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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 »

A Remodeled San Francisco Home for Less than in 2014

A Remodeled San Francisco Home for Less than in 2014

Purchased for $750,000 in August 2005, the three-bedroom Portola District home at 401 Cambridge Street was foreclosed upon in early 2008 and fetched $499,878 in cash on the courthouse steps. Flipped for $691,000 in December 2008, the 1,400-square-foot home was “rebuilt in 2014” and resold for $1.08 million that... Read More »

A Replacement Grocery (Outlet) Is Budding In Portola

A Replacement Grocery (Outlet) Is Budding In Portola

Grocery Outlet isn’t only planning to take over the long-shuttered grocery store site at 1245 South Van Ness in the Mission which Fresh & Easy was planning to occupy, but also the recently vacated Fresh & Easy location at 1390 Silver Avenue and Somerset in Portola. As reported by... Read More »

$10 Million Could Buy A City Block In San Francisco

$10 Million Could Buy A City Block In San Francisco

After nearly two years on the market without any movement, and despite a neighborhood campaign to secure the land for community use, the asking price for the 2.2 acre Portola District block bounded by Woolsey, Hamilton, Wayland and Bowdoin streets has just been reduced from $12 million to $10... Read More »

Fresh & Easy Shuttering Another San Francisco Store

Fresh & Easy Shuttering Another San Francisco Store

The official list for Northern California has yet to be released, but the San Francisco Fresh & Easy at Silver and Somerset in the Portola neighborhood is one of the retailer’s 50 west coast locations slated to be shuttered, as are the Pacifica and Vacaville stores, according to a plugged-in... Read More »