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Plans for Development of Key SoMa Site Closer to Reality

Plans for Development of Key SoMa Site Closer to Reality

In exchange for the additional height and density afforded by San Francisco’s Central SoMa Plan, new office developments in the area are required to incorporate ground floor Privately‐Owned Public Open Spaces (POPOS) which are easily accessible, including on weekends and evenings, and “open to the sky.” And with that... Read More »

Refined Plans for Modern Buddhist Temple Slated for Approval

Refined Plans for Modern Buddhist Temple Slated for Approval

Having been on hold over the past few years, the refined plans for a modern six-story temple to rise on the American Buddhist Cultural Society’s office and bookstore building parcel at 1750 Van Ness Avenue could be approved next week. In addition to a main shrine hall and meditation... Read More »

Approved Grubstake Redevelopment Challenged Anew

Approved Grubstake Redevelopment Challenged Anew

In the works since mid-2015, as we first reported at the time, San Francisco’s Planning Commission approved the bonus-sized plans for a modern 8-story building to rise up to 83 feet on the historic Grubstake site last month, a site which is principally zoned for development up to 65... Read More »

Bonus Plans for a 58-Story Tower to Rise Right Here

Bonus Plans for a 58-Story Tower to Rise Right Here

Plans for a 58-story tower to rise up to 575 feet in height on the South of Market parcel at 620 Folsom Street, upon which a three-story, 43-foot-tall office building currently sits, have been drafted and massed by SCB below, along with a placeholder for the approved 42-story development... Read More »

Modern Dolores Heights Infill Mansion Slated for Approval

Modern Dolores Heights Infill Mansion Slated for Approval

Purchased for $6.853 million in May of 2019, plans to raze the remodeled 2,317-square-foot Dolores Heights home at 376 Hill Street, along with its pool and 499-square-foot pool house, a detached one-bedroom unit which sits on the back of the home’s rare 7,300-square-foot lot, are in the works. And... Read More »

Problems for Skinny 13-Story Polk Gulch Building as Proposed

Problems for Skinny 13-Story Polk Gulch Building as Proposed

As we revealed back in June, plans for a skinny 13-story building to rise up to 130 feet in height on the northwest corner of Polk and Olive, across from the Mitchell Brothers O’Farrell Theater site, have been drafted.  And as envisioned by the project team, the development would... Read More »

Renovated Beaux-Arts Beauty Hasn’t Moved Despite Big Cuts

Renovated Beaux-Arts Beauty Hasn’t Moved Despite Big Cuts

Purchased for $9.75 million in August of 2016, the interior of the fully renovated Nob Hill home at 1230 Sacramento Street has since been made over by Jonathan Adler, blending “the timeless and elegant original architectural details” of the Beaux-Arts residence, which was designed by Arthur J. Laib and... Read More »

West Oakland Déjà Vu

West Oakland Déjà Vu

Designed by Baran Studio Architecture and listed for “$849,000” in June of 2016, despite its nearly identical sister home with a yellow door having sold for $1.025 million the month prior, the sale of the modern West Oakland infill home at 864 Wood Street closed escrow with a contract... Read More »

Infamous Mansion Could Sell for Less Than $5 Million, But…

Infamous Mansion Could Sell for Less Than $5 Million, But…

As we outlined back in June: While slated to be foreclosed upon, again, in July, the courthouse auction for the infamous seven-bedroom home at 224 Sea Cliff Avenue was canceled the day after we highlighted it and the notice of default on the property, which was issued by a... Read More »

Plans to Redevelop Landmarked Theater Back in Play

Plans to Redevelop Landmarked Theater Back in Play

Plans for redeveloping the former El Rey Theater at 1970 Ocean Avenue, which was purchased out of foreclosure for $1.06 million in 2015 and subsequently designated an official San Francisco Landmark (No. 274), were drafted and submitted to the City back in 2019. As we outlined at the time:... Read More »