San Francisco’s Streamlined Approval Process

San Francisco’s Streamlined Approval Process

In general, it now takes between a year and three for a newly proposed multi-unit development in San Francisco to be preliminarily assessed, processed, analyzed, reviewed and readied for a potential approval hearing in front of San Francisco’s Planning Commission, a workflow which San Francisco’s Planning Department has been... Read More »

Big Plans for Odd Shaped Lower Potrero Hill Site

Big Plans for Odd Shaped Lower Potrero Hill Site

Plans to level the odd shaped, low slung commercial complex at 300 De Haro Street (which is currently home to Sally’s Deli, Torraku Ramen, Bunn Mike, El Sur, Unspuntech, Tip Toes Nail Salon, Mike and Maaike, and Roadster) are in the works. And as envisioned by DM Development, which... Read More »

A Vision to Put San Francisco on the Map

A Vision to Put San Francisco on the Map

Positioned as the culmination of a 10-year vision, “to put San Francisco on the map as a nationally renowned destination for the highest level of comedic performance and training,” plans to redevelop the historic commercial building at 2965-2967 Mission Street, which Endgames Improv purchased for $2 million back in... Read More »

Bay Area Employment Gets a Seasonal Bump

Bay Area Employment Gets a Seasonal Bump

Having dropped to a record low of 1.9 percent in May, the unemployment rate in San Francisco has since inched up to 2.4 percent. But with a seasonally driven bump in employment as well, the number of people living in the city with a paycheck is back up to... Read More »

The Margarido House Returns

The Margarido House Returns

The first LEED Platinum Certified home in Northern California was built on a Rockridge lot with views at 5950 Margarido Drive. And having first hit the market in 2009 with a $5.5 million price tag, reduced to $4.795 million in early 2010 (and in contract for a few months),... Read More »

From a Modern to Contemporary to Compatible Addition Downtown

From a Modern to Contemporary to Compatible Addition Downtown

The plans for a residential addition to top the little two-story Financial District building at 220 Battery Street have once again been redesigned. Originally envisioned to yield two urban townhomes with a decidedly modern feel, as rendered above, the proposed three-story addition was redesigned by Winder Gibson Architects back... Read More »

Waylaid Mission District Development Redesigned, Closer to Reality

Waylaid Mission District Development Redesigned, Closer to Reality

In the works since 2014 but waylaid by the adoption and subsequent extension of ‘Interim Controls’ to limit new market-rate housing, office and retail developments in the Mission, and then by pushback from neighborhood groups concerned about “the mass of the building” over the past couple of years, plans... Read More »

Number of Homes for Sale in SF Is Nearing Its Summertime Nadir

With the market’s summertime nadir two weeks away, the number of homes actively listed for sale in San Francisco has dropped to 540, which is 3 percent fewer than at the same time last year, driven by a drop in listing activity along with an uptick in sales. At... Read More »

Refined Plans for Building Up Brannan Street

Refined Plans for Building Up Brannan Street

As we first outlined back in early 2017: Plans to level the two-story commercial building on the southwest corner of Brannan and Lucerne along with the one-story buildings behind are in the works. And while the 755 Brannan Street parcel is only zoned for development up to 45 feet... Read More »

Game On

Game On

Purchased for $1,192,999 in January of 2016, plans to redevelop the “charming” one-bedroom, one-bath home at 264 Grand View Avenue, on the northwestern edge of Noe Valley, were soon in the works. At the end of last year, a permit to “renovate” the home’s existing main floor and basement... Read More »