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Residential Infill Closer to Reality in Western SoMa

Residential Infill Closer to Reality in Western SoMa

The refined plans for a seven-story building to rise up to 70 feet in height upon the former City Paints building site at 1088 Howard Street, a Western SoMa site which is actually zoned for development up to 85 feet in height, have been newly rendered by Schaub Ly... Read More »

Now Listed for Over 40 Percent Under Its 2015 Price at the Ritz

Now Listed for Over 40 Percent Under Its 2015 Price at the Ritz

As we outlined earlier this year: Purchased as new for $1.53 million, or roughly $1,284 per square foot, in early 2008, right as the Great Recession was picking up steam, the two-bedroom Ritz-Carlton Residences unit #1702 at 690 Market Street returned to the market in early 2015 priced at... Read More »

Revised Plans for Tower to Rise on Fire Station Site

Revised Plans for Tower to Rise on Fire Station Site

While Related California is moving forward with plans to raze San Francisco’s aging Fire Station 13 at 520 Sansome Street in order to make room for a 200-foot-tall, mixed-use tower to rise on the site, a project site which now includes the adjacent parcels at 425-445 Washington Street as... Read More »

Plans to Transform Tenderloin Block Even Closer to Reality

Plans to Transform Tenderloin Block Even Closer to Reality

Plans to redevelop the Tenderloin parcel upon which the columned Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist sits at 450 O’Farrell Street were approved last September, with designs for a new 13-story, mixed-use building to rise behind the church’s existing façade, and around the corner, having been drawn. But as a... Read More »

Revised Plans for New SRO Project Slated for Approval

Revised Plans for New SRO Project Slated for Approval

As we first outlined earlier this year: Plans to raze the white two-story garage/warehouse building at 262 7th Street, adjacent to Sightglass Coffee, between Folsom and Howard, are in the works. And as envisioned, a new six-story development would rise up to 65 feet in height upon the Western... Read More »

New Plans for Pyramid Adjacent Parcel Have Been Drawn

New Plans for Pyramid Adjacent Parcel Have Been Drawn

Plans to raze the nine-story office building at 545 Sansome Street, which abuts the privately-owned Redwood Park at the base of the Transamerica Pyramid, between Washington and Clay, and construct a cylindrical 38-story residential tower dubbed “555 Washington” on the corner parcel were in the running to be approved back... Read More »

Novel Proposal for Tres Site Doesn’t Pass Muster

Novel Proposal for Tres Site Doesn’t Pass Muster

As we outlined back in July: While limited by its historic façade, which would be preserved as proposed, plans to redevelop the Central SoMa parcel at 130 Townsend Street, upon which the Inglenook Vineyard warehouse building turned Tres SF currently sits, have been drawn. As envisioned, a four-story “addition”... Read More »

Infamous San Francisco Theater Has Sold

Infamous San Francisco Theater Has Sold

While the infamous “close-contact” strip club known as Mitchell Brothers remains open, the O’Farrell Theatre and corner parcel upon which the theater sits, and its talent spins, has quietly traded hands with a $9 million contract price, around a million less than the broker’s unofficial target. As we first... Read More »

Truth in Advertising, Eventually

Truth in Advertising, Eventually

Its sale won’t be perfectly apples-to-apples as the offering now includes a storage unit in the building which was purchased separately, but having been purchased for $1,419,478 in April of 2016, the “rarely available top floor plaza unit” #C8H at 333 Beale Street, a 985-square-foot, one-bedroom LUMINA condo with... Read More »

Bonus Plans for a Big Development on the Edge of the Mission

Bonus Plans for a Big Development on the Edge of the Mission

In a move which shouldn’t catch any plugged-in readers by surprise, plans for 7-story development to rise upon the 1458 San Bruno Avenue parcel, adjacent to Potrero del Sol Park and the Meadows Livingstone School, on the southeastern edge of the Mission, have been drafted. As envisioned, the three... Read More »