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Planning Could Approve Neighborhood-Changing Plan This Month (UPDATED)

Planning Could Approve Neighborhood-Changing Plan This Month (UPDATED)

With the legislative process required to adopt San Francisco’s ambitious Central SoMa Plan having successfully been initiated last week, a move which shouldn’t catch any plugged-in readers by surprise, the public hearing at which San Francisco’s Planning Commission could vote to approve the plan and recommend its adoption by... Read More »

Neighborhood Changing Plan Slated for Initiation

Neighborhood Changing Plan Slated for Initiation

San Francisco’s Planning Commission is slated to formally initiate the legislative process required to adopt San Francisco’s ambitious Central SoMa Plan this Thursday, March 1, a move which shouldn’t catch any plugged-in readers by surprise. Once formally initiated, the countdown of a mandated 20-day “notice period” will commence, after... Read More »

Plans to Underground the San Francisco Tennis Club Revealed

Plans to Underground the San Francisco Tennis Club Revealed

The plans for a massive redevelopment of the San Francisco Tennis Club site at 645 5th Street are moving forward and have been redesigned and newly rendered below by IwamotoScott and Studios Architecture. As now formally proposed, the 88 Bluxome Street project would yield 833,000 square feet of office... Read More »

Proposed SoMa Tower Sheds 100 Feet of Height

Proposed SoMa Tower Sheds 100 Feet of Height

With Planning having balked at the proposed height of a 350-foot-tall tower to rise at 636 4th Street, upon the former K&L Wine Merchants building parcel which is currently only zoned for development up to 85 feet in height but is slated to be up-zoned to 250-feet if San... Read More »

Redevelopment of SoMa Gas Station Site Revving Up

Redevelopment of SoMa Gas Station Site Revving Up

As we first reported back in 2016: 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,... Read More »

Timeline for Adoption of SF’s Big Central SoMa Plan Has Been Reset

Timeline for Adoption of SF’s Big Central SoMa Plan Has Been Reset

Having been pushed back a few months, slipped a few and then pushed back a few more, San Francisco’s Planning Department is now aiming to formally initiate the legislative process required to adopt San Francisco’s ambitious Central SoMa Plan at the Planning Commission hearing scheduled for March 1. As... Read More »

Skinny New Development Slated for Approval

Skinny New Development Slated for Approval

Plans to raze the two-story building on the northwest corner of Harrison and Lapu Lapu Streets, merge the 744 Harrison Street parcel with the parking lot parcel at 29 Rizal Street behind, and construct a skinny 8-story building across the Central SoMa site are slated to be approved next... Read More »

The Antithesis of Swoopy at Fifth and Brannan as Newly Proposed

The Antithesis of Swoopy at Fifth and Brannan as Newly Proposed

While Tishman Speyer is pushing forward with plans to completely redevelop the northeast corner of Brannan and Fifth Streets, across from the contentious San Francisco Tennis Club project, an all-new approach for the 598 Brannan Street project has been proposed. Michael Maltzan Architecture is now leading the design charge... Read More »

This Will Define San Francisco in 2018

This Will Define San Francisco in 2018

Yes, the proposed development to rise at Fourth and Harrison has been redesigned by HOK for Boston Properties, incorporating a more curvilinear approach which would rise up to a height of 185 feet and yield 765,600 square feet of office space; 34,500 square feet of “modern” Production, Distribution and... Read More »

Plans for a Pair of Swoopy SoMa Towers Revealed

Plans for a Pair of Swoopy SoMa Towers Revealed

Tishman Speyer has formally filed their application to move forward with the development of two modern towers stretching across seven Central SoMa parcels (including those currently occupied by The Creamery, HD Buttercup, The Iron Cactus, United Barbell, TwentyThree and Waterfall) and rising up to 420 feet in height on... Read More »