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Super Skinny Hayes Valley Development Fully Permitted!  But…

Super Skinny Hayes Valley Development Fully Permitted! But…

As we outlined back in the fourth quarter of 2016: Having been approved for a pair of super skinny buildings to rise up to five stories across the Hayes Valley site, the two former Central Freeway Parcels M and N (a.k.a. 300 and 350 Octavia Street) are now on... Read More »

Nob Hill Subdivision Slated for Approval

Nob Hill Subdivision Slated for Approval

Permits to demolish the 512-square-foot, one-car garage that occupies the Nob Hill lot at 1728 Larkin Street, which was created and then sold for $2 million in 2019 by subdividing the detached garage’s lot from the adjoining three-unit building’s parcel at 1720-1724 Larkin Street, have been requested. And if... Read More »

Corner of (Broken) Dreams Back on the Market

Corner of (Broken) Dreams Back on the Market

Foreclosed upon in 2012 and then again in 2019, the verdant Russian Hill parcel on the northwest corner of Broadway and Taylor, big plans for which have been drawn, is back on the market. As we outlined back in 2019: Having sat vacant since the former house which had... Read More »

Conversion of Iconic Building Even Closer to Reality

Conversion of Iconic Building Even Closer to Reality

As we outlined earlier this year: The plans for redeveloping the iconic I. Magnin/Macy’s Building on the southwest corner of Geary and Stockton, across from Union Square, have been refined and newly rendered by Handel Architects. While the top three floors of the building are still envisioned to be... Read More »

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 »