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Redevelopment of Iconic Joe’s Cable Car Site Closer to Reality

Redevelopment of Iconic Joe’s Cable Car Site Closer to Reality

Having shuttered back in 2014, after nearly five decades of serving freshly ground burgers to a legion of adorning fans, a permit to raze the iconic Joe’s Cable Car shack, on the northwest corner of Mission and Tingley Streets, has been requested. And as envisioned, a contemporary four-story building... Read More »

Remodeled Pac Heights Mansion Fetches 45% of Original Price

Remodeled Pac Heights Mansion Fetches 45% of Original Price

As we outlined earlier this year: Purchased out of foreclosure for $2.525 million in 2013, the “grandly proportioned circa 1898 Victorian mansion” at 1945 Franklin Street, on the eastern edge of Pacific Heights, has since been “stunningly re-imagined for a modern 21st century lifestyle.” Now measuring nearly 7,000 square... Read More »

Bonus Plans for Building Up Hayes Valley

Bonus Plans for Building Up Hayes Valley

As we first reported last week: The little four-unit building at 630 Octavia Street and its adjacent parcel, which is currently used as a parking lot, recently traded hands for what would appear to be a total contract price of $4.6 million. A few years ago, plans to merge... Read More »

The Singular Proposal for the Redevelopment of Fort Scott

The Singular Proposal for the Redevelopment of Fort Scott

From the now singular proposal from the four finalists selected to bid for the opportunity to redevelop the 30-acre Fort Winfield Scott campus in the Presidio: Last September, at the public presentation of the RFCP responses, Presidio Trust Board members suggested that the four teams selected to move forward... Read More »

Ground for 157 Affordable Apartments Will Be Broken Next Week

Ground for 157 Affordable Apartments Will Be Broken Next Week

With financing having been secured and San Francisco’s first Navigation Center, which had temporarily occupied the former Phoenix Continuation High School site, having been shuttered/moved, the ground for 157 below market rate (BMR) rental units to rise at 1950 Mission Street will officially be broken this coming Monday, March... Read More »

Plan to Stabilize the Sinking Millennium Tower Closer to Reality

Plan to Stabilize the Sinking Millennium Tower Closer to Reality

With the initial round of testing having proven successful, the plans to permanently stabilize the sinking Millennium Tower by adding a series of 52 new piles around the tower’s perimeter have been further refined, building permits for the fix have been requested, and a final round of pre-fix testing... Read More »

Massive Berkeley Mansion Now Listed at a Loss

Massive Berkeley Mansion Now Listed at a Loss

Designed by John Hudson Thomas and built for John Hopkins Spring, a real estate developer, in 1914, the 12,000-square-foot Spring Mansion which sits at 1960 San Antonio Avenue in the Berkeley hills and was modeled on the Achilleion Palace in Greece, was purchased by John Park, the founder of... Read More »

Alternative Designs for Rejected Oakland Tower Revealed

Alternative Designs for Rejected Oakland Tower Revealed

With Oakland’s Planning Commission having formally rejected the plans for a proposed 460-foot-tall, and seemingly split, tower to rise at 1261 Harrison Street, on the historic King Block in Downtown Oakland, a move which shouldn’t have caught any plugged-in readers by surprise, the project team has been working on... Read More »

Plans for 20 New Condo Buildings Overlooking Candlestick Point

Plans for 20 New Condo Buildings Overlooking Candlestick Point

Plans for 20 new residential buildings to rise on a vacant 7-acre slice of land fronting Jamestown Avenue, a former Candlestick Park parking lot which overlooks the massive Candlestick Point redevelopment which is now underway below, have been drafted by Hunt Hale Jones Architects for Strada Investment Group. As... Read More »

High-Tech Noe Home Drops Nearly 9 Percent

High-Tech Noe Home Drops Nearly 9 Percent

As we outlined this past October: The “High-Tech Noe Home” at 525 28th Street hit the market as new for $3.6 million in June of 2014 and sold for $3.65 million that July. Designed by EE Weiss Architects, an elevator runs from the two-car garage to the top floor... Read More »