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More Storage for Stuff as Envisioned, with a Rooftop Twist

More Storage for Stuff as Envisioned, with a Rooftop Twist

Plans to demolish the existing “Stop & Stor” self-storage facility at 2285 Jerrold Avenue, which is primarily composed of re-purposed shipping containers set on a 68,000-square-foot corner lot in the Production, Distribution and Repair (PDR) zone of western Bayview, are in the works.   As proposed, a new 6-story... Read More »

Modern Bayview Development on the Boards

Modern Bayview Development on the Boards

Plans to raze the dilapidated storage shed which currently spans four underdeveloped Bayview parcels on the corner of 3rd Street and Thornton Avenue have been drafted. As envisioned, the four parcels (5210-5216 3rd Street) would be merged. The corner billboard would be demolished. And a modern five-story development would... Read More »

Renovated Victorian Fetches 7 Percent over its 2017 Price

Renovated Victorian Fetches 7 Percent over its 2017 Price

Purchased for $3.4 million in June of 2017, having been remodeled in 2015, the “meticulously re-designed” Victorian at 2385 Bush Street, a three bedroom, three and one half bath Lower Pacific Heights, two blocks from Fillmore Street, returned to the market listed for $3.595 million last month. The home’s... Read More »

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 »