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Iconic Castro Building Back on the Market

Iconic Castro Building Back on the Market

With plans to convert the prominent Bank of America/Italy building on the southwest corner of Castro and Market into a “Randy Rooster” burlesque club having fallen through back in 2013, at which point the building was in contract to be sold to the backers of the club for $7.7... Read More »

East Bay Office Vacancy Rate Ticks Up to 17.9 Percent

East Bay Office Vacancy Rate Ticks Up to 17.9 Percent

The office vacancy rate in the East Bay, not including Walnut Creek or further east, ticked up to 17.9 percent at the end of September, which includes 4.6 million square feet of un-leased space and 1.2 million square feet of space which has been leased but is sitting vacant... Read More »

Planning to Protect Neighborhood Laundromats, for Now

Planning to Protect Neighborhood Laundromats, for Now

With a third of the neighborhood-serving Laundromats in San Francisco having shuttered over the past eight years, which has disproportionally impacted lower-income and older residents in buildings without in-unit or shared laundry facilities, San Francisco’s Planning Commission is slated to amend San Francisco’s Planning Code to prohibit the demolition... Read More »

Bigger Plans for a Project That’s Already Broken Ground

Bigger Plans for a Project That’s Already Broken Ground

Plans to merge the two Central SoMa parcels at 952-960 Howard Street, demolish everything but the façade of the 100-year-old, single-story industrial building at 960 Howard, and develop a new three-story building on the site, with 18,500 square feet of office space, 5,200 square feet of replacement “PDR,” and... Read More »

Conversion of Historic Clay Theater Closer to Reality

Conversion of Historic Clay Theater Closer to Reality

Having shuttered in February of last year, plans to convert the historic Clay Theater at 2261 Fillmore Street into a retail space have since been drawn. And a formal application to proceed with the conversion is now working its way through Planning. As proposed, the theater’s façade and marquee... Read More »

New Bayview/Dogpatch Lab Development on the Boards

New Bayview/Dogpatch Lab Development on the Boards

Purchased for $34 million early 2019, plans to raze the warehouse buildings on the two Bayview blocks at 3150 and 3240 3rd Street, between Cesar Chavez and Islais Creek, on the southern border of Dogpatch, are in the works. And as newly massed below by Workshop1, plans for a... Read More »

Block-Sized “Live-Work-Play” Campus on the Boards

Block-Sized “Live-Work-Play” Campus on the Boards

In addition to plans for a 75-story residential tower to rise on the current parking garage site at 50 Main, Hines is planning to redevelop and rebrand the adjacent Pacific Gas and Electric tower at 77 Beale Street once PG&E vacates the block and completes its move to the... Read More »

Landmark Office Complex Closer to Reality

Landmark Office Complex Closer to Reality

Designed by Gustave Albert (G. Albert) Lansburgh and built for H. Levi & Co. in 1912, the five-story brick warehouse building on the southeast corner of Kansas and 15th Street was constructed with trapezoidal floor plans to fit its triangular parcel that abuts a former Western Pacific Railroad right... Read More »

Delta Variant Stalls the Recovery in San Francisco

Delta Variant Stalls the Recovery in San Francisco

To quote a new report from San Francisco’s Office of the Controller and Economic Analysis, “the emergence of the Delta variant has stalled aspects of the city’s economic recovery,” with a pullback in the amount of time residents have spent outside their homes; another dip in office attendance; and... Read More »

Office Vacancy Rate in the East Bay Nearing 18 Percent

Office Vacancy Rate in the East Bay Nearing 18 Percent

With the office vacancy rate in San Francisco having ticked over 20 percent, with over 17 million square feet of vacant space, the vacancy rate for office space in the East Bay, not including Walnut Creek or further east, has ticked up from 16.8 in the first quarter of... Read More »