CFAH

Articles Filed Under: Commercial

(1,189 posts)
San Francisco SWL 337 Proposal: Downsized And Drawn Out

San Francisco SWL 337 Proposal: Downsized And Drawn Out

The proposed retail space for San Francisco’s Seawall Lot 337/Pier 48 (a.k.a. “Mission Rock”) has been cut by more than half and the developers are pushing to “complete the project in phases over a 17-year period that would start in 2013.” As it stands, the project would produce approximately... Read More »

Eastern Neighborhoods “Amnesty” To Continue Business As Usual

Eastern Neighborhoods “Amnesty” To Continue Business As Usual

The San Francisco Planning Department is offering zoning “amnesty” to 7,000 property owners that aren’t currently compliant within the recently rezoned Eastern Neighborhoods. Thus far, one landlord has applied for amnesty. Fred Snyder of the David Allen Trust is seeking to legalize 660-680 Alabama St., a 50,000-square-foot former factory... Read More »

Growing Commercial Concern (And Residential Parallels)

“Of particular concern for San Francisco is the fact that nearly 75 percent of the Class A – premier – office buildings downtown traded hands in the past four years, according to Tove Nilsen, director of market research at Colliers International. The flurry of activity propelled sales prices to... Read More »

Co-opting A Reader’s Comment: Our Commercial Market Decline

As a plugged-in reader commented and we’ve now co-opted, San Francisco’s commercial real estate market continues its decline. A few stats from Bloomberg: San Francisco office rents dropped 24 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier, the biggest decline since the dot-com crash in 2001. The office... Read More »

Millennium Tower (301 Mission) Update: Timing, Kitchen(s) And Bath

Millennium Tower (301 Mission) Update: Timing, Kitchen(s) And Bath

Millennium Tower has received their Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO), closings will commence on April 7th, and residents will start moving in on the 20th. In terms of the restaurant (RN74), the kitchen has been cleared cook and April 23rd should be the first night the public dines. And... Read More »

Board Of Supervisors Uphold Appeal Of Babylon By The Bay Approval

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has spoken, and the appeal of the Planning Commission’s approval for 110 Embarcadero has been upheld. Next up, an Environmental Impact Report (EIR). ∙ Babylon By The Bay Hits A Bagdad By The Bay Styled Road Block ∙ Forget Bagdad By The... Read More »

Babylon By The Bay Hits A Bagdad By The Bay Styled Road Block

Babylon By The Bay Hits A Bagdad By The Bay Styled Road Block

As we wrote about 110 Embarcadero when John King had the design scoop in early 2008: Assuming Planning Commission approval this spring, the building could be up, open and growing leaves by the end of 2009. As John Upton writes today: The Planning Commission’s January approval of the... Read More »

Landlord Foreclosure Concerns: Not Just For Residential These Days

“With downtown commercial property values down 30 percent from their highs in the summer of 2007, highly leveraged owners who bought at the peak are up against huge debt payments that will be extremely difficult to refinance. That is creating a situation where tenants are avoiding some “upside down”... Read More »

Metreon Makeover Approved, Entrance Rendered And Ready In 2010

Metreon Makeover Approved, Entrance Rendered And Ready In 2010

From the San Francisco Examiner with respect to the Metreon’s makeover: San Francisco Redevelopment Agency commissioners on Tuesday evening unanimously approved plans by new owners Westfield Group and Forest City Enterprises to rearrange the to better integrate it with the booming museum district neighborhood in SoMa. Under the... Read More »