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Mega-Project Has (Partially) Broken Ground

Mega-Project Has (Partially) Broken Ground

Approved by Planning back in 2015 but waylaid by legal challenges, the ground for the massive 5M Project – which spans a 4-acre South of Market site stretching from Mission to Howard and Fifth to Mary – has officially broken ground. Now championed by Brookfield Properties, which acquired Forest City... Read More »

Plan for Presidio Redevelopment Rejected

Plan for Presidio Redevelopment Rejected

In a move which shouldn’t catch any plugged-in readers by surprise, the Presidio Trust’s Board of Directors has formally rejected the refined plans for redeveloping the Presidio’s 30-acre Fort Winfield Scott campus. While the proposing team, which was anchored by the We (Work) Company, was granted an opportunity to... Read More »

Planning to Build Up in Hayes Valley

Planning to Build Up in Hayes Valley

Having paid $900,000 for the Bruce’s Automotive building at 159 Fell Street back in 2012, the French American International School placed the former garage back on the market earlier this year with a $3.6 million price tag. As we noted at the time, while the circa 1927 building has... Read More »

Redevelopment of Historic Resource about to Break Ground

Redevelopment of Historic Resource about to Break Ground

With the development of an adjacent 300-unit building designed by Arquitectonica already underway, the redevelopment of the Golden Gate Building’s parcel at 1028 Market Street, a.k.a. the Hollywood Billiards site, has been permitted and is now positioning to break ground this August. While the Golden Gate Building was deemed a... Read More »

Challenged Central SoMa Development Closer to Reality

Challenged Central SoMa Development Closer to Reality

As we first revealed last month, the application to proceed with the mass redevelopment of 12 contiguous Central SoMa parcels stretching from 400 Second Street to 665 Harrison has formally been submitted to Planning. And we now have the latest set of renderings of the proposed development, which has... Read More »

San Francisco’s Transit Center Will Reopen on July 1

San Francisco’s Transit Center Will Reopen on July 1

With the repair and remediation of the fractured beams that resulted in the emergency closure of San Francisco’s new Salesforce Transit Center having been completed ahead of schedule, and a comprehensive inspection of the entire structure having failed to uncover any new concerns, the transit center and its rooftop... Read More »

Showplace Development Approved but not yet Permitted

Showplace Development Approved but not yet Permitted

As we noted back in April: Plans to raze the two-story Art Deco building at 828 Brannan Street, which was built for the Schweitzer Wholesale Meat Company back in 1936, have been in the works for a few years, as we first reported back when the preliminary plans for... Read More »

Refined Pitch for Presidio Redevelopment

Refined Pitch for Presidio Redevelopment

Having been thoroughly panned by the Presidio Trust’s staff, the singular proposal to redevelop the 30-acre Fort Winfield Scott campus in the Presidio has been revised and refined (as expected). From the revised proposal: The Presidio Trust Preliminary Staff Report and feedback from the Presidio Trust board at the... Read More »

Landmark Home Quietly Trades for $2,828 per Foot

Landmark Home Quietly Trades for $2,828 per Foot

On the market since 2014 with a $12 million price tag, which was never reduced, the landmark Russian Hill home at 1032 Broadway has just quietly traded hands with an $11 million contract price or roughly $2,828 per square foot. Built in 1853 for Joseph H. Atkinson, a builder,... Read More »

Planning for Contentious Central SoMa Development Proceeds

Planning for Contentious Central SoMa Development Proceeds

In the works since 2012 and dependent upon the survival of San Francisco’s Central SoMa Plan, at least with respect to its new height limits, the application to proceed with the mass redevelopment of 12 contiguous parcels stretching from 400 Second to 665 Harrison Street has formally been submitted... Read More »