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Pipeline Development Slated to Rise in the Inner Richmond

Pipeline Development Slated to Rise in the Inner Richmond

As we noted in response to a reader’s query as to what’s actually in the pipeline for the Inner Richmond, a 7-story building is slated to rise on the shuttered Ashley and McMullen-Wing Sun Funeral Home site, on the northwest corner of Geary and 6th Avenue. As designed by... Read More »

Foreshadowing Shrinkage for That Wall of Townhomes

Foreshadowing Shrinkage for That Wall of Townhomes

As we first reported earlier this year, plans for a wall of ten townhomes to rise on the 3,571-square-foot lot at 1151 Washington Street, adjacent to the Betty Ong Recreation Center’s playground, have been drawn. And as we outlined at the time, while the development would technically rise up... Read More »

Supersized Tower with a Floating Upper Mass Closer to Reality

Supersized Tower with a Floating Upper Mass Closer to Reality

As we first reported last year, the preliminary plans for a 575-foot-tall, 623-unit apartment tower to rise on the South of Market parcel at 620 Folsom Street hadn’t raised any red flags or Code issues that couldn’t be overcome if the State’s Density Bonus Law was invoked. In fact,... Read More »

New Plans for a Wall of Townhomes to Rise Right Here

New Plans for a Wall of Townhomes to Rise Right Here

Challenged by neighbors and the City alike, albeit for very different reasons, plans to double the size of the 2,200-square-foot Nob Hill home which sits on the front of a 3,571-square-foot lot at 1151 Washington Street, adjacent to the Betty Ong Recreation Center’s playground, have been shelved.  And significantly... 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 »

Bigger Plans for Balboa Park Building Slated for Approval, But…

Bigger Plans for Balboa Park Building Slated for Approval, But…

Originally envisioned as a 20-unit building that would rise up to 45 feet in height upon the Balboa Park warehouse site at 350-352 Ocean Avenue, bigger plans for a six-story building to rise up to 65 feet in height on the site, with a 15-car garage, were subsequently drawn,... Read More »

Supersized Development Seeks More Parking, Here’s Why…

Supersized Development Seeks More Parking, Here’s Why…

Plans for a supersized building to rise across the two Hayes Valley parcels at 618-630 Octavia Street have been in the works since 2019, as we first reported at the time. Since redesigned and then further refined by Handel Architects to yield 40 condos, a mix of 12 one-bedrooms,... Read More »

Refined Plans for Building up Broadway Approved. But…

Refined Plans for Building up Broadway Approved. But…

The refined plans for two distinct buildings to rise up to 64 feet in height on the parking lot parcel at 425 Broadway, which wraps around the three-story Crowbar building on the corner of Broadway and Montgomery, were approved, as slated, and an exemption from having to complete an... Read More »

Bonus Plans for Another Parking Garage Site on the Boards

Bonus Plans for Another Parking Garage Site on the Boards

Purchased along with the 7-story office building on the southwest corner of Francisco and Montgomery for $91 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, plans to raze the four-story, 274-space parking garage at 55 Francisco Street have been drawn.  And as envisioned, a 6-story building could rise up to... Read More »

Challenges for That 1,066-Foot-Tall Tower as Proposed

Challenges for That 1,066-Foot-Tall Tower as Proposed

As we first outlined this past November: Engineered by Planning and adopted back in 2012, San Francisco’s Transit Center District Plan (TCDP) was designed to limit the number of tall buildings that would rise above the city’s downtown core, with building heights stepping down from the Salesforce/Transbay Transit Center... Read More »