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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 »

Plans for Three Towers to Rise on Shopping Center Site

Plans for Three Towers to Rise on Shopping Center Site

With the master plan for redeveloping Parkmerced having been drawn, approved and underway, new plans to raze the adjacent Parkmerced Shopping Center at 33-85 Cambon Drive, which backs up to 19th Avenue, have now been drafted as well. And as roughly rendered by Costa Brown Architecture, above and below,... Read More »

Designer Central SoMa Loft Nearly Fetches its 2014 Price

Designer Central SoMa Loft Nearly Fetches its 2014 Price

Designed by Adele Naude Santos, blending raw concrete walls with modern finishes, walls of windows, tiered ceiling heights and a “massive, sun-filled west facing deck” extending its living area, the 2,100-square-foot, two-bedroom loft at 236 Ritch Street traded for $1.895 million in the fourth quarter of 2014. This past... Read More »

Sexy Time Redevelopment Closer to Reality

Sexy Time Redevelopment Closer to Reality

As we first reported last year: “Plans to raze the recently shuttered Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality building at 1523 Franklin Street and construct a decidedly modern building designed by Alan Tse and Charles Chan Architectural Studio upon its corner parcel have been abandoned. But plans to... Read More »

$47.5 Million Woodside Estate Fetches Under $10 Million at Auction

$47.5 Million Woodside Estate Fetches Under $10 Million at Auction

Originally marketed by Sotheby’s with a $47.5 million price tag back in 2012, the asking price for “Woodhaven Manor” – which was built in 1988 and includes a 12,000-square-foot main home, a 1,200-square-foot carriage house and a 1,000-square-foot guest house on over 3 acres of land at 700 Kings... Read More »