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Reports of Illegal Airbnb-ing Back on the Rise in San Francisco

Reports of Illegal Airbnb-ing Back on the Rise in San Francisco

While the number of formal complaints related to illegal short-term rental activity in San Francisco had been on the decline since the second quarter of 2016, following the passage (and eventual enforcement) of San Francisco’s short-term rental law, said decline came to end in the second quarter of last... Read More »

Now Listed for a Million Less in the Mission

Now Listed for a Million Less in the Mission

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 of habitable space, featuring a... Read More »

Number of Homes for Sale in SF Nearing a 9-Year High

Having hit a relative 7-year high last month, the number of homes on the market in San Francisco (730) has since climbed another 15 percent and listed inventory levels are now running 17 percent higher than at the same time last. At a more granular level, the number of... Read More »

Bonus Plans for Historic City Lights Site on the Boards

Bonus Plans for Historic City Lights Site on the Boards

With the 8-story, 200-unit micro unit development having topped out and finishing up construction next door, plans to redevelop the City Lights parcel at 1585 Folsom Street, on the corner of Folsom and 12th in Western SoMa, are in the works.  And as preliminarily massed by Ankrom Mosian Architects... Read More »

Plans for 966-Unit Hub District Tower Closer to Reality

Plans for 966-Unit Hub District Tower Closer to Reality

While originally expected to occur last year, the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed 55-story tower to rise up to 590 feet in height, not including a 20-foot-tall parapet, on the former San Francisco Honda site at 10 South Van Ness Avenue is now slated to be certified... Read More »

Third Street Corridor Site (Begrudgingly) in Play

Third Street Corridor Site (Begrudgingly) in Play

With plans for a modern five-story, 21-unit development to rise across the four Bayview parcels at 5210-5216 3rd Street, at the corner of 3rd and Thornton, having been drawn, the adjacent six parcels at 5222-5250 3rd Street are now (begrudgingly) in play as well. The six contiguous parcels are... Read More »

Slew of Subpoenas Served to Developer, Expediter, et al.

Slew of Subpoenas Served to Developer, Expediter, et al.

As part of the widening probe and criminal investigation into San Francisco’s former Director of Public Works, Mohammed Nuru, the City Attorney’s Office has just issued 14 subpoenas related to the (waylaid) Hayes Valley development at 555 Fulton Street. Six (6) of the subpoenas were issued to companies linked... Read More »

Design Standards for the Balboa Reservoir Redevelopment

Design Standards for the Balboa Reservoir Redevelopment

The detailed Design Standards and Guidelines (DSG) document for the proposed redevelopment of San Francisco’s Balboa Reservoir has just been released, with the project team aiming to secure approvals from the City’s Planning Commission, Public Utilities Commission and SFMTA Board over the next two quarters and final approval from... Read More »

Below Market Rate Modular Studios Closer to Reality

Below Market Rate Modular Studios Closer to Reality

The ground for the 141-unit modular development to rise on Mission Bay South Block 9, adjacent to San Francisco’s new Public Safety Building and across the street from Phase 2 of the Giants’ massive Mission Rock development, is tentatively slated to be broken this June. If everything goes as... Read More »

Fore-Shadowed Problems for Proposed North Beach Project

Fore-Shadowed Problems for Proposed North Beach Project

As we first reported last year, big plans to demolish the façade of the burned-out Verdi Building at 659 Union Street, between Columbus and Powell, and redevelop the site in the heart of North Beach have been drawn. And as we revealed, the project team is positioning to secure... Read More »