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Price Cut for Permitted Development Site on Valencia

Price Cut for Permitted Development Site on Valencia

As we outlined back in the fourth quarter of 2017: While forced to be redesigned in order to minimize its projected future shadow following a semi-successful challenge initiated by the owner of Zeitgeist across the street, the contentious plans for a five-story building with 28 condos over 6,300 square... Read More »

Big Central SoMa Project Positioning to Break Ground Next Year

Big Central SoMa Project Positioning to Break Ground Next Year

The proposed mass redevelopment of 12 contiguous Central SoMa parcels stretching from 400 Second Street to 665 Harrison, a.k.a. the One Vassar project, has just qualified for a streamlined environmental review and could break ground as early as next year if approved, with two towers rising up to 350... Read More »

Plans for Pyramid Adjacent Redevelopment Closer to Reality

Plans for Pyramid Adjacent Redevelopment Closer to Reality

While likely drafted to sweeten the pot for Aegon’s $700 million sale of the iconic Transamerica Pyramid, Redwood Park and the two other office buildings on the block, the plans for expanding the footprint of the existing building at 545 Sansome Street, which could be extended to Washington Street... Read More »

Former Armory on Ellis Slated to Be Auctioned

Former Armory on Ellis Slated to Be Auctioned

As we outlined in mid-2018: Built to serve as an armory for the National Guard around 1906, and on the market for $9.9 million in 2017, 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 »

Neighbors Challenge Plans for “Incompatible” Mansion

Neighbors Challenge Plans for “Incompatible” Mansion

As we first revealed back in November of 2017: Purchased as an oceanfront “fixer” for $11 million in April of 2015, plans to demolish the existing 4,600-square-foot home at 178 Sea Cliff Avenue are in the works.  And as envisioned, a modern 10,400-square-foot mansion, which includes a 2,000-square-foot basement... Read More »

Plan for Massive Oyster Point Redevelopment Closer to Reality

Plan for Massive Oyster Point Redevelopment Closer to Reality

With the first phase of Kilroy Reality’s massive Oyster Point development underway, Kilroy’s precise plan for the remaining four phases of the 31-acre project, which has been entitled but still needs to be approved, will be presented to the Design Review Board of the San Francisco Bay Conservation and... Read More »

Re-Approved Development in Play, Save Its Penthouse Unit

Re-Approved Development in Play, Save Its Penthouse Unit

Purchased for $2.75 million in 2005 with approved plans for a 13-story, 41-unit residential building to rise on the site, the two-story commercial building which had occupied the 7,000-square-foot parcel at 651 Geary Street was effectively lost to foreclosure in 2010, subsequently condemned and then demolished in late 2013.... Read More »

Dilapidated Postcard Row Victorian Trades for $3.55 Million

Dilapidated Postcard Row Victorian Trades for $3.55 Million

The seven Victorian homes on the 700 block of Steiner Street, a number of which were nearly demolished in the 1970s, were developed by Matthew Kavanaugh between 1892 and 1896 and are now recognized the wold over as San Francisco’s iconic Postcard Row. While one of the most photographed... Read More »

Refined Plans for Building up (On) Geary Boulevard

Refined Plans for Building up (On) Geary Boulevard

As we first outlined last year, plans to level the now shuttered Firestone Complete Auto Care shop at 2800 Geary Boulevard and build a bonus-sized development on its Laurel Heights/Lone Mountain parcel are in the works. And as newly rendered by Elevation Architects below, the refined plans for the... Read More »

Change of Plans for Development to Transform Tenderloin Block

Change of Plans for Development to Transform Tenderloin Block

As we first revealed last year: Plans to redevelop the Tenderloin parcel upon which the columned Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist sits at 450 O’Farrell Street were approved , with designs for a new 13-story, mixed-use building to rise behind the church’s existing façade, and around... Read More »