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Twisty 400-Foot-Tall Tower has Topped Out

Twisty 400-Foot-Tall Tower has Topped Out

Having broken ground on the northwest corner of Spear and Folsom back in 2017, construction on the twisty 400-foot-tall tower dubbed MIRA (a.k.a. 280 Spear Street) has officially “topped out.” And with the installation of the tower’s distinctive façade rapidly progressing, as captured above and below by Jason O’Rear... Read More »

Trust Staff Pans Plans for 30-Acre Redevelopment in the Presidio

Trust Staff Pans Plans for 30-Acre Redevelopment in the Presidio

As requested by the Presidio Trust’s Board of Directors, the Trust’s staff has completed an in-depth review of the now singular proposal to redevelop the 30-acre Fort Winfield Scott campus pictured above.  From the staff’s findings and preliminary determination, which were just sent to the Board: “We have assessed the... Read More »

Appreciation for a Historic Heublein Building Loft

Appreciation for a Historic Heublein Building Loft

Purchased for $930,000 in March of 2016, the 953-square-foot unit #101 in the historic Heublein building at 601 4th Street, across the street from a new Central Subway stop at the intersection of Brannan, returned to the market listed for $995,000 at the end of February, configured as a... Read More »

What’s Opening in San Francisco’s New Transit Center (And When)

What’s Opening in San Francisco’s New Transit Center (And When)

With the fix of San Francisco’s fractured Salesforce Transit Center on track to be completed by the end of next month, we turn our attention to a full accounting of all leasing activity – and the master timeline – for the center’s thirty-six (36) potential retail, restaurant and commercial... Read More »

Salesforce Transit Center on Track for a Potential June Reopening

Salesforce Transit Center on Track for a Potential June Reopening

While an official re-opening date for San Francisco’s fractured Salesforce Transit Center has yet to be released by the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA), the contractor performing the fix is on track to finish at the end of May. At the same time, a comprehensive inspection of the entire... Read More »

Modern Loft Now Listed for 14 Percent below its 2014 Price

Modern Loft Now Listed for 14 Percent below its 2014 Price

Having hit the market priced at $1.75 million in July of last year, a sale at which would have equaled the price which was paid for the modern Mid-Market unit back in the fourth quarter of 2014, the list price for 10 Mint Plaza #5, a full-floor conversion loft... Read More »

Redevelopment of Theater Site Slated for Approval

Redevelopment of Theater Site Slated for Approval

As we first reported earlier this year: Having preliminary cleared a key environmental hurdle, the refined plans to raze the rustic Main Street Theater and develop apartments on its Excelsior District site at 915 Cayuga Avenue, which extends to Alemany Boulevard, behind the Little Bear School campus at 65... Read More »

Showplace Development Closer to Reality

Showplace Development Closer to Reality

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 the site were drafted by Kava... Read More »

New Plans for Prominent Van Ness Corridor Site Closer to Reality

New Plans for Prominent Van Ness Corridor Site Closer to Reality

As we first reported last year: Plans to raze the former KRON TV building at 1001 Van Ness Avenue and develop a 14-story building, with 239 condos over 5,000 square feet of retail space fronting Van Ness, were approved two years ago but never broke ground. But that doesn’t... Read More »

Initiative to Acquire and Transform Alcatraz Is Back

Initiative to Acquire and Transform Alcatraz Is Back

Having failed back in 2008, a ballot initiative which aims to transform Alcatraz Island into a “Global Peace and Creative Art Center” has been re-drafted and is positioning to qualify for this November’s election. If adopted, the measure would make it the official, but non-binding, policy of the City... Read More »