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Ballot Measure to Limit Navigation Centers Drafted

Ballot Measure to Limit Navigation Centers Drafted

With the hotly contested Embarcadero Navigation Center having recently opened its doors and at least five Supervisors now pushing for new Navigation Centers to be built in every Supervisorial District, a proposed ballot measure to strictly limit the operation of existing centers and restrict the opening of any new... Read More »

Holdout’s Days Appear to Be Numbered

Holdout’s Days Appear to Be Numbered

While the refined plans for the nearly blocked-sized Central SoMa development to rise up to 14-stories in height along Harrison Street, between 3rd and 4th Streets, were approved at the end of last year, as slated, said plans didn’t include the little mid-block parcel at 759 Harrison Street, upon... Read More »

Bonus-Sized Polk Street Project Slated for Approval

Bonus-Sized Polk Street Project Slated for Approval

As we first reported back in 2018: Plans to level the Out of The Closet thrift store complex on the southeast corner of Polk and California and develop a 7-story building with 63 condos over 8,000 square feet of new retail space and an underground garage for 41 cars... Read More »

Price Cut for Permitted Development Site on Valencia

Price Cut for Permitted Development Site on Valencia

As we outlined back in the fourth quarter of 2017: While forced to be redesigned in order to minimize its projected future shadow following a semi-successful challenge initiated by the owner of Zeitgeist across the street, the contentious plans for a five-story building with 28 condos over 6,300 square... Read More »

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 »

Plans for Pyramid Adjacent Redevelopment Closer to Reality

Plans for Pyramid Adjacent Redevelopment Closer to Reality

While likely drafted to sweeten the pot for Aegon’s $700 million sale of the iconic Transamerica Pyramid, Redwood Park and the two other office buildings on the block, the plans for expanding the footprint of the existing building at 545 Sansome Street, which could be extended to Washington Street... 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 »

Neighbors Challenge Plans for “Incompatible” Mansion

Neighbors Challenge Plans for “Incompatible” Mansion

As we first revealed back in November of 2017: Purchased as an oceanfront “fixer” for $11 million in April of 2015, plans to demolish the existing 4,600-square-foot home at 178 Sea Cliff Avenue are in the works.  And as envisioned, a modern 10,400-square-foot mansion, which includes a 2,000-square-foot basement... Read More »

Depreciated Mission District Penthouse Returns

Depreciated Mission District Penthouse Returns

Purchased for $2.595 million or roughly $1,433 per square foot in July of 2015, the three-bedroom penthouse unit #504 atop the Mission District development at 3590 20th and Valencia Street (a.k.a. the “V20” building) returned to the market priced at $2.8 million in 2016, a sale at which would... Read More »

Plan for Massive Oyster Point Redevelopment Closer to Reality

Plan for Massive Oyster Point Redevelopment Closer to Reality

With the first phase of Kilroy Reality’s massive Oyster Point development underway, Kilroy’s precise plan for the remaining four phases of the 31-acre project, which has been entitled but still needs to be approved, will be presented to the Design Review Board of the San Francisco Bay Conservation and... Read More »