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The Rough And Tumble “Inner City” Of Pacific Heights

The Rough And Tumble “Inner City” Of Pacific Heights

The Chronicle’s C.W. Nevius characterizes Envision Schools’ Metropolitan Arts & Tech High School as being “ocated where Pacific Heights meets the Western Addition.” A characterization which is the antithesis of the more typical gentrification by (the simple addition of) “heights.” And even if one chooses to disregard the Realtor’s... Read More »

Could This Be Curtains For Cirque Du Soleil In The City?

Could This Be Curtains For Cirque Du Soleil In The City?

The Port of San Francisco is moving quickly on the potential redevelopment of the 14-acre Seawall Lot 337 (a.k.a. the Giants parking lot A) that Frederick initially noted six months ago. From J.K. Dineen at the San Francisco Business Times: Assuming a key piece of legislation gets Gov. Arnold... Read More »

JustQuotes: A Federal Falling Out For The Mid-Market Movement

JustQuotes: A Federal Falling Out For The Mid-Market Movement

“Developer Forest City’s plan to transform the landmark 50 United Nations Plaza from an empty federal office building to a 200-unit apartment complex has hit a wall. After 18 months of talks on a ground lease, the General Services Administration informed Forest City Residential West that “negotiations were being... Read More »

Mo’ Money Coming To Mission Bay While Mid-Market’s On A Mission

While the developers of the 2.7 million-square-foot campus in south Mission Bay have officially expanded their horizons beyond life sciences and will now actively court the darlings of the valley (traditional technology firms, and yes, “web 2.0” start-ups), a mid-Market community benefit district (funded by property owners) has been... Read More »

JustQuotes: And What’s This Mean For The Residents/Real Estate?

“San Francisco will begin cracking down this week on homeless people who commit quality-of-life crimes in a 15-block area of the city’s South of Market district – the tourist-heavy section that includes Bloomingdales, the Metreon and Moscone Center.” ∙ SoMa patrols to shepherd homeless away from tourist areas Read More »

The Next Era In San Francisco’s Development: It’s All About Density

Going green might be trendy (and we’re all for it), but as far as we’re concerned it’s a focus on density (and infill) that will define the next era in San Francisco’s development, neighborhoods, and lifestyle. Speaking of (or on) which, David Baker will be delivering a “Better Living... Read More »

Frederick Knows His Piers (A.K.A. Cruise Ships Closer To Pier 27)

Frederick Knows His Piers (A.K.A. Cruise Ships Closer To Pier 27)

According to the San Francisco Business Times, a “blue-ribbon panel on the future of San Francisco’s cruise ship industry” (“led by former Port Commissioner Frankie Lee and Chamber of Commerce President Steve Falk”) agrees with what Frederick noted back in April: San Francisco’s new cruise ship terminal will likely... Read More »

The SocketSite Scoop On The 8 Washington Street Project

The SocketSite Scoop On The 8 Washington Street Project

Pacific Waterfront Partners and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System have been working on plans to redevelop the area “bounded by The Embarcadero, Washington and Drumm Streets.” And as proposed, the 8 Washington Street Project would replace a surface parking lot (which could be a problem considering it’s Seawall... Read More »

1501 Greenwich: Twenty-Nine New Condominiums Coming Soon

1501 Greenwich: Twenty-Nine New Condominiums Coming Soon

The transformation of 2655 Van Ness from a 27,000 square foot class B office building (with private tennis court up top) into twenty-nine (29) new condominiums with a more upscale 1501 Greenwich address (no offense Marina Chateau) is about three months from completion. And in case it’s not readily... Read More »

It’s Official: Pelli Clarke Pelli/Hines Win The Transbay Competition

It’s Official, the Pelli Clarke Pelli/Hines team have won the Transbay Terminal and Tower design competition. But even as they selected the Hines-Pelli team over two rivals, leaders of the Transbay Joint Powers Authority stressed that the proposal now on the table is a starting point, not a fait... Read More »