One of the largest proposed condominium tower projects in recent years — which includes the Mexican Museum’s long-awaited permanent home — received key approval Thursday, but by a slim margin. Read More
Nestled a block off Market Street, near City Hall and across from the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, is a nondescript parking lot that will soon house one of the newest residential towers in a burgeoning neighborhood. Read More
California College of the Arts, which has been in Potrero Hill since the 1980s, is looking to grow in the next five years — a plan that is now possible due to special approval from San Francisco. Read More
The long-awaited and much-debated plan to change the shabby grass of the Beach Chalet soccer fields into artificial turf could be derailed by a state agency that oversees development along the coastline. Read More
City planning staff approved an overhaul of the dilapidated Alexandria Theater in the Richmond district Thursday, but not before asking the building’s owner to provide better security to protect the decades-old structure.
Planning Commissioner Kathrin Moore asked a project spokesman about recent vandalism during which the building was broken into. The spokesman said vandals did spray-paint parts of the interior of the building and that they stole three small plaques from a wall. Read More
The Alexandria Theater in the Richmond district has been closed for nearly a decade, but a plan that could revitalize the corner where it sits on Geary Boulevard is up for a key city vote today.
The Planning Commission is expected to consider a project that would revamp the theater, add commercial space and build new housing. The theater closed in 2004 after eight decades of operation, but has since fallen into disrepair. Read More
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
Uncertainty and frustration reigned for hours on Thursday at the Planning Commission, where changes to the public process of appealing development projects were discussed at length — and with much confusion, even among commissioners. Read More
There could soon be more room for upper-floor businesses in the Mission district’s already bustling Valencia Street, where an explosion of new restaurants and boutiques has no apparent end in sight.
Today, the San Francisco Planning Commission is expected to recommend that “personal care” businesses such as salons, tattoo parlors and martial arts studios be allowed to apply for third-floor locations in the neighborhood corridor. Read More
A local family-owned real estate company will construct its first building in San Francisco if plans are approved today by the Planning Commission.
Fritzi Realty, co-owned by husband-and-wife team Bob and Valli Benesch Tandler, wants to build a 342-foot tower at 41 Tehama St., which now houses a parking lot and storage shed. The family has owned the site since it was the parking lot for the family’s former garment company, Bob Tandler said. Read More