Tag Archives: construction

Two new Mission District housing projects pass planning hurdles

Two buildings proposed for the Mission came before the Planning Commission on Thursday afternoon for design reviews – the developer of 1924 Mission St, near 15th, left with instructions to make more changes while commissioners critiqued but approved 1298 Valencia St.  The seven-story, 11-unit building on Mission that would replace a former auto body shop, had already gone through one...

Six-story building to replace former Mission St. sausage factory

New housing units will soon replace the abandoned sausage factory at 1726 Mission Street. The San Francisco Planning Commission approved plans Thursday evening for a six-story, 40-unit building on the block of Mission street between 14th and Duboce streets that will include 20 one-bedroom and 20 two-bedroom units, car and bike parking spaces and a ground floor largely dedicated to...

Developers plan project entirely to permanently house nonprofits

It’s not just residents who are displaced when rents in San Francisco skyrocket – it’s nonprofits. Two planners who saw that happening are now constructing an entirely new building that will be sold, piece by piece, to nonprofits for a permanent home. Common Ground Urban Development is seeking approvals to tear down a two-story building at 1850 Bryant Street and...

Want an update on St. Luke’s? Community meeting coming up

California Pacific Medical Center staff are inviting community members to a meeting to learn more about the construction of the new St. Luke’s Hospital building. On Wednesday, April 26, at 6 p.m., neighbors are invited to hear about 2017 construction milestones and plans for the medical office building. Updates will also be available about the demolition of older buildings. The meeting will...

Historic building weathers grocery owner, former Facebook exec

After years of disrepair and neglect, a historic building at 18th and Mission streets is in the process of trading ownership from a former Facebook executive to a commercial developer. Once a hub of the Mission’s Miracle Mile, the building may now become a dialysis center. Mike Conn, senior vice president of Meridian Property Company, a commercial developer based in San Ramon, confirmed...

SF’s Dandelion Chocolate Expansion Would Offer a Pool, Office Space

Dandelion Chocolate unveiled its plans Monday night to expand into a four-story industrial building equipped with a rooftop pool — and found a small group of neighbors skeptical of the proposal. Three people attended a meeting held in a back room of Dear Mom at 2700 16th St., which was designed to seek community input on a project that is currently in its preliminary...

Gas Line Break Briefly Stops Work on Folsom

Construction workers at a residential building on Folsom Street between 20th and 21st streets had to stop work briefly today because of a loosened gas pipe. As workers were replacing some of the electrical lines around the house, one worker said, they accidentally hit an older gas service pipeline with a shovel and knocked a connection loose, causing a minor gas leak....

Earthquake-Safe St. Luke’s Hospital Expected in 2019

A brand-new, earthquake-safe, 120-bed replacement for St. Luke’s Hospital on Valencia Street will be completed in 2018, open to patients by 2019, and its older version will be demolished sometime after 2020. That’s according to Dean Fryer, a spokesperson for the hospital, and Paul Klemish, HerreroBOLDT’s Director of Business & Risk Management, who is one of many leading construction efforts...

Compradora de Vivienda a Precio Accesible aún no Puede Mudarse

  La maestra de la escuela Sanchez Elementary, Tara Ramos, ganó en marzo la oportunidad de comprar una vivienda a precio inferior al del mercado. Esta es una de las cuatro unidades a este precio del 35 de la calle Dolores, donde se completó la construcción de un edificio de cuatro pisos en 2014. En lugar de pagar la tarifa del...

Building Trades Council Opposes Bryant Development (Chronicle)

The Chronicle reports that the Building Trades Council, a group of representatives from construction labor unions, has submitted a resolution to the Planning Commission opposing the large rental development planned for Bryant Street. The developer of the project, Nick Podell, has already begun striking compromises with various local opponents of the project, such as the arts organization Inner Mission (formerly CELLspace)....

Sneak Peek at Dolores Park’s New North

Well, one thing’s for sure, you’ll never see the turf this pristine again. Dolores Park’s northern half is scheduled to reopen with a celebratory silent disco next Thursday, June 18. But today, the press got a little tour of the almost-complete walkways, bathrooms, promenade, courts, and field. Have a look:    

Paxton Gate Design-Build Venture Forges Future As RareField

It’s a unique San Francisco paradox: Everyone knows where to go for taxidermied animals, amber-fossilized insects, and general curiosities. But nobody seems to know that Paxton Gate also innovates and installs classy interiors and gardens. “Paxton Gate is such a strong brand,” explained lead designer Todd McCrea. “The more we got into it the more we realized that this is...

Afternoon Report: Dirt from Dolores

It’s time for  the Afternoon Report:  After considerable delays in the renovation of the park’s northern half due to excess groundwater that forced contractors to install a whole new drainage system, progress is picking back up. Maintenance crews and gardeners will be moving equipment and operations to a new maintenance building February 8, according to gardener Shannon Gorsau. Gorsau also said he...

Under Construction: The Mission’s Big 10

Cranes and construction crews have become a common feature of many a Mission corner these days. But for as many projects currently under construction, there are about half a dozen working their way through the planning process. We’ve done a fair amount of reporting on these projects throughout the years, and thought it’s high time to write a handy guide of...