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Revised Plans for Major Redevelopment Emerge

Revised Plans for Major Redevelopment Emerge

While ambitious plans to redevelop the nearly 6-acre Recology site at 900 7th Street – which is bounded by 7th, Berry, De Haro, Carolina and Channel – are moving forward and entering the environmental impact phase, the parameters of the proposed development have changed. As originally proposed, the preliminary... Read More »

Appreciation for a Classic Downtown Condo

Appreciation for a Classic Downtown Condo

Designed by Frederick Herman Meyer and finished in 1913, the Belgravia at 795 Sutter Street is a classic 18-unit building. Purchased for $1.5 million in May of 2016, unit #301 measures roughly 2,000 square feet and features a proportionate 9-foot ceiling, beautifully maintained finishes and a three-bedroom, two-bath layout... Read More »

Once in a Lifetime Opportunity Fails to Fetch its 2017 Price

Once in a Lifetime Opportunity Fails to Fetch its 2017 Price

As we outlined this past July: Designed by Alan Page and built on a nearly one-acre lot “in the heart of Lafayette’s sought–after Happy Valley,” the roughly 6,000-square-foot home at 22 Toledo Court boasts “elite craftsmanship, state-of-the-art technology, elegant lines and quality finishes throughout,” with an infinity-edge pool, outdoor... Read More »

First Platinum Certified Home in Northern CA Fetches $885 per Foot

First Platinum Certified Home in Northern CA Fetches $885 per Foot

The first LEED Platinum Certified home in Northern California was built on a Rockridge lot with views at 5950 Margarido Drive and hit the market in the fourth quarter of 2009 priced at $5.5 million or roughly $1,187 per square foot. Subsequently reduced by over two million dollars over... Read More »

Bonus Plans for Autonomous Living Units to Rise in the Tenderloin

Bonus Plans for Autonomous Living Units to Rise in the Tenderloin

New plans for a nine-story building to rise up to 86 feet in height on the Tenderloin parcel at 468 Turk Street, upon which the two-story building which had been home to San Francisco’s Coalition on Homelessness currently sits, have been drawn by Macy Architecture. As envisioned by the... Read More »

Speaking of Mission District Infill Projects…

Speaking of Mission District Infill Projects…

Speaking of Mission District infill projects on the boards, plans to raze the three green buildings between 2316 and 2326 Mission Street (i.e., the Mission Thrift, Mission Loan and Pawnbrokers buildings) are in the works as well. As envisioned, the three lots on the historic “Miracle Mile” block would... Read More »

Mission District Infill in the Works: B&W Sevice Center Edition

Mission District Infill in the Works: B&W Sevice Center Edition

Plans to raze the B&W Automotive Service Center building on the northwest corner of 26th Street and Shotwell are in the works. And as envisioned, a four-story building with 22 apartments (a mix of 4 studios, 9 one-bedrooms and 9 twos) over 6,600 square feet of commercial space, with... Read More »

Let the Bargaining Begin

Let the Bargaining Begin

While it failed to sell in 2011, having been “lavishly remodeled” with Venetian plaster, Italian tile, exotic woods and a floor plan “inspired by a Feng Shui Master,” the 1,400-square-foot unit #1 in the former Smitty Knitting Factory building at 75 Lansing Street ended up trading for $1.18 million... Read More »

Big Plans for Modern-Day SRO Hotel(s) to Rise in the Mission

Big Plans for Modern-Day SRO Hotel(s) to Rise in the Mission

As we noted when the Mission District parking lot parcel on the southeast corner of South Van Ness Avenue and 15th Street traded hands for $4.995 million at the end of last year: “…while plans for the 7,100-square-foot parcel have yet to be submitted to Planning, the 401 South... Read More »

Residential Conversion of Historic Garage Slated for Approval

Residential Conversion of Historic Garage Slated for Approval

Having skirted foreclosure by way of a bankruptcy filing two years ago, at which point the building was on the market as a high-end development site with an $8.9 million price tag, the former Green Street Auto Body garage at 1776 Green Street ended up selling for $5.75 million... Read More »