There's something about these old-school block-style developments that just gets us going. (Honestly, probably the fact that they're easy to photograph on cameraphones.) 77 Van Ness Avenue, a 50-unit mixed-use project designed by local firm Forum Design, looks like it's coming along nicely— there's still scaffolding in front complete with elevator action, but there's clearly some meat growing on those bones. No word on what it might be called yet, but given the rash of A-name developments in SF's recent past (Argenta, Artani, Arterra... you feeling us?), would it be too much to ask to go for something a little more distinctive? Kthx.