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Former Potrero Power Plant Site to Reemerge as Mixed-Use Development

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The Potrero Power Plant, located on the Central Waterfront, and its predecessors supplied San Francisco with electricity from 1890 until the facility’s 2011 closure. Since then, the site has been unused, soaked with toxic chemicals from more than one hundred years of industrial activities. Associate Capital purchased the 21-acre property last fall from NRG Energy,…

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Planning Commission Considers Proposed Corovan Development

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Last month, the San Francisco Planning Commission held a hearing on the draft environmental impact report (DEIR) for a proposed development at the Corovan site, located at the bottom of Potrero Hill’s North Slope. A DEIR evaluates a project’s potential impact on such things as traffic, dislodging or releasing hazardous substances, and the historic relevance…

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Potrero1010 Complex to Start Leasing Units this Fall

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With 453 residential units, a striking design and an acre of public space, Equity Residential (EQR) developers announced last month that they’ll begin preleasing apartments at Potrero1010 this October, with move-ins scheduled for December.  The project won’t be entirely finished until spring of 2016.   A little more than a year ago the lot on…

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Affordable Housing Advocates Question Giants’ Mission Rock Development

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In late-June, the San Francisco Giants submitted more than 16,000 signatures from San Francisco voters to the Department of Elections to place approval of their proposed Mission Rock development, under the Mission Rock Initiative, on the November 2015 ballot. The measure needed 9,702 signatures from San Francisco voters before July 6 to qualify.  Under the…

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Developers Focus on Southside Neighborhoods

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An extraordinary amount of real estate development is occurring in the Southside neighborhoods, with nearly 5,000 units in the pipeline. These projects are transforming Dogpatch and Potrero Hill.  What follows are profiles of some of the most active Southside developers. Trumark Urban Last May, Trumark Urban broke ground on a 91-unit mixed-use residential development on…

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Vacant Mission Bay Lot to Become 20-Unit Apartment Building

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A new residential building is planned for a vacant lot located directly across the street from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Benioff Children’s Hospital, on the southeast corner of Tennessee and Mariposa streets. The building is being designed by San Francisco architect Riyad Ghannam, of RG-Architecture.  The proposed development, which is undergoing an…

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Minnesota Street Project to Provide Affordable Art Space in Dogpatch

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Construction is set to begin this summer on a Dogpatch arts hub that will give gallery owners, the latest casualties of San Francisco’s booming real estate market, a bulwark against skyrocketing rents. Dubbed “Minnesota Street Project,” a warehouse at 1275 Minnesota Street is being converted into affordable space for 10 permanent galleries, a large, open…

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New Mission Bay Advocacy Group Calls for Timeout on Warriors Arena

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In late April, the Mission Bay Alliance emerged to oppose plans to develop a Mission Bay arena to house the Golden State Warriors.  The Alliance said it wants to preserve the University of California, San Francisco’s (UCSF) ability to use the proposed arena site to expand the university’s substantial array of research laboratories and medical…

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Arkansas Street Development Proposed Near Jackson Park

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Martin Building has submitted a proposal to the San Francisco Planning Department to construct a five-story building at 88 Arkansas Street. The development would feature a ground floor restaurant, and include 50 one-bedroom, 49 two-bedroom, and 27 studio apartments. An onsite garage would offer 98 parking spaces. If built, the project would likely increase traffic…

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580 De Haro to be Developed into Multi- and Single-Family Homes

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The lot located at 580 De Haro Street is occupied by six dilapidated residential and one commercial building.  All of them have been derelict and boarded-up for more than 15 years.  Husband and wife development team Kevin and Cathy Dill purchased the property in 2014.  They propose to demolish the existing structures, and subdivide the…

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