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Height of Proposed Tower(s) Likely to Be Reduced

Height of Proposed Tower(s) Likely to Be Reduced

As we first revealed last month, bonus plans for a 245-unit residential building to rise up to 294 feet in height on the northwest corner of Harrison and Hawthorne have been drawn.  And in order to build up to 294 feet in height upon the 650 Harrison Street parcel,... Read More »

Big Hub District Plan and New Heights Closer to Reality

Big Hub District Plan and New Heights Closer to Reality

On the heels of the adoption of San Francisco’s Central SoMa Plan, the legal challenges of which have yet to be resolved, San Francisco’s Planning Department has just finished drafting the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the City’s equally ambitious, and synergistic, Hub District Plan. In addition to improving... Read More »

Plans to Build Even Higher on an Up-Zoned SoMa Site

Plans to Build Even Higher on an Up-Zoned SoMa Site

As we first reported back in 2017, plans to raze the two-story Fast Signs Building on the northwest corner of Harrison and Hawthorne Streets and develop a 130-foot-tall residential building on the site, with 118 residential units over a garage for 26 cars, were in the works. While the... Read More »

Projected Impact of the Massive Potrero Power Station Project

Projected Impact of the Massive Potrero Power Station Project

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the proposed redevelopment of the 29-acre Potrero Power Plant site – which could yield nearly 2,700 units of housing; 1.6 million square feet of commercial space (including office, retail, research and industrial); a 220-room waterfront hotel; parking for around 2,600 cars and... Read More »

Battle over Newly Approved Rincon Hill Development Rages On

Battle over Newly Approved Rincon Hill Development Rages On

The waylaid plans for a modern residential building to rise up to 84 feet in height at 430 Main/429 Beale Street were, in fact, approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission at the end of May. The Commission’s approval, however, was conditioned upon a the inclusion of a 45-foot-wide, mid-block... Read More »

Proposed Hub Heights Raised, Impact Report about to Be Drafted

Proposed Hub Heights Raised, Impact Report about to Be Drafted

With San Francisco’s ambitious Central SoMa Plan nearing adoption, the city’s Planning Department is about to start drafting the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the equally ambitious Hub District Plan. In addition to improving and activating the area’s streets, alleys and public realm, the Market Street Hub plan would... Read More »

More Height for Hayes Valley Tower as Newly Rendered

More Height for Hayes Valley Tower as Newly Rendered

As we first reported early last year: “San Francisco’s Planning Department has completed its preliminary review of the French American International School’s proposed 320-foot tower to rise on its parking lot site at 98 Franklin Street in Hayes Valley. And beyond the proposed height, for which the school has... Read More »

Passed by Planning, Central SoMa Plan Is Now Headed to the Supes

Passed by Planning, Central SoMa Plan Is Now Headed to the Supes

Having been unanimously supported by San Francisco’s Planning Commission last week, the City’s ambitious Central SoMa Plan is now slated to be reviewed by the Board of Supervisors’ Land Use and Transportation Committee on June 25, after which it will be passed along to San Francisco’s full Board of... Read More »

Waylaid Rincon Hill Development Take Two (And Three)

Waylaid Rincon Hill Development Take Two (And Three)

As we first reported in early March, having foreshadowed its revival back in 2015: Approved for development back in 2009 but subsequently waylaid by a successful appeal to San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors, an appeal which was championed by neighbors in the adjacent building (Baycrest) concerned about a loss... Read More »

Certification of the Central SoMa Plan’s Impact Report Pushed Back

Certification of the Central SoMa Plan’s Impact Report Pushed Back

The public hearing at which San Francisco’s Planning Commission could certify the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the City’s ambitious Central SoMa Plan has been pushed back to May 10. The public hearing scheduled for this Thursday, April 12, has been converted into an “informational only” hearing with no... Read More »