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Approved.  Permitted.  And…Not About to Break Ground

Approved. Permitted. And…Not About to Break Ground

Redesigned to yield 24 two-bedroom units, rather than a mix of 12 one-bedrooms and 12 twos, building permits for the approved seven-story development to rise adjacent to and behind the façade of the historic City Paints building at 1088 Howard Street, which is to be preserved, along with 2,600... Read More »

Proposed “Pod-Style” Hotel Challenged, but Not By Planning

Proposed “Pod-Style” Hotel Challenged, but Not By Planning

As we first reported last year: Plans to raze the 2-story San Francisco Fire Credit Union building at 12 Mint Plaza are in the works. And as envisioned by Prime Design for Elsey Partners, which is the Kansas-based team behind a couple of contentious micro-unit developments in the Mission,... Read More »

Modified Plans for Prime Hillside Site Slated for Approval

Modified Plans for Prime Hillside Site Slated for Approval

Sporting twelve design modifications, “in response to community feedback,” the refined plans for a 24-unit development to rise up to 45 feet in height along Diamond Street, on the undeveloped hillside lot between the intersection of Diamond Heights Boulevard and 29th Street, overlooking Noe Valley, are slated to be... Read More »

Approval for Supersized Potrero Hill Infill Building Sought

Approval for Supersized Potrero Hill Infill Building Sought

The refined plans for a modern four-story building, with 59 condos over 3,400 square feet of new Production, Distribution, and Repair (PDR) space and a basement garage for 44 cars to rise on the southeast corner of Mariposa and Pennsylvania were approved in 2017, permits were issued in 2018,... Read More »

Plans for Condos to Rise on Iconic Bathhouse Site

Plans for Condos to Rise on Iconic Bathhouse Site

Plans to raze the recently shuttered Eros bathhouse building at 2051 Market Street, which was sold for $3.6 million in September of 2020, are in the works. And if entitled, a 7-story residential building could rise up to 85 feet in height upon the Market Street site. As designed... Read More »

Permits for Major NoPa Development Close to Being Secured

Permits for Major NoPa Development Close to Being Secured

A permit to raze the fenced off Divisadero Touchless Carwash building, the interior of which is in the process of being stripped, and the shuttered Shell station on the northeast corner of Divisadero and Oak has been requested and is close to being approved. At the same time, a... Read More »

14-Story Hayes Valley Development Slated for Approval

14-Story Hayes Valley Development Slated for Approval

The refined plans for a 14-story building to rise up to 145 feet in height upon the two Hayes Valley parking lot parcels at 600 McAllister Street, which includes the former Central Freeway Parcel D on the northwest corner of McAllister and Franklin, have just qualified for a streamlined... Read More »

Wagging the Dog on Potrero Hill

Wagging the Dog on Potrero Hill

Owned by the owners and operators of the adjacent Il Pirata Bar & Restaurant on 16th Street, the derelict 2-story Potrero Hill home at 312 Utah Street, which had been boarded up for a decade, was sold for $1,060,000 in March of 2018 and then demolished by way of... Read More »

Plans for New Hayes Valley Hotel Back in Play

Plans for New Hayes Valley Hotel Back in Play

Drafted back in 2017, a formal application to move forward with the redevelopment of the Hayes Valley “Days Inn” site at 465 Grove Street, between Gough and Octavia, has been submitted to Planning. As proposed, the existing 41-room hotel would be razed, along with the adjacent duplex at 477... 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 »