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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 »

Burned-Out Former Drug Den Back on the Market for a Million Bucks

Burned-Out Former Drug Den Back on the Market for a Million Bucks

As we wrote 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 »

Infamous Castro Drug Den in Contract

Infamous Castro Drug Den in Contract

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 San Francisco sued the building’s... Read More »

The Devilish Details behind the Academy of Art’s $60 Million Deal

The Devilish Details behind the Academy of Art’s $60 Million Deal

The Academy of Art University has tentatively agreed to the terms of a “$60 million settlement” with the City of San Francisco to resolve allegations that the institution has systematically schemed to violate state and local laws in its acquisition and use of real estate holdings in San Francisco... Read More »

Academy of Art Could Lose a Quarter of Its Student Housing

Academy of Art Could Lose a Quarter of Its Student Housing

While now battling a civil suit filed by the City with respect to its illegal conversion and unpermitted use of the vast majority of the 40 properties it owns in San Francisco, the Academy of Art University is about to learn that it could lose over a quarter of... Read More »

San Francisco Sues Academy of Art over Real Estate Misuse

San Francisco Sues Academy of Art over Real Estate Misuse

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed suit against the Academy of Art University today, alleging that the institution “schemed to violate state and local laws in its aggressive acquisition and use of vast real estate holdings in San Francisco.” As we first reported earlier this year, over 80... Read More »

Academy of Art Has More Illegal Buildings than First Reported

Academy of Art Has More Illegal Buildings than First Reported

As we first reported last year, of the 40 known properties currently operated by the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, 30 appeared to be operating illegally without necessary permits or approvals. But upon further review, it’s actually 33 of the 40 properties, or 82.5 percent, which are... Read More »

City Suing to Shutter Notorious Castro Drug Den

City Suing to Shutter Notorious Castro Drug Den

The City of San Francisco has filed suit against the owner of the Castro District duplex at 517-519 Sanchez Street, a property which has been raided numerous times over the past five years, yielding large quantities of crystal meth, heroin, ketamine, cocaine and cash, and most recently resulting in... Read More »

75% Of Academy Of Art University Buildings Are Operating Illegally

Of the 40 known properties now operated by the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, 75 percent appear to be operating illegally without necessary permits or approvals. And according to a Planning Department report slated to be presented to San Francisco’s Planning Commission next week, the following nine... Read More »

Academy Of Art Accused Of Selling False Hopes

Already under fire for a slew of Planning Code violations dating back to 2005, hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid fines, and accusations of engaging in an ongoing “game of obfuscation and delay,” the Academy of Art University is now in the crosshairs for “selling art degrees and false... Read More »