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Design District Lab Development Closer to Reality, But…

Design District Lab Development Closer to Reality, But…

The formal application to move forward with the development of a block-long, 5-story laboratory building on the western side of De Haro, from 15th to 16th Streets, has been filed with Planning. As we outlined earlier this year, the shuttered World Gym and office building on the 250 De... Read More »

Supersized Tower Raises Recommendations but No Red Flags

Supersized Tower Raises Recommendations but No Red Flags

Having completed their preliminary review of the proposal for a 575-foot-tall, 623-unit apartment tower to rise on the South of Market parcel at 620 Folsom Street, upon which a 43-foot-tall office building currently sits, Planning didn’t raise any red flags or Code issues that couldn’t be overcome if the... Read More »

Bonus to Build Shorter Than Allowed Slated for Approval

Bonus to Build Shorter Than Allowed Slated for Approval

As we outlined back in 2019 when the plans were being drawn: Plans to level the two-story industrial building at 560 Brannan Street, adjacent to an already approved major development and across the street from the San Francisco Tennis Club site, are in the works. And while the parcel... Read More »

Outer Sunset Infill on the Boards, Permits Requested

Outer Sunset Infill on the Boards, Permits Requested

Plans for a three-story infill building to rise upon the Outer Sunset parking lot parcel at 2513 Irving Street, between 26th and 27th Avenues, have been drawn. As designed by LPAS Architecture and Design for the Police Credit Union of California, which owns the site, the building will rise... Read More »

New 520-Foot-Tall Tower About to Rise

New 520-Foot-Tall Tower About to Rise

While the ground for Build Inc’s 420-foot-tall tower across the street has yet to be broken, despite being approved/entitled back in 2017, the development of Lendlease’s 520-foot-tall tower to rise at 30 Van Ness, on the Northeast corner of Van Ness and Market, is underway. Orginally envisioned to yield... Read More »

Muted Appreciation for an Eye-Popping Apartment in the Sky

Muted Appreciation for an Eye-Popping Apartment in the Sky

Purchased for $11.1 million, or roughly $3,350 per square foot, in April of 2016, the cooperative apartment #1601 at 1750 Taylor Street (a.k.a. The Royal Towers in Russian Hill) returned to the market listed for “$9.5 million” this past September, a price which was quickly upped to $11 million... Read More »

Modified Plans for Previously Approved Tower Revealed

Modified Plans for Previously Approved Tower Revealed

While Build Inc.’s plans for a 40-story, 319-unit tower to rise up to 420 feet in height at the intersection of Market, Oak and Van Ness Avenue were approved by Planning and entitled back in 2017, the signature “One Oak” project has yet to break ground. And as we... Read More »

Upscale Nob Hill Infill Project Closer to Reality

Upscale Nob Hill Infill Project Closer to Reality

As we revealed back in 2018, plans to raze the two-story parking garage at 1320 Washington Street, between Leavenworth and Jones, were in the works and plans for a six-story, 22-unit building to rise up to 65 feet in height upon the Nob Hill site had been drafted. Since... Read More »

Apples-to-Apples for a Redeveloped Russian Hill View Home

Apples-to-Apples for a Redeveloped Russian Hill View Home

Completely redeveloped in 2014, “with sleek designer finishes and innovative architecture to create a seamless indoor/outdoor experience and showcase stunning Bay and Alcatraz views,” the now 5-bedroom home at 740 Bay Street sold for $4.5 million, or roughly $1,273 per square foot, that August. Featuring a top-floor great room,... Read More »

Contentious Corona Heights Infill on the Boards and Calendar

Contentious Corona Heights Infill on the Boards and Calendar

Acquired along with the early 1900’s home at 245 Upper Terrace for $1.25 million in 2002, plans to demolish the detached, 351-square-foot garage, which sits on a separate parcel tagged 247 Upper Terrace, have been drawn. And as envisioned, a modern 4,081-square-foot, five-level structure could rise on the down... Read More »