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Challenges for That 1,066-Foot-Tall Tower as Proposed

Challenges for That 1,066-Foot-Tall Tower as Proposed

As we first outlined this past November: Engineered by Planning and adopted back in 2012, San Francisco’s Transit Center District Plan (TCDP) was designed to limit the number of tall buildings that would rise above the city’s downtown core, with building heights stepping down from the Salesforce/Transbay Transit Center... Read More »

New Cow Hollow Mansion Fetches a Record $32M

New Cow Hollow Mansion Fetches a Record $32M

Built on a quarter-acre, triple-wide-plus view lot that was purchased for $14 million in February of 2016, the newly constructed, 12,200-square-foot Cow Hollow mansion at 2582 Filbert Street, “Residence 2582,” hit the market priced at $46 million this past June. In addition to panoramic views, particularly from its roof... Read More »

Tower to Rise on Fire Station Site Closer to Reality

Tower to Rise on Fire Station Site Closer to Reality

Having survived a rather ironic appeal, the plans the proposed 19-story tower to rise up to 200 feet in height on the site of San Francisco’s aging Fire Station 13 were approved by the City in November. A required property exchange agreement between the City and development team for... Read More »

Pages From the Down-Low Merger Playbook and Result(s)

Pages From the Down-Low Merger Playbook and Result(s)

Purchased as a little two-unit building at the peak of Potrero Hill for $720,000 in February of 2012, 882-888 Carolina Street was subsequently expanded and remodeled with permits for a two-unit project that were secured in 2014. While a number of complaints alleging “work beyond the scope” of the... Read More »

Plans for Modern Nob Hill Infill Project Progress

Plans for Modern Nob Hill Infill Project Progress

A formal application to entitle the development of a modern 7-story, 24-unit building upon the Nob Hill parcel currently occupied by two single-family homes, two apartments and the Twin’s Armoire building, a parcel which spans 842-860 California Street and back to 119 Joice, has been submitted to Planning. The... Read More »

Chestnut Street Development Further Refined, Closer to Reality

Chestnut Street Development Further Refined, Closer to Reality

As we revealed back in 2018, plans to level the long-standing Wells Fargo branch building at 2055 Chestnut Street and redevelop its Marina District parcel, which stretches from Chestnut to Lombard, were in the works and subsequently rendered. Since refined by Jensen Architects for the Prado Group, as newly... Read More »

Bonus Plans for the Façade of the Historic Delucchi Building

Bonus Plans for the Façade of the Historic Delucchi Building

As we outlined eleven months ago, while plans to convert 4,000 square feet of the 10,000-square-foot Delucchi Sheet Metal Works building at 1526 Powell Street were drawn and approved back in 2016, the conversion of the historic building, which was designed to incorporate the building’s existing industrial fixtures and... Read More »

A Million Dollar Price Cut and End of Year Sale

A Million Dollar Price Cut and End of Year Sale

Purchased for $1.7 million in June of 2017, the 947-square-foot, one-bedroom unit #30C in the Four Seasons Residences at 765 Market Street was subsequently remodeled – from its floor to ceiling and kitchen to bath – in an all-white “Modern Mediterranean-style,” with high-end finishes, custom-made lacquer cabinetry and built-ins,... Read More »

Redesigned, Rebuilt, Reduced and Resold

Redesigned, Rebuilt, Reduced and Resold

Purchased for $2,010,000 in November of 2013, the three-bedroom Pac Heights home with a rather challenging floor plan and multifaceted façade at 2523 Steiner Street returned to the market priced at $3,995,000 in July of 2015 but failed to sell. Plans to correct the home’s interior and exterior flaws,... Read More »

Proposed 13-Story Polk Gulch Development, Take Two

Proposed 13-Story Polk Gulch Development, Take Two

Speaking of small lots and big plans, having been stymied by the rules and allowances for either a State or local (HOME-SF) density bonus, the team behind the proposed 13-story building to rise up to 130 feet in height on the northwest corner of Polk and Olive, across from... Read More »