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Office Vacancy Rate in the East Bay Eases, First Drop Since 2019

Office Vacancy Rate in the East Bay Eases, First Drop Since 2019

Having ticked over 18 percent at the end of last year, the office vacancy rate in the East Bay, not including Walnut Creek or further east, inched down to 17.3 percent in the first quarter of 2022, representing the first decline in the vacancy rate since late 2019 (at... Read More »

Mission District Infill Development Closer to Reality

Mission District Infill Development Closer to Reality

As we first outlined back in 2019, plans for a new six-story building to rise up to 65 feet in height at 2955 Mission Street were in the works. As designed, since refined and newly rendered by Sternberg Benjamin Architects below, the proposed development would now yield 18 condos... Read More »

A Skinny Infill Tower Could Rise Right Here

A Skinny Infill Tower Could Rise Right Here

While plans have yet to be formalized, publicized or even submitted to the City for review, a project team is exploring the possibility of demolishing the Thirsty Bear Brewery building at 661 Howard Street and developing a bonus-sized residential tower on the site. In addition to positioning for a... Read More »

Supersized Development Seeks More Parking, Here’s Why…

Supersized Development Seeks More Parking, Here’s Why…

Plans for a supersized building to rise across the two Hayes Valley parcels at 618-630 Octavia Street have been in the works since 2019, as we first reported at the time. Since redesigned and then further refined by Handel Architects to yield 40 condos, a mix of 12 one-bedrooms,... Read More »

No Red Flags for Eros Redevelopment, Recommendations Yes

No Red Flags for Eros Redevelopment, Recommendations Yes

As we revealed earlier this year: Plans to raze the recently shuttered Eros bathhouse building at 2051 Market Street, which was sold for $3.6 million in September of 2020, are in the works. And if entitled, a 7-story residential building could rise up to 85 feet in height upon... Read More »

Prominent Cultural District Corner on the Market in The Mission

Prominent Cultural District Corner on the Market in The Mission

While the single-story House of Brakes building/garage on the southeast corner of 24th Street and South Van Ness is a rather nondescript concrete structure, “with no discernable style,” the iconic Carnaval (a.k.a. Golden Dreams of the Mission) mural was painted above and behind the building by Daniel Galvez, along... Read More »

Plans for Building Up in The Castro

Plans for Building Up in The Castro

Marketed as “a classic big-roomed Victorian with high ceilings plenty of original details, like crown moldings, built-ins, fireplaces, delightful floors,” with “an immense 2 bedroom in-law unit” on its lower level, the kitchen of which was tagged for having been illegally added and was in need... Read More »

Showcase Mansion Has Quietly Traded Hands

Showcase Mansion Has Quietly Traded Hands

Acquired for $12 million by way of a forced bankruptcy sale in 2016 and then “dazzingly re-imagined for the 21st Century” to serve as the Decorator Showcase in 2019, the 18,000-square-foot Presidio Heights mansion at 3800 Washington Street, which was modeled after Le Petit Trianon in Versailles France, has... Read More »

Apples-to-Apples-to-Apples for Another Sleek Condo

Apples-to-Apples-to-Apples for Another Sleek Condo

Purchased for $579,000 in September of 2013, the “sleek” Stanley Saitowitz/Natoma Architects designed condo #205 at 2000 Ellis Street, “along the hip and bustling Divisadero Corridor with great restaurants, cafes, shopping and nearby parks,” resold for $690,000 in May of 2015, representing total appreciation of 19.2 percent over those... Read More »

Apples-to-Apples to Index for Another Bernal Home

Apples-to-Apples to Index for Another Bernal Home

As we outlined a few weeks ago, the 4-bedroom Bernal Heights home at 600 Gates Street was taken down to the studs, completely remodeled, and then sold for $1.720 million in August of 2016. The “luxurious, comfortable home” features an open lower level with a separate entry, wet bar... Read More »