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The Brand New House Built Without A Legal Way To Reach It

The Brand New House Built Without A Legal Way To Reach It

Despite neighbors’ objections, the construction of 1410 Stanyan Street was approved for development and finished last year, “pushed, squeezed shoehorned into the space between two existing homes,” one on Clarendon and the other on Mountain Spring Ave. The green space in front of the property is an undeveloped... Read More »

Unintended Consequences: A Squat Five Stories Down In SoMa

Unintended Consequences: A Squat Five Stories Down In SoMa

Zoned for mixed use residential development up to 45-feet in height, the one-story SoMa building at 259 Clara Street which was built in 1956 and most recently served as a photography studio sold for $1,500,000 four months ago. A quickly drafted plan to develop the site is quietly testing... Read More »

Portola Development Along San Bruno Avenue Slated for Approval

Portola Development Along San Bruno Avenue Slated for Approval

As we first reported with respect to the vacant Portola parcel at 2895 San Bruno Avenue earlier this year: The site of a former gas station that was demolished in 2009 and has sat vacant, unpaved and fenced in by a chain-link fence since, the 11,250 square foot lot... Read More »

Building Plans For The Point One Percent On Broadway And Taylor

Building Plans For The Point One Percent On Broadway And Taylor

Upon the verdant vacant lot at the corner of Broadway and Taylor, three new buildings with four homes and parking for 16 cars are proposed to rise and moving through Planning. The proposed project would subdivide the corner parcel into three new lots and construct a new residential building... Read More »

Amazing Infill: Pushed, Squeezed And Shoehorned Onto Stanyan

Amazing Infill: Pushed, Squeezed And Shoehorned Onto Stanyan

First approved for infill development in 2005 despite its neighbors’ objections, including one referring to the proposed project as “a source of oppression,” the construction of 1410 Stanyan commenced at the end of 2010 and is nearing completion. While the site is clearly visible in the pre-construction aerial view... Read More »

No Permits Yet, But Now No Parking (Nor BMRs) At 3500 19th Street

No Permits Yet, But Now No Parking (Nor BMRs) At 3500 19th Street

Having sold for $1,700,000 in December of 2010, a plugged-in reader and blogger reports a “NO PARKING!! LOT IS SOLD!!” sign has finally been posted at the surface area parking lot at 3500 19th Street and Valencia. As we first reported last year, the site is entitled for a... Read More »

Round Three At Planning For 527-529 Stevenson As Proposed

Round Three At Planning For 527-529 Stevenson As Proposed

The plans for the proposed conversion of 527‐529 Stevenson Street from a 42,600 square foot, four-story industrial building to residential use have once again been modified following another round of meetings with San Francisco’s Planning Commission and staff. The number of proposed dwelling units has been reduced to 60... Read More »

The “Kinky” Opposition To 49 Julian Avenue As Proposed

The “Kinky” Opposition To 49 Julian Avenue As Proposed

As proposed, the vacant single-story warehouse at 49 Julian Avenue would be razed and a five story, 50-foot-tall building with eight two-bedroom residential units over at-grade parking for eight vehicles would rise adjacent to the Armory. Opposing the project as proposed, the owner of said Armory who acquired the... Read More »

Saitowitz Rising On The Blighted Corner Of Divisadero And Ellis

Saitowitz Rising On The Blighted Corner Of Divisadero And Ellis

While the long vacant lot on which a 76 Station once stood was tagged with a notice of blight a few months ago, a plugged-in tipster reports that construction has commenced on the first of two Stanley Saitowitz/Natoma Architect designed condominium buildings that are rising on the corner of... Read More »

Going For The Gold Green (And Platinum) Up In Russian Hill

Going For The Gold Green (And Platinum) Up In Russian Hill

It’s not listed on the MLS nor is the address identified on the Sotheby’s site, but it’s a plugged-in tipster that pegs the newly constructed LEED Platinum residence as 1209 Filbert which is now on the market asking $7,000,000. From our tipster: This is an interesting story as 1209... Read More »