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The Plan For Eight New SoMa Towers (a.k.a. Why That Club Will Be Razed)

The Plan For Eight New SoMa Towers (a.k.a. Why That Club Will Be Razed)

While currently only zoned for building up to 65-feet in height, the parcels upon which the San Francisco Tennis Club sits could be up-zoned for development up to 200-feet in height as part of San Francisco’s Central SoMa Plan. Originally known as the Central Corridor Plan, the Central SoMa... Read More »

Massive SoMa Tennis Club Sold, Plan For Development

Massive SoMa Tennis Club Sold, Plan For Development

Nine years ago, Pulte Homes placed the half-block sized San Francisco Tennis Club at Fifth and Brannan under contract with plans to bulldoze the club and build over 500 condos on the Central SoMa parcel which is currently zoned for development up to 65-feet, or roughly six stories, in... Read More »

Another SoMa Parking Lot On Brannan Soliciting Developers

Another SoMa Parking Lot On Brannan Soliciting Developers

Currently zoned for development up to 65 feet in height but expected to be up-zoned to 85 feet based on the pending Central SoMa Plan, the South of Market parking lot on the northwest corner of Brannan and Ritch is on the market and soliciting developers. Assuming it’s rezoned,... Read More »

Recommendations For Implementing An Eco-District In San Francisco

Recommendations For Implementing An Eco-District In San Francisco

About to be presented to San Francisco’s Planning Commission, an update on the plans for developing a Central SoMa “eco-district” and a series of recommendations and detailed strategies for how the eco-district should be implemented. The eco-district task force’s key recommendations around the areas of (1) equitable development, (2)... Read More »

The Plan to Transform Central SoMa’s Streets

The Plan to Transform Central SoMa’s Streets

Acknowledging that the existing Central SoMa transportation network isn’t sufficient today, much less sufficient to support a potential doubling of residents and workers in the area as proposed, a plan to improve the network, streets, and environment for pedestrians in SoMa has been drafted. The six key principles that... Read More »

Plans For Seven Stories Of Infill Along Folsom Near Sixth

Plans For Seven Stories Of Infill Along Folsom Near Sixth

Goldman Architects is quietly working on plans to demolish the single-story Arroyo Carlos & Sons auto repair shop at 980 Folsom Street and build a seven-story, mixed-use building in its place. As drafted, the new building would consist of 34 residential units over ground floor commercial space and a... Read More »

Blooming Big Plans For San Francisco Flower Mart Site

Blooming Big Plans For San Francisco Flower Mart Site

While the site of the two-story San Francisco Flower Mart complex is currently zoned for development up to 55 feet in height, as part of Planning’s Central Corridor Plan the parcel could be up-zoned for heights of up to 65 feet (the “Mid-Rise Alternative”) or even 85 feet (the... Read More »

Moving Quietly (And Quickly) With Plans To Raze Manor West

Moving Quietly (And Quickly) With Plans To Raze Manor West

The owner of the one-story building at 750 Harrison Street, between Third and Fourth streets with a frontage on Rizal as well, is quietly working on plans to raze the one-story commercial building on the site and build an 8-story building of up to 85-feet in its place. Currently... Read More »

Planning For The Upzoning Of SF’s Central Corridor, And Then Some

Planning For The Upzoning Of SF’s Central Corridor, And Then Some

First proposed in 2005, the plan to demolish all the buildings along the south side of Harrison Street between the surface parking lot at 725 Harrison and west to the corner of Fourth Street have been quietly dusted off and revised. While the original plan called for 572 residential... Read More »

Planning To Displace Porn To Erect An Office Building On Bluxome

Planning To Displace Porn To Erect An Office Building On Bluxome

Speaking of Western SoMa, a plan to demolish the two-story industrial building at 81-85 Bluxome between 4th and 5th Streets has been quietly floated with Planning. As proposed, a 65-foot-tall office building without parking would rise on the site. While current zoning allows for up to 65 feet in... Read More »