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Contemporary Cow Hollow Development Slated for Approval

Contemporary Cow Hollow Development Slated for Approval

In the works since 2015, plans to level the long-shuttered Chevron service station site at the corner of Van Ness and Union and construct a contemporary seven-story building upon the Cow Hollow site are slated to be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission next week. As designed by Handel... Read More »

Refined Designs and Timing for a Pair of Hub District Towers

Refined Designs and Timing for a Pair of Hub District Towers

The plans for a pair of 41-story towers to rise up to 420 feet in height upon the San Francisco Honda site, on the southwest corner of Market Street and South Van Ness Avenue, have been further refined and the project’s Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is now expected... Read More »

Plans for a 15-Story Polk Gulch Tower Revealed

Plans for a 15-Story Polk Gulch Tower Revealed

As we first reported last year, the vacant two-story building at 925 O’Farrell Street which had been occupied by Thai Stick Shabu Shabu and is zoned for development up to 130 feet in height was being shopped for $3.6 million. And while it doesn’t appear the building has yet... Read More »

The Economics Dooming the Opera Plaza Cinemas and Its Ilk

The Economics Dooming the Opera Plaza Cinemas and Its Ilk

As we first reported last week, plans to shutter the Opera Plaza Cinema are in the works. And as proposed, the 6,381-square-foot space will be converted into “Retail Sales and Service” use. While a specific tenant has yet to be identified, as a plugged-in reader correctly surmised, a “Health... Read More »

Plans to Shutter the Opera Plaza Cinemas

Plans to Shutter the Opera Plaza Cinemas

Plans to shutter the Opera Plaza Cinemas at 601 Van Ness Avenue, which has been operated by Landmark Theaters since 1991 and is known for screening independent, foreign and avant-garde flicks, have been drawn. And if approved, the four screen theater is likely to be converted into another 6,300... Read More »

Plans for This Cursed Van Ness Corridor Corner Closer to Reality

Plans for This Cursed Van Ness Corridor Corner Closer to Reality

Plans to raze the Pacific Heights Auto Body shop at 1675 Pacific Avenue and the perennially cursed restaurant space at 2050 Van Ness Avenue, on the southeast corner of Pacific, across from the blessed Steakhouse of Harris, have been in the works for two years. Yesterday, the formal application... Read More »

The Plans for a Modern Buddhist Temple and Dormitory on Van Ness

The Plans for a Modern Buddhist Temple and Dormitory on Van Ness

Plans to level the American Buddhist Cultural Society’s office and bookstore building at 1750 Van Ness Avenue are in the works. And as proposed, a modern new temple designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM), with an art gallery, tea house, mediation rooms and shrine hall, will rise up... Read More »

New Van Ness Corridor Project Proposed

New Van Ness Corridor Project Proposed

Plans to completely level two of the three buildings on the Van Ness Corridor Parcel between Golden Gate Avenue and Redwood Alley, including the US Bank and H&R Block structures, have been drawn and submitted to the City for review. And as proposed, a 110-foot-tall building with 103 condos... Read More »

Proposed 13-Story Van Ness Corridor Project Closer to Reality

Proposed 13-Story Van Ness Corridor Project Closer to Reality

Plans to level the two-story parking garage at 830 Eddy Street (which currently provides leased parking for the adjacent six-story office building at 815/819 Van Ness Avenue Van Ness and serves as the drive thru entrance for the Burger King below) and develop a 13-story building across the Van... Read More »

False Hopes for Blighted McDonald’s Site Driven by BRT

False Hopes for Blighted McDonald’s Site Driven by BRT

The emergence of construction trailers, equipment and a crew on the parking lot portion of the shuttered McDonald’s at 600 Van Ness Avenue, which has been newly festooned with a fresh batch of graffiti, seems to be fueling some speculation that the redevelopment of the site is about to... Read More »