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Castro And Upper Market Corridor Concerns Spur Strategy Project

Castro And Upper Market Corridor Concerns Spur Strategy Project

While the Castro and Upper Market commercial corridor is currently the second most active business district in San Francisco, behind only Union Square, there are currently 28 vacant storefronts along the corridor and the retail vacancy rate is hovering around 7 percent, nearly twice the city’s overall average. And... Read More »

Armistead Maupin Returns To The City (San Francisco)

Having sold their Parnassus Heights home in 2012 and moved to Santa Fe, Armistead Maupin and husband Christopher Tuner are back in the city of San Francisco.  According to Maupin by way of the Chronicle, the couple are renting a ground-floor flat in a Castro cottage and keeping their place... Read More »

New In-Law Legislation Expected To Create 400 Units In The Castro

New In-Law Legislation Expected To Create 400 Units In The Castro

The proposed ordinance which would allow the construction of new “Accessory Dwelling Units” (i.e., In-Law Units) in the Castro and within 1,750 feet of the District’s boundaries could be approved by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors this afternoon. The new units would need to be constructed within an existing... Read More »

Unreal Expectations For Castro Street Corner Of Condos

Unreal Expectations For Castro Street Corner Of Condos

With approved designs for 24 condos to be built at 376 Castro Street now in hand, the owner of the gas station site is trying to sell the parcel for $12,000,000, not including the cost of construction, a whopping $500,000 per door (industry speak for potential unit). Keep in... Read More »

The Refined Designs For A Prime Market And Castro Street Corner

The Refined Designs For A Prime Market And Castro Street Corner

As a condition of approval last year, the developers of the six-story building to rise at 376 Castro and Market Street agreed to work with the Planning Department to modernize and refine the building’s design, and refined the design has been. The Planning Deparment’s overview of the new design,... Read More »

Leticia’s Has Finally Fallen, Five Stories Set To Rise At 2200 Market

Leticia’s Has Finally Fallen, Five Stories Set To Rise At 2200 Market

The application to demolish the single story restaurant and surface area parking lot at the corner of Market, 15th and Sanchez Streets (most recently dba as Laticia’s) was first filed back in 2008. As a plugged-in commuter notes, the building has finally fallen. On the site at 2200 Market... Read More »

376 Castro Rendered, Re-Cladded And Ready For Commission Vote

376 Castro Rendered, Re-Cladded And Ready For Commission Vote

While not reflected in the rendering above, we believe the latest design for the proposed 65-foot building to rise at the corner of Castro and Market now calls for the building to be clad in a “more modernist” lattice of terra cotta tiles: As plugged-in people know, 376 Castro... Read More »

From Renderings To Reality (So To Speak) At 2299 Market Street

From Renderings To Reality (So To Speak) At 2299 Market Street

Originally rendered with an Apple store below, then re-rendered with simply STORE, it’s a plugged-in tipster that notes Bank of the West has filed an application to occupy fill the ground floor commercial space of 2299 Market Street, the five story building that’s finally filling the Castro’s decades-old Hole... Read More »

No Chairs For You In The Castro Commons Before (Or After) Nine

No Chairs For You In The Castro Commons Before (Or After) Nine

On the agenda for San Francisco’s Land Use and Economic Development Committee this afternoon, new regulations for the use of Jane Warner Plaza, also known as the 17th Street Plaza or Castro Commons, San Francisco’s first parklet to open at the intersection of Castro and 17th Streets. As sponsored... Read More »

Construction Commences On The Decades-Old “Hole In The Ground”

Construction Commences On The Decades-Old “Hole In The Ground”

Construction has commenced at the corner of Market, Noe, and 16th streets. Known as the “Hole in the Ground” for the past three decades following the fiery demise of the church that once occupied the site, as plugged-in people know, it’s a five-story building with 18 residential units over... Read More »