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Refined Plans for Decaying Historic Block Closer to Reality

Refined Plans for Decaying Historic Block Closer to Reality

With the mandated Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed redevelopment of the decaying Portola District block at 770 Woolsey Street having effectively confirmed Planning’s proposed approach to mitigating the impact of the development on the historic University Mound Nursery (a.k.a Rose Factory) site, the further refined plans for... Read More »

Modern Infill on the Boards, Slated for Approval

Modern Infill on the Boards, Slated for Approval

Purchased for a breathless “$1,700 per square foot,” or “$1.65 million for a tear down(!),” in the third quarter of 2019, plans to raze the uninhabitable 950-square-foot Portola District home that sits on a nearly 10,000-square-foot lot at 666 Hamilton Street have been drawn.  And if approved by Planning... Read More »

The Refined Plans for That Decaying/Historic Portola Block

The Refined Plans for That Decaying/Historic Portola Block

While an attempt to landmark the decaying remains of the Garibaldi family’s old University Mound Nursery (a.k.a The Rose Factory) at 770 Woolsey Street in order to stymie the proposed redevelopment of the Portola District block was denied, a Historic Resource Evaluation (HRE) of the site has determined that... Read More »

Neighbors Angling to Landmark Decaying Development Site

Neighbors Angling to Landmark Decaying Development Site

Established back in 1921, the Garibaldi Nursery was one of around two dozen local Italian and Italian-American cut-flower nurseries that dominated the Portola District back in the early twentieth century.  But following World War II, the lands which the nurseries had occupied were largely redeveloped and replaced by housing.... Read More »

More (Unpermitted) Housing in San Francisco!

More (Unpermitted) Housing in San Francisco!

Six years ago, the plans for the four-story infill development at 2867-2899 San Bruno Avenue in Portola were drawn, approved and subsequently constructed. Technically five separate buildings, with 10 residential units over 10 “non-residential” office units and 5 ground floor commercial spaces as designed in order to conform to... Read More »

The Plans for a Decaying City Block Have Been Drawn

The Plans for a Decaying City Block Have Been Drawn

Formerly owned by the Garibaldi family, the 2.2 acre Portola District block bounded by Woolsey, Hamilton, Wayland and Bowdoin streets, which is known as 770 Woolsey and is currently home to the decaying greenhouse remains of the family’s old University Mound Nursery (a.k.a The Rose Factory), was acquired by... Read More »

Two-Acre Portola District Parcel in Play

Two-Acre Portola District Parcel in Play

Plans to develop 36 townhomes and 18 duplexes upon the 2-acre Portola District parcel at 495 Cambridge Street having been approved by the City. And the permit to start demolishing the four former Fellowship Academy Day Care buildings on the site has been requested. But rather than preparing to... Read More »

Where the Kids Live in San Francisco

Where the Kids Live in San Francisco

It’s a little messy, but we’ve mashed up the Housing for Families with Children report’s map of where the children under 19 live in San Francisco, both in terms of absolute numbers and the relative densities of households with children, and the rough neighborhood boundaries for the city. And... Read More »

Building Up on San Bruno Avenue

Building Up on San Bruno Avenue

Built for a baker and wagon driver circa 1906, the single-story home at 2785 San Bruno Avenue currently measures roughly 1,300 square feet, not including an unauthorized 400-square-foot in-law unit addition behind the main home, which has “passed through a number of owners and occupants throughout the twentieth century... Read More »

Flipped for 3 Percent More Than in 2014!

Flipped for 3 Percent More Than in 2014!

Purchased for $1,080,000 in November 2014, the resale of the already remodeled Portola District home at 401 Cambridge Street has closed escrow after three months on the market with a reported contract price of $1,115,000 and $841 per square foot. The apples-to-apples sale represents total appreciation of 3.2 percent... Read More »