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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 »

Redevelopment of Theater Site Slated for Approval

Redevelopment of Theater Site Slated for Approval

As we first reported earlier this year: Having preliminary cleared a key environmental hurdle, the refined plans to raze the rustic Main Street Theater and develop apartments on its Excelsior District site at 915 Cayuga Avenue, which extends to Alemany Boulevard, behind the Little Bear School campus at 65... Read More »

Showplace Development Closer to Reality

Showplace Development Closer to Reality

Plans to raze the two-story Art Deco building at 828 Brannan Street, which was built for the Schweitzer Wholesale Meat Company back in 1936, have been in the works for a few years, as we first reported back when the preliminary plans for the site were drafted by Kava... Read More »

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 »