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Conversion of Historic Clay Theater Closer to Reality

Conversion of Historic Clay Theater Closer to Reality

Having shuttered in February of last year, plans to convert the historic Clay Theater at 2261 Fillmore Street into a retail space have since been drawn. And a formal application to proceed with the conversion is now working its way through Planning. As proposed, the theater’s façade and marquee... Read More »

Landmark Office Complex Closer to Reality

Landmark Office Complex Closer to Reality

Designed by Gustave Albert (G. Albert) Lansburgh and built for H. Levi & Co. in 1912, the five-story brick warehouse building on the southeast corner of Kansas and 15th Street was constructed with trapezoidal floor plans to fit its triangular parcel that abuts a former Western Pacific Railroad right... Read More »

Redevelopment of Historic Central SoMa Site Closer to Reality

Redevelopment of Historic Central SoMa Site Closer to Reality

While Planning had balked at the original plans for the redevelopment of the historic Central SoMa Tres (now Merhado) building at 130 Townsend Street and the parking lot at 100 Stanford Street behind, which occupies the remainder of the former Inglenook Vineyard warehouse parcel, Presidio Bay Ventures was pushing... Read More »

Historic Neighborhood Substation at Risk of a Collapse

Historic Neighborhood Substation at Risk of a Collapse

Funds that were earmarked for the redevelopment of the long abandoned Market Street Railway substation on the southwest corner of Fillmore and Turk were diverted to a (failed) bailout of the club, restaurant and parking garage across the street back in 2009, at which point the since disbanded Redevelopment... 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 »

The Past, Present and Future for This Historical HQ

The Past, Present and Future for This Historical HQ

Designed by Andrew H. Knoll and built in 1922, the two-story, Renaissance Revival-styled building at 678 Mission Street, on the northwest corner of Mission and Annie, was initially leased to the Phoenix Desk and Chair Company. The San Francisco Builders Exchange took over the building in 1926 and stayed... Read More »

Redevelopment of Historic Church Closer to Reality

Redevelopment of Historic Church Closer to Reality

The Pollard Group’s plans to landmark the former Sacred Heart Church turned skating rink at 554 Fillmore Street, in a perhaps counter intuitive move to facilitate its redevelopment into a mix of 9,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space and 33 residential units, a move which nearly backfired,... Read More »

Landmark Howden Building on the Market in Oakland

Landmark Howden Building on the Market in Oakland

Designated an official Landmark in 1984, the ornately tiled and muraled “Howden Building” at 337 17th Street in Uptown Oakland was designed by McWethy and Greenleaf and built as a showroom for the Robert Howden and Sons tile, mantel and grate business back in 1925. The roughly 26,000-square-foot building,... Read More »

Refined Plans for Redevelopment of Historic Tres Site

Refined Plans for Redevelopment of Historic Tres Site

While Planning balked at the proposed approach for securing two separate office allocations for the redevelopment of the historic Central SoMa building at 130 Townsend Street, which is currently home to Tres SF, and the parking lot at 100 Stanford Street which occupies the remainder of the former Inglenook... Read More »

Novel Proposal for Tres Site Doesn’t Pass Muster

Novel Proposal for Tres Site Doesn’t Pass Muster

As we outlined back in July: While limited by its historic façade, which would be preserved as proposed, plans to redevelop the Central SoMa parcel at 130 Townsend Street, upon which the Inglenook Vineyard warehouse building turned Tres SF currently sits, have been drawn. As envisioned, a four-story “addition”... Read More »