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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 »

Detailed Plans for a Key Central SoMa Site and a Non-Tower Design

Detailed Plans for a Key Central SoMa Site and a Non-Tower Design

Up-zoned for development up to 200 feet in height, assuming the adoption of San Francisco’s Central SoMa Plan is upheld, detailed plans for redeveloping the nearly one acre parcel at 490 Brannan Street, at the corner of Fourth and upon which a Wells Fargo, Starbucks and 116-space parking lot... Read More »

Over Asking on Alameda’s Gold Coast (But at an Actual Loss)

Over Asking on Alameda’s Gold Coast (But at an Actual Loss)

Built on Alameda’s Gold Coast back in 1903, the year after a new shipping canal turned the former East Bay peninsula into an island, the 4,700-sqaure-foot home at 1405 San Antonio Avenue sold for $2 million in October of 2015 having been well kept by the same family for... Read More »

New Plans for Prominent Van Ness Corridor Site Closer to Reality

New Plans for Prominent Van Ness Corridor Site Closer to Reality

As we first reported last year: Plans to raze the former KRON TV building at 1001 Van Ness Avenue and develop a 14-story building, with 239 condos over 5,000 square feet of retail space fronting Van Ness, were approved two years ago but never broke ground. But that doesn’t... Read More »

423-Foot-Tall Oakland Tower Approved, but There’s a Problem

423-Foot-Tall Oakland Tower Approved, but There’s a Problem

The refined plans for Rubicon Point Partners’ proposed 37-story residential tower to rise up to 423 feet in height at 1750 Broadway, between 17th and 19th Streets in Uptown Oakland, have been approved by the City’s Planning Department. But there’s still a problem to solve before the development can... Read More »

Chic Central SoMa Loft Nearly Fetches its 2016 Price

Chic Central SoMa Loft Nearly Fetches its 2016 Price

Purchased for $1.2 million February of 2016, the “chic” penthouse unit #801 at the Palms on 4th Street, returned to the market listed for $1.295 million at the end of last year, a sale at which would have represented total appreciation of 7.9 percent over the past three years... Read More »

Redevelopment of Iconic Joe’s Cable Car Site Closer to Reality

Redevelopment of Iconic Joe’s Cable Car Site Closer to Reality

Having shuttered back in 2014, after nearly five decades of serving freshly ground burgers to a legion of adorning fans, a permit to raze the iconic Joe’s Cable Car shack, on the northwest corner of Mission and Tingley Streets, has been requested. And as envisioned, a contemporary four-story building... Read More »

Remodeled Pac Heights Mansion Fetches 45% of Original Price

Remodeled Pac Heights Mansion Fetches 45% of Original Price

As we outlined earlier this year: Purchased out of foreclosure for $2.525 million in 2013, the “grandly proportioned circa 1898 Victorian mansion” at 1945 Franklin Street, on the eastern edge of Pacific Heights, has since been “stunningly re-imagined for a modern 21st century lifestyle.” Now measuring nearly 7,000 square... Read More »

Bonus Plans for Building Up Hayes Valley

Bonus Plans for Building Up Hayes Valley

As we first reported last week: The little four-unit building at 630 Octavia Street and its adjacent parcel, which is currently used as a parking lot, recently traded hands for what would appear to be a total contract price of $4.6 million. A few years ago, plans to merge... Read More »

The Singular Proposal for the Redevelopment of Fort Scott

The Singular Proposal for the Redevelopment of Fort Scott

From the now singular proposal from the four finalists selected to bid for the opportunity to redevelop the 30-acre Fort Winfield Scott campus in the Presidio: Last September, at the public presentation of the RFCP responses, Presidio Trust Board members suggested that the four teams selected to move forward... Read More »