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Pace of Home Sales in San Francisco Continues to Drop

While the number of homes listed for sale in San Francisco hit a seasonal peak last month, inventory levels have ticked up 16 percent over the past two weeks and are now running 4 percent higher than at the same time last year. At the same time, the percentage... Read More »

Giants Positioning to Break Ground on Massive Mission Rock Project

Giants Positioning to Break Ground on Massive Mission Rock Project

Mission Rock Partners, which is a Joint Venture between the San Francisco Giants and Tishman Speyer, is positioning to break ground on the first phase of their massive (yes, massive) redevelopment of the Port’s 28‐acre Seawall Lot 337 (a.k.a Oracle Park’s Parking Lot A) by the end of this... Read More »

Refined Designs for Building up in Berkeley

Refined Designs for Building up in Berkeley

As proposed, the Downtown Berkeley retail complex fronting the west side of Shattuck Avenue, between Durant Avenue and Channing Way, will be demolished and an eight-story development dubbed “Logan Park” will rise up to 87 feet in height across the 2352 Shattuck Avenue Site as newly rendered below by... Read More »

U.S. Housing Starts Slip, Permit Activity Drops to a Two-Year Low

The annual pace of new housing starts in the U.S. slipped 0.9 percent from May (1.265 million units) to June (1.253 million units) but remains 6.2 percent higher versus the same time last year (1.180 million units) with the pace of construction for structures with five or more units... Read More »

Bonus Plans for Building up Valencia Street Closer to Reality

Bonus Plans for Building up Valencia Street Closer to Reality

As we first revealed back in 2017: Plans to level the 4.5-star San Francisco Auto Works shop at 1021 Valencia Street are in the works. And as envisioned, up to 24 residential units over a ground floor restaurant or retail space and a basement garage for ten (10) cars... Read More »

Refined Plans for Redevelopment of San Francisco Tennis Club Site

Refined Plans for Redevelopment of San Francisco Tennis Club Site

As we outlined last month: Plans to level the 41-foot-tall San Francisco Tennis Club at 645 5th Street and build up to 243 feet in height upon its 2.6-acre Central SoMa site could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission in two weeks time. In addition to over 840,000... Read More »

Neighbors Angling to Landmark Decaying Development Site

Neighbors Angling to Landmark Decaying Development Site

Established back in 1921, the Garibaldi Nursery was one of around two dozen local Italian and Italian-American cut-flower nurseries that dominated the Portola District back in the early twentieth century.  But following World War II, the lands which the nurseries had occupied were largely redeveloped and replaced by housing.... Read More »

Market Street Mortuary Redevelopment Is Officially Underway

Market Street Mortuary Redevelopment Is Officially Underway

In the works since the end of 2014, as we revealed at the time, the Prado Group formally broke ground on the redevelopment of the Sullivan’s Funeral Home site at 2238-2254 Market Street, on the border of Duboce Triangle and the Castro, this morning. The redevelopment, which should take... Read More »

Affordable Waterfront Development Has Broken Ground

Affordable Waterfront Development Has Broken Ground

Having identified the parking lot parcels fronting Front and Davis Streets, between Broadway and Vallejo, as “the greatest affordable housing development opportunity among the seawall lots in the northeastern waterfront,” the Port began drafting a solicitation for developers of the former Embarcadero Freeway site back... Read More »

Newly Proposed Development on the Rise in San Francisco

Newly Proposed Development on the Rise in San Francisco

Having dropped to a seven-year low in 2018, the number of newly proposed plans for major developments in San Francisco has been on the rise this year. In fact, plans for nearly 40 new major developments having been submitted to Planning since the beginning of the year, which is... Read More »