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Corner of (Broken) Dreams Foreclosed Upon, Again

Corner of (Broken) Dreams Foreclosed Upon, Again

For the second time since 2012, the verdant Russian Hill parcel on the northwest corner of Broadway and Taylor, big plans for which have been drawn, has been taken back by the bank. As we outlined earlier this week: Having sat vacant since the former house which had occupied... Read More »

Home Sales in San Francisco Remain at an 8-Year Low

With July home sales in San Francisco having slipped on a year-over-year basis, sales through the first seven months of 2019 now total a little under 3,200, which is down a little over 7 percent versus 2018 and remains at an 8-year low, despite a significant drop in mortgage... Read More »

Storied North Beach Venue in Play

Storied North Beach Venue in Play

Built for an Italian men’s club in 1919, complete with a gym, boxing ring, and private social/supper club space, the ornate “Garibaldi Hall” at 435/443 Broadway, which is now on the market, has a storied history to tell. The roughly 12,000-square-foot building was sold to the Caballeros de Dimas-Alang,... Read More »

Calling All Billionaires, or Deep-Pocketed Developers, Take Two

Calling All Billionaires, or Deep-Pocketed Developers, Take Two

Having sat vacant since the former house which had occupied the prime Russian Hill parcel on the northwest corner of Broadway and Taylor was demolished back in 1910, big plans to redevelop the oversized 1000 Broadway site were pitched back in 2006. In 2012, the hedge fund which had... Read More »

Supersized Plans for North Beach Factory Site Rendered Anew

Supersized Plans for North Beach Factory Site Rendered Anew

As we first reported earlier this month, bigger plans to redevelop the iconic Buon Gusto Sausage Factory building at 535 Green Street – which was once the largest sausage and salami producing facility in the west – and its adjacent parking lot parcel are in the works. And having been... Read More »

Revised Plans for Cursed Van Ness Corridor Corner Approved, But…

Revised Plans for Cursed Van Ness Corridor Corner Approved, But…

The revised plans for a seven-story building to rise up to 70 feet in height on the southeast corner of Pacific and Van Ness, as newly rendered by Ian Birchall and Associates below, were approved last month. And with its 30-day appeal period having expired on Monday, the project... Read More »

Height of Proposed Tower(s) Likely to Be Reduced

Height of Proposed Tower(s) Likely to Be Reduced

As we first revealed last month, bonus plans for a 245-unit residential building to rise up to 294 feet in height on the northwest corner of Harrison and Hawthorne have been drawn.  And in order to build up to 294 feet in height upon the 650 Harrison Street parcel,... Read More »

Mission District Corner in Play

Mission District Corner in Play

Plans to convert the former used car lot turned Firepie parcel on the northeast corner of Valencia and Cesar Chavez have been drafted. And as envisioned by Kerman Morris Architects, a six-story, 32,000-square-foot building could rise up to 65 feet in height on the skinny site and yield 23... Read More »

Plans to Convert Podium Parking into Dwelling Units

Plans to Convert Podium Parking into Dwelling Units

There are currently 228 parking spaces in the podium of the 227-unit Bay Towers building at 388 Beale Street, the majority of which are tucked away behind the vented semi-circles on the third and fourth floors of the 20-story building which was developed in 1999. But plans to remove... Read More »

Supersized West Oakland Project Redesigned, Slated for Approval

Supersized West Oakland Project Redesigned, Slated for Approval

Facing continued pushback from Oakland’s Planning Department with respect to the “monotonous and bulky massing,” the lack of a “rich public-private interface” and a lackluster tower design for the proposed 1,032-unit “Hub” development to rise upon the 3-acre Caltrans lot across from The Crucible, a block from the West Oakland BART... Read More »