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Approved Grubstake Redevelopment Challenged Anew

Approved Grubstake Redevelopment Challenged Anew

In the works since mid-2015, as we first reported at the time, San Francisco’s Planning Commission approved the bonus-sized plans for a modern 8-story building to rise up to 83 feet on the historic Grubstake site last month, a site which is principally zoned for development up to 65... Read More »

Problems for Skinny 13-Story Polk Gulch Building as Proposed

Problems for Skinny 13-Story Polk Gulch Building as Proposed

As we revealed back in June, plans for a skinny 13-story building to rise up to 130 feet in height on the northwest corner of Polk and Olive, across from the Mitchell Brothers O’Farrell Theater site, have been drafted.  And as envisioned by the project team, the development would... Read More »

New Plans for Big Polk Gulch Infill Project

New Plans for Big Polk Gulch Infill Project

The Planning Department’s preliminary review of the draft plans for a 16-story building, with 198 units of senior housing, to rise on the northeast corner of Larkin and Bush has raised a number of issues, including the proposed height of the development (which “far exceeds the Zoning Map maximum... Read More »

Skinny 13-Story Polk Gulch Building on the Boards

Skinny 13-Story Polk Gulch Building on the Boards

Plans for a skinny, 13-story building to rise up to 130 feet in height on the northwest corner of Polk and Olive, across from the Mitchell Brothers O’Farrell Theater site, are in the works. While the 2,922-square-foot, 30-foot-wide site at 841 Polk Street is zoned for building up to... Read More »

Polk Gulch Infill on the Boards

Polk Gulch Infill on the Boards

Plans to demolish the two-story building and garage on the northeast corner of Larkin and Bush are in the works. And as envisioned, a 16-story building would rise up to 161 feet in height upon the site, which is twice as high as the limit for the site as... Read More »

Bonus-Sized Polk Street Project Revised, Nearly Permitted

Bonus-Sized Polk Street Project Revised, Nearly Permitted

Having been entitled by Planning last year, the plans for an 8-story building to rise up to 80 feet in height on the Out of the Closet site on the southeast corner of Polk and California have been slightly refined to yield 97 units, versus 100 as approved, but... Read More »

Grubstake Redevelopment Granted Key Clearance to Proceed

Grubstake Redevelopment Granted Key Clearance to Proceed

As we first reported back in 2015: Prior to closing escrow on his purchase of the iconic Grubstake restaurant at 1525 Pine Street, buyer Nicholas Pigott quietly engaged D-Scheme Studio to draft plans for razing the restaurant and constructing a slender seven-story building on the Polk Gulch site, with... Read More »

Target Timing for Supersized Polk Gulch Mortuary Project

Target Timing for Supersized Polk Gulch Mortuary Project

As we revealed last year, the big plans for redeveloping the Polk Gulch funeral home parcel at 1123 Sutter Street and adjacent three-story garage at the corner of Sutter and Larkin have been supersized. And as since refined and newly rendered by David Baker Architects below, the development as... Read More »

Historic Infill on the Boards

Historic Infill on the Boards

Purchased for $1.9 million in December of 2014, the historic façade of the two-story Polk Gulch building at 1217 Sutter Street was subsequently restored, the building’s interior refurbished and the Rusted Mule opened in early 2017. But the Mule shuttered at the end of last year and plans for... Read More »

Bonus-Sized Polk Street Project Slated for Approval

Bonus-Sized Polk Street Project Slated for Approval

As we first reported back in 2018: Plans to level the Out of The Closet thrift store complex on the southeast corner of Polk and California and develop a 7-story building with 63 condos over 8,000 square feet of new retail space and an underground garage for 41 cars... Read More »