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Designs For a Neighborhood Changing Development: 598 Brannan

Designs For a Neighborhood Changing Development: 598 Brannan

While currently only zoned for building up to 55 feet in height, Tishman Speyer is pushing forward with plans to develop a pair of modern eleven-story buildings on the northeast corner of Brannan and Fifth Streets, behind which a new public park could sprout in the middle of the... Read More »

Big Plans For Flower Mart Site Confirmed, With A Twist

Big Plans For Flower Mart Site Confirmed, With A Twist

As we first reported last year, plans to raze 46,000 square feet of the 135,000 square foot Flower Mart and build a pair of office buildings rising up to 160 feet at the corner of Sixth and Brannan have been submitted to Planning. Kilroy Realty Corporation has since agreed to... Read More »

Flower Mart Foreshadowing Coming To Fruition, Site To Be Sold

Flower Mart Foreshadowing Coming To Fruition, Site To Be Sold

Kilroy Realty Corporation has agreed to purchase all the outstanding shares of the San Francisco Flower Growers’ Association for $27 million. If the acquisition seems a bit odd, consider this: the only material asset of the Growers’ Association at the closing of the transaction is anticipated to be an... Read More »

Measure To Increase Heights For Pier 70 Project Qualifies For Ballot

Measure To Increase Heights For Pier 70 Project Qualifies For Ballot

The proposed ballot measure to increase Pier 70’s building height limits from 40 feet to 90 feet and help clear the way for Forest City’s development of up to 1,000 new units of housing, two million square feet of commercial space, and 400,000 square feet of retail, cultural and... Read More »

State Sues To Overturn SF’s Waterfront Height Limit Act

State Sues To Overturn SF’s Waterfront Height Limit Act

The State of California has filed suit against The City of San Francisco, seeking to block enforcement of Proposition B and invalidate the highly contested Waterfront Height Limit Right to Vote Act which was approved by voters last month. Championed by the California State Lands Commission, the lawsuit was... Read More »

250-Foot Tower On Rincon Hill Ready To Rise

250-Foot Tower On Rincon Hill Ready To Rise

Plans to build a 200-foot, twenty-one story building with 51 dwelling units at 325 Fremont were first approved over a decade ago, plans which were revised in 2004 to yield 70 units but which never broke ground. In 2005, a new plan for Rincon Hill was certified and the... Read More »

Prop B Impact: Two Major S.F. Developments Now At Risk

Prop B Impact: Two Major S.F. Developments Now At Risk

The passage of Proposition B, the Waterfront Height Limit Right to Vote Act, will require voters in San Francisco to approve the development of any building on property that’s currently under the control of the Port of San Francisco and which would exceed the height limits for which the property... Read More »

Proposition B To Limit Building Heights Passes: 59% Yes / 41% No

Proposition B To Limit Building Heights Passes: 59% Yes / 41% No

With 100 percent of precincts having reported, San Francisco Proposition B which will require voter approval for any increase in the existing height limits for property currently under control of the Port of San Francisco has passed with 59.4% of ballots marked YES versus 40.6% marked NO. Local Measure A which... Read More »

The New Heights Of Homes To Rise In Visitacion Valley

The New Heights Of Homes To Rise In Visitacion Valley

The details of Urban Paragon’s revised plans for redeveloping the former Schlage Lock site in Visitacion Valley are starting to emerge. The exact number of proposed residential units to rise is now 1,679 (up from 1,250) while the amount of retail space has dropped from 105,000 to 46,700 square... Read More »

Controversial Cathedral Hill Condo Tower Aims For New Heights

Controversial Cathedral Hill Condo Tower Aims For New Heights

The draft Environmental Impact Report for a controversial 36-story tower that’s angling to rise atop Cathedral Hill is slated to be published this summer. As proposed by the Adco Group and redesigned by SLCE Architects and Michael Willis, with 262 condos within its walls, the 1481 Post Street tower... Read More »