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Plans to Redevelop the Historic El Rey Theater Site Progress

Plans to Redevelop the Historic El Rey Theater Site Progress

Purchased out of foreclosure for $1.06 million in 2015 and since forcibly designated as an official San Francisco Landmark (No. 274), plans to redevelop the former El Rey Theater at 1970 Ocean Avenue have been newly refined, rendered and formally submitted to Planning for a preliminary review. As envisioned,... Read More »

Big Plans for (Another) Former Armory Site Have Been Drawn

Big Plans for (Another) Former Armory Site Have Been Drawn

As we outlined last year: Built to serve as an armory for the National Guard around 1906, and on the market for $9.9 million , the asking price for the three-story parking garage at 819 Ellis Street is now down to an even $8 million. While since shuttered,... Read More »

Plans to Build Even Higher on an Up-Zoned SoMa Site

Plans to Build Even Higher on an Up-Zoned SoMa Site

As we first reported back in 2017, plans to raze the two-story Fast Signs Building on the northwest corner of Harrison and Hawthorne Streets and develop a 130-foot-tall residential building on the site, with 118 residential units over a garage for 26 cars, were in the works. While the... Read More »

Developer Seeks Concessions to Build Shorter Than Allowed

Developer Seeks Concessions to Build Shorter Than Allowed

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 is zoned for development up to 130 feet in height along Brannan,... Read More »

The Next Major Development Slated for Approval in SF

The Next Major Development Slated for Approval in SF

Plans to level the 41-foot-tall San Francisco Tennis Club at 645 5th Street and build up to 243 feet in height upon its 2.6-acre Central SoMa site could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission in two weeks time. In addition to over 840,000 square feet of new office... Read More »

Ambitious Potrero Hill Infill Project has Traded Hands

Ambitious Potrero Hill Infill Project has Traded Hands

As we outlined back in 2017: The 125-foot stretch of land between the Potrero Hill homes at 905 and 953 Kansas Street has never before been developed, perhaps because of the large rock outcropping which dominates the site. But said stretch is legally five developable parcels. And as newly... Read More »

Redesigned for Luxury and Put Back in Play

Redesigned for Luxury and Put Back in Play

The underdeveloped lot at the corner of Cleveland Street and Park Boulevard in Oakland’s Cleveland Heights neighborhood hit the market in 2004 with permitted plans for a 25-unit building – including 24 residential units, one commercial space and a 25-car garage – to rise on the 2805 Park Boulevard... Read More »

High-End Loft Fetches 15 Percent Over Its 2015 Price

High-End Loft Fetches 15 Percent Over Its 2015 Price

We’ve been intrigued by the truly high-end conversion of unit #102 at 355 Bryant Street since the 2,200-square-foot loft hit the market listed for $2.195 million, or roughly $1,000 per square foot, back in 2006, outfitted with Italian cabinetry, hardware, wall systems and book-matched slabs of Carrara marble. Reduced... Read More »

Big Plans for Shuttered Nightclub Site

Big Plans for Shuttered Nightclub Site

Having been shuttered back in 2016, the sale of the Club Tapatio building at 4742 Mission Street, which once housed the Rock Garden and Club New Yorker as well, and was actually built to serve as a bocce ball facility back 1938, closed escrow last month. Plans to raze... Read More »

Taller Transbay District Tower Seeking Approval

Taller Transbay District Tower Seeking Approval

As originally proposed, the five-story building at 95 Hawthorne Street, which formerly housed the San Francisco Passport Agency, was to be razed in order to make way for a 32-story residential building to rise up to 320 feet in height, the height for which the building’s parcel on the northeast... Read More »