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Bonus Plans for Building up Valencia Street Closer to Reality

Bonus Plans for Building up Valencia Street Closer to Reality

As we first revealed back in 2017: Plans to level the 4.5-star San Francisco Auto Works shop at 1021 Valencia Street are in the works. And as envisioned, up to 24 residential units over a ground floor restaurant or retail space and a basement garage for ten (10) cars... Read More »

Neighbors Angling to Landmark Decaying Development Site

Neighbors Angling to Landmark Decaying Development Site

Established back in 1921, the Garibaldi Nursery was one of around two dozen local Italian and Italian-American cut-flower nurseries that dominated the Portola District back in the early twentieth century.  But following World War II, the lands which the nurseries had occupied were largely redeveloped and replaced by housing.... Read More »

Opposed Development Redesigned, Slated for Approval (Again)

Opposed Development Redesigned, Slated for Approval (Again)

As we outlined back in April: While opposed by a number of neighborhood factions, two new buildings could rise up to 78 feet in height upon the Mission District parking lot parcels across from the Armory on 14th Street. As designed by BAR Architects for Manouch Moshayedi/MX3 Ventures, a... Read More »

Plans to Redevelop the Historic El Rey Theater Site Progress

Plans to Redevelop the Historic El Rey Theater Site Progress

Purchased out of foreclosure for $1.06 million in 2015 and since forcibly designated as an official San Francisco Landmark (No. 274), plans to redevelop the former El Rey Theater at 1970 Ocean Avenue have been newly refined, rendered and formally submitted to Planning for a preliminary review. As envisioned,... Read More »

Plans to Build Even Higher on an Up-Zoned SoMa Site

Plans to Build Even Higher on an Up-Zoned SoMa Site

As we first reported back in 2017, plans to raze the two-story Fast Signs Building on the northwest corner of Harrison and Hawthorne Streets and develop a 130-foot-tall residential building on the site, with 118 residential units over a garage for 26 cars, were in the works. While the... Read More »

Developer Seeks Concessions to Build Shorter Than Allowed

Developer Seeks Concessions to Build Shorter Than Allowed

Plans to level the two-story industrial building at 560 Brannan Street, adjacent to an already approved major development and across the street from the San Francisco Tennis Club site, are in the works. And while the parcel is zoned for development up to 130 feet in height along Brannan,... Read More »

Ambitious Potrero Hill Infill Project has Traded Hands

Ambitious Potrero Hill Infill Project has Traded Hands

As we outlined back in 2017: The 125-foot stretch of land between the Potrero Hill homes at 905 and 953 Kansas Street has never before been developed, perhaps because of the large rock outcropping which dominates the site. But said stretch is legally five developable parcels. And as newly... Read More »

Redesigned for Luxury and Put Back in Play

Redesigned for Luxury and Put Back in Play

The underdeveloped lot at the corner of Cleveland Street and Park Boulevard in Oakland’s Cleveland Heights neighborhood hit the market in 2004 with permitted plans for a 25-unit building – including 24 residential units, one commercial space and a 25-car garage – to rise on the 2805 Park Boulevard... Read More »

Big Plans for Shuttered Nightclub Site

Big Plans for Shuttered Nightclub Site

Having been shuttered back in 2016, the sale of the Club Tapatio building at 4742 Mission Street, which once housed the Rock Garden and Club New Yorker as well, closed escrow last month. Plans to raze the longstanding club to make way for a seven-story residential building to rise... Read More »

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 »