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Stylish South Beach Penthouse Dropped Over 20 Percent

Stylish South Beach Penthouse Dropped Over 20 Percent

Purchased for $2.75 million in November of 2015, the two-story unit #801 atop the boutique Gold Certified building at 750 2nd Street returned to the market priced at $2.995 million in May of 2019, a sale at which would have represented net appreciation of 8.9 percent or roughly 2.4... Read More »

The Plans for That $6.5 Million Teardown in Dolores Heights

The Plans for That $6.5 Million Teardown in Dolores Heights

Purchased for $6.5 million, or a breathless “$6,069 per square foot,” back in May of 2018, plans to raze the existing 1,071-square-foot home on an oversized, 6,926-square-foot Dolores Heights lot at 3669 21st Street, with “180 degree views from Twin Peaks to San Bruno Mountain,” have been drawn (while... Read More »

Black and Blue with Stakeholders All Over

Black and Blue with Stakeholders All Over

Built in 1920, the two-story building on the northwest corner of 8th and Howard might not appear to be particularly noteworthy. But having been identified as a contributing resource to the Western SoMa Light Industrial and Residential Historic District, not to mention having been home to The Black and... Read More »

Twenty-Five Potrero Hill Infill HOMEs Could Rise Right Here

Twenty-Five Potrero Hill Infill HOMEs Could Rise Right Here

Purchased for $1.7 million in September of 2018, plans to develop the two currently inaccessible Potrero Hill lots at 999 Texas Street have since been drawn and dubbed “1055 Texas.” While the site is technically only zoned for development up to 40 feet in height and a maximum of... Read More »

Historic Addition Redesigned, Rendered and Formally Proposed

Historic Addition Redesigned, Rendered and Formally Proposed

Having faced some pushback from Planning as originally envisioned, the plans for a five floor addition atop the historic Key Klub building at 850 Bush Street, which is located within the Lower Nob Hill National Register Historic District and currently home to Hopwater Distribution, have been redesigned and formally... Read More »

Nob Hill Infill on the Boards

Nob Hill Infill on the Boards

Plans to demolish to the two single-family homes, three apartments and Twin’s Armoire building which span 842-860 California Street and back to 119 Joice are in the works.  And as envisioned, a modern 7-story building could rise up to 65 feet in height upon the aggregated 842 California Street... Read More »

Big(ger) Plans for UCSF’s Parnassus Campus Slated for Approval

Big(ger) Plans for UCSF’s Parnassus Campus Slated for Approval

While the growth of University of California San Francisco’s Parnassus Heights Campus was capped back in 1976, plans to add another 1.38 million square feet of clinical, research and administrative space, including the development of a new 16-story hospital on the eastern edge of the existing campus core, have... Read More »

More Units for Fewer Residents Closer to Reality

More Units for Fewer Residents Closer to Reality

As we first reported earlier this year, a proposed revision to the previously approved plans for a new 13-story, mixed-use building to rise on the site of the columned Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist at 450 O’Farrell Street was in the works, a revision which would yield around 300... Read More »

An Unpermitted Reskin and Resultant Surprise

An Unpermitted Reskin and Resultant Surprise

Purchased as a little two-unit building with “old world charm” for $2.175 million in April of 2018, permits to expand and remodel the two units at 842-844 Lyon Street were secured that June and the building was soon under wraps. Having returned to the market as two “spectacularly remodeled”... Read More »

Target Timing for Supersized Polk Gulch Mortuary Project

Target Timing for Supersized Polk Gulch Mortuary Project

As we revealed last year, the big plans for redeveloping the Polk Gulch funeral home parcel at 1123 Sutter Street and adjacent three-story garage at the corner of Sutter and Larkin have been supersized. And as since refined and newly rendered by David Baker Architects below, the development as... Read More »