Plans to Develop a 1.5-Acre Hillside Parcel in Diamond Heights

The 1.5-acre parcel of land that sits across from the Walter Haas Playground Picnic and Dog Park, and which faces Diamond Heights Boulevard is currently in contract to be sold.

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It’s an amazing location as Walter Haas Playground and Dog Park across the street sits at the top of a hill in the residential Diamond Heights neighborhood and features scenic views, newly-renovated dual-level playground, basketball court, large open space/manicured lawn for lounging around, benches to take in the views, ProGreen K9 Deluxe synthetic turf on the dog play area, and boulders for agile dogs to climb, and bigger dogs to run around.


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Photo of Walter Haas Playground bench courtesy of SF Park and Rec

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Photo of Walter Haas Playground and Dog Park courtesy of Studio Green


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Shooting hoops at Walter Haas Playground. Photo by Laura Thompson/Hoodline


What’s more..


In addition to Walter Haas Playground and Park, the parcel is also adjacent to yet another park – Billy Goat Hill Park – across Beacon St (also accessible through 30th Street). Billy Goat Hill Park has a tree swing, and stunning views and walking trails as well:

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Stairways ascending Billy Goat Hill Park. Photo by Laura Thompson/Hoodline

The new trail connecting Billy Goat Hill Park and Walter Haas Playground. Photo by Laura Thompson/Hoodline


The parcel indeed is on a prime location and it sits right below 18 homes stretching from 107 to 141 Topaz Way. It’s on a quiet, clean, family-friendly and pet-friendly neighborhood.

While no formal plans for the parcel have been submitted to the San Francisco Planning Department for review at this time, the developer’s marketing materials for the site already tout an initial development study and conceptual plans to build four 6-story high buildings on the parcel, with about 100-plus units across the 65,340-square-foot area.

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Once built, no doubt, the units will have no trouble attracting buyers as the neighborhood is kid-friendly and much less dense than other areas of San Francisco.

The area is perfect for those who like more peace and quiet. The streets are clean as you have fewer vagrants willing to trek up the hill to cause a ruckus, tag public utilities, or break into homes. This area is also more spacious and many homes are fully detached compared to homes that share walls in many other neighborhoods in San Francisco.


Source:, SocketSite, San Francisco Recreation and Parks

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