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Plans to Redevelop Gas Light Company’s Garden House Formalized

Plans to Redevelop Gas Light Company’s Garden House Formalized

As we first reported last year: With the redevelopment of the adjacent gas station site underway, plans to raze the historic San Francisco Gas Light Company’s former garden house and workshop at 3620 Buchanan Street, which shares a parcel and 75-foot-wide garden with the landmark Gas Light Company building... Read More »

Ambitious Plans to Move This Historic Victorian Half a Mile Away

Ambitious Plans to Move This Historic Victorian Half a Mile Away

As we first reported a little earlier today, plans to redevelop the Bryant Mortuary at 635 Fulton Street are in the works, plans which include moving the mortuary to the eastern edge of its Hayes Valley site in order to make way for the historic Victorian at 807 Franklin... Read More »

Historic Market Street Bar Redevelopment Granted Key Exemption

Historic Market Street Bar Redevelopment Granted Key Exemption

The plans to level the historic Lucky 13 bar and construct a five-story condo building upon its 2140 Market Street parcel have just been granted an exemption from having to complete an extensive environmental review. As such, if the proposed development either avoids or survives a potential Discretionary Review... Read More »

Asian Art Museum Addition Completely Redesigned

Asian Art Museum Addition Completely Redesigned

The proposed expansion of San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum at 200 Larkin Street has been completed redesigned. The extruded aluminum screen which was envisioned to wrap around the expansion and existing structure below, with a matte finish and champagne color to complement the building’s limestone façade, is gone, having... Read More »

Grand Plans to Redevelop Historic Art Deco Garage Delayed

Grand Plans to Redevelop Historic Art Deco Garage Delayed

While plans for a six-story hotel to rise behind the historic Art Deco façade of the Central SoMa structure at 224 Townsend Street were drafted and formally proposed last year, the owner of the building is now seeking permission to permanently continue its operation as a parking garage, the... Read More »

Polk Street Parcel with Plans for a Modern Addition in Play

Polk Street Parcel with Plans for a Modern Addition in Play

Plans to construct a modern six-story addition atop the historic two-story building at 1033 Polk Street were first floated back in 2014, as we originally reported at the time. As designed by Natoma Architects, the front quarter of the existing building was to be renovated and restored while the... Read More »

Planning Slated to Override Impact Report, Approve Development

Planning Slated to Override Impact Report, Approve Development

Having been deemed a historical resource and contributor to San Francisco’s historic Market Street Theatre and Loft District, a full Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was required for the proposed demolition of the Golden Gate Building at 1028 Market Street, a demolition intended to clear the way for a proposed... Read More »

Plans for Historic Tech Space on Howard

Plans for Historic Tech Space on Howard

Plans to convert the two-story warehouse building at 1076 Howard Street into 15,000 square feet of open tech space are in the works, which includes an expansion of the building’s mezzanine level and the addition of a new roof deck and stairwell. While historic designations can hinder development, in... Read More »

New Van Ness Corridor Project Proposed

New Van Ness Corridor Project Proposed

Plans to completely level two of the three buildings on the Van Ness Corridor Parcel between Golden Gate Avenue and Redwood Alley, including the US Bank and H&R Block structures, have been drawn and submitted to the City for review. And as proposed, a 110-foot-tall building with 103 condos... Read More »

Planning Opposes Plans for a 500-Foot Tower atop Iconic Bank

Planning Opposes Plans for a 500-Foot Tower atop Iconic Bank

San Francisco’s Planning Department has just finished its preliminary review of the proposed plans for a 500-foot tower to rise atop the iconic Crocker Bank Building at 1 Montgomery Street, a site which is theoretically zoned for development up to 250 feet in height. And in short, the Department... Read More »