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Another Infill Project Slated for Approval, Despite Objections

Another Infill Project Slated for Approval, Despite Objections

Speaking of infill projects, the plans for a proposed six-story, 60-foot-tall building to rise on 18th Street, between Church and Sanchez, could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission this afternoon, as newly rendered by SIA Consulting (yes, that SIA Consulting) below. As we revealed last year: Purchased for... Read More »

The Memorial at Harvey Milk Plaza 2.0

The Memorial at Harvey Milk Plaza 2.0

Incorporating years of community feedback and thought, the preliminary design for an upgraded Harvey Milk Plaza and Memorial at the intersection of Castro and Market Streets have been rendered by SWA for the Friends of Harvey Milk Plaza (FHMP). The plan for the renewed plaza features four main elements... Read More »

Prominent Market and Castro Corner Back in Play, Again

Prominent Market and Castro Corner Back in Play, Again

As we outlined back in 2017: While approved for the construction of a six-story building, with 24 residential units over 3,000 square feet of ground floor retail space and a 14-car garage back in 2013, a legal battle over the ownership and control of the prominent RC gas station... Read More »

An Upgraded Archetype Edwardian, Circa 2007 to Today

An Upgraded Archetype Edwardian, Circa 2007 to Today

Purchased for $1.6 million in 2007, the interior of the “archetype Edwardian” at 4334 19th Street was remodeled, a garage was added and the 2,248-square-foot home subsequently traded for $2.7 million in September of 2015. The home’s kitchen has since been upgraded a bit more, with new Calacatta marble... Read More »

Former Drug Den Redeveloped, Fetches $4.8 Million

Former Drug Den Redeveloped, Fetches $4.8 Million

As we outlined back in 2017: Purchased for $440,000 in 1995, the Castro District duplex at 517-519 Sanchez Street has been raided numerous times over the past seven years, resulting in the seizure of large quantities of crystal meth, heroin, ketamine, cocaine and cash. Two years ago the City... Read More »

Big Plans for an SRO Development on This Single-Family Site

Big Plans for an SRO Development on This Single-Family Site

Purchased for $1.9 million in November of last year, plans to raze the little 1,200-square-foot home at 3832 18th Street, a “1900’s home with period detail on amazing block in Eureka Valley,” are in the works. And as envisioned by M-J SF Investments, which is effectively an arm... Read More »

Proposed Church Street Project Closer to Reality

Proposed Church Street Project Closer to Reality

To answer a reader’s question, while plans to raze the former Sparky’s and current Thorough Bread and Pastry building and build up to six stories in height upon the 240-250 Church Street site have yet to be approved, they are working their way through Planning. As recently rendered by... Read More »

Whitewashed Victorian Fetches $250K More

Whitewashed Victorian Fetches $250K More

Purchased for $2.55 million last year, the “Exceptional Eureka Valley Home” at 3751-3753 17th Street, which had been “lovingly curated” by the same owner for over 40 years, was subsequently remodeled and its ornate detailing and original woodwork was whitewashed. Sporting two new kitchens and baths, the 3,100-square-foot duplex... Read More »

Price Cut for Beloved Bookstore and Former Theater Site

Price Cut for Beloved Bookstore and Former Theater Site

As we first reported last year: After nearly 40 years in business, the Castro’s (second to) last remaining bookstore, Aardvark Books, appears to be done as the one-story building it occupies at 227 Church Street has quietly hit the market with a $2.85 million price tag. Purchased by the... Read More »

Burned-Out Former Drug Den with Views Fetches Two Million Bucks

Burned-Out Former Drug Den with Views Fetches Two Million Bucks

As we noted last year: Purchased for $440,000 in 1995, the Castro District duplex at 517-519 Sanchez Street has been raided numerous times over the past seven years, resulting in the seizure of large quantities of crystal meth, heroin, ketamine, cocaine and cash. Two years ago the City of... Read More »