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Going, Going, And Nearly Gone On Cathedral Hill

Going, Going, And Nearly Gone On Cathedral Hill

As a plugged-in reader reports, there’s not much left of the old Jack Tar/Cathedral Hill Hotel and the block should be cleared by the end of the month (click image to enlarge), making room for CPMC’s Cathedral Hill Hospital to rise. Read More »

Cranespotting In Mission Bay: Kaiser Permanente’s MOB To Rise

Cranespotting In Mission Bay: Kaiser Permanente’s MOB To Rise

With foundation work underway, the crane for Kaiser Permanente’s modern nine-story medical office building to rise at 1600 Owens is now in place. Construction of the Mission Bay building is slated to be finished in late 2015 with Kaiser making their move in early 2016. Read More »

The Bernal Heights “Blast Zone”

The Bernal Heights “Blast Zone”

From the “BERNAL PUBLIC SAFETY ALERT!” flyer making the rounds, with a “PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT PUTS LUXURY HOUSING AHEAD OF PUBLIC SAFETY” sub-header and the not so subtle graphic above, all emphasis as printed: “If you live, walk, run, garden, ride your bike, push your stroller, or fly your kite... Read More »

Former Facebook Couple Design a 5,600-Foot Dolores Heights Home

Former Facebook Couple Design a 5,600-Foot Dolores Heights Home

The purchase of the 950-square-foot Dolores Heights cottage at 323 Cumberland Street along with its adjacent undeveloped lot for $3,550,000 in November 2012 raised an eyebrow or two as the property had been listed for $2,400,000. Plans to raze the cottage, merge the lots and build a 5,600-square-foot home... Read More »

Falun Gong Buys Boys & Girls Club Building On Page For $6.9M

Falun Gong Buys Boys & Girls Club Building On Page For $6.9M

According to a plugged-in tipster, members of the Falun Gong have just paid $6.9 million for the Boys & Girls Club building at 1950 Page Street. The 32,000 square foot recreation center is one block from Haight Street and a building away from Golden Gate Park. As we first... Read More »

The Plans To Raze A Hill And Build A Modern Mansion

The Plans To Raze A Hill And Build A Modern Mansion

Much to the chagrin of a number of neighbors and fans of the modernist movement, permits to raze the 1,700-square-foot, Henry Hill designed house at 65 Villa Terrace and construct a contemporary 6,000-square-foot home on the Clarendon Heights lot have been triaged and are making their way through Planning.... Read More »

Cathedral Hill Demolition Watch: No Rooms At The Inn, Offices Next

Cathedral Hill Demolition Watch: No Rooms At The Inn, Offices Next

Our plugged-in photographer reports the old Jack Tar Hotel’s event spaces, garage and hotel rooms have mostly been razed and the wrecking crew is staring to work on the remaining office section of the block (click photo to enlarge). As the Cathedral Hill site looked last month and two... Read More »

They’ve Literally Struck Gold While Digging Downtown

They’ve Literally Struck Gold While Digging Downtown

A plugged-in tipster reports that they have struck gold, quite literally, while excavating Transbay Blocks 6 & 7 for the 32-story tower and mid-rise to rise along Folsom Street. Okay, so it’s only the single Chilean gold doubloon pictured above and dated 1838 that has been uncovered so far,... Read More »

Charming 6,000 Square Foot Noe Home Hits The Market For $6.75M

Charming 6,000 Square Foot Noe Home Hits The Market For $6.75M

It was five months ago that we first reported that the modern 6,000 square foot Noe home at 625 Duncan might soon hit the market. As we reported at the time, the sale “would appear to have been planned prior to last week’s ruling against the owners who had... Read More »

Nob Hill Neighbors’ Appeal Denied, Development Clear To Commence

Nob Hill Neighbors’ Appeal Denied, Development Clear To Commence

A plugged-in tipster reports that the Nob Hill Neighbors’ appeal to block the development of 1601 Larkin Street was denied by a vote of 4-0 last night, clearing the way for the demolition the dilapidated First St. John’s United Methodist Church at the corner of Larkin and Clay and... Read More »