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Developer Seeks Forgiveness for Reimagined $9.4 Million Home

Developer Seeks Forgiveness for Reimagined $9.4 Million Home

Purchased for $1.5 million in August of 2014, when bank-owned, two legal units and partially tenant occupied, the “classic Victorian” at 3847-3849 18th Street, half a block from San Francisco’s Mission Dolores Park, has since been rather spectacularly “reimagined for 21st-century living, adding contemporary and high-tech conveniences behind a... Read More »

Sexy Time Redevelopment Closer to Reality

Sexy Time Redevelopment Closer to Reality

As we first reported last year: “Plans to raze the recently shuttered Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality building at 1523 Franklin Street and construct a decidedly modern building designed by Alan Tse and Charles Chan Architectural Studio upon its corner parcel have been abandoned. But plans to... Read More »

Challenge of Proposed SRO Condo Project Slated to Fail

Challenge of Proposed SRO Condo Project Slated to Fail

As proposed, the 23-foot-tall commercial building at 42 Otis Street, which was purchased for $3.6 million in July of 2016, will be razed and a new 55-foot-tall building will rise on the Hub District site. As designed by Elevation Architects, the new five-story building will yield 24 single-room occupancy... Read More »

Plans to Restrict New Roof Decks in San Francisco

Plans to Restrict New Roof Decks in San Francisco

Building permits to add a new roof deck atop a single-family home or little residential building in San Francisco can currently be approved “over-the-counter,” without the need for a Residential Design Advisory Team (RDAT) review that they might have to go through roofer companies (learn more) nor requiring any... Read More »

Church Opposes Infill Housing, Cites Competition for Parking

Church Opposes Infill Housing, Cites Competition for Parking

As we first reported back in June, plans to remove ten of the eleven garage doors and parking spots at the base of the existing twelve-unit building at 1100 Fulton Street, across from Alamo Square at the intersection of Pierce, are in the works. And as proposed, the ten... Read More »

Contentious Project Slated for Approval and Potential Goodwill

Contentious Project Slated for Approval and Potential Goodwill

Having already been redesigned to look “less upscale” and eliminate its garage, the proposed redevelopment of the “One $ Store” parcel on the southwest corner of Mission and 17th Streets was subsequently challenged by the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) for the potential loss of a “low-price-point community-serving retail”... Read More »

Thwarted by Neighbors, Noe Home Returns sans Addition

Thwarted by Neighbors, Noe Home Returns sans Addition

With plans to raise, renovate and expand the existing 2,300-square-foot Noe Valley home at 437 Hoffman Avenue having been drafted, the property traded hands for $1.85 million in 2014. While the expanded home would have remained ten feet under the zoned height limit for its parcel, and had included... Read More »

The Plea to Save a Mission District Dollar Store

The Plea to Save a Mission District Dollar Store

Having already been redesigned to look less upscale and eliminate its garage, the proposed redevelopment of the “One $ Store” parcel on the southwest corner of Mission and 17th Streets, which has been in the works since 2009, has now been formally challenged by the Mission Economic Development Agency... Read More »

Boutique Market Street Infill Building Closer to Reality

Boutique Market Street Infill Building Closer to Reality

In the works since 2014 but waylaid by a requested Discretionary Review (DR), the plans for a boutique 8-story building to rise on the underdeveloped parcel at 1870 Market Street, between the older 4-story building at 1874-1878 Market Street and the newish 8-story building dubbed “Venn on Market,” could... Read More »

Approved Plans for Modern Mansion Rankles its Neighbors

Approved Plans for Modern Mansion Rankles its Neighbors

Purchased as a meticulously maintained Sea Cliff home for $3.15 million in March of 2012, plans to raze the 3,835-square-foot house at 255 Sea Cliff Avenue soon emerged as did plans for a modern 6,100-square-foot home designed by Butler Armsden Architects to rise up to four stories in height... Read More »