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New San Francisco Flower Market Closer to Reality

New San Francisco Flower Market Closer to Reality

With the San Francisco Flower Mart Tenants Association having opted to permanently relocate rather than return to a new and improved Flower Mart at 6th and Brannan, once the approved redevelopment of the existing Flower Mart site is completed, the refined plans for the new San Francisco Flower Market,... Read More »

No Red Flags for Bigger North Beach Project as Envisioned

No Red Flags for Bigger North Beach Project as Envisioned

As we revealed earlier this year: Having never recovered from stated concerns that a proposed four-story hotel to rise on the former Tower Records Annex turned bike rental parcel at 1196 Columbus Avenue, a development which was originally branded and designed to specifically target millennial travelers, would attract “late-night... Read More »

Apples-to-Apples for an Efficient Hayes Valley Two-Bedroom

Apples-to-Apples for an Efficient Hayes Valley Two-Bedroom

Purchased for $1,069,433 four years ago in September of 2016, the top-floor, two-bedroom corner unit #605 at 388 Fulton Street hit the market in Hayes Valley listed for $998,000 this past July. The efficient 720-square-foot unit features westerly views, with an open galley kitchen, modern finishes and access to... Read More »

Plans to Expand and Convert the Bro’s Building on Stockton

Plans to Expand and Convert the Bro’s Building on Stockton

Designed by Albert Pissis and built to house the Roos Bro’s clothing and gent’s furnishings business back in 1907, the four-story building at 2 Stockton Street, which was most recently occupied by Forever 21 and was once home to Grodins as well, was “streamlined” in the 1930’s and then... Read More »

A Luxe Two-Bedroom with Views Trades for $232K Less

A Luxe Two-Bedroom with Views Trades for $232K Less

Purchased for $2,132,111 in December of 2017, the “luxe” two-bedroom, two-bath unit #25A in the Lumina tower at 201 Folsom Street, with “wrap-around floor-to-ceiling windows” and “awe-inspiring panoramic views,” returned to the market priced $2.5 million in August of 2018. Re-listed for $2,488,000 early last year, around the time... Read More »

Wave of Small Business Evictions on the Horizon

Wave of Small Business Evictions on the Horizon

Governed by state law, local governments normally can’t exert control over commercial leases. But having been enabled by an Executive Order issued by Governor Newsom back in March (N-28-20), and then extended in June, San Francisco was able to enact an eviction moratorium for small and medium-sized businesses (defined... Read More »

Hillside Plans Newly Rendered and Massed for Effect

Hillside Plans Newly Rendered and Massed for Effect

As we first revealed earlier this year, plans for a 24-unit development to rise up to 40 feet in height along Diamond Street, on the hillside overlooking Noe Valley, between the intersection of Diamond Heights Boulevard and 29th Street, were in the works but San Francisco’s Planning Department was... Read More »

Warriors Hotel and Condo Project by the Numbers (and Dates)

Warriors Hotel and Condo Project by the Numbers (and Dates)

Having been approved by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors earlier this year, the Redevelopment Plan for Mission Bay South is slated to be amended this afternoon, clearing the way for the Golden State Warriors to demolish the existing three-story retail building on the northeast corner of the new Chase... Read More »

The Proposals for Piers 30-32 and Lot Across the Street

The Proposals for Piers 30-32 and Lot Across the Street

The Port of San Francisco received three qualified responses to its Request for Proposals for redeveloping Piers 30-32 and Seawall Lot 330 across the street (upon which the hotly contested Embarcadero Navigation Center was constructed at the base of the Watermark). As proposed by the Strada Investment Group and... Read More »

Darwinian Infill Development on the Boards

Darwinian Infill Development on the Boards

Plans to raze the Darwin Café at 212 Ritch Street along with the little 350-square-foot garage on the lot next door (218 Ritch) are in the works. And as drafted by Y.A. Studio, a modern 5-story building could rise up to 55 feet in height across the two parcel... Read More »