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New Plans for Landmark Sentinel Building Have Been Drawn

New Plans for Landmark Sentinel Building Have Been Drawn

Finished in 1907, having been under construction during the great quake of 1906, the now landmark Columbus Tower/Sentinel Building at 916 Kearny Street was purchased by Francis Ford Coppola in the early 70s and is currently configured as six floors of office/film studio space over the ground floor Café... Read More »

Tower Under Construction Put on Hold

Tower Under Construction Put on Hold

Oceanwide Holdings has officially suspended development of one of the two Oceanwide Center towers under construction at First and Mission Streets. While development of the faceted, 910-foot-tall tower fronting First Street, which will yield 109 condos over 1.1 million square feet of office space and a ground floor “urban... Read More »

Rejected Oakland Tower Déjà Vu

Rejected Oakland Tower Déjà Vu

With Oakland’s Planning Commission having formally rejected plans for a proposed 460-foot-tall, and seemingly split, tower to rise on the historic King Block in Downtown Oakland last year, a move which shouldn’t have caught any plugged-in readers by surprise, the project team returned to the city’s Landmarks Preservation Advisory... Read More »

Landmark “Hacker” Church Back on the Market for $7.5M

Landmark “Hacker” Church Back on the Market for $7.5M

Built in 1912, the 15,000-square-foot Our Lady of Guadalupe Church at 906 Broadway was designated San Francisco Landmark #204 back in 1993. The Archdiocese of San Francisco sold the church along with the adjacent 4,700-square-foot residential building, uphill at 908 Broadway, to an investor for $2.3 million in 2013. And... Read More »

Now Listed for Over 40 Percent Under Its 2015 Price at the Ritz

Now Listed for Over 40 Percent Under Its 2015 Price at the Ritz

As we outlined earlier this year: Purchased as new for $1.53 million, or roughly $1,284 per square foot, in early 2008, right as the Great Recession was picking up steam, the two-bedroom Ritz-Carlton Residences unit #1702 at 690 Market Street returned to the market in early 2015 priced at... Read More »

Revised Plans for Tower to Rise on Fire Station Site

Revised Plans for Tower to Rise on Fire Station Site

While Related California is moving forward with plans to raze San Francisco’s aging Fire Station 13 at 520 Sansome Street in order to make room for a 200-foot-tall, mixed-use tower to rise on the site, a project site which now includes the adjacent parcels at 425-445 Washington Street as... Read More »

Plans to Transform Tenderloin Block Even Closer to Reality

Plans to Transform Tenderloin Block Even Closer to Reality

Plans to redevelop the Tenderloin parcel upon which the columned Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist sits at 450 O’Farrell Street were approved last September, with designs for a new 13-story, mixed-use building to rise behind the church’s existing façade, and around the corner, having been drawn. But as a... Read More »

Official Cuts for a Pair of Penthouse Shells

Official Cuts for a Pair of Penthouse Shells

As we first noted two months ago: Technically it’s not a price cut, the prevalence of which has been on the rise in San Francisco, as the list price for the 5,700-square-foot penthouse shell #41A atop the LUMINA tower at 201 Folsom Street remains at $11.495 million. But the... Read More »

New Plans for Pyramid Adjacent Parcel Have Been Drawn

New Plans for Pyramid Adjacent Parcel Have Been Drawn

Plans to raze the nine-story office building at 545 Sansome Street, which abuts the privately-owned Redwood Park at the base of the Transamerica Pyramid, between Washington and Clay, and construct a cylindrical 38-story residential tower dubbed “555 Washington” on the corner parcel were in the running to be approved back... Read More »

Novel Proposal for Tres Site Doesn’t Pass Muster

Novel Proposal for Tres Site Doesn’t Pass Muster

As we outlined back in July: While limited by its historic façade, which would be preserved as proposed, plans to redevelop the Central SoMa parcel at 130 Townsend Street, upon which the Inglenook Vineyard warehouse building turned Tres SF currently sits, have been drawn. As envisioned, a four-story “addition”... Read More »