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Hap’s Old Mission Haunt Likely to Be Razed for Condos to Rise

Hap’s Old Mission Haunt Likely to Be Razed for Condos to Rise

While San Francisco’s Historic Preservation Commission is slated to formally forego a nomination of Loren ‘Hap’ Jones’ former motorcycle shop at 235 Valencia Street for landmark status, a designation which could have blocked a redevelopment of the Mission District site, the Commission is poised to make an administrative change... Read More »

SF’s LGBTQ History Could Hinder Mid-Market Development

SF’s LGBTQ History Could Hinder Mid-Market Development

From the recently completed Citywide Historic Context Statement for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) History in San Francisco, which was funded by a grant from the City’s Historic Preservation Fund: “When the RedLight Abatement Act shut down the city’s brothels in 1914 and forced the sex trade... Read More »

Another Million Dollar Reduction for a Renovated Landmark Mansion

Another Million Dollar Reduction for a Renovated Landmark Mansion

On the market for $10.25 million in late 2013, the asking price for the landmark, but newly renovated, Pacific Heights Mansion at 1735 Franklin Street was reduced to $9.7 million in 2014 and then to $8.995 million last year. Known to some as the “Brandenstein” or “Bransten” house, the... Read More »

Historic South Park Residential Hotel on the Market for $3.2M

Historic South Park Residential Hotel on the Market for $3.2M

One of the first new structures to rise around South Park after the entire neighborhood was leveled on this day back in 1906, the Gran Oriente Filipino at 106 South Park is on the market for the first time in 95 years. Constructed in 1907, the three story building... Read More »

A Galvanizing SoMa Proposal

A Galvanizing SoMa Proposal

Plans to gut the San Francisco Galvanizing Works building at 1176 Harrison Street are in the works. And as proposed, a second floor would be added within the envelope of the existing building and the then 19,000-square-foot warehouse would be converted to office use. In general, the conversion of... Read More »

Historic Garage in Contract, New Plans for Condos to Rise

Historic Garage in Contract, New Plans for Condos to Rise

Speaking of underdeveloped Mission District parcels in play, the Mission District garage at 1721 15th Street is now in contract to be sold. As we first reported about the building, exploratory plans and imminent sale last year: Considered a potential Historic Resource for the ‘Inner Mission Reconstruction Historic District,’... Read More »

Landmark Ruling in the Works for Two Abandoned Buildings

Landmark Ruling in the Works for Two Abandoned Buildings

As plugged-in people know, the City has been positioning to sell the two abandoned Alemany Health Center buildings at 35-45 Onondaga Avenue, which sit on two Excelsior District parcels zoned for development up to 40-feet in height, since 2010. And as we first reported last year, a move to... Read More »

The City Isn’t Digging the Plans for an Historic Art Deco Garage

The City Isn’t Digging the Plans for an Historic Art Deco Garage

The designs for a six-story hotel to rise behind the historic Art Deco façade of the Central SoMa garage at 224 Townsend Street have been drawn and proposed. But the City isn’t digging the plans. As designed by Stanton Architecture for Stonebridge Reality Advisors, which is in contract to... Read More »

Art Deco Warehouse near Twitter on the Market with Plans

Art Deco Warehouse near Twitter on the Market with Plans

Plans to raze the Art Deco warehouse and body shop at 255-265 10th Street and build 50 residential units over parking for 50 cars and 1,000 square feet of new retail space upon the SoMa parcel which is zoned for development up to 55-feet in height were floated nine... Read More »

Rendering Reveal for Market Street Mortuary Redevelopment

Rendering Reveal for Market Street Mortuary Redevelopment

Taken to task by a plugged-in reader for not publishing the latest designs for the proposed redevelopment of the Sullivan’s Funeral Home building and adjacent parking lots, designs that have yet to make their way to the development team’s official project site, we now have the latest renderings to... Read More »