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Plans to Redevelop Landmarked Theater Back in Play

Plans to Redevelop Landmarked Theater Back in Play

Plans for redeveloping the former El Rey Theater at 1970 Ocean Avenue, which was purchased out of foreclosure for $1.06 million in 2015 and subsequently designated an official San Francisco Landmark (No. 274), were drafted and submitted to the City back in 2019. As we outlined at the time:... Read More »

Redevelopment of Historic Central SoMa Site Closer to Reality

Redevelopment of Historic Central SoMa Site Closer to Reality

While Planning had balked at the original plans for the redevelopment of the historic Central SoMa Tres (now Merhado) building at 130 Townsend Street and the parking lot at 100 Stanford Street behind, which occupies the remainder of the former Inglenook Vineyard warehouse parcel, Presidio Bay Ventures was pushing... Read More »

Apples-to-Apples Versus Index for a Coveted One-Bedroom

Apples-to-Apples Versus Index for a Coveted One-Bedroom

Purchased for $1.025 million in June of 2015, the “coveted corner one-bedroom” unit #807 in the One Rincon Hill tower at 425 1st Street returned to the market priced at $975,000 this past July. The 819-square-foot unit features “a sleek, modern open-plan layout,” with a private terrace off the... Read More »

Historic Neighborhood Substation at Risk of a Collapse

Historic Neighborhood Substation at Risk of a Collapse

Funds that were earmarked for the redevelopment of the long abandoned Market Street Railway substation on the southwest corner of Fillmore and Turk were diverted to a (failed) bailout of the club, restaurant and parking garage across the street back in 2009, at which point the since disbanded Redevelopment... Read More »

New Plans for Big Polk Gulch Infill Project

New Plans for Big Polk Gulch Infill Project

The Planning Department’s preliminary review of the draft plans for a 16-story building, with 198 units of senior housing, to rise on the northeast corner of Larkin and Bush has raised a number of issues, including the proposed height of the development (which “far exceeds the Zoning Map maximum... Read More »

Landmark Bank and Former MOIC Building on the Market

Landmark Bank and Former MOIC Building on the Market

Designed by Bliss and Faville and built on the northwest corner of Grant and O’Farrell in 1910, the historic Savings Union Bank building at 1 Grant Avenue, a.k.a. the Security Pacific Bank building, is on the market. Most recently home to the since shuttered Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC),... Read More »

Penthouse Shells Finally Trade, One Intended as a Flip

Penthouse Shells Finally Trade, One Intended as a Flip

Originally priced at $11.495 million, to which a $1.55 million “buildout incentive” was subsequently attached, prior to a series of outright price reductions, the sale of the 5,700-square-foot penthouse shell #41A atop the LUMINA tower at 201 Folsom Street has finally closed escrow with a contract price of $6.0... Read More »

Landmark Mansion on the Market for $5.85M

Landmark Mansion on the Market for $5.85M

Known as “Nobby Clarke’s Folly” back in the day, the 8,395-square-foot Alfred E. Clarke Mansion at 250 Douglass Street, which occupies the southwest corner of Caselli Avenue in Eureka Valley/Corbett Heights, is now on the market with a $5.85 million price tag. Built for Alfred “Nobby” Clarke on the... Read More »

Upper Market Street Site In Play, Zoned for More Height

Upper Market Street Site In Play, Zoned for More Height

The two-story, roughly 16-foot-tall building at 1930 Market Street, which is currently home to UCSF’s Alliance Health Project (AHP), the lease for which is nearing the end of its term, is now being marketed with a $5 million price tag. That being said, the UC has two five-year options... Read More »

Restored “Mayor’s Mansion” Reduced, Still on the Market

Restored “Mayor’s Mansion” Reduced, Still on the Market

The storied Liberty Hill home at 3690 21st Street, which sits on a nearly 6,000-square-foot, camouflaged corner lot and was built as a party/guest house for San Francisco Mayor James “Sunny Jim” Rolph in 1930, was purchased by Frederick Roeber, who was a graduate of the California Institute of... Read More »