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New New Timing for Major Visitacion Valley Redevelopment

New New Timing for Major Visitacion Valley Redevelopment

As we outlined in the third quarter of last year: Shuttered back in 1999, the old Schlage Lock factory and Southern Pacific Railyard parcel along Bayshore Boulevard, near the heart of Visitacion Valley, was leveled 10 years later in order to clear the way for a proposed 20-acre transit... Read More »

The Grand Plan for Oakland’s Downtown

The Grand Plan for Oakland’s Downtown

Having released a “preliminary draft” of its comprehensive plan to transform Downtown Oakland earlier this year, Oakland’s Planning Department will present its official Draft of the Downtown Oakland Specific Plan (DOSP) to the City’s Planning Commission this evening and solicit comments from the Commissioners and public. If adopted, the... Read More »

City Seeking Another Interim Use for an Affordable Housing Site

City Seeking Another Interim Use for an Affordable Housing Site

As with the fenced corner parcel at 7th and Brannan, the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development is now seeking proposals for a self-sustaining “interim use” of the underdeveloped 8,777-square-foot parcel at 967 Mission Street, between 6th and Mary, down in SoMa. It was back in 2015 that... Read More »

San Francisco’s Streamlined Approval Process

San Francisco’s Streamlined Approval Process

In general, it now takes between a year and three for a newly proposed multi-unit development in San Francisco to be preliminarily assessed, processed, analyzed, reviewed and readied for a potential approval hearing in front of San Francisco’s Planning Commission, a workflow which San Francisco’s Planning Department has been... Read More »

Giants Positioning to Break Ground on Massive Mission Rock Project

Giants Positioning to Break Ground on Massive Mission Rock Project

Mission Rock Partners, which is a Joint Venture between the San Francisco Giants and Tishman Speyer, is positioning to break ground on the first phase of their massive (yes, massive) redevelopment of the Port’s 28‐acre Seawall Lot 337 (a.k.a Oracle Park’s Parking Lot A) by the end of this... Read More »

Looking for an Incentive to Purchase a Penthouse Shell?

Looking for an Incentive to Purchase a Penthouse Shell?

Technically it’s not a price cut, the prevalence of which has been on the rise in San Francisco, as the list price for the 5,700-square-foot penthouse shell #41A atop the LUMINA tower at 201 Folsom Street remains at $11.495 million. But the listing notes for the two-level unit have... Read More »

Market Street Mortuary Redevelopment Is Officially Underway

Market Street Mortuary Redevelopment Is Officially Underway

In the works since the end of 2014, as we revealed at the time, the Prado Group formally broke ground on the redevelopment of the Sullivan’s Funeral Home site at 2238-2254 Market Street, on the border of Duboce Triangle and the Castro, this morning. The redevelopment, which should take... Read More »

Affordable Waterfront Development Has Broken Ground

Affordable Waterfront Development Has Broken Ground

Having identified the parking lot parcels fronting Front and Davis Streets, between Broadway and Vallejo, as “the greatest affordable housing development opportunity among the seawall lots in the northeastern waterfront,” the Port began drafting a solicitation for developers of the former Embarcadero Freeway site back... Read More »

Newly Proposed Development on the Rise in San Francisco

Newly Proposed Development on the Rise in San Francisco

Having dropped to a seven-year low in 2018, the number of newly proposed plans for major developments in San Francisco has been on the rise this year. In fact, plans for nearly 40 new major developments having been submitted to Planning since the beginning of the year, which is... Read More »

Mega-Project Has (Partially) Broken Ground

Mega-Project Has (Partially) Broken Ground

Approved by Planning back in 2015 but waylaid by legal challenges, the ground for the massive 5M Project – which spans a 4-acre South of Market site stretching from Mission to Howard and Fifth to Mary – has officially broken ground. Now championed by Brookfield Properties, which acquired Forest City... Read More »