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San Francisco’s Planning Commission About to Reconvene

While the Planning Department’s offices are currently closed to the public, the Department remains open for business and processing applications with its staff (mostly) working from home. And next week, San Francisco’s Planning Commission will reconvene as well, with a full agenda and the commissioners participating via video conferencing... Read More »

Explicit Changes to Local Stay-at-Home Orders

Explicit Changes to Local Stay-at-Home Orders

In addition to extending the existing ‘stay-at-home’ order for Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties through May 3, 2020, the revised order explicitly tightens its restrictions in five significant ways (including the shuttering of non-essential construction projects, which includes hotels): (1) When people... Read More »

Price Reductions, and Increases, on the Rise in San Francisco

With new listing activity and inventory levels having plummeted, and the pace of home sales having sharply dropped, the percentage of homes on the market in San Francisco with at least one official price cut – which doesn’t include properties that were withdrawn from the MLS and then re-listed... Read More »

Prominent Penthouse Fetches at $4.85 Million Price

Prominent Penthouse Fetches at $4.85 Million Price

As we outlined last month: The signature penthouse unit atop the historic Clock Tower Lofts Building at 461 2nd Street hit the market in the second quarter of 2016 with a bit of fanfare and an $8.5 million price tag. Positioned as the “ultimate San Francisco trophy property,” the... Read More »

Co-Living Portfolio on the Market in San Francisco

Co-Living Portfolio on the Market in San Francisco

A portfolio of five “trophy” buildings which have been remodeled and reconfigured by Starcity to yield 72 individually rentable rooms, with shared kitchens and living spaces for the residents, are on the market in San Francisco. According to the offering memorandum, which was prepared prior to the impact of... Read More »

Muted Plans for Proposed Fisherman’s Wharf Hotel

Muted Plans for Proposed Fisherman’s Wharf Hotel

Having faced some pushback from the City’s Planning Department with respect to their proposed approach, as originally rendered above, the plans for a five-level hotel to rise up to 40 feet in height upon on the Northwest corner of North Point and Taylor, upon which the two-story Fisherman’s Wharf... Read More »

Million Dollar Reduction Moves Updated Mission Home

Million Dollar Reduction Moves Updated Mission Home

As we outlined last week: Purchased as a 2,000-square-foot property, “in need upgrading,” for $1.31 million in May of 2018, the single-family home at 1160 Florida Street has since been redesigned by Martinkovic Milford Architects, completely renovated (“no stone has been left unturned”) and expanded to 2,800 square feet... Read More »

The Plans for a Residential Addition Atop This Historic Garage

The Plans for a Residential Addition Atop This Historic Garage

Plans for a 4-story addition to rise atop the historic two-story garage at 1650 Pacific Avenue, which was designed by the O’Brien Brothers and built in 1921, adjacent to Harris’ (which was built in 1919), are in the works. And as envisioned by Feldman Architecture, a “contrasting and muted... Read More »

Charges Against Former Building Commission President Grow

Charges Against Former Building Commission President Grow

As we first reported back in 2018: San Francisco’s City Attorney, Dennis Herrera, has just filed suit against construction engineering firm Santos & Urrutia Associates, its principals and several clients and contractors over “an elaborate scheme” to excavate and expand under multiple San Francisco homes without securing proper permits... Read More »

Mid-Market Infill Tower Closer to Being Entitled, But…

Mid-Market Infill Tower Closer to Being Entitled, But…

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed 27-story infill tower to rise on Nordstrom’s underdeveloped parking lot parcel at 469 Stevenson Street has just been released by Planning and hasn’t raised any extraordinary red flags (other than with respect to a further shadowing of Mint Plaza). While... Read More »