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Refined Plans for Building Up Central SoMa

Refined Plans for Building Up Central SoMa

While plans to construct a new six-story building rising up to 65 feet in height behind the brick façade of the two-story building at 531-535 Bryant Street, which was built in 1918 and flagged as a potential historic resource, were drafted and submitted to the City back in 2016,... Read More »

New San Francisco Flower Mart Closer to Reality

New San Francisco Flower Mart Closer to Reality

With the San Francisco Flower Mart Tenants Association having opted to permanently relocate rather than return to a new and improved Flower Mart at 6th and Brannan, once the existing Flower Mart site is completely redeveloped, the refined plans for the new San Francisco Flower Market, between 16th and... Read More »

Apples-to-Apples for an Efficient Hayes Valley Two-Bedroom

Apples-to-Apples for an Efficient Hayes Valley Two-Bedroom

Purchased for $1,069,433 four years ago in September of 2016, the top-floor, two-bedroom corner unit #605 at 388 Fulton Street hit the market in Hayes Valley listed for $998,000 this past July. The efficient 720-square-foot unit features westerly views, with an open galley kitchen, modern finishes and access to... Read More »

Plans to Expand and Convert the Bro’s Building on Stockton

Plans to Expand and Convert the Bro’s Building on Stockton

Designed by Albert Pissis and built to house the Roos Bro’s clothing and gent’s furnishings business back in 1907, the four-story building at 2 Stockton Street, which was most recently occupied by Forever 21 and was once home to Grodins as well, was “streamlined” in the 1930’s and then... Read More »

A Luxe Two-Bedroom with Views Trades for $232K Less

A Luxe Two-Bedroom with Views Trades for $232K Less

Purchased for $2,132,111 in December of 2017, the “luxe” two-bedroom, two-bath unit #25A in the Lumina tower at 201 Folsom Street, with “wrap-around floor-to-ceiling windows” and “awe-inspiring panoramic views,” returned to the market priced $2.5 million in August of 2018. Re-listed for $2,488,000 early last year, around the time... Read More »

Warriors Hotel and Condo Project by the Numbers (and Dates)

Warriors Hotel and Condo Project by the Numbers (and Dates)

Having been approved by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors earlier this year, the Redevelopment Plan for Mission Bay South is slated to be amended this afternoon, clearing the way for the Golden State Warriors to demolish the existing three-story retail building on the northeast corner of the new Chase... Read More »

Plans to Redevelop the Historic Barneys Building

Plans to Redevelop the Historic Barneys Building

With Barneys New York having declared bankruptcy and shuttered its flagship Union Square store at 77 O’Farrell Street (a.k.a. 48 Stockton) that it had occupied since 2006, plans to redevelop the historic 60,000-square-foot building are in the works. Designed by Lansburgh & Joseph and built for the Newman &... Read More »

Muted Plans for Historic Mission District Garage

Muted Plans for Historic Mission District Garage

As noted by a plugged-in reader, Planning Department notices have been hung on the historic Mission District garage at 3140-3150 16th Street and a public hearing is in the works. But having been thwarted in their attempts to build condos, convert the garage into a 20,000-square-foot restaurant and event... Read More »

Rent Versus Buy and Returns for the Cheapest Lumina Condo

Rent Versus Buy and Returns for the Cheapest Lumina Condo

Purchased for $800,000 back in September of 2017, the 763-square-foot unit #3D in the Lumina tower at 201 Folsom Street returned to the market priced at $820,000 this past May, positioned as “the lowest-priced condo in the tower,” with an efficient and desirable open-concept layout, an exclusive use patio,... Read More »

Three Points for a Coveted Two-Bedroom With Views

Three Points for a Coveted Two-Bedroom With Views

Having hit the market priced at $1.95 million in March, a price which was subsequently reduced to $1.835 million in May, the sale of the “coveted” south-east corner unit #1902 in the One Rincon Hill tower at 425 First Street, a 1,309-square-foot unit with “commanding Bay Bridge and water... Read More »