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Redevelopment of Lyft’s Old HQ Slated for Approval

Redevelopment of Lyft’s Old HQ Slated for Approval

As we first reported two years ago: Plans to double the size of the 68,500-square-foot Mission District office building at 2300 Harrison Street, which was leased to Lyft before their move to China Basin, are in the works. As proposed, a five-story addition would rise over the building’s current... Read More »

Much Bigger Plans for this Central SoMa Gas Station Site

Much Bigger Plans for this Central SoMa Gas Station Site

While plans for an eight-story hotel to rise up to 85 feet in height upon the eastern three-quarters of the Central SoMa Shell Station site on the southwest corner of Fifth and Folsom were in the works, those plans appear to have been abandoned. At the same time, plans for... Read More »

Affordable Units about to Rise on Previously Prohibited Site

Affordable Units about to Rise on Previously Prohibited Site

Having successfully rezoned the north side of 16th Street, between Folsom and Shotwell, to both allow housing to be built on the previously zoned Production, Distribution & Repair (PDR) site (a designation which explicitly prohibits housing) and raise its height limit from 58 to 90 feet, the ceremonial ground... Read More »

A Resale Round Trip for a Contemporary Mission District Condo

A Resale Round Trip for a Contemporary Mission District Condo

Priced at $1.879 million in early 2014, two-bedroom unit #206 at 3500 19th Street, at the corner of Valencia, sold for an even $1.800 million, or roughly $1,157 per square foot, that March. Featuring “an expansive open floor,” high-end finishes and a private deck overlooking the building’s courtyard, the... Read More »

Developer Seeks Forgiveness for Reimagined $9.4 Million Home

Developer Seeks Forgiveness for Reimagined $9.4 Million Home

Purchased for $1.5 million in August of 2014, when bank-owned, two legal units and partially tenant occupied, the “classic Victorian” at 3847-3849 18th Street, half a block from San Francisco’s Mission Dolores Park, has since been rather spectacularly “reimagined for 21st-century living, adding contemporary and high-tech conveniences behind a... Read More »

Recommendation to Prioritize Development in Central SoMa

Recommendation to Prioritize Development in Central SoMa

Approved by voters in 1986, Proposition M limits the amount of new office space that can be built in San Francisco and provides San Francisco’s Planning Commission with the sole authority to allocate the pool of entitlements. As of the end of March, the pool of allocable space for... Read More »

Plans to Erase this Instagram Famous Façade

Plans to Erase this Instagram Famous Façade

The “two-bedroom” home at 2140 Great Highway hit the market earlier this year, with a marketing push touting its “Mondrian inspired” paint job (which the seller had successfully maintained for two decades). “Featuring unobstructed views of the sun, sky, sand and surf,” and a newly landscaped backyard (not to... Read More »

Designer Penthouse Fetches a Few Percent over Its 2016 Price

Designer Penthouse Fetches a Few Percent over Its 2016 Price

Purchased for $3.125 million in mid-2016, having been listed for $3.2 million, the designer two-bedroom penthouse #708 atop 255 Berry Street, which features a wood-paneled ceiling, walls and wide plank floors, returned to the market listed for $3.195 million last month. In addition to an open floor plan with walls... Read More »

Modern Silicon Valley Mansion Finally Fetches $1,300 Per Foot

Modern Silicon Valley Mansion Finally Fetches $1,300 Per Foot

Having hit the market priced at $29.8 million early last year, touting nine Feng Shui selling points, the modern Atherton mansion at 96 Ridge View Drive has finally fetched a $21 million contract price. Designed by Stanley Saitowitz and sited on a 1.6-acre parcel with views to San Francisco,... Read More »

Ghirardelli Garage Redevelopment Closer to Reality

Ghirardelli Garage Redevelopment Closer to Reality

As we first outlined early last year: Plans to level the two-story Ghirardelli garage at 915 North Point have been in the works since 2016. And as now formally proposed, two four-story buildings could rise up to 40 feet in height across the L-shaped site which fronts (2935) Larkin... Read More »