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Request “To Preserve Noe Valley’s Character And Charm” Rejected

Request “To Preserve Noe Valley’s Character And Charm” Rejected

San Francisco’s Planning Commission has voted 7-0 to reject the requested Discretionary Review (DR) for the home to be built at 645 Duncan Street, approving the designs for the new 4,820 square foot Noe Valley home as proposed. And while we’ll have to consider it a rumor for now,... Read More »

Outer Parkside Block Back On Track For Big Development

Outer Parkside Block Back On Track For Big Development

Approved for the development of 56 new housing units, 23,000 square feet of commercial space, and an open-air market, the Outer Parkside block fronting Sloat Boulevard between 46th and 47th Avenues had fallen into foreclosure on $4,220,000 loan. As we first reported at the beginning of the year: While... Read More »

Buyers Of 6,000 Foot Home Now Fight To Preserve “Noe’s Charm”

Buyers Of 6,000 Foot Home Now Fight To Preserve “Noe’s Charm”

As we first reported earlier this week, the approved plans for a staggered three-story over garage Noe Valley home to be built at 645 Duncan Street have been challenged by the “Noe Valley Neighbors” who have gathered support for their requested Discretionary Review to overturn the project’s approval by... Read More »

Growing Pains And Gouging For Electric Vehicles In Mission Bay

When Bosa built the Madrone down in Mission Bay, five electric vehicle (EV) charging stations with two plugs each were installed in the building’s garage for a total of ten potential parking spaces from which EV’s, such as a Tesla, can be charged. While the ten spaces for EV’s... Read More »

Going To The Dogs Over At The New Brannan Street Wharf?

Going To The Dogs Over At The New Brannan Street Wharf?

With the ribbon for San Francisco’s Brannan Street Wharf project having been cut last month, has the new park gone to the dogs? While the Wharf’s 400-foot lawn was intended for “informal play,” it’s perfect for running a pooch. And while it isn’t a designated dog park, the use... Read More »

A Bit Of Local Love That’s About To Be Lost

A Bit Of Local Love That’s About To Be Lost

Recently commissioned to paint for a European pop star whom shall not be named, up and coming local artist Casey O’Connell’s mural The Space Between currently adorns the side of a Glen Park house on Lippard Avenue, a glimpse of which can be caught from the street. According to... Read More »

Construction Watch: Digging Deep And Covering Up On Rincon Hill

Construction Watch: Digging Deep And Covering Up On Rincon Hill

In the words of a camera toting tipster, “Just like in Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, they’ve dug deep enough over at 45 Lansing that they’ll now need a crane to remove the backhoes” from the basement of the 39-story Rincon Hill condo tower to rise. Quickly rising... Read More »

Archeologists Descend On San Francisco Construction Site

Archeologists Descend On San Francisco Construction Site

Two weeks ago the ground was first broken for the 655-unit LUMINA to be built at 201 Folsom Street, a joint development between Tishman Speyer and China Vanke. This weekend, a plugged-in tipster captures the archeologists who have since descended upon the fenced-in parcel, once the site of a... Read More »

More Dirt on Madrone

More Dirt on Madrone

With many having paid for million dollar views, a mini-revolt is brewing over at Madrone as residents are becoming increasingly frustrated with the state of the building’s windows and appearance over in South Mission Bay. While the building’s Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&R’s) dictate that Madrone’s windows are to... Read More »

Beware The Renderings Of Giants

Beware The Renderings Of Giants

San Francisco’s Planning Commission will decide whether or not to approve Chipotle Mexican Grill’s application to renovate and open in the vacant Upper Market building at 2100 Market Street on Thursday, Chipotle’s rendering for which is presented above. In the words of an observant reader: “I like how the... Read More »