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Repositioned for an “Over Asking!” Sale and Top Ten List or Two

Repositioned for an “Over Asking!” Sale and Top Ten List or Two

Taken down to the studs and completely renovated in 2016, the 4-bedroom Bernal Heights home at 600 Gates Street hit the market priced at $1.699 million that May and sold for $1.720 million that August. The “luxurious, comfortable home” features an open lower level with a separate entry, wet... Read More »

Special Zoning for New Irish Cultural Center Formally Sought

Special Zoning for New Irish Cultural Center Formally Sought

As we outlined at the end of last year: San Francisco’s Planning Department has just completed its preliminary review of the bold plans for an all-new United Irish Cultural Center to rise up to 96 feet in height on the site of the existing 35-foot-tall Center in the Outer... Read More »

If You Think You Know Bernal, Now’s the Time to Tell

If You Think You Know Bernal, Now’s the Time to Tell

Purchased for $2.25 million in April of 2018, having been newly expanded and remodeled, the Bernal Heights view home at 149 Bradford Street returned to the market three weeks ago listed for “$1,995,000,” a sale above which would be considered to be “over asking,” or an “overbid,” according to... Read More »

Supersized Polk Gulch Redevelopment Slated for Approval

Supersized Polk Gulch Redevelopment Slated for Approval

The supersized plans for redeveloping the Polk Gulch funeral home site at 1123 Sutter Street, along with the adjacent three-story garage at the corner of Sutter and Larkin, are slated to be approved next month. And if entitled, the 14-story development could rise up to 152 feet in height... Read More »

Bonus Plans for Historic North Beach Building Progress

Bonus Plans for Historic North Beach Building Progress

As we revealed at the end of last year, plans to raze everything but the pressed metal façade of the historic Delucchi Sheet Metal Works building at 1526 Powell Street and construct a 6-story, mixed-use building on the site were in the works.  And a formal application to entitle... Read More »

Refined Plans for Building up Broadway Approved. But…

Refined Plans for Building up Broadway Approved. But…

The refined plans for two distinct buildings to rise up to 64 feet in height on the parking lot parcel at 425 Broadway, which wraps around the three-story Crowbar building on the corner of Broadway and Montgomery, were approved, as slated, and an exemption from having to complete an... Read More »

Plans for 14-Story Variegated Tower Slated for Approval

Plans for 14-Story Variegated Tower Slated for Approval

The refined plans for a 14-story tower with a variegated upper mass to rise upon the Polk Gulch parcel at 925 O’Farrell Street could be entitled next week. Having added an additional 10 feet in height since formally proposed, the 140-foot-tall tower on the through block lot would yield... Read More »

Planning Votes to Close Group Housing “Loophole”

As we outlined last week: Created to allow for the development of communal living arrangements, with “communal facilities shared by all project residents,” including communal kitchens and living areas to specifically encourage “shared social interactions and shared stewardship,” San Francisco’s formal definition of “Group Housing” was informally broadened by... Read More »

Tweaks and Timing for Historic Infill Project [UPDATED]

Tweaks and Timing for Historic Infill Project [UPDATED]

Plans to raze everything but the historic façade of the recently refurbished Polk Gulch building at 1217 Sutter Street have been in the works since late 2020, as we first reported at the time. Built in 1911, after a two-story, wood-framed house on the site – which was built... Read More »

Approved.  Permitted.  And…Not About to Break Ground

Approved. Permitted. And…Not About to Break Ground

Redesigned to yield 24 two-bedroom units, rather than a mix of 12 one-bedrooms and 12 twos, building permits for the approved seven-story development to rise adjacent to and behind the façade of the historic City Paints building at 1088 Howard Street, which is to be preserved, along with 2,600... Read More »