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Battle over Mid-Market Building and Evictions Heats Back Up

Battle over Mid-Market Building and Evictions Heats Back Up

The ongoing battle between the remaining residential tenants of the seven-story Sterling Building at 1049 Market Street, which was illegally converted to “live-work” spaces over a decade ago, back when Mid-Market was a lot less desirable, and the building’s owners, who have been trying to evict the rent-controlled and... Read More »

An Appeal to Prevent Marijuana Sales on Lombard

An Appeal to Prevent Marijuana Sales on Lombard

While the controversial plan to open the first (legal) Medical Cannabis Dispensary (MCD) north of Geary Boulevard, at 2414 Lombard Street on the border between Cow Hollow and the Marina, was narrowly approved and permitted by San Francisco’s Planning Commission in a 3 to 3 vote last year, with a... Read More »

Mid-Market Micro Hotel Development at Risk

Mid-Market Micro Hotel Development at Risk

Approved for redevelopment as a 94-room hostel/hotel in 2010, the historic Joseph D. Grant Building at 1095 Market Street was subsequently sold to Synapse Capital. And in 2014, plans to partner with London-based Yotel to build 203 guest “cabins” (a.k.a. micro hotel rooms) within the Mid-Market building at the... Read More »

Warriors Arena M-Bomb a Dud

Warriors Arena M-Bomb a Dud

While the Mission Bay Alliance is moving forward with at least two lawsuits aimed at disrupting the Golden State Warriors plans to build a Mission Bay arena, the Alliance’s challenge of the development’s 577,000-square-foot office space allocation was denied by San Francisco’s Board of Appeals in a 4-1 vote... Read More »

Mission Bay Alliance Drops the M-Bomb

Mission Bay Alliance Drops the M-Bomb

The western front in the fight over the Golden State Warriors proposed Mission Bay arena, the naming rights for which have already been allocated to JPMorgan Chase, will see some action this evening as San Francisco’s Board of Appeals is scheduled to hear a comprehensive challenge of the required... Read More »

Contested Waterfront Development Survives Challenges

Contested Waterfront Development Survives Challenges

The multiple appeals which aimed to overturn the City’s approval of a 220-foot building to rise at 75 Howard Street, with 133 luxury condos over a restaurant, café and underground ‘parking vault’ for 100 cars, were all denied by San Francisco’s Board of Appeals last night. While the Board... Read More »

Developer Fighting Transit Impact Fee for Mission Bay

Developer Fighting Transit Impact Fee for Mission Bay

According to the attorneys for Kilroy Realty, the development team fully understands “the pressing need and political importance for transportation and infrastructure improvements” in Mission Bay, and their appeal of the $6.4 million Transit Impact Development Fee (TIDF) which the City has imposed on Kilroy’s 680,000-square-foot ‘Exchange on Sixteenth’... Read More »

Removing Rent-Controlled Tenants by Snitching on Oneself

Removing Rent-Controlled Tenants by Snitching on Oneself

A real estate agent purchased 2523 34th Avenue, which was listed as a two-bedroom Parkside home with an (unwarranted) two-bedroom in-law unit on the ground floor, both of which were tenant occupied, for $850,000 this past October. Within a few days, an anonymous complaint was filed with the City,... Read More »

Waterfront Development at Risk

Waterfront Development at Risk

While San Francisco’s Planning Commission approved the plans for a 220-foot building with 133 condos to rise at 75 Howard Street in September, two pending appeals could overturn their decision. And with one of the five members of San Francisco’s Board of Appeals absent yesterday, the Board deadlocked in... Read More »