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Neighborhood Changing Development Closer to Reality

Neighborhood Changing Development Closer to Reality

Banking on the survival of San Francisco’s Central SoMa Plan, Tishman Speyer is pushing forward with plans to completely redevelop the northeast corner of Brannan and Fifth Streets, across from the San Francisco Tennis Club site. Having been completely redesigned by Michael Maltzan Architecture last year, the refined plans... Read More »

Denser Infill on the Boards

Denser Infill on the Boards

Having sat vacant since the former meat market on the site was demolished three decades ago, plans to develop the Bayview parcel at 5012 Third Street have been drafted. Zoned for development up to 40 feet in height, with standard density limits in place, initial discussions with Planning had... Read More »

Designer Tiburon Home Nearly Fetches its 2015 Price

Designer Tiburon Home Nearly Fetches its 2015 Price

Designed by Sutton Suzuki Architects and built in 2009, the 5,400-square-foot Tiburon home at 1925 Straits View Drive, with modern finishes and sweeping views of the bay, Golden Gate bridge and San Francisco skyline, was purchased for $10.1 million in October of 2015 having hit the market priced at... Read More »

Bonus Plans for Building Up Third Street

Bonus Plans for Building Up Third Street

Plans to raze the Philadelphia Church of God in Christ building at 5270/2 Third Street and level the adjacent vacant parcel are in the works. And as newly rendered by MWA Architects, plans for a 5-story building to rise on the merged site near the corner of Williams have... Read More »

Over Asking on Anderson Street (For Reals)

Over Asking on Anderson Street (For Reals)

As we highlighted last month: 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... Read More »

Planning for Contentious Central SoMa Development Proceeds

Planning for Contentious Central SoMa Development Proceeds

In the works since 2012 and dependent upon the survival of San Francisco’s Central SoMa Plan, at least with respect to its new height limits, the application to proceed with the mass redevelopment of 12 contiguous parcels stretching from 400 Second to 665 Harrison Street has formally been submitted... Read More »

Context for a Recent 25 Percent Over Asking Sale

Context for a Recent 25 Percent Over Asking Sale

We first took note of the well-designed unit #1 at 236 States Street back in 2008, a few years before it was marketed as a short-sale near the bottom of the Great Recession, foreclosed upon, and then sold by the bank for $600,000 in early 2012. Having since been remodeled,... Read More »

Major NoPa Redevelopment Slated for Approval

Major NoPa Redevelopment Slated for Approval

In the works since mid-2015, plans to level the Divisadero Touchless Carwash and Roy’s Shell station on the corner of Divisadero and Oak and develop a six-story building upon the 41,000-square-foot site could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission next week. In addition to leveling the corner Shell... Read More »

Another Mission District Addition on the Boards

Another Mission District Addition on the Boards

Technically zoned for Production, Distribution and Repair (PDR) uses, special permission for Gus’s Community Market to open on the corner of Harrison and 17th Street, on the first floor of what is technically the 400 Alabama Street building, was granted back in 2015, as we first reported at the... Read More »

Plans for a Skinny 300-Foot-Tall Tower to Rise Right Here

Plans for a Skinny 300-Foot-Tall Tower to Rise Right Here

As we first reported a little over two years ago: Built in 1922, the narrow two-story building at 570 Market Street, which also fronts Sutter Street and is currently home to Daiso Japan, Creative Marketing Concepts, ABC Cleaners, Lucky Nails and Jack’s Shoe Repair, is now on the market... Read More »