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Big Central SoMa Project Positioning to Break Ground Next Year

Big Central SoMa Project Positioning to Break Ground Next Year

The proposed mass redevelopment of 12 contiguous Central SoMa parcels stretching from 400 Second Street to 665 Harrison, a.k.a. the One Vassar project, has just qualified for a streamlined environmental review and could break ground as early as next year if approved, with two towers rising up to 350... Read More »

Former Armory on Ellis Slated to Be Auctioned

Former Armory on Ellis Slated to Be Auctioned

As we outlined in mid-2018: Built to serve as an armory for the National Guard around 1906, and on the market for $9.9 million in 2017, the asking price for the three-story parking garage at 819 Ellis Street is now down to an even $8 million. While since shuttered,... Read More »

There Were 365 Tenant Buyouts in SF Last Year, One Hit $325K

There Were 365 Tenant Buyouts in SF Last Year, One Hit $325K

Landlords in San Francisco negotiated and inked a total of 365 legally reported buyout agreements with tenants last year, as mapped above, down slightly from 379 in 2018. For the second year in a row, the Mission was the San Francisco neighborhood with the most reported buyouts (53), now... Read More »

Re-Approved Development in Play, Save Its Penthouse Unit

Re-Approved Development in Play, Save Its Penthouse Unit

Purchased for $2.75 million in 2005 with approved plans for a 13-story, 41-unit residential building to rise on the site, the two-story commercial building which had occupied the 7,000-square-foot parcel at 651 Geary Street was effectively lost to foreclosure in 2010, subsequently condemned and then demolished in late 2013.... Read More »

Change of Plans for Development to Transform Tenderloin Block

Change of Plans for Development to Transform Tenderloin Block

As we first revealed last year: Plans to redevelop the Tenderloin parcel upon which the columned Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist sits at 450 O’Farrell Street were approved , with designs for a new 13-story, mixed-use building to rise behind the church’s existing façade, and around... Read More »

Historic Mission District Garage Back in Play

Historic Mission District Garage Back in Play

As referenced by a plugged-in reader, the Spanish Infusion School, which was formerly known as Marin Prep, has formally abandoned its plans to convert the “Superior” Mission District garage at 3140-3150 16th Street into a private elementary school. According to a representative for the project, “the reality of the... Read More »

Infill on the Boards for Skinny Mission Street Site

Infill on the Boards for Skinny Mission Street Site

Plans for a skinny, nine-story infill building to rise on the Bayanihan building’s parking lot parcel at 1010 Mission Street, which stretches to Jessie, between 6th and 7th, are in the works. And as envisioned, the 85-foot-tall development could yield a total of 58 new “single-room occupancy” (SRO) units,... Read More »

Problems for Another Supersized Development as Proposed

Problems for Another Supersized Development as Proposed

As we first reported back in 2018: Plans to raze the one-and-a-half-story building at 3565 Geary Boulevard, which is currently home to Grand Hot Pot Lounge, are in the works. And as envisioned, a seven-story building will rise up to 65 feet in height upon the Lone Mountain site... Read More »

Problems for Post Street Redevelopment as Proposed

Problems for Post Street Redevelopment as Proposed

As we first revealed last year: Plans to raze the 4-story office building at 2233 Post Street, between Scott and Divisadero in Lower Pac Heights, are in the works. And while the site is principally only zoned for development up to 50 feet in height, plans for a 7-story,... Read More »

Port Seeking Proposals for Two Historic Piers

Port Seeking Proposals for Two Historic Piers

The Port of San Francisco is now officially soliciting proposals from teams interested in redeveloping Piers 38 and 40 along the Embarcadero. While plans for Pier 38 had been drawn nearly a decade ago, said plans were subsequently abandoned due to the poor seismic condition of San Francisco’s seawall... Read More »