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Updated: Mapping the City's Rehab and Conversion Projects

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This past April we brought you a map of the city's rehab and conversion projects. Readers chimed in about projects we skipped, so we thought it best to update the map. Here now are 21 buildings getting an adaptive reuse to breathe new life into them or a facelift to freshen things up.

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Inn at the Presidio

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The popular bachelors-quarters-turned-inn is expanding into a Victorian-style home that once housed U.S. Army officers and their families. The Funston House that officially opens in July was built in 1889 and is about 100 yards away from the inn. It has three bedrooms, one suite, a common living room, a dining room, and an outdoor porch and patio.

Old Dugoni School of Dentistry

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The Old Dugoni School of Dentistry Building just sold to Trumark Urban and slated for conversion to residential condominiums (77 units with 11 townhouses adjacent). Construction hopes to break ground next year.

The Belli Building & Genella Building (Belli Annex)

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Approvals to convert the office building into 12 dwelling units with ground level commercial uses date back to 2005, but all work stopped in 2007 due to funding issues. The project is starting up again, but the original historic materials that were supposed to be used have been mysteriously lost and are being replaced by new ones.

Ferry Terminal

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San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority is planning an expansion of the SF Ferry Terminal, which would include new ferry berthing facilities, removal of piers, a new plaza behind the Ferry Building, and new photovoltaic passenger waiting canopies.

140 New Montgomery

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The Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Building was originally slated for a condos, but plans stalled and the economy dictated a conversion to office spaces instead. Last May Yelp officially signed an 8 year lease for the Timothy Pfleuger art deco skyscraper.

New Mission Theatre

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The long running drama that is the New Mission Theater/Condo project was finally approved in January, paving the for Texas-based Alamo Drafthouse to rehab the theater and new construction of a neighboring 114 condos.

Mexican Museum

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This project will rehab and restore the historic 10-story Aronson Building and construct a new 550-foot-tall, 47-story tower connecting to it. The EIR was just certified a few weeks ago.

Pier 70

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The historic ship building site along 20th Street will take millions to develop, rehabbing six historic buildings into space for office workers, retailers, artists and manufacturing companies. The Board of Supervisors recently approved a $100M development deal with Orton to restore the 65-acre pier, to couple with the city's $58 million investment in the site.

Strand Theater

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The Strand Theater, vacant since 2003, is set to be rehabbed into a live performance space for the American Conservatory Theater.

The Hibernia Bank

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The proposed new project will make seismic, fire, and accessibility upgrades for a new "assembly" use of the building (whatever that means). A bunch of stuff like doors and windows will be restored, with a little rooftop addition. The project will bring the long-vacant building into code compliance, but no use or tenant has been identified yet.

55 Laguna

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While technically the project will include some new construction, a few of the historic buildings at the old UC Berkeley extension campus will get rehabbed into multifamily rental units, with an additional 110 units geared toward low-income LGBT seniors.

The so-called “creative development” mixed-use project by Forest City would develop the 4-acre site at Fifth and Mission Streets by rehabbing the Chronicle Building and Dempster Printing Building, demoing six existing buildings, and constructing five new ones ranging in height from 50-400 feet. The end product will have 1.85M sq.ft. of office, residential (748 units), and ground floor retail/office/cultural/educational uses, not to mention 34,000 sq.ft. of open space.

110 Embarcadero

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The Commonwealth Club purchased the building last November, with plans to rehab the space to include multiple auditoriums and meeting spaces, club offices, reception spaces, a members café and roof deck and sky garden.

601 Dolores

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After neighborhood drama and threat of appeal, conversion of the church-turned-mansion to the Children's Day School was approved back in July.

St. Josephs

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A recently approved conversion would turn the 1912 church into 18,260 square feet of office space, 1,300 square feet of retail space, and 2,500 square feet of assembly space geared toward tech companies.

100 Van Ness

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This project that will convert the 1973 building from office to residential, renovating the interior to create up to 399 residential units and ground‐floor retail with 112 off‐street parking spaces, and re‐skin the exterior of the building.

Exploratorium

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The museum had been located at the Palace of Fine Arts for 44 years, but the new space at the rehabbed Pier 15 features 300,000 sq.ft. (3x larger than their current space) with 600 exhibits taking advantage of the indoor-outdoor layout.

Alexandria Theater

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Development plans include a four-story apartment building at the rear of the site and renovations to the theater to accommodate retail stores on the first level, with a 211 seat theater and a full service restaurant on the second level.

Marina Degaussing Station

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The Recreation and Parks Department has a proposal to allow a Woodhouse Fish Co. restaurant on Marina Green at the site of a building formerly owned by the U.S. Navy that has sat vacant for 30 years. Some neighbors are not happy about it, saying the restaurant would cause traffic, light pollution, impact birds, increase noise, and shouldn't serve alcohol because children play soccer there.

Grant Building

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Back in 2010 the Planning Commission approved an application to convert the historic building from office use to a 42,000 sqft, 94-room hostel/hotel with a restaurant and nightclub, no building permits have been filed as of yet.

