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Why LuLu’s Shuttering Shouldn’t Come as a Surprise

Why LuLu’s Shuttering Shouldn’t Come as a Surprise

While the shuttering of Restaurant LuLu after 24 years at 816 Folsom Street appears to have caught some by surprise, the writing was on the wall if you knew where to look. Purchased for $1 million back in 1991, the parcel upon which the restaurant’s 8,600-square-foot building sits is... Read More »

More Height Coming in the New Year

More Height Coming in the New Year

While the height of the new Salesforce/Transbay Tower rising at 415 Mission Street has already caught plenty of people by surprise, particularly when unexpectedly seen from afar, keep in mind that the tower’s 150-foot-tall crown, which will represent 14 percent of the 1,070-foot-tall Transbay tower’s total height, has yet... Read More »

Planning Raises Proposed Height Limit for Central SoMa Tower Site

Planning Raises Proposed Height Limit for Central SoMa Tower Site

When the City’s revised Central SoMa Plan was unveiled in August, it raised the proposed height limits for numerous neighborhood parcels, including an up-zoning of the Flower Mart site to allow development up to 270 feet in height and a 400-foot limit for the Creamery/HD Buttercup parcels at the... Read More »

Big Problems for Proposed 300-Foot Tower Across from Caltrain

Big Problems for Proposed 300-Foot Tower Across from Caltrain

The project team behind a proposed 300-foot-tall tower to rise at 330 Townsend Street recently shifted gears and architects, abandoning their original plans for a modern office or mixed-use development in favor of a 31-story residential building designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB), with 374 condos over 11,500 square... Read More »

Plans for a 21-Story Central SoMa Infill Hotel Revealed

Plans for a 21-Story Central SoMa Infill Hotel Revealed

As we first reported last year, “have no fear, unless you happen to rely on the parking lot at 350 Second Street or own a condo at 77 Dow Place that currently overlooks the parcel, an architect has been engaged to start working on plans for a new... Read More »

Planning Seeks More Variety for Massive Flower Mart Redevelopment

Planning Seeks More Variety for Massive Flower Mart Redevelopment

Planning has just finished its preliminary review of the draft plans for the massive redevelopment of the San Francisco Flower Mart site, a project which could yield over two million square feet of office space; 89,000 square feet of retail/restaurant space; a new 125,000 square foot Flower Mart on... Read More »

Proposed All Stars Donuts Redevelopment Is Now a Hotel

Proposed All Stars Donuts Redevelopment Is Now a Hotel

Speaking of big hotel projects, the development team behind the proposed redevelopment of the All Stars Donuts shop site at 5th and Harrison has shifted gears and drafted new plans for a 197-room hotel to rise across the 399 5th Street parcel. As designed by Stanton Architecture, the eight-story... Read More »

Designs for a Slice of This SoMa Gas Station Site Have Been Drawn

Designs for a Slice of This SoMa Gas Station Site Have Been Drawn

With the lease for the Shell station on the corner of Fifth and Folsom expiring early next year, plans for a slender eight-story building to rise on the western quarter of the 300 Fifth Street site, which is officially its own parcel, have been drafted by Elevation Architects. As... Read More »

New Plan for Central SoMa Doubles Additional Housing and Jobs

New Plan for Central SoMa Doubles Additional Housing and Jobs

While the area defined as “Central SoMa” has shrunk from 260 to 230 acres, with the majority of the area’s northern boundary having been shifted to the south of Howard versus Market Street, the City’s revised Central SoMa Plan now includes the potential for an additional 7,800 units of... Read More »

The Grand Plan for Building Up Central SoMa Is about to Be Revealed

The Grand Plan for Building Up Central SoMa Is about to Be Revealed

The 260 acres of land bounded by Market, Second, Townsend and Sixth Streets, which will soon be bisected by the Central Subway and is collectively known as Central SoMa, is currently zoned to support the building of 8,225 new residential units and office space for another 19,140 workers. By... Read More »