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Plans for a Palace-Adjacent Home Hit a Historic Snag

Plans for a Palace-Adjacent Home Hit a Historic Snag

As we first outlined a little over a year ago: Hidden behind the Avila Ocean Adventures LLC, a former Facebook engineer turned tech investor purchased the three-bedroom home at 3600 Lyon Street, which sits adjacent to both The Palace of Fine Arts and Peter Thiel’s former mansion, and had... Read More »

The Framework for a Modern Addition (And Neighbor’s Ire)

The Framework for a Modern Addition (And Neighbor’s Ire)

Plans for a modern addition to the existing setback, three-unit building at 254 Roosevelt Way have been in the works for nearly two years. As designed by The Open Workshop, the footprint of the existing structure would be extended to the street, along with two new basement levels, a... Read More »

A High-End Rent Versus Buy (At a Sub-2018 Price)

A High-End Rent Versus Buy (At a Sub-2018 Price)

While not recorded on the MLS, the three-bedroom unit #60A at 181 Fremont Street appears to have been purchased for $5,772,672 in May of 2018 based on a review of its deed. In addition to three bedrooms, each of which is outfitted with an en-suite bath, the 1,992-square-foot unit... Read More »

Outer Mission Rising as Envisioned and Infilled

Outer Mission Rising as Envisioned and Infilled

Plans to raze the two older buildings at 4716-4722 Mission Street, which technically sit on the border of Mission Terrace and the Excelsior, between Leo and Ruth and within the Excelsior Outer Mission Street Neighborhood Commercial District, have been in the works. And as newly rendered by Stanton Architecture... Read More »

Refined Plans for Redevelopment of Historic Tres Site

Refined Plans for Redevelopment of Historic Tres Site

While Planning balked at the proposed approach for securing two separate office allocations for the redevelopment of the historic Central SoMa building at 130 Townsend Street, which is currently home to Tres SF, and the parking lot at 100 Stanford Street which occupies the remainder of the former Inglenook... Read More »

Planning Pans Plans for Underground Sleeping Rooms

Planning Pans Plans for Underground Sleeping Rooms

As we first outlined a few months ago, plans for a modern SRO building to rise up to 86 feet in height on the southeast corner of South Van Ness Avenue and 15th Street have been drawn, plans which would yield over 200 beds of mostly market-rate housing, with... Read More »

800-Foot-Tall Tower Slated for Planning’s Approval

800-Foot-Tall Tower Slated for Planning’s Approval

San Francisco’s Planning Commission is slated to approve the refined plans for a 61-story tower to rise up to 800 feet in height at 542-550 Howard Street (a.k.a. Transbay Parcel F) next week, a development which would yield a 189-room hotel, 275,000 square feet of office space and 165... Read More »

Revised Plans for Grubstake Site Closer to Reality

Revised Plans for Grubstake Site Closer to Reality

As we first reported back in 2015: Prior to closing escrow on his purchase of the iconic Grubstake restaurant at 1525 Pine Street, buyer Nicholas Pigott quietly engaged D-Scheme Studio to draft plans for razing the restaurant and constructing a slender seven-story building on the Polk Gulch site, with... Read More »

Sophisticated Second Street Condo Trades for a 2013-era Price

Sophisticated Second Street Condo Trades for a 2013-era Price

Purchased for $2.299 million in the first quarter of 2013, the “sophisticated” South Beach condo #502 at 750 Second Street, a boutique, LEED Gold Certified 14-unit building “in the immediate vicinity of our city’s sports complexes…and all the fabulous bars, restaurants, and cafes for which the area is so... Read More »

Commissioners Grant Forgiveness for Reimagined $9.4M Home

Commissioners Grant Forgiveness for Reimagined $9.4M Home

Following seven months of debate, proffers and delay, San Francisco’s Planning Commission has rejected the requested Discretionary Review (DR) that would have required a redevelopment of the under-permitted designer home at 3847 18th Street. As we first outlined back in May: Purchased for $1.5 million in August of 2014,... Read More »