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Redevelopment of Prominent SoMa Corner Closer to Reality

Redevelopment of Prominent SoMa Corner Closer to Reality

It was nearly twenty years ago that San Francisco’s Planning Department first authorized the theoretical conversion of the gas station parcel on northeast corner of Howard and 9th Street which is zoned for development up to 55 feet in height. Two years ago, preliminary plans for razing the existing... Read More »

184 Murphy Beds and Toilet Sinks in the Mission as Proposed

184 Murphy Beds and Toilet Sinks in the Mission as Proposed

Plans to redevelop the used car lot on the northwest corner of South Van Ness Avenue and 15th Street have been drafted. And as proposed, a “group housing” project with up to 184 units of rental housing could rise up to eight (8) stories in height across the Mission... Read More »

Skinny Transbay District Tower Closer to Reality

Skinny Transbay District Tower Closer to Reality

Speaking of skinny project sites, the plans for a 48-story, residential tower rising up to 515 feet in height at 524 Howard Street have been newly rendered, granted an exemption from having to complete a resource intensive environmental impact report, and are slated to be approved by San Francisco’s... Read More »

Hayes Valley Site Approved for Super Skinny Buildings Back in Play

Hayes Valley Site Approved for Super Skinny Buildings Back in Play

Having been approved for a pair of super skinny buildings to rise up to five stories across the Hayes Valley site, the two former Central Freeway Parcels M and N (a.k.a. 300 and 350 Octavia Street) are now on the market rather than preparing to break ground. As designed... Read More »

Plans for Five Stories on Calle 24

Plans for Five Stories on Calle 24

Plans for a wedge-shaped building to rise up to five stories in height on the Mission District parking lot at the corner of Capp and 24th Streets have been drawn. As designed by Weisbach Architecture Design, the 3236 24th Street project would include 21 studio apartments over 2,100 square... Read More »

Central SoMa Rising: Plans for 123 New Homes on 5th

Central SoMa Rising: Plans for 123 New Homes on 5th

With a bit of drilling going on at the lot on the corner of 5th and Shipley, a reader wonders what’s in the works for the Central SoMa site. As proposed, the three two-story buildings at 360 5th Street, 210 and 212 Clara Street will be razed, the western... Read More »

Sixth Street Rising: Insert Eight or Nine Stories Here

Sixth Street Rising: Insert Eight or Nine Stories Here

Approved for a 5-story building with 36 condos over a ground floor of commercial space back in 2009, but then waylaid by a stated inability to secure financing, new plans for a 9-story building with 102 single-room occupancy (SRO) units, each with its own kitchenette and bathroom, to rise... Read More »

Polk Gulch Parcel Zoned for 130-Foot-Tall Building in Play

Polk Gulch Parcel Zoned for 130-Foot-Tall Building in Play

The two-story building at 925 O’Farrell Street most recently occupied by Thai Stick Shabu Shabu, which is mid-move to Fillmore Street, is now being shopped for $3.6 million. And while the lease for the existing building (which has been found to have no historical significance) currently extends through mid-2019... Read More »

New Housing, Retail and Offices on Haight as Proposed

New Housing, Retail and Offices on Haight as Proposed

Having been shuttered for nearly a decade, plans to finally raze the former Lee’s Meat and Popular Market building at 478-482 Haight Street, adjacent to the new Nickies, and construct a new four-story building across the Lower Haight Street site have been newly drawn and formally submitted to Planning... Read More »

Infilling Western SoMa

Infilling Western SoMa

Plans to level the two-story Auto Trust Services building at 255 Shipley Street have been drafted. And as proposed, a modern four-story building designed by Natoma Architects will rise across the Western SoMa site with 24 condos and parking for six cars. The development would stretch from Shipley to... Read More »