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No Ice For You!

We hate to even mention it (it’s already gotten more than its fifteen minutes of fame), but in case you were actually wondering, Icer Air 2005 (a.k.a. the Fillmore Fiasco) has been CANCELLED. Here’s your chance Potrero. · Pacific Heights ski jumping canceled · Ski jump event up... Read More »

Anti-Bubble Counterpoint

We’re feeling a bit worn out from all the recent housing doom and gloom, so we’re serving up a couple of anti-bubble articles to add some pep in your step this morning. For example, according to Forbes writer Scott Reeves, “The booming real estate market is driven by historically... Read More »

San Francisco Bay Area Sales And Prices Down

According to the California Association of Realtors, the median sales price for existing homes in the San Francisco Bay Area dropped 1.3% from June to July. Perhaps more importantly, sales volume was down 12.1% from June to July of this year, and down 16.3% compared to July 2004 (i.e.... Read More »

The Story Within The Story

The Story Within The Story

Okay, while we might have branded “Mid-Market eyed for unusual projects” a non-story, it’s the story within the story we actually find quite interesting. In specific, the “tiny condo” movement. “…Group I is building 60 tiny condominiums a block from Market Street. The project has attracted attention because of... Read More »

Mid-Market Non-News

As we reported two months ago, the Mid-Market development plan is moving forward. And apparently developers are considering “unusual projects”. Like non-profit headquarters or small condominiums. Uh-huh. For a second there, we thought we were reading the Onion. · Mid-Market eyed for unusual projects · Mid-Market Development “Breaking”... Read More »

Time To Send Flowers?

Looks like the rumors are true. Sort of. Although a portion of the historic San Francisco Flower Mart is up for sale, the actual Flower Market appears to be safe. For now… Read More »

Pier 70 Rehabilitation

Pier 70 Rehabilitation

A group of interns from EDAW have been working on a “vision” for the redevelopment of Pier 70. And it’s excellent work. “Pier 70 will be a diverse working waterfront district that embraces its distinctive arts and industrial character, connects to the local communities, reveals its maritime history and... Read More »

Now That’s A Chart!

Now That’s A Chart!

(Chart from NYT article: Be Warned: Mr. Bubble’s Worried Again) Robert J. Shiller, the Yale economist who published “Irrational Exuberance” in the year 2000, is at it again. And with a vengeance. Shiller argues that, “the housing craze is another bubble destined to end badly, just as every other... Read More »

Cool Suburb In The City

“With large houses and sprawling yards, even some families who can afford to buy homes in San Francisco are choosing to rent in the Presidio…” Amen brother sister. · Presidio more of a haven for families with children · The Presidio Trust Read More »