopment

Refined Pitch for Presidio Redevelopment

Having been thoroughly panned by the Presidio Trust’s staff, the singular proposal to redevelop the 30-acre Fort Winfield Scott campus in the Presidio has been revised and refined (as expected). From the revised proposal: The Presidio Trust Preliminary Staff Report and feedback from the Presidio Trust board at the... Read More »

Landmark Home Quietly Trades for $2,828 per Foot

Landmark Home Quietly Trades for $2,828 per Foot

On the market since 2014 with a $12 million price tag, which was never reduced, the landmark Russian Hill home at 1032 Broadway has just quietly traded hands with an $11 million contract price or roughly $2,828 per square foot. Built in 1853 for Joseph H. Atkinson, a builder,... Read More »

RFP for Affordable Condos to Rise in Mission Bay

RFP for Affordable Condos to Rise in Mission Bay

As we noted last month, when San Francisco’s 300-acre Mission Bay neighborhood is “fully developed” it is slated to encompass 6,500 units of housing; 4.4 million square feet of clinical, office and other commercial space; 419,000 square feet of retail; and over 40 acres of landscaped open space, totals... Read More »

Impact of Sea Level Rise on San Francisco Assessed

Impact of Sea Level Rise on San Francisco Assessed

Having already identified the areas of San Francisco that are most vulnerable to a rising sea, San Francisco’s Sea Level Rise Coordinating Committee (SLRCC), which is tasked with developing an interagency understanding of the impact of sea level rise on the city and developing a plan to mitigate its... Read More »

City Seeking Affordable Housing Developer for Fenced SoMa Site

City Seeking Affordable Housing Developer for Fenced SoMa Site

Conveyed to the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development back in 2014, in lieu of providing below market rate (BMR) units within the new One Henry Adams and 801/855 Brannan Street buildings which were completed last year, the City is now seeking a qualified team to secure financing... Read More »

Bonus Plans for Building Up Third Street

Bonus Plans for Building Up Third Street

Plans to raze the Philadelphia Church of God in Christ building at 5270/2 Third Street and level the adjacent vacant parcel are in the works. And as newly rendered by MWA Architects, plans for a 5-story building to rise on the merged site near the corner of Williams have... Read More »