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Bigger Plans for a Project That’s Already Broken Ground

Bigger Plans for a Project That’s Already Broken Ground

Plans to merge the two Central SoMa parcels at 952-960 Howard Street, demolish everything but the façade of the 100-year-old, single-story industrial building at 960 Howard, and develop a new three-story building on the site, with 18,500 square feet of office space, 5,200 square feet of replacement “PDR,” and... Read More »

Conversion of Historic Cow Hollow Garage Closer to Reality

Conversion of Historic Cow Hollow Garage Closer to Reality

Nearly foreclosed upon when on the market as a development site back in 2017, the 105-year-old Cow Hollow garage at 1776 Green Street, which has been tagged as a Class A Historic Resource for the neighborhood, ended up selling for $5.75 million in 2018. Plans to add two setback... Read More »

Historic Addition Redesigned, Rendered and Formally Proposed

Historic Addition Redesigned, Rendered and Formally Proposed

Having faced some pushback from Planning as originally envisioned, the plans for a five floor addition atop the historic Key Klub building at 850 Bush Street, which is located within the Lower Nob Hill National Register Historic District and currently home to Hopwater Distribution, have been redesigned and formally... Read More »

An Unpermitted Reskin and Resultant Surprise

An Unpermitted Reskin and Resultant Surprise

Purchased as a little two-unit building with “old world charm” for $2.175 million in April of 2018, permits to expand and remodel the two units at 842-844 Lyon Street were secured that June and the building was soon under wraps. Having returned to the market as two “spectacularly remodeled”... Read More »

Historic Infill on the Boards

Historic Infill on the Boards

Purchased for $1.9 million in December of 2014, the historic façade of the two-story Polk Gulch building at 1217 Sutter Street was subsequently restored, the building’s interior refurbished and the Rusted Mule opened in early 2017. But the Mule shuttered at the end of last year and plans for... Read More »

Tenderloin Development Redesigned, Slated for Approval

Tenderloin Development Redesigned, Slated for Approval

Having been redesigned by Brick to retain and incorporate the existing garage’s façade on the O’Farrell Street site, a façade which was known to be a contributor to San Francisco’s Uptown Tenderloin Historic District and had raised preservation related concerns, the refined plans for a 111-unit residential building to... Read More »

Proposed Terraced Tower and Expectations Take Three

Proposed Terraced Tower and Expectations Take Three

As we first revealed back in early 2017: The designs for a modern 200-foot-tall hotel and condo building to rise at 447 Battery Street, a site which is currently occupied by the three-story Cort Furniture Rental building at the corner of Battery and Merchant, have been drawn and formally... Read More »

Bonus Plans for Historic City Lights Site on the Boards

Bonus Plans for Historic City Lights Site on the Boards

With the 8-story, 200-unit micro unit development having topped out and finishing up construction next door, plans to redevelop the City Lights parcel at 1585 Folsom Street, on the corner of Folsom and 12th in Western SoMa, are in the works.  And as preliminarily massed by Ankrom Mosian Architects... Read More »

Big Plans for Burned-Out North Beach Building (Site)

Big Plans for Burned-Out North Beach Building (Site)

Having been gutted by a fire in March of last year, over a million dollars has been spent to keep the historic brick façade at 659 Union Street, between Columbus and Powell in the heart of North Beach, standing. But a structural analysis has since determined that it is... Read More »

Residential Conversion of Historic Garage Slated for Approval

Residential Conversion of Historic Garage Slated for Approval

Having skirted foreclosure by way of a bankruptcy filing two years ago, at which point the building was on the market as a high-end development site with an $8.9 million price tag, the former Green Street Auto Body garage at 1776 Green Street ended up selling for $5.75 million... Read More »