Developers with big plans descend on S.F.’s fanciful Corona Heights – SFGate
But while many San Franciscans have not ventured to Corona Heights to explore Ord Court or walked the beautifully landscaped Vulcan Stairs, there is one group that has the neighborhood in its crosshairs: speculative developers.
Over the last two years, builders have bought up parcels in the neighborhood, taking advantage of large hillside “through lots” that run between States Street and Ord Court. Others have purchased cottages along Ord Street and sought to double or triple the size of the home. From his home on the Vulcan Stairs, resident Rick Walsh can count 10 development projects that have either been proposed or are already under way.