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Plans for SRO Units To Rise on Phoenix Site Closer To Reality

Plans for SRO Units To Rise on Phoenix Site Closer To Reality

Plans to level the Phoenix Irish Bar & Gathering House at 811 Valencia Street and build six stories of single-room occupancy (SRO) units on the Inner Mission site have been in the works since mid-2108, as we revealed at the time. While the project was close to being approved,... Read More »

Neighbors at Odds Over Potential “Devaluing” (Of Views)

Neighbors at Odds Over Potential “Devaluing” (Of Views)

Plans to triple the size of the little 1,093-square-foot, two-bedroom Noe Valley home at 762 Duncan Street have been drawn and environmentally approved, plans which would yield a modern 3,229-square-foot home, designed “to accommodate an elderly parent moving in with the property owners,” with a three-bedroom addition atop the... Read More »

Neighbors Challenge Plans for “Incompatible” Mansion

Neighbors Challenge Plans for “Incompatible” Mansion

As we first revealed back in November of 2017: Purchased as an oceanfront “fixer” for $11 million in April of 2015, plans to demolish the existing 4,600-square-foot home at 178 Sea Cliff Avenue are in the works.  And as envisioned, a modern 10,400-square-foot mansion, which includes a 2,000-square-foot basement... Read More »

The Framework for a Modern Addition (And Neighbor’s Ire)

The Framework for a Modern Addition (And Neighbor’s Ire)

Plans for a modern addition to the existing setback, three-unit building at 254 Roosevelt Way have been in the works for nearly two years. As designed by The Open Workshop, the footprint of the existing structure would be extended to the street, along with two new basement levels, a... Read More »

Commissioners Grant Forgiveness for Reimagined $9.4M Home

Commissioners Grant Forgiveness for Reimagined $9.4M Home

Following seven months of debate, proffers and delay, San Francisco’s Planning Commission has rejected the requested Discretionary Review (DR) that would have required a redevelopment of the under-permitted designer home at 3847 18th Street. As we first outlined back in May: Purchased for $1.5 million in August of 2014,... Read More »

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 »