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Complaints Related to Illegal Airbnb-Ing in S.F. Continue to Drop

Complaints Related to Illegal Airbnb-Ing in S.F. Continue to Drop

Having peaked in the second quarter of 2016, the quarter in which San Francisco drafted a new short term rental law which was finally implemented last year, the number of formal complaints related to illegal short-term rental activity in San Francisco totaled around 80 in the second quarter of... Read More »

San Francisco Sues Developer with History of Under-Permitted Work

San Francisco Sues Developer with History of Under-Permitted Work

City Attorney Dennis Herrera has just filed suit in San Francisco Superior Court against Ashok Gujral, a local real estate developer and investor accused of routinely engaging in under-permitted construction on residential properties throughout San Francisco. According to the complaint, Gujral would seek permits for simple and uncomplicated projects... Read More »

Planning to Encourage Development of Glen Park Parking Lot

Planning to Encourage Development of Glen Park Parking Lot

The former homes that stood on the underdeveloped Glen Park lot fronting Brompton Avenue and Kern Street were removed in the late 1960s, when the city widened Bosworth Street and reserved the now vacant 21 Brompton Avenue parcel for the potential development of a City-owned parking lot. But when... Read More »

Owner and Operator of Dungeon-Like Death Trap Settle for $3.2M

Owner and Operator of Dungeon-Like Death Trap Settle for $3.2M

The owner and operator of a warren of illegally constructed rental units discovered in the basement of the Clean Wash Center building at 4680-4690 Mission Street, on the border of Mission Terrace and the Excelsior, have agreed to pay over $3.2 million in penalties and restitution. Built in the... Read More »

Complaints Related to Illegal Airbnb-Ing in S.F. Cut in Half

Complaints Related to Illegal Airbnb-Ing in S.F. Cut in Half

While the number of complaints related to illegal short-term rental activity in San Francisco hasn’t dropped to zero following the implementation of the City’s new short-term rental law (which restricts units that haven’t been registered with San Francisco’s Office of Short-Term Rentals from being listed on short-term rental platforms,... Read More »

Sex Trafficking Likely Funded Eye-Popping Sale in Pacific Heights

Sex Trafficking Likely Funded Eye-Popping Sale in Pacific Heights

As we noted at the time, the buyer behind that eye-popping sale of 2755 Fillmore Street, which sold for $13.25 million or roughly $2,577 per finished square foot back in 2016, wasn’t a foreign national. In fact, the buyer was Michael Lacey, the co-founder of Backpage.com. This past Friday,... Read More »

Fraudulent Plans, Fines and Penalties in San Francisco

Fraudulent Plans, Fines and Penalties in San Francisco

A special meeting between San Francisco’s Planning and Building Inspection Commissions is being convened this week. The topics of discussion: How demolitions in San Francisco are defined; the rise of fraudulent building plans designed to skirt San Francisco’s Planning Code and/or the Planning Department’s approval process; and the potential... Read More »

The Story Behind This Freestanding Façade Part Two

The Story Behind This Freestanding Façade Part Two

Having been approved and permitted for a remodel and expansion, the 2,700-square-foot Noe Valley home at 655 Alvarado Street was effectively demolished behind the remnants of its original facade, as we first detailed last year and newly pictured below. And while having been hit with a number of violations following... Read More »

Unpermitted Live/Work Warehouse on the Market in the Mission

Unpermitted Live/Work Warehouse on the Market in the Mission

While not currently permitted for either office or residential use, the Mission District warehouse building at 3075 21st Street has been carved up into a warren of “offices,” at least one of which is still outfitted with a bed, along with a couple of unwarranted kitchens and baths. And... Read More »

The Flippin Story behind Another Freestanding Facade

The Flippin Story behind Another Freestanding Facade

Purchased by the founder of the Flip video camera company (which was sold to Cisco for $590 million in 2009 and subsequently shuttered) for $1.2 million in August of 2002, plans to expand the “immaculate pano-view Noe Valley home with attractive Mediterranean façade” at 655 Alvarado Street were... Read More »