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Remains Of Collapsed Home Hoisted, “Remodeling” To Recommence

Remains Of Collapsed Home Hoisted, “Remodeling” To Recommence

Having collapsed last month, what little remains of the original home at 125 Crown Terrace has been jacked, hoisted, and craned back up the hill a bit. According to a plugged-in tipster, the remains will be surrounded by new construction and become part of the garage, a supposed city... Read More »

Site Prep For Redesigned 400-Foot Tower On Fremont Is Underway

Site Prep For Redesigned 400-Foot Tower On Fremont Is Underway

With the clock ticking and nine days to spare before their construction permit would have expired, UDR has started preparing the Rincon Hill parcel at 399 Fremont Street for the redesigned 400-foot residential tower to rise on the site with 452 units over parking for 238 cars and 150... Read More »

Cathedral Hill Demolition Watch And Pictorial Progress Report

Cathedral Hill Demolition Watch And Pictorial Progress Report

Having been chipping away at the back of the old Jack Tar/Cathedral Hill Hotel, bulldozing the interior, and stripping the facade from the southern portion of the building, a plugged-in tipster reports the demolition of the hotel has entered a new phase with the superstructure now being jack hammered... Read More »

Demo Approved But Permit To Build 40-Story Tower Suspended

Demo Approved But Permit To Build 40-Story Tower Suspended

As we reported in September, “with the one-year extension to start work on the 40-story residential building approved to rise at 340 Fremont Street set to expire in two months, the building permit for the 348-unit development has yet to be approved but it is making its way through... Read More »

Rolling Out The Rolls To Move A Mansion By The End Of The Year

Rolling Out The Rolls To Move A Mansion By The End Of The Year

Positioned as “a glamorous and fun incentive” for agents to move the Herbst Manor over the next couple of weeks, a plugged-in tipster reports that a restored 1962 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II valued at $50,000 will be included as part of the sale if you’re in contract to... Read More »

A Game Of Remodeling Jenga: Before The Collapse

A Game Of Remodeling Jenga: Before The Collapse

It was yesterday morning that a plugged-in neighbor found himself looking up at the approved “remodeling” of 125 Crown Terrace underway and thinking, “that can’t be stable.” And it wasn’t. Read More »

Proposal to Immediately Revitalize San Francisco’s Pier 38 Picked

Proposal to Immediately Revitalize San Francisco’s Pier 38 Picked

While it hasn’t been announced, TMG’s proposal for the redevelopment of San Francisco’s Pier 38 has beaten out the competing proposal from San Francisco Waterfront Partners according to a plugged-in tipster. TMG’s proposal emphasized the speed of redevelopment with a plan for the “immediate revitalization of the Pier 38... Read More »

Is The Identity Of The Castro Under Threat?

With thousands of units under development or already opening their doors along Market Street, and “the impossibly hip Hayes Valley, Mission, and Noe Valley encroaching on all sides,” a reader wonders if the identity of the Castro as the center of the Bay Area’s LGBTQ scene is “under threat.”... Read More »

The Destruction Of The Cathedral Hill Hotel

The Destruction Of The Cathedral Hill Hotel

With the demolition of the old Jack Tar/Cathedral Hill Hotel underway in order to make room for CPMC’s Cathedral Hill Medical Center to rise, a plugged-in tipster delivers a few fantastic photos of the hotel’s demise. The recreation deck is quickly disappearing, the clubhouse/ballroom is only a shell, and... Read More »

The Fate Of The 8 Washington Street Site: What Happens Now?

The Fate Of The 8 Washington Street Site: What Happens Now?

With voters in San Francisco having overturned the approved plans and increased height for the development of the 8 Washington Street site above and some bad information making the rounds, a rather plugged-in reader summarizes, and editorializes, how we got here and what happens with the proposed development now:... Read More »