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Re-Approved Development in Play, Save Its Penthouse Unit

Re-Approved Development in Play, Save Its Penthouse Unit

Purchased for $2.75 million in 2005 with approved plans for a 13-story, 41-unit residential building to rise on the site, the two-story commercial building which had occupied the 7,000-square-foot parcel at 651 Geary Street was effectively lost to foreclosure in 2010, subsequently condemned and then demolished in late 2013.... Read More »

Dilapidated Postcard Row Victorian Trades for $3.55 Million

Dilapidated Postcard Row Victorian Trades for $3.55 Million

The seven Victorian homes on the 700 block of Steiner Street, a number of which were nearly demolished in the 1970s, were developed by Matthew Kavanaugh between 1892 and 1896 and are now recognized the wold over as San Francisco’s iconic Postcard Row. While one of the most photographed... Read More »

Refined Plans for Building up (On) Geary Boulevard

Refined Plans for Building up (On) Geary Boulevard

As we first outlined last year, plans to level the now shuttered Firestone Complete Auto Care shop at 2800 Geary Boulevard and build a bonus-sized development on its Laurel Heights/Lone Mountain parcel are in the works. And as newly rendered by Elevation Architects below, the refined plans for the... Read More »

Change of Plans for Development to Transform Tenderloin Block

Change of Plans for Development to Transform Tenderloin Block

As we first revealed last year: Plans to redevelop the Tenderloin parcel upon which the columned Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist sits at 450 O’Farrell Street were approved , with designs for a new 13-story, mixed-use building to rise behind the church’s existing façade, and around... Read More »

Stunning Russian Hill Apartment Now Listed for 52 Percent Less

Stunning Russian Hill Apartment Now Listed for 52 Percent Less

As we detailed in the third quarter of 2018: Purchased by an art collector for $1.55 million in August of 2003, the 3,070-square foot Russian Hill cooperative unit #6 at 947 Green Street was gutted and completely transformed into a stunning “European-Deco inspired masterpiece” with views by LeavittWeaver. Featuring... Read More »

Infill on the Boards for Skinny Mission Street Site

Infill on the Boards for Skinny Mission Street Site

Plans for a skinny, nine-story infill building to rise on the Bayanihan building’s parking lot parcel at 1010 Mission Street, which stretches to Jessie, between 6th and 7th, are in the works. And as envisioned, the 85-foot-tall development could yield a total of 58 new “single-room occupancy” (SRO) units,... Read More »

Problems for Another Supersized Development as Proposed

Problems for Another Supersized Development as Proposed

As we first reported back in 2018: Plans to raze the one-and-a-half-story building at 3565 Geary Boulevard, which is currently home to Grand Hot Pot Lounge, are in the works. And as envisioned, a seven-story building will rise up to 65 feet in height upon the Lone Mountain site... Read More »

Problems for Post Street Redevelopment as Proposed

Problems for Post Street Redevelopment as Proposed

As we first revealed last year: Plans to raze the 4-story office building at 2233 Post Street, between Scott and Divisadero in Lower Pac Heights, are in the works. And while the site is principally only zoned for development up to 50 feet in height, plans for a 7-story,... Read More »

Remodeled Oriental Warehouse Unit Returns

Remodeled Oriental Warehouse Unit Returns

Purchased for $1.85 million in mid-2015, the remodeled two-bedroom, 1,565-square-foot unit #216 in the Oriental Warehouse building at 650 Delancey Street (“the premier historic live/work loft conversion building located in San Francisco’s hip South Beach neighborhood”) returned to the market priced at $1.875 million this past October. In addition... Read More »

Important Berkeley Infill Project Closer to Reality

Important Berkeley Infill Project Closer to Reality

As we outlined early last year, the refined plans for a seven-story building to rise up to 75 feet in height upon the Berkeley Touchless Car Wash and gas station site at the intersection of Kittredge, Fulton and Oxford Streets have been drawn. As designed by Kava Massih Architects,... Read More »