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Appeal Succeeds But Development Will Proceed As Proposed

Appeal Succeeds But Development Will Proceed As Proposed

The appeal to invalidate the Planning Commission’s exception to San Francisco’s Planning Code which was granted for the 420-unit development to rise at 150 Van Ness was technically a success. But rather than overturning the project’s approval and requiring a major redesign, as the appellants had sought, San Francisco’s... Read More »

420-Unit Development At Risk

420-Unit Development At Risk

The Planning Commission’s approval of the proposed 420-unit building to rise up to 13-stories at 150 Van Ness, stretching from Van Ness to Polk along Hayes, was appealed and could be overturned. As designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz for the Emerald Fund, the first two floors of the 150... Read More »

Empire Room Now Open (And Closing In 2017 For Condos To Rise)

Empire Room Now Open (And Closing In 2017 For Condos To Rise)

Plans to raze the former Stars/Trader Vic’s/Maestro building at 555 Golden Gate Avenue which is now home to The Empire Room, the grand opening for which was last month, are moving forward with the environmental review for an eleven-story residential building to rise on the site underway. As proposed... Read More »

Cathedral Hill Hospital Rising

Cathedral Hill Hospital Rising

The massive hole which was dug for CPMC’s Cathedral Hill Hospital is quickly being filled, with the steel framing and decking on the west side of the of the site along Franklin having already reached street-level and quickly spreading east towards Van Ness Avenue. We’re still waiting for the... Read More »

Don’t Get Too Attached (Or Worked Up If You Don’t Like It)

Don’t Get Too Attached (Or Worked Up If You Don’t Like It)

As we first reported yesterday, Woods Bagot’s bold design for the proposed development to rise up to 13 stories at 1200 Van Ness is being revised, with San Francisco’s Planning Department “supporting” an incorporation of the existing building on the site into the plans. And as we reported when... Read More »

Redesign Of Bold Van Ness Development Underway

Redesign Of Bold Van Ness Development Underway

The bold plans for a modern 265,000-square-foot building to rise up to thirteen stories at 1200 Van Ness Avenue, the corridor parcel upon which the former Circuit City building and 24 Hour Fitness currently stand, elicited a wide range of reactions from the community when the plans were revealed... Read More »

420-Unit Development At Hayes And Van Ness Approved

420-Unit Development At Hayes And Van Ness Approved

The Emerald Fund’s proposed 420-unit building to rise up to 13-stories along Hayes, stretching from Van Ness Avenue to Polk Street, has been approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission, despite objections from parents with children who attend the LePort PreSchool which occupies the historic building at 50 Fell Street and abuts... Read More »

Planning For Shuttered McDonald’s Site Underway

Planning For Shuttered McDonald’s Site Underway

The chain link fence which was cemented into place around the abruptly shuttered McDonald’s at 600 Van Ness has been keeping the taggers and transients at bay. And while McDonald’s has yet to file a formal proposal for developing the site, they have started to explore the parcel’s potential... Read More »

420-Unit Building At Hayes And Van Ness Ready For Review/Vote

420-Unit Building At Hayes And Van Ness Ready For Review/Vote

The Emerald Fund’s proposed 420-unit building to rise up to 13-stories along Hayes, stretching from Van Ness Avenue to Polk Street, shouldn’t come as a surprise to any plugged-in readers as we first broke the news about the plans for the 150 Van Ness Avenue development back in 2013.... Read More »

Van Ness Corridor Rising: Planning For Another Tower

Van Ness Corridor Rising: Planning For Another Tower

The owners of the five-story Opal Hotel at Van Ness and Geary are working on plans to raze the two-story “Motel Opal” addition, which sits behind the hotel along Geary, and build a 13-story tower on the Van Ness Corridor lot, a lot which is zoned for development up... Read More »