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Positioned for an “Over Asking!” Sale on Anderson Street

Positioned for an “Over Asking!” Sale on Anderson Street

Having been taken “down to the studs,” completely remodeled and expanded to a little over 2,000 square feet (with four bedrooms, four baths and a panoramic roof deck to boot), the Bernal Heights home at 478 Anderson Street sold for $2.2 million in January of 2018. The home’s main... Read More »

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 »

Price Cut for a Newly Rendered Noe Flip

Price Cut for a Newly Rendered Noe Flip

Having been owned by the same family for half a century, the three-bedroom Noe Valley Victorian at 331 Day Street hit the market last May, touting “many of the traditional details that Victorian fans appreciate: from the crown moulding (sic) and embossed wallpaper to the glass cabinet pulls and... Read More »

No Major Red Flags for Proposed Tower of Micro Rooms

No Major Red Flags for Proposed Tower of Micro Rooms

As we first reported earlier this year, plans for a slender 25-story hotel to rise up to 260 feet in height on the 4,000-square-foot parking lot site at 36 Tehama Street have been drafted. And as designed by Handel Architects for J Street Hospitality, the Transbay District tower would... 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 »

Even Bigger Plans for Prominent SoMa Gas Station Site

Even Bigger Plans for Prominent SoMa Gas Station Site

As we first reported last year: Plans to level the Central SoMa Shell station on the northeast corner of Bryant and construct a modern, 9-story office building on its 598 Bryant site have been abandoned. Instead, plans to level both the gas station and the adjacent Speedway Digital Printing... Read More »

Supervisors Reverse Approval of Western SoMa Development

Supervisors Reverse Approval of Western SoMa Development

While approved by Planning at the end of last year, an appeal aiming to block the plans for a seven-story development to rise on the northwest corner of Folsom and Russ Streets, upon the Fondue Cowboy and Deli Board site, has been upheld by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors... 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 »

Opposed Mission District Development Slated for Approval

Opposed Mission District Development Slated for Approval

While opposed by a number of neighborhood factions, two new buildings could rise up to 78 feet in height upon the Mission District parking lot parcels across from the Armory on 14th Street. As designed by BAR Architects for Manouch Moshayedi/MX3 Ventures, a seven-story building on the southern parcel... Read More »