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Refined Plans for a Grand Six-Story Urban Room

Refined Plans for a Grand Six-Story Urban Room

The refined plans for a six-story “urban room” at the base of the proposed Oceanwide Center, which includes a pair of towers which would rise up to 910 feet in height along First Street and 636 feet in height along Mission, will be presented to San Francisco’s Planning Commission... Read More »

Proposed Tenderloin Development Reviewed

Proposed Tenderloin Development Reviewed

The City’s preliminary review of a proposed six-story addition to the former Swift Auto Tech garage site at 135 Hyde Street, and the conversion of the Tenderloin building into 51 efficiency apartments over a ground floor commercial space and underground garage for 21 cars (and 52 bikes), has just... Read More »

Praise for a Playful Tower Proposal but Notes as Well

Praise for a Playful Tower Proposal but Notes as Well

San Francisco’s Planning Department has just finished its preliminary review of the proposed plans for a modern 240-foot tower to rise at corner of Harrison and Fourth, with a 130-foot-tall mid-block structure and a 65-foot ‘Base Building’ across the 725 Harrison Street site which encompasses three-quarters of the Central... Read More »

Planning for Central SoMa’s Upzoning (and Then Some)

Planning for Central SoMa’s Upzoning (and Then Some)

As we first reported back in 2013, the plans for building nearly 600 residential units over retail along the south side of Harrison Street, stretching west from the parking lot parcel at 725 Harrison to the corner of Fourth Street, were being abandoned in favor of an office project.... Read More »

Little-Known Public Open Spaces Could Be Made Private

Little-Known Public Open Spaces Could Be Made Private

While not widely publicized, over 12,000 square feet of public open space was constructed in the form of two sunny terraces off the fourth and sixth floors of the 31-story Intercontinental Hotel at 888 Howard Street, a condition of the development’s approval and the result of a 1980s-era city... Read More »

A Map Of All Privately-Owned Public Open Spaces And Public Art In SF

A Map Of All Privately-Owned Public Open Spaces And Public Art In SF

Privately-Owned Public Open Spaces (POPOS) are publicly accessible spaces in the form of plazas, terraces, atriums and small parks that are maintained by private developers but accessible to all. Prior to 1985, developers provided POPOS under three general circumstances: voluntarily, in exchange for a density bonus, or as a... Read More »