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Designs To Transform A Prominent Market Street Site

Designs To Transform A Prominent Market Street Site

While the plans for the parcels have yet to be submitted to the city, much less approved, the prominent corner building and parking lot at the intersection of Market Street and Duboce are in contract to be sold and designs for an ambitious residential development to rise across the... Read More »

From Funeral Home To Apartments As Proposed

From Funeral Home To Apartments As Proposed

The Prado Group has quietly filed plans to add three floors of residential units atop the existing Sullivan’s Funeral Home building at 2254 Market Street and construct two new buildings, rising up to 50-feet in height along Market Street and 40-feet along 15th Street, on the funeral home’s parking... Read More »

Swedish American Hall Should Be A Landmark, Ja?

Swedish American Hall Should Be A Landmark, Ja?

Designed by Swedish-born master architect August Nordin and built in 1907, the Swedish American Hall at 2168 Market Street is on its way to becoming an official San Francisco landmark. From the Planning Department’s Draft Landmark Designation report for the building, the renovation of which is nearing completion and... Read More »

Castro And Upper Market Corridor Concerns Spur Strategy Project

Castro And Upper Market Corridor Concerns Spur Strategy Project

While the Castro and Upper Market commercial corridor is currently the second most active business district in San Francisco, behind only Union Square, there are currently 28 vacant storefronts along the corridor and the retail vacancy rate is hovering around 7 percent, nearly twice the city’s overall average. And... Read More »

The Concept Design For Six Stories At Market And Sanchez

The Concept Design For Six Stories At Market And Sanchez

As we first reported earlier this week, with Starbucks’ bid to occupy the existing retail space on the southwest corner of Market and Sanchez having been rejected last year, new plans for a six-story building with nine condos over a ground floor commercial space to rise on the 2201... Read More »

Plans For Condos On Castro Corner Where Starbucks Was Spurned

Plans For Condos On Castro Corner Where Starbucks Was Spurned

With San Francisco’s Planning Commission having rejected Starbucks’ bid to take over the one-story retail space at 2201 Market Street last year, the owner of the property has drafted a new plan for the parcel at the corner of Sanchez, with designs for a six-story building with nine condos... Read More »

The Push To Landmark An At-Risk Market Street Tree

Seeking an “open aesthetic,” the buyer of 3066 Market Street, a speculative project which had been stalled mid-construction and ended up selling on the courthouse steps earlier this year, was planning to chop down the 75-foot-tall redwood tree in the backyard. Sponsored by Supervisor Wiener and recommended by San... Read More »

The Chips Don’t Fall In Chipotle’s Favor: Request Denied

The Chips Don’t Fall In Chipotle’s Favor: Request Denied

Following the Planning Department’s reasoning and recommendation, San Francisco’s Planning Commission has denied Chipotle’s application to renovate and occupy the empty one-story building at 2100 Market Street, formerly home to “Home” which vacated the building in 2011. Keep in mind that the Commission’s rejection of Chipotle’s request was based... Read More »

Beware The Renderings Of Giants

Beware The Renderings Of Giants

San Francisco’s Planning Commission will decide whether or not to approve Chipotle Mexican Grill’s application to renovate and open in the vacant Upper Market building at 2100 Market Street on Thursday, Chipotle’s rendering for which is presented above. In the words of an observant reader: “I like how the... Read More »

Chipotle’s Designs For Upper Market And Planning’s Opposition

Chipotle’s Designs For Upper Market And Planning’s Opposition

Renovating for profit can be a great way of making money, such as in this case study. This week, San Francisco’s Planning Commission is set to review and vote on Chipotle’s request to renovate and occupy the vacant one-story building at 2100 Market Street which was last occupied by... Read More »