A new, 220-room hotel could spring up in South of Market right in the middle of San Francisco’s convention hub.
There currently sits an approximately 30-foot-tall building on Fourth Street between Howard and Folsom streets that houses Olivet Theological University. But under a proposal that is scheduled for approval Thursday at the Planning Commission, that low-slung building would be razed to make room for an 11-story, 220-room hotel, according to documents. Read More
In a city known for its top-notch cuisine, outdoor restaurant seating can be precious real estate. Piazza Pellegrini on Columbus Avenue has the rare luxury of a spacious outdoor patio — a perk that is all the more coveted in the ultra-dense North Beach neighborhood — but owner Dario Hadjian isn’t exactly counting his blessings right now.
That’s because for the next two years, Piazza Pellegrini will abut a major public transit project on Columbus Avenue, an endeavor Hadjian fears will drive away the lunchtime customers who flock to his restaurant. Read More
New designs for the proposed Warriors arena on the San Francisco waterfront should be completed by the end of April, a team official said. That pushes the project-approval timeline back a few months, but is not expected to affect the projected opening date.
The Warriors unveiled a design in October for the Piers 30-32 site, which sits just south of the Bay Bridge on The Embarcadero, that tucked the 17,500-seat arena onto the southeastern side of the pier. But the eastern side of the pier also is one of the only deep-water berths along the San Francisco waterfront. Read More
A plan to bring up Muni’s Central Subway machinery at an abandoned theater in North Beach was approved Tuesday by the agency’s board of directors. Read More
Beer and baseball — perfect partners on a summer’s day as well as in real estate development along the San Francisco waterfront.
Anchor Brewing Co. will be the Giants’ first tenant in Pier 48 when the former maritime warehouse and its surrounding 27 acres are redeveloped over the next few years, team, city and brewery officials announced Tuesday.
The cranes currently dotting San Francisco’s skyline are just the beginning of the building boom, and The City is working to clear hundreds of projects that are backlogged in the planning process.
There are 462 projects in varying stages of the planning and approval process, according to Joanna Linsangan, a spokeswoman for the Planning Department. About three-quarters of them are in the early stages and the rest have received approval.
Mayor Ed Lee carefully weighed in Tuesday on the hotly debated condo conversion bypass proposal by encouraging a compromise to bring relief to thousands of tenancy-in-common owners amid worries about the loss of rent-controlled units. Read More
Led by a prominent retired San Francisco politician and judge, a group of religious institutions and schools along Brotherhood Way near San Francisco State University are challenging a development project that would convert a de facto park into 182 units of housing. Read More
The condo conversion debate is gaining more political intrigue less than two weeks before a Board of Supervisors committee holds its second hearing on the controversial legislation. A vote was already postponed to allow the opposing sides to negotiate. Read More
A restaurateur’s plan to upgrade the visitor experience at Coit Tower has stalled due to a disagreement between two city departments.
Terry Grimm, whose family operates Anchor Oyster Bar in the Castro district, received approval from the Recreation and Park Commission in June to become Coit’s new concessionaire.