680 Folsom

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elicits some pretty negative reactions

out of people) is getting a renovation and expansion by Skidmore Owings & Merrill, with at seismic retro-fit and re-skinning in glass. Macy's online business signed a lease on 80% of the building for 15 years commencing in 2014.

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Inn at the Presidio

The popular bachelors-quarters-turned-inn is expanding into a Victorian-style home that once housed U.S. Army officers and their families. The Funston House that officially opens in July was built in 1889 and is about 100 yards away from the inn. It has three bedrooms, one suite, a common living room, a dining room, and an outdoor porch and patio.

Old Dugoni School of Dentistry

The Old Dugoni School of Dentistry Building just sold to Trumark Urban and slated for conversion to residential condominiums (77 units with 11 townhouses adjacent). Construction hopes to break ground next year.

The Belli Building & Genella Building (Belli Annex)

Approvals to convert the office building into 12 dwelling units with ground level commercial uses date back to 2005, but all work stopped in 2007 due to funding issues. The project is starting up again, but the original historic materials that were supposed to be used have been mysteriously lost and are being replaced by new ones.

Ferry Terminal

San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority is planning an expansion of the SF Ferry Terminal, which would include new ferry berthing facilities, removal of piers, a new plaza behind the Ferry Building, and new photovoltaic passenger waiting canopies.

140 New Montgomery

The Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Building was originally slated for a condos, but plans stalled and the economy dictated a conversion to office spaces instead. Last May Yelp officially signed an 8 year lease for the Timothy Pfleuger art deco skyscraper.

New Mission Theatre

The long running drama that is the New Mission Theater/Condo project was finally approved in January, paving the for Texas-based Alamo Drafthouse to rehab the theater and new construction of a neighboring 114 condos.

Mexican Museum

This project will rehab and restore the historic 10-story Aronson Building and construct a new 550-foot-tall, 47-story tower connecting to it. The EIR was just certified a few weeks ago.

Pier 70

The historic ship building site along 20th Street will take millions to develop, rehabbing six historic buildings into space for office workers, retailers, artists and manufacturing companies. The Board of Supervisors recently approved a $100M development deal with Orton to restore the 65-acre pier, to couple with the city's $58 million investment in the site.

Strand Theater

The Strand Theater, vacant since 2003, is set to be rehabbed into a live performance space for the American Conservatory Theater.

The Hibernia Bank

The proposed new project will make seismic, fire, and accessibility upgrades for a new "assembly" use of the building (whatever that means). A bunch of stuff like doors and windows will be restored, with a little rooftop addition. The project will bring the long-vacant building into code compliance, but no use or tenant has been identified yet.

55 Laguna

While technically the project will include some new construction, a few of the historic buildings at the old UC Berkeley extension campus will get rehabbed into multifamily rental units, with an additional 110 units geared toward low-income LGBT seniors.

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The so-called “creative development” mixed-use project by Forest City would develop the 4-acre site at Fifth and Mission Streets by rehabbing the Chronicle Building and Dempster Printing Building, demoing six existing buildings, and constructing five new ones ranging in height from 50-400 feet. The end product will have 1.85M sq.ft. of office, residential (748 units), and ground floor retail/office/cultural/educational uses, not to mention 34,000 sq.ft. of open space.

110 Embarcadero

The Commonwealth Club purchased the building last November, with plans to rehab the space to include multiple auditoriums and meeting spaces, club offices, reception spaces, a members café and roof deck and sky garden.

601 Dolores

After neighborhood drama and threat of appeal, conversion of the church-turned-mansion to the Children's Day School was approved back in July.

St. Josephs

A recently approved conversion would turn the 1912 church into 18,260 square feet of office space, 1,300 square feet of retail space, and 2,500 square feet of assembly space geared toward tech companies.

100 Van Ness

This project that will convert the 1973 building from office to residential, renovating the interior to create up to 399 residential units and ground‐floor retail with 112 off‐street parking spaces, and re‐skin the exterior of the building.

Exploratorium

The museum had been located at the Palace of Fine Arts for 44 years, but the new space at the rehabbed Pier 15 features 300,000 sq.ft. (3x larger than their current space) with 600 exhibits taking advantage of the indoor-outdoor layout.

Alexandria Theater

Development plans include a four-story apartment building at the rear of the site and renovations to the theater to accommodate retail stores on the first level, with a 211 seat theater and a full service restaurant on the second level.

Marina Degaussing Station

The Recreation and Parks Department has a proposal to allow a Woodhouse Fish Co. restaurant on Marina Green at the site of a building formerly owned by the U.S. Navy that has sat vacant for 30 years. Some neighbors are not happy about it, saying the restaurant would cause traffic, light pollution, impact birds, increase noise, and shouldn't serve alcohol because children play soccer there.

Grant Building

Back in 2010 the Planning Commission approved an application to convert the historic building from office use to a 42,000 sqft, 94-room hostel/hotel with a restaurant and nightclub, no building permits have been filed as of yet.

680 Folsom

elicits some pretty negative reactions

out of people) is getting a renovation and expansion by Skidmore Owings & Merrill, with at seismic retro-fit and re-skinning in glass. Macy's online business signed a lease on 80% of the building for 15 years commencing in 2014.