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Waterfront High-Rise Approved But An Epic Battle Looms

Waterfront High-Rise Approved But An Epic Battle Looms

San Francisco’s Planning Commission has approved the plans for a 220-foot building to rise at 75 Howard Street, with 133 market rate condos over a restaurant, café and underground ‘parking vault’ for 100 cars. While reduced in height to fit within the principal zoning for the site, which allows... Read More »

SoMa Mega-Project Preview, Key Votes In Two Weeks Time

SoMa Mega-Project Preview, Key Votes In Two Weeks Time

With the key Planning Commission votes and public hearing for the massive 5M Project scheduled for September 17, the project sponsors are slated to prep the Commission tomorrow with a preview of what’s to come, both in terms of the formal presentation and a possible clash between proponents and... Read More »

Plans For 250-Foot Tower And Designs For 200 Feet More

Plans For 250-Foot Tower And Designs For 200 Feet More

The preliminary plans for the corner parcels at the intersection of Otis, South Van Ness and 12th Street, which we first reported were on the market last year and zoned for development up to 250-feet in height, have been submitted to the city with designs for a tower rising... Read More »

Proposed Waterfront High-Rise Fully Rendered, Ready For Review

Proposed Waterfront High-Rise Fully Rendered, Ready For Review

Sporting its new ‘stacked gardens’ design by SOM, the proposed 220-foot waterfront building to rise at 75 Howard Street, with 133 market-rate condos over a restaurant, café and underground ‘parking vault’ for 100 cars could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission this Thursday, July 23. Reduced in height... Read More »

Scoop: New Waterfront Tower (Re)Design

Scoop: New Waterfront Tower (Re)Design

The official renderings have yet to be released but a plugged-in tipster delivers SOM’s new design for the proposed 20-story residential tower to rise at 75 Howard Street, with 133 market rate condos over 6,000 square feet of restaurant/retail space and a basement “parking vault” for 100 cars. Paramount... Read More »

Certification Of Key ‘Wall On The Waterfront’ Report To Be Rescinded

Certification Of Key ‘Wall On The Waterfront’ Report To Be Rescinded

The motion to officially rescind the City’s certification of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the waylaid 8 Washington Street development (a.k.a. “The Wall on the Waterfront“) is in the works in order to comply with orders from the San Francisco Superior Court. Approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission... Read More »

Flower Mart Tenants And Developer Agree, But The Battle Isn’t Over

Flower Mart Tenants And Developer Agree, But The Battle Isn’t Over

The ceremonial signing of the final agreement between the San Francisco Flower Mart Tenants’ Association, Kilroy Realty and the San Francisco Flower Mart LLC which will end the tenants’ threatened ballot measure to block the proposed redevelopment of the Mart is about to occur. While the agreement aligns the... Read More »

Planning Balks At Proposed Height For Central SoMa Tower(s)

Planning Balks At Proposed Height For Central SoMa Tower(s)

San Francisco’s Planning Department has just finished its review of the preliminary plans for a 37-story tower to rise at 636 4th Street.  And it doesn’t support what has been proposed and rendered below. As proposed, the current K&L Wine Merchants building and adjacent Latte Express would be razed... Read More »

Deal Reached For Massive Flower Mart Re-Development

Deal Reached For Massive Flower Mart Re-Development

Facing a ballot measure fight for which the signatures have already been collected and could have blocked any redevelopment of the San Francisco Flower Mart site in Central SoMa, Kilroy Realty has agreed to “long-term leases at affordable rates and a relocation plan during construction” for existing vendors at the... Read More »

Spokesperson For Proposed Waterfront Tower Speaks Up

Spokesperson For Proposed Waterfront Tower Speaks Up

While the opposition to an up-zoning for either the proposed twisty tower to rise at the corner of Folsom and Spear or the development at 75 Howard is organizing, the latest proposal from the 75 Howard team wouldn’t actually require any increase in the parcel’s zoned height, a point... Read More »