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Squatter/Denser Plans for Lower Potrero Hill Site

Squatter/Denser Plans for Lower Potrero Hill Site

Plans to level the low slung commercial complex at 300 De Haro and develop a 13-story building at the corner of 16th Street appear to have been abandoned.  But a squatter set of plans for the odd shaped Lower Potrero Hill site have been drawn. While the 13-story structure was... Read More »

Impact of Modern Infill Development Challenged

Impact of Modern Infill Development Challenged

The “necessary, desirable, and compatible” plans for a decidedly modern infill development of four little single-family dwellings to rise up to 20 feet in height on the undeveloped “flag lot” at 1846 Grove Street – a parcel which is effectively bounded by the back yards of the homes fronting... Read More »

Creative Plans for Building(s) up in Central SoMa

Creative Plans for Building(s) up in Central SoMa

Plans to raze the through-block building at 470-474 Bryant Street, along with the adjacent, but much smaller, modern-looking building at 482 Bryant, are in the works. And as proposed by Aralon Properties, the property lines for the two parcels would then be redrawn to allow for two slightly offset,... Read More »

Planning Seeks More Density for Hillside Site in the Heights

Planning Seeks More Density for Hillside Site in the Heights

As we first outlined earlier this year, plans for a 24-unit, market-rate development to rise along Diamond Street, between the intersection of Diamond Heights Boulevard and 29th Street, overlooking Noe Valley, have been drawn. And as drafted by Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) for the Emerald Fund, the development as... Read More »

Issues but No Red Flags for Garden Center Redevelopment

Issues but No Red Flags for Garden Center Redevelopment

San Francisco’s Planning Department has just completed their preliminary review of the proposed 8-story, 213-unit development to rise up to 85 feet in height upon the landmark Sloat Garden Center site at 2700 Sloat Boulevard and didn’t raise any red flags. And in fact, as “it is the Department’s... Read More »

Exceptional Support for Ambitious Bus Yard Redevelopment

Exceptional Support for Ambitious Bus Yard Redevelopment

As we outlined last year: The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s formal application to move forward with the ambitious redevelopment of the Potrero Yard Muni Bus Maintenance Facility at 2500 Mariposa Street has been newly massed and formally submitted to Planning for review. As proposed, the existing facility on... Read More »

Club Zone Plans Refined, Approved for Streamlined Review

Club Zone Plans Refined, Approved for Streamlined Review

As we first reported back in 2017: The Action Rentals building at 1526-1530 Folsom Street on the market in Western SoMa, along with its parking lot at 1560 Folsom and two adjacent parcels which extend to (135) Kissling and (276) 11th Streets. Zoned for building up to 55... Read More »

Supersized Hayes Valley Project Redesigned, Closer to Reality

Supersized Hayes Valley Project Redesigned, Closer to Reality

As we first reported early last year: The little four-unit building at 630 Octavia Street and its adjacent parcel, which is currently used as a parking lot, recently traded hands for what would appear to be a total contract price of $4.6 million. A few years ago, plans to... Read More »

Big Central SoMa Project Granted Key Exemption, But…

Big Central SoMa Project Granted Key Exemption, But…

As we outlined earlier this year: The proposed mass redevelopment of 12 contiguous Central SoMa parcels stretching from 400 Second Street to 665 Harrison, a.k.a. the One Vassar project, has just qualified for a streamlined environmental review and could break ground as early as next year if approved, with... Read More »

520-Foot-Tall Hub Tower Closer to Reality, With Fewer Units

520-Foot-Tall Hub Tower Closer to Reality, With Fewer Units

With the proposed framework for rezoning San Francisco’s 84-acre Hub District, a.k.a. the “Market Octavia Plan Amendment,” closer to reality and the City finishing up construction on their new building at 1500 Mission, the plans for a 520-foot-tall tower to rise at 30 Van Ness are getting closer to... Read More »