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Taller Transbay District Tower Seeking Approval

Taller Transbay District Tower Seeking Approval

As originally proposed, the five-story building at 95 Hawthorne Street, which formerly housed the San Francisco Passport Agency, was to be razed in order to make way for a 32-story residential building to rise up to 320 feet in height, the height for which the building’s parcel on the northeast... Read More »

Challenged Central SoMa Development Closer to Reality

Challenged Central SoMa Development Closer to Reality

As we first revealed last month, the application to proceed with the mass redevelopment of 12 contiguous Central SoMa parcels stretching from 400 Second Street to 665 Harrison has formally been submitted to Planning. And we now have the latest set of renderings of the proposed development, which has... Read More »

Planning for Contentious Central SoMa Development Proceeds

Planning for Contentious Central SoMa Development Proceeds

In the works since 2012 and dependent upon the survival of San Francisco’s Central SoMa Plan, at least with respect to its new height limits, the application to proceed with the mass redevelopment of 12 contiguous parcels stretching from 400 Second to 665 Harrison Street has formally been submitted... Read More »

Massive Recology Site Rezoning and Redevelopment Plans Revealed

Massive Recology Site Rezoning and Redevelopment Plans Revealed

Ambitious plans to redevelop the nearly 6-acre Recology site at 900 7th Street – which is bounded by 7th, Berry, De Haro, Carolina and Channel – are in the works. And as envisioned by SOM, the $850 million development could yield over 1,000 units of housing; nearly 400,000 square... Read More »

Downsized Plans for Towering Hotel Slated for Approval

Downsized Plans for Towering Hotel Slated for Approval

As we first reported earlier this year: “While the preliminary plans for a 21-story hotel with 480 rooms to rise up to 200 feet in height across the Central SoMa parking lot at 350 Second Street were submitted to Planning a few years ago, said plans have been downsized... Read More »

More Height for Hayes Valley Tower as Newly Rendered

More Height for Hayes Valley Tower as Newly Rendered

As we first reported early last year: “San Francisco’s Planning Department has completed its preliminary review of the French American International School’s proposed 320-foot tower to rise on its parking lot site at 98 Franklin Street in Hayes Valley. And beyond the proposed height, for which the school has... Read More »

Downsized Plans for a Towering SoMa Hotel Right Here

Downsized Plans for a Towering SoMa Hotel Right Here

While the preliminary plans for a 21-story hotel with 480 rooms to rise up to 200 feet in height across the Central SoMa parking lot at 350 Second Street were submitted to Planning a few years ago, said plans have been downsized and its mass has shifted. As redesigned... Read More »

Massive India Basin Project behind Schedule

Massive India Basin Project behind Schedule

In order to break ground in the first quarter of 2018, as Build Inc. was projecting, the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the massive India Basin project (which now includes over 1,200 units of housing, 1,800 parking spaces, 275,000 square feet of commercial space and nearly ten acres... Read More »

Changes to Allow for Taller Goodwill Site Tower Slated for Approval

Changes to Allow for Taller Goodwill Site Tower Slated for Approval

The public hearing at which the height and bulk limits for the proposed 550-unit apartment tower to rise on the Goodwill site at the corner of Mission and South Van Ness Avenue could be raised has been scheduled for March 23. And if approved along with the project’s Environmental... Read More »

The Plans for a Modern Buddhist Temple and Dormitory on Van Ness

The Plans for a Modern Buddhist Temple and Dormitory on Van Ness

Plans to level the American Buddhist Cultural Society’s office and bookstore building at 1750 Van Ness Avenue are in the works. And as proposed, a modern new temple designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM), with an art gallery, tea house, mediation rooms and shrine hall, will rise up... Read More »