Dwellers Don’t Want Homes For Tech Moguls Or Oligarchs

Dwellers Don’t Want Homes For Tech Moguls Or Oligarchs

Over the objections of a number of Telegraph Hill dwellers, including one who derisively characterized the development as housing for “high tech mogul(s) or a second home for a foreign oligarch,” a characterization which was made by way of a dictated email, San Francisco’s Planning Commission approved the plans to... Read More »

Refined Designs For Development To Replace Den Of Adult Activities

Refined Designs For Development To Replace Den Of Adult Activities

The designs for the proposed eight-story building to rise on the site of the infamous Market Street Cinema have been refined and the $27 million development is moving forward, catering to the “creative, bike-centric workers filling office buildings in the neighborhood.” As designed by Levy Design Partners for the Encore Housing Opportunity Fund, the development will Read More »

Some Relief For Renters In SF, Growing Pain(s) In The East Bay

While the average asking rent for a market-rate apartment in San Francisco has hit a record $3,400 a month, up 9.8 percent over the past year, the largest percentage increase has occurred in Oakland where the average rent now measures $2,500 per month, up 17.6 percent over the past twelve months.  But there could be Read More »

Tower Car Wash Redevelopment Plans Take Two (Or Three)

Tower Car Wash Redevelopment Plans Take Two (Or Three)

As referenced by J.K. Dineen a few weeks ago, Trumark Urban has been working on plans to raze the Tower Car Wash and gas station on the southwest corner of Mission and South Van Ness and build around 200 condos over retail on the triangular site, with a building reaching up to 120 feet in Read More »

From $2.6 Million To $4.5 Million In Two Months Time

From $2.6 Million To $4.5 Million In Two Months Time

With new gold fixtures, marble countertops and a La Cornue range in the completely reconfigured and remodeled kitchen, along with a new outdoor living room (complete with a television mounted over a gas fireplace) and an “alfresco kitchen” (built-in grill and fridge) out back, the Pacific Heights Victorian at 2111 Broderick Street has just returned Read More »

Folsom Street Rising: From CrossFit To Condos As Proposed

Folsom Street Rising: From CrossFit To Condos As Proposed

With CrossFit Golden Gate having recently relocated to Van Ness Avenue, plans to raze the warehouse building at 1228 Folsom Street, along with the two two-story buildings behind it fronting Clementina, have been submitted to Planning for review. As proposed, the three west SoMa parcels will be combined into one and a mixed-use building with Read More »

New Kiosks To Activate The Ferry Building’s North Arcade

New Kiosks To Activate The Ferry Building’s North Arcade

The east wall of the Ferry Building’s north arcade originally contained passenger ticketing windows, windows which were in-filled in the 1950s and in front of which steel storage enclosures were constructed during the building’s rehabilitation in the early 2000s. Next week, plans to remove the storage enclosures and install five little retail kiosks constructed of Read More »

Ideas For Transforming Market Street Identified

Ideas For Transforming Market Street Identified

Chosen based on their “creativity, sense of community, potential to make Market Street a more vibrant public space and ability to identify Market Street as uniquely San Francisco,” the fifty (50) teams which will each receive a $2,000 stipend to prototype their ideas for San Francisco’s Market Street Prototyping Festival have been selected. The selected Read More »

A Nob Hill Penthouse For $100K Less Than Eight Years Ago

A Nob Hill Penthouse For $100K Less Than Eight Years Ago

Purchased for $1,625,000 in 2006, returned to the market in 2009 listed for $1,395,000, and then foreclosed upon and taken back by the bank in 2011, the Nob Hill penthouse atop the ivy-covered building at 1022 Powell Street, unit #3, re-sold on the open market for $1,189,000 in early 2012. Since remodeled with a modern new kitchen, bathrooms Read More »

Six-Story SoMa Development Dubbed 99 Rausch Slated For Approval

Six-Story SoMa Development Dubbed 99 Rausch Slated For Approval

The proposed six-story building to rise on the northwest corner of Folsom and Rausch, with 112 condos over 5,600 square feet of ground-floor retail fronting Folsom Street, is slated to be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission in three weeks time. Designed BAR Architects and dubbed 99 Rausch, which is not to be confused with Read More »

Plans For Low-Slung Berkeley Shopping Center Show Potential

Plans For Low-Slung Berkeley Shopping Center Show Potential

Plans to redevelop the 30,000-square-foot Bancroft Center retail complex, across the street from the UC Berkeley campus, have been drawn and the owners of the center have engaged Colliers to market the property and potential. As designed and envisioned by Lowney Architecture, “a new owner could potentially re-develop the site into a mixed-use Read More »

Glen Park Address, Noe Valley Price, And One Very Successful Flip

Glen Park Address, Noe Valley Price, And One Very Successful Flip

Purchased for $1,412,000 five months ago, the Glen Park home at 1750 Noe Street underwent a quick renovation, remodeling and re-positioning to “the outskirts of Noe Valley.” Listed in August for $2,698,000 with 2,300 square feet of living space, up from 1,913 square feet per its listing in May, two weeks later the list price Read More »

San Francisco Awash In Orange

San Francisco Awash In Orange

From the Ferry Building to City Hall and at least eight major points between, San Francisco will be lit up in Orange this evening in support of the Giants, as captured last night in a 30-second video by steelblue.  And if you’re not a fan of the team, just pretend it’s for Halloween. Read More »

All Star Cafe Doomed, New Architect For Prominent 400-Foot Tower

All Star Cafe Doomed, New Architect For Prominent 400-Foot Tower

A 400-foot tower which was tentatively dubbed “One Van Ness” is still proposed to rise on the northwest corner of Market and Van Ness, but as a plugged-in reader noted last week on our piece about an adjacent project in the works, it’s no longer Richard Meier’s design which will rise on the site. And as John Read More »

The Ultimate Swinger’s Pad On South Park Sells For $5.7M

The Ultimate Swinger’s Pad On South Park Sells For $5.7M

As plugged-in people know, there’s a rather modern home hidden behind the traditional San Francisco façade at 41 South Park, a two-unit building which was rebuilt as a single-family residence with a gourmet kitchen overlooking the dining room and a double height ceiling from which swings were hung to surround the dining room table. Originally Read More »