Development Granted Key Exemption, Ditching Sixth Street Address

Development Granted Key Exemption, Ditching Sixth Street Address

The proposed plans for an 8‐story building with 112 residential units to rise on the northeast corner of Sixth and Harrison, on the Eastern SoMa site of a long-shuttered service station across from The EndUp, have just been granted a key exemption from having to complete a lengthy environmental review.... Read More »

Near Record-Setting Stinson Sale At Over $3K Per Square Foot

Near Record-Setting Stinson Sale At Over $3K Per Square Foot

While it sold for under asking, the $5.3 million contract price for the 1,688-square-foot Stinson Beach house at 13 Walla Vista Road was still a near record-setting sale at $3,139 per square foot. Built in 1980, the three-bedroom pad has since been completely remodeled, with walls of accordion glass... Read More »

Tenderloin Development Challenged (Again)

Tenderloin Development Challenged (Again)

The limited-service post office at 101 Hyde and Golden Gate Avenue in the Tenderloin, which primarily provides post office boxes and package services to low-income neighborhood residents without a permanent address, is slated to be razed. And as approved, an eight‐story building with 85 apartments over 5,000 square feet... Read More »

Villa de Martini Fetches $9.998 Million On Telegraph Hill

Villa de Martini Fetches $9.998 Million On Telegraph Hill

Purchased for $8,750,000 in late 2004, after which it was painstakingly remodeled, preserving much of the home’s original architectural detailing (not including the new kitchen nor baths), the 6,166-square-foot “Villa de Martnini” at 298 Chestnut Street has sold for $9,998,000. The Mediterranean-styled estate was built on a triple-wide Telegraph... Read More »

Zito Sells Marin Villa For $8.15M, Earns A Loss

Zito Sells Marin Villa For $8.15M, Earns A Loss

Purchased for $8.863 million in 2007 and listed for $11.495 million in 2012, former San Francisco Giants ace and current Oakland A’s minor league pitcher Barry Zito has sold his Marin County villa for $8.15 million. Asking $8.995 million at the time of the sale, the two-acre Kentfield estate... Read More »

New Law Could Radically Alter Who Gets Affordable Housing In S.F.

As it currently stands, affordable or ‘Below Market Rate’ housing units in San Francisco are allocated by lottery with preferences given to households that hold a rare Certificate of Preference or tenants who have recently been evicted by way of the Ellis Act.  And being a resident in the... Read More »

Designs For A Modern Central Waterfront Plaza

Designs For A Modern Central Waterfront Plaza

As with the new PG&E substation on Folsom, the Central Waterfront substation which will rise 30-feet in height along 23rd Street at Illinois will be set back 30 feet from the sidewalk in order to accommodate a new public plaza designed by Stanley Saitowitz/Natoma Architects. In a nod to... Read More »

NoPa Development Pushback

NoPa Development Pushback

With a growing number of proposed developments along lower Divisadero in the works, including plans for a 152-unit building to rise across the Divisadero Car Wash site and a 60-unit building at Divisadero and Grove, a petition demanding that developers be required to nearly triple the minimum number of... Read More »

Designs For A Modern Folsom Street Plaza

Designs For A Modern Folsom Street Plaza

A compact new PG&E substation addition will rise 30-feet in height adjacent to the much larger one at the corner of Folsom and Fremont which will remain in place. The new building will be set back 30 feet from the sidewalk, with a concrete façade designed by Stanley Saitowitz/Natoma... Read More »

Proposed NoPa Development Redesigned And Supersized

Proposed NoPa Development Redesigned And Supersized

The original plan for redeveloping the old Alouis Radiator shop on the southeast corner of Divisadero and Grove called for retaining the existing building’s façade along Divisadero and constructing sixteen residential units in a five-story addition behind. But with zoning changes allowing for increased density along the Divisadero corridor... Read More »