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Redevelopment of Decade-Old Pit (Somewhat) Closer to Reality

Redevelopment of Decade-Old Pit (Somewhat) Closer to Reality

Plans for a 25-unit development to rise up to 65 feet in height on the 14-year-old pit in the ground at 1145 Mission Street could be approved this week with the developer having just ‘volunteered’ to include four (4) units of below market rate (BMR) housing on-site – versus... Read More »

Angling for a Below Market Rate Switcheroo

Angling for a Below Market Rate Switcheroo

As we outlined back in 2015: Over the objections of the Plaza 16 Coalition, San Francisco’s Planning Commission has approved the plans for a five-story, 27-unit apartment building to rise on the southwest corner of South Van Ness and 17th Street in the Mission. The Coalition had demanded that... Read More »

Rare Yerba Buena Unit Re-Trades Below Its 2015 Price, Again

Rare Yerba Buena Unit Re-Trades Below Its 2015 Price, Again

Purchased for $1.515 million in September of 2015, the upgraded 1,400-square-foot Yerba Buena Loft unit #523 at 855 Folsom Street, which features a private 400-square-foot terrace and “one of the area’s most sought after addresses,” returned to the market priced at $1.595 million last July, a resale at which... Read More »

Proposal Deadline for Contested Waterfront Lot and Piers

Proposal Deadline for Contested Waterfront Lot and Piers

Responses to the Port of San Francisco’s Request for Proposals (RFP) to redevelop Piers 30-32, which is currently serving as a COVID-19 testing site, and Seawall Lot 330 across the street, upon which the hotly contested Embarcadero Navigation Center was constructed, are due today, June 26. Keep in mind... Read More »

Plans for Condos Atop Iconic Union Square Building Progress

Plans for Condos Atop Iconic Union Square Building Progress

As we first revealed earlier this year, plans to redevelop the iconic I. Magnin/Macy’s Building on the southwest corner of Geary and Stockton, across from Union Square, were in the works, plans which included the addition of 21 residential condos atop the building; the conversion of the building’s middle... Read More »

Deep Cut(s) for Storied North Beach Venue

Deep Cut(s) for Storied North Beach Venue

As we outlined in September of last year: 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... Read More »

Squatter/Denser Plans for Lower Potrero Hill Site

Squatter/Denser Plans for Lower Potrero Hill Site

Plans to level the low slung commercial complex at 300 De Haro and develop a 13-story building at the corner of 16th Street appear to have been abandoned.  But a squatter set of plans for the odd shaped Lower Potrero Hill site have been drawn. While the 13-story structure was... Read More »

Plans to Raze $16 Million Sea Cliff Home and Build Anew

Plans to Raze $16 Million Sea Cliff Home and Build Anew

Quietly acquired for $16 million in August of last year, plans to raze the 11,351-square-foot, three-story Mid-Century home at 4 Sea Cliff Avenue – which was built in 1956, expanded in 1998, upgraded in 2016 and occupies a 26,432-square-foot parcel overlooking Baker Beach, the Golden Gate and its Bridge... Read More »

Impact of Modern Infill Development Challenged

Impact of Modern Infill Development Challenged

The “necessary, desirable, and compatible” plans for a decidedly modern infill development of four little single-family dwellings to rise up to 20 feet in height on the undeveloped “flag lot” at 1846 Grove Street – a parcel which is effectively bounded by the back yards of the homes fronting... Read More »

Waylaid RFP for Temporary Terminal Site About to Be Released

Waylaid RFP for Temporary Terminal Site About to Be Released

Waylaid by the emergency closure and required fix of San Francisco’s new Salesforce/Transbay Transit Center, a refined request for proposals (RFP) to build around 250 units of below market rate (BMR) rental housing on the southern third of the shuttered Temporary Terminal Site, a nearly 43,000-square-foot site bounded by... Read More »