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Mel’s Drive-In Development Drive-By

Mel’s Drive-In Development Drive-By

Plans to raze the Inner Richmond Mel’s Drive-In on Geary Boulevard were submitted to San Francisco’s Planning Department last year. And as rendered above, a four-story building designed by Ian Birchall and Associates with 23 residential units over ground floor retail along Geary and Beaumont and an underground garage for... Read More »

Et Tu, Caesar’s?  Plans For New Condos On The Edge Of North Beach

Et Tu, Caesar’s? Plans For New Condos On The Edge Of North Beach

While the project has yet to be approved, plans have drawn to raze the former Caesar’s Restaurant on the southwest corner of Bay and Powell and construct a four-story building with 17 condos, a new ground floor restaurant, and underground parking in its place: From the architects: “On the... Read More »

Ironic Or Not: Designs For Condos Cater-Corner To Protest Site

Ironic Or Not: Designs For Condos Cater-Corner To Protest Site

Plans to raze the existing Unocal 76 Station on the northwest corner of Valencia and 24th Streets and construct a six-story condo building on the parcel have been drafted by Ian Birchall and Associates and submitted to Planning for their consideration and comments. Zoned for development up to 55... Read More »

Condos Rather Than Cold Ones On Divisadero Street

Condos Rather Than Cold Ones On Divisadero Street

A proposal to add four floors of residential space over the existing two-story garage at 834 Divisadero Street is making its way through Planning. Designed by Ian Birchall and Associates, the proposed development would rise 65 feet in height and create seven condos across the top four floors, seven parking... Read More »

Plans For A Sixty-Foot Nob Hill Building On An Eighty-Foot Lot

Plans For A Sixty-Foot Nob Hill Building On An Eighty-Foot Lot

Currently a parking lot with space for twenty-two cars, half of which are designated for car sharing services, a six-story building is proposed to rise at 832 Sutter Street. The proposed Nob Hill building includes 20 dwelling units over a 400 square foot retail space. And as designed, the... Read More »

The Revised Designs For 555 Fulton Street

The Revised Designs For 555 Fulton Street

While the plans for the Hayes Valley development with 139 residential units and a ground floor grocery store at 555 Fulton Street have been dusted off, as a number of plugged-in readers quickly noted, Ian Birchall and Associates is the new architect of record, having drafted a “distinct evolution”... Read More »

Modern Hayes Valley Development And Grocery Getting Ready To Go

Modern Hayes Valley Development And Grocery Getting Ready To Go

Approved for development in 2010, the permits to demolish nearly the entire Hayes Valley block bounded by Fulton, Octavia, Birch and Laguna and build a five-story mixed-use building at 555 Fulton Street are making their way through Planning with a revised design. The development will yield 139 new dwelling... Read More »

1601 Larkin Street 3.1: The Redesign Details And Renderings

1601 Larkin Street 3.1: The Redesign Details And Renderings

As we first reported yesterday, the rejected design for the proposed development to replace the First St. John’s United Methodist Church at the corner of Larkin and Clay has been reworked, reducing its height by a floor, introducing additional setbacks, and integrating new materials and finishes on the facade.... Read More »

1601 Larkin Street Design Sneak Peek Take Two (Or Three)

1601 Larkin Street Design Sneak Peek Take Two (Or Three)

As we first reported in January, while San Francisco’s Planning Commission blocked the proposed demolition of the dilapidated church at 1601 Larking Street and development of a modern Stanley Saitowitz designed building in its place, Ian Birchall was quietly engaged to redesign the project as “a contemporary interpretation of... Read More »

Construction Commences On The Decades-Old “Hole In The Ground”

Construction Commences On The Decades-Old “Hole In The Ground”

Construction has commenced at the corner of Market, Noe, and 16th streets. Known as the “Hole in the Ground” for the past three decades following the fiery demise of the church that once occupied the site, as plugged-in people know, it’s a five-story building with 18 residential units over... Read More »