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Below Market Rate Modular Studios Closer to Reality

Below Market Rate Modular Studios Closer to Reality

The ground for the 141-unit modular development to rise on Mission Bay South Block 9, adjacent to San Francisco’s new Public Safety Building and across the street from Phase 2 of the Giants’ massive Mission Rock development, is tentatively slated to be broken this June. If everything goes as... Read More »

Fore-Shadowed Problems for Proposed North Beach Project

Fore-Shadowed Problems for Proposed North Beach Project

As we first reported last year, big plans to demolish the façade of the burned-out Verdi Building at 659 Union Street, between Columbus and Powell, and redevelop the site in the heart of North Beach have been drawn. And as we revealed, the project team is positioning to secure... Read More »

Reimagined Home Further Reduced, Slated for Foreclosure

Reimagined Home Further Reduced, Slated for Foreclosure

With the project team having successfully secured forgiveness for the under-permitted redevelopment of their rather spectacularly “reimagined” home at 3847-3849 18th Street at the end of last year, the property recently returned to the market with a newly reduced list price of $8.5 million, down $900K from its previous... Read More »

Historic Auto Row Resource in Play, Zoned for 130 Feet in Height

Historic Auto Row Resource in Play, Zoned for 130 Feet in Height

Designed by the O’Brien Brothers and built to serve as a public garage back in 1925, the three-level building on the northwest corner of Franklin and Pine was recently identified as “one of the best examples of a public garage in area, due to... Read More »

Holdout’s Days Appear to Be Numbered

Holdout’s Days Appear to Be Numbered

While the refined plans for the nearly blocked-sized Central SoMa development to rise up to 14-stories in height along Harrison Street, between 3rd and 4th Streets, were approved at the end of last year, as slated, said plans didn’t include the little mid-block parcel at 759 Harrison Street, upon... Read More »

Bonus-Sized Polk Street Project Slated for Approval

Bonus-Sized Polk Street Project Slated for Approval

As we first reported back in 2018: Plans to level the Out of The Closet thrift store complex on the southeast corner of Polk and California and develop a 7-story building with 63 condos over 8,000 square feet of new retail space and an underground garage for 41 cars... Read More »

Price Cut for Permitted Development Site on Valencia

Price Cut for Permitted Development Site on Valencia

As we outlined back in the fourth quarter of 2017: While forced to be redesigned in order to minimize its projected future shadow following a semi-successful challenge initiated by the owner of Zeitgeist across the street, the contentious plans for a five-story building with 28 condos over 6,300 square... Read More »

Big Central SoMa Project Positioning to Break Ground Next Year

Big Central SoMa Project Positioning to Break Ground Next Year

The proposed mass redevelopment of 12 contiguous Central SoMa parcels stretching from 400 Second Street to 665 Harrison, a.k.a. the One Vassar project, has just qualified for a streamlined environmental review and could break ground as early as next year if approved, with two towers rising up to 350... Read More »

Former Armory on Ellis Slated to Be Auctioned

Former Armory on Ellis Slated to Be Auctioned

As we outlined in mid-2018: Built to serve as an armory for the National Guard around 1906, and on the market for $9.9 million in 2017, the asking price for the three-story parking garage at 819 Ellis Street is now down to an even $8 million. While since shuttered,... Read More »

There Were 365 Tenant Buyouts in SF Last Year, One Hit $325K

There Were 365 Tenant Buyouts in SF Last Year, One Hit $325K

Landlords in San Francisco negotiated and inked a total of 365 legally reported buyout agreements with tenants last year, as mapped above, down slightly from 379 in 2018. For the second year in a row, the Mission was the San Francisco neighborhood with the most reported buyouts (53), now... Read More »