On June 20, the San Francisco Planning Commission gave approval to a new use for the Alexandria Theater on Geary Boulevard. The building, which was a movie theater for more than 80 years, will feature two swimming pools and meeting space.
The plan for a new building in Presidio Heights is moving forward, despite a wall of opposition from neighbors and surrounding businesses, thanks to a decision by District 2 Supervisor Catherine Stefani.
A new plan for the UCSF Laurel Heights campus has been submitted to the San Francisco Planning Department, only it was not created by department staff or a developer, but instead by local neighbors.
Now that the UCSF Mission Bay Medical Center and campus are open, attention is turning back to plans to transform and update the UCSF Parnassus Heights campus.
A new building proposed for the 3600 block of Sacramento Street got the green light from the SF Planning Commission in spite of substantial neighborhood opposition, mostly amid concerns about how it will affect nearby businesses.
The building would have four stories, with the upper three built over a parking garage. The residential floors would encircle a central courtyard.
A plan to build more than 250 residential units on the site currently operating as the California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), located at 3700 California St., is now being reviewed by the SF Planning Department.
A bill now sitting in the state legislature would take the zoning power to reject taller buildings away from municipalities across California if developers want to put them near public transit stops.
A 13-building development planned at the University of California’s Laurel Heights
campus, a 10-acre site located at 3333 California St., has already drawn community
opposition, even as it is being reviewed by the SF Planning Department.
Westlake Kirkham Heights LLC has withdrawn its application at the SF Planning Department for a Conditional Use Permit to demolish 11 buildings with 86 rent-controlled residential units, and replace them with 14 buildings containing up
to 445 apartments.