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New Plans for Approved Swoopy Tower Site and Development

New Plans for Approved Swoopy Tower Site and Development

While the plans for two swoopy towers to rise up to 425 feet in height on the northeast corner of 4th and Townsend were approved back in 2019, the ground has yet to be broken, permitting is on hold and Tishman Speyer is now seeking approval for a new... Read More »

Dogpatch Development on the Boards

Dogpatch Development on the Boards

Plans to raze the old Cresco equipment rental warehouse and equipment yard at 700 Indiana Street, between the Avalon Dogpatch dog park and the Dogpatch Arts Plaza, across from Esprit Park, are in the works. And as proposed, a three-story building would rise up to 49 feet in height... Read More »

Re-Revised Plans for Club Zone Project Closer to Reality

Re-Revised Plans for Club Zone Project Closer to Reality

As we outlined last year: While permits for a five-story, 19-unit residential building to rise up to 55 feet in height upon the Western SoMa site at 33 Norfolk, a merged parcel which abuts the rear property lines of a couple of 11th Street clubs, were approved and issued... Read More »

Make That 2031, at the Earliest

Make That 2031, at the Earliest

Plans for over 100 condos to rise over a newly stacked garage on the prominent parking lot parcel on the southeast corner of Second and Howard were approved back in 2006 but the development was then waylaid by the Great Recession and the 19-story tower never broke ground. With... Read More »

Plans for an 18-Story Tower on Turk Have Been Drawn

Plans for an 18-Story Tower on Turk Have Been Drawn

Plans to raze the little retail building at 105 Turk Street and shutter the adjacent parking lot are in the works. And as envisioned by the Smith Group for Veritas Investments and roughly rendered below, an 18-story building would be entitled to rise up to 177 feet in height... Read More »

Plans to Build and Sell 57 New SRO Units, Take Two

Plans to Build and Sell 57 New SRO Units, Take Two

SIA’s plans for a skinny, nine-story building with 57 “single-room occupancy” (SRO) units to rise on the parking lot parcel at 1010 Mission Street, which stretches to Jessie, between 6th and 7th, have been slightly revised and re-submitted to the City for approval. The proposed 57 units, which are... Read More »

It’s Alive! Proposed Mid-Market Parking Lot Tower Take Two

It’s Alive! Proposed Mid-Market Parking Lot Tower Take Two

While the draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed 27-story, 495-unit infill tower to rise on Nordstrom’s underdeveloped parking lot parcel at 469 Stevenson Street was certified by San Francisco’s Planning Commission in July of last year, the certification was subsequently appealed and overturned by San Francisco’s Board... 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 »

Can You Spot the “Buildable” Million Dollar Lot?

Can You Spot the “Buildable” Million Dollar Lot?

Having just hit the market for one million dollars and positioned as a “unique and irregularly shaped interior lot…located in the beautiful Richmond District,” a lot that “IS buildable” and could yield “a very unique residence” (“with some creativity and imagination of a great designer,” all per the lot’s... 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 »