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Surreptitious Plans to Fell The Royal Oak

Surreptitious Plans to Fell The Royal Oak

Opened in 1975 and shuttered by the pandemic, the Royal Oak bar and two-story building at 2201 Polk Street, on the northwest corner of Polk and Vallejo, hit the market listed for $8.5 million last year. While the Royal Oak doesn’t appear to have sold, or at least closed... Read More »

Bigger Than Bonus Plans for Polk Gulch Parking Garage Site

Bigger Than Bonus Plans for Polk Gulch Parking Garage Site

Having failed to sell at auction and survived a foreclosure scare, plans to entitle a bigger-than-bonus-sized tower to rise on the former National Guard armory turned parking garage site at 819 Ellis Street are progressing. While conceptual plans for a 13-story tower to rise up to 135 feet in... Read More »

Another Approved Tower Not Positioning to Break Ground

Another Approved Tower Not Positioning to Break Ground

As we outlined and suggested earlier this year: The refined plans for a 14-story tower with a variegated upper mass to rise upon the Polk Gulch parcel at 925 O’Farrell Street could be entitled next week. Having added an additional 10 feet in height since formally proposed, the 140-foot-tall... Read More »

Up on Pacific Avenue But Still Down From 2016

Up on Pacific Avenue But Still Down From 2016

As we outlined back in the first quarter of 2019: The “fabulously located condominium” unit #1 at 1536 Pacific Avenue, which was built in 2009 and “designed to withstand the test of time with high quality materials, construction and finishes throughout,” sold for $2.5 million in February of 2016,... Read More »

Supersized Polk Gulch Redevelopment Slated for Approval

Supersized Polk Gulch Redevelopment Slated for Approval

The supersized plans for redeveloping the Polk Gulch funeral home site at 1123 Sutter Street, along with the adjacent three-story garage at the corner of Sutter and Larkin, are slated to be approved next month. And if entitled, the 14-story development could rise up to 152 feet in height... Read More »

Plans for 14-Story Variegated Tower Slated for Approval

Plans for 14-Story Variegated Tower Slated for Approval

The refined plans for a 14-story tower with a variegated upper mass to rise upon the Polk Gulch parcel at 925 O’Farrell Street could be entitled next week. Having added an additional 10 feet in height since formally proposed, the 140-foot-tall tower on the through block lot would yield... Read More »

Tweaks and Timing for Historic Infill Project [UPDATED]

Tweaks and Timing for Historic Infill Project [UPDATED]

Plans to raze everything but the historic façade of the recently refurbished Polk Gulch building at 1217 Sutter Street have been in the works since late 2020, as we first reported at the time. Built in 1911, after a two-story, wood-framed house on the site – which was built... Read More »

Proposed 13-Story Polk Gulch Development, Take Two

Proposed 13-Story Polk Gulch Development, Take Two

Speaking of small lots and big plans, having been stymied by the rules and allowances for either a State or local (HOME-SF) density bonus, the team behind the proposed 13-story building to rise up to 130 feet in height on the northwest corner of Polk and Olive, across from... Read More »

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 »