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The Development Around Mission And Eighth

Even if the Soma Grand really isn’t your thing, you still might want to check out the reader comments on our recent post for an interesting exchange (and some great insight) about the overall development of the area. ∙ It’s All About Service And Style At The Soma Grand... Read More »

It’s All About Service And Style At The Soma Grand (1160 Mission)

It’s All About Service And Style At The Soma Grand (1160 Mission)

Soma Grand represents San Francisco based Joie de Vivre’s entrée into the world of condominium developments. Designed by Architecture International, Soma Grand will consist of 246 “lifestyle condos” above four floors of parking and offer residents a full compliment of Joie de Vivre style luxury hotel services. As Damion... Read More »

The Possibilities For Potrero

The Possibilities For Potrero

Our piece on 2130a/b 24th Street has sparked an interesting discussion about the pros and cons of living in Potrero Hill. While over at the Potrero Hill Blog, Mike Lin leads a discussion about schools and families, staying on Potrero Hill, and candidates for the San Francisco School Board.... Read More »

We’re Thinking Gehry (No, Not Geary)

We’re Thinking Gehry (No, Not Geary)

As if right on cue, the day after we publish an overview of the Transbay Redevelopment, the Transbay Joint Powers Authority ratifies an international design competition for the Transbay Terminal and an adjacent skyscraper. Not just any skyscraper, but a “1,000-foot high-rise that would include a hotel, as well... Read More »

Booming In Bernal?

Booming In Bernal?

We can’t help but notice a mini-boom of extensively renovated (or newly constructed) Bernal Heights homes hitting the market over the past couple of months. The latest example: 115 Wool Street (advertising “all new electrical, plumbing, windows, skylights” along with a “gourmet” kitchen, concrete counters, and an underground... Read More »

The Transbay Redevelopment

The Transbay Redevelopment

A tipster forwards a response from the Transbay Joint Powers Authority in response to an inquiry concerning the “disgusting bus ramps” that currently seem to define the Transbay area. The new Transbay Transit Center, when completed, will include one elevated ramp coming in on the west side of the... Read More »

RFPs For Housing Along Octavia Boulevard

RFPs For Housing Along Octavia Boulevard

It has been a little over a year since the ribbon was cut and Octavia Boulevard was officially deemed reborn. And now the housing fun begins. The City and County of San Francisco (“City”), through its Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development (“MOEWD”), is seeking proposals from qualified... Read More »

The (Traffic) Plan For Rincon Hill

The (Traffic) Plan For Rincon Hill

First and foremost, let’s just say that we’re huge fans of the proposed plans (and work in progress) for Rincon Hill. We love living in urban neighborhoods that allow our cars to sit idle save a weekend jaunt out of town. And we honestly believe that Rincon Hill has... Read More »

The Potrero (451 Kansas): From The Low $400,000s

The Potrero (451 Kansas): From The Low $400,000s

Not to be outdone by The Hayes (“Starting in the $400,000s”), The Potrero (a.k.a. 450 Rhode Island or 451 Kansas) is touting, “New homes in old San Francisco from the low $400,000s” (not to mention a Whole Foods Market, fitness studio, and easy freeway access). ∙ New Condos Starting... Read More »

True Luxury Condos At 45 Lansing?

True Luxury Condos At 45 Lansing?

As first reported by J.K. Dineen at the San Francisco Business Times, 45 Lansing, a parcel entitled for 305 condominiums and across the street from 50 Lansing (cater-cornered from One Rincon Hill), was purchased by Turnberry Associates with sights set on developing a 40-story tower. Turnberry President Bruce Weiner... Read More »