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Record Office Rents in San Francisco Tick Up, Absorption Slows

Record Office Rents in San Francisco Tick Up, Absorption Slows

Having hit a record high in the first half of the year, driven in part by the delivery of a record amount of high-end Class A space, all of which was delivered pre-leased, the average asking rent for office space in San Francisco overall ticked up another 1.1 percent... Read More »

Study for Mid-Market Infill Tower About to Get Underway

Study for Mid-Market Infill Tower About to Get Underway

The required Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed infill 27-story tower to rise on Nordstrom’s underdeveloped parking lot parcel at 469 Stevenson Street is about to be drafted by Planning. As we first reported last year, while the tower’s proposed height has been reduced to 284 feet in... Read More »

Plans for Skinny 300-Foot-Tall Hotel Progress

Plans for Skinny 300-Foot-Tall Hotel Progress

The formal application for a 29-story tower to rise up to 300 feet in height upon the 40-foot-wide parcel at 570 Market Street – an angled 7,000-square-foot lot which stretches to Sutter and upon which the two-story Daiso/Jack’s Shoe Repair/ABC Cleaners building current sits – has been submitted to... Read More »

City Seeking Proposals to Activate Tenderloin Site

City Seeking Proposals to Activate Tenderloin Site

As with the fenced parcel at the intersection of 7th and Brannan, and the mid-block SoMa parcel at 967 Mission Street, the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development is now seeking proposals for a self-sustaining “interim use” of the parking lot parcel on the southeast corner of Jones... Read More »

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 »