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Change of Plans for Development to Transform Tenderloin Block

Change of Plans for Development to Transform Tenderloin Block

As we first revealed last year: Plans to redevelop the Tenderloin parcel upon which the columned Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist sits at 450 O’Farrell Street were approved , with designs for a new 13-story, mixed-use building to rise behind the church’s existing façade, and around... Read More »

Historic Mission District Garage Back in Play

Historic Mission District Garage Back in Play

As referenced by a plugged-in reader, the Spanish Infusion School, which was formerly known as Marin Prep, has formally abandoned its plans to convert the “Superior” Mission District garage at 3140-3150 16th Street into a private elementary school. According to a representative for the project, “the reality of the... Read More »

Studio(s) Space on the Market in SoMa with a $4.2M Price Tag

Studio(s) Space on the Market in SoMa with a $4.2M Price Tag

Having started in the Mission back in 1984, “San Francisco’s premier professional music rehearsal studios” moved to Western SoMa back in 1992 and changed its name to Lennon Studios. The two-story, 7,500-square-foot warehouse building at 468 9th Street which Lennon now occupies is currently configured with an auditorium/sound stage,... Read More »

Remodeled Oriental Warehouse Unit Returns

Remodeled Oriental Warehouse Unit Returns

Purchased for $1.85 million in mid-2015, the remodeled two-bedroom, 1,565-square-foot unit #216 in the Oriental Warehouse building at 650 Delancey Street (“the premier historic live/work loft conversion building located in San Francisco’s hip South Beach neighborhood”) returned to the market priced at $1.875 million this past October. In addition... Read More »

Plans for Condos Atop Iconic Union Square Building (And More)

Plans for Condos Atop Iconic Union Square Building (And More)

Purchased from Macy’s for $250 million early last year, plans to redevelop the iconic I. Magnin Building on the southwest corner of Geary and Stockton, across from Union Square, have been drafted by Handel Architects for the Sand Hill Property Company, as newly rendered below. As envisioned, the proposed... Read More »

Landmark Howden Building on the Market in Oakland

Landmark Howden Building on the Market in Oakland

Designated an official Landmark in 1984, the ornately tiled and muraled “Howden Building” at 337 17th Street in Uptown Oakland was designed by McWethy and Greenleaf and built as a showroom for the Robert Howden and Sons tile, mantel and grate business back in 1925. The roughly 26,000-square-foot building,... Read More »

Long-Term Plans for Prominent Gas Station Site Revealed

Long-Term Plans for Prominent Gas Station Site Revealed

Plans to raze the Standard station’s 200-square-foot kiosk on the northwest corner of Van Ness and Pine and remove the four underground storage tanks on the site, which is zoned for development up to 130 feet in height, are in the works. But don’t get too excited, unless you’re... Read More »

Port Seeking Proposals for Two Historic Piers

Port Seeking Proposals for Two Historic Piers

The Port of San Francisco is now officially soliciting proposals from teams interested in redeveloping Piers 38 and 40 along the Embarcadero. While plans for Pier 38 had been drawn nearly a decade ago, said plans were subsequently abandoned due to the poor seismic condition of San Francisco’s seawall... Read More »

Proposed Navigation Center on Post Closer to Reality

Proposed Navigation Center on Post Closer to Reality

With the support of Supervisor Peskin, the formal application to convert the top two floors of the shuttered House of Fans building at 888 Post Street, at the corner of Hyde, which sits on the border of Peskin’s Supervisorial District Three and Supervisor Haney’s District Six (which is right... Read More »

A High-End Rent Versus Buy (At a Sub-2018 Price)

A High-End Rent Versus Buy (At a Sub-2018 Price)

While not recorded on the MLS, the three-bedroom unit #60A at 181 Fremont Street appears to have been purchased for $5,772,672 in May of 2018 based on a review of its deed. In addition to three bedrooms, each of which is outfitted with an en-suite bath, the 1,992-square-foot unit... Read More »