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San Francisco’s Streamlined Approval Process

San Francisco’s Streamlined Approval Process

In general, it now takes between a year and three for a newly proposed multi-unit development in San Francisco to be preliminarily assessed, processed, analyzed, reviewed and readied for a potential approval hearing in front of San Francisco’s Planning Commission, a workflow which San Francisco’s Planning Department has been... Read More »

Big Plans for Odd Shaped Lower Potrero Hill Site

Big Plans for Odd Shaped Lower Potrero Hill Site

Plans to level the odd shaped, low slung commercial complex at 300 De Haro Street (which is currently home to Sally’s Deli, Torraku Ramen, Bunn Mike, El Sur, Unspuntech, Tip Toes Nail Salon, Mike and Maaike, and Roadster) are in the works. And as envisioned by DM Development, which... Read More »

Waylaid Mission District Development Redesigned, Closer to Reality

Waylaid Mission District Development Redesigned, Closer to Reality

In the works since 2014 but waylaid by the adoption and subsequent extension of ‘Interim Controls’ to limit new market-rate housing, office and retail developments in the Mission, and then by pushback from neighborhood groups concerned about “the mass of the building” over the past couple of years, plans... Read More »

Game On

Game On

Purchased for $1,192,999 in January of 2016, plans to redevelop the “charming” one-bedroom, one-bath home at 264 Grand View Avenue, on the northwestern edge of Noe Valley, were soon in the works. At the end of last year, a permit to “renovate” the home’s existing main floor and basement... Read More »

Proposed Terraced Tower Take Two

Proposed Terraced Tower Take Two

As we first revealed back in early 2017: The designs for a modern 200-foot-tall hotel and condo building to rise at 447 Battery Street, a site which is currently occupied by the three-story Cort Furniture Rental building at the corner of Battery and Merchant, have been drawn and formally... Read More »

Fully Remodeled Four-Bedroom Home Fetches $1.15 Million

Fully Remodeled Four-Bedroom Home Fetches $1.15 Million

Purchased for $950,000 in February of last year, the 1,700-square-foot, four-bedroom Bayview Heights home at 1119 Hollister Avenue was subsequently taken “down to the studs” and subfloors. A structural wall was removed to open up the floor plan, a third bathroom was added, the electrical was upgraded (along with the... Read More »

Apples-To-Apples for a Luxury Unit in the Marina

Apples-To-Apples for a Luxury Unit in the Marina

Fitting the profile of a “luxury” unit, the “two-level house-like condominium in the heart of the Marina” at 2330 Francisco Street was purchased for $2.875 million in February of 2017. The renovated 2,200-square-foot unit features high-end finishes, three bedrooms and two and a half baths (along with two-car parking... Read More »

Bigger Plans for Iconic North Beach Factory Site

Bigger Plans for Iconic North Beach Factory Site

As we first reported last year, plans to redevelop the iconic Buon Gusto Sausage Factory building at 535 Green Street, which was once the largest sausage and salami producing facility in the west, and its adjacent parking lot parcel, were in the works. The draft plans had envisioned that... Read More »

Fewest San Francisco Home Sales Since 2011

The number of San Francisco homes that sold in the first half of this year totaled a little under 2,700. That’s down a little over 8 percent versus the roughly 2,900 sales in the first half of 2018 and the fewest first-half sales in San Francisco since 2011 when... Read More »

An Average $351,000 “Over Asking” Sale

An Average $351,000 “Over Asking” Sale

As we outlined way back in June: Outfitted with three-bedrooms, two baths and “plenty of upgrades,” the roughly 1,500-square-foot home at 738 Banks Street, on the southern edge of Bernal Heights, was listed for $1.650 million back in the fourth quarter of 2015, an above-average list price of $1,093... Read More »