The Race To Raze Manor West

The Race To Raze Manor West

Plans to raze the one-story Manor West nightclub at 740 Harrison Street are working their way through Planning.  And as proposed, an 8-story building with 77 studios averaging 375 square-feet apiece will rise on the site, with a ground floor commercial space fronting Harrison and the entrance to a... Read More »

San Francisco’s Record Employment Run Takes A Breather

San Francisco’s Record Employment Run Takes A Breather

Following twelve straight months of growth and having hit an all-time high in October, employment in San Francisco was relatively unchanged in November as the labor force dipped by 100 and the number of city residents collecting a paycheck slipped by 200 to 481,700. That’s 22,900 more residents employed... Read More »

Master Plan For SF’s Largest Public Housing Site Ready For Review

Master Plan For SF’s Largest Public Housing Site Ready For Review

Built as housing for wartime ship builders in 1941 and now San Francisco’s largest, and perhaps most infamous, public housing complex, with nearly 800 run-down units across its 49-acre site, the HOPE-ful master plan for razing and redeveloping the Sunnydale-Velasco public housing complex is ready for its formal environmental review... Read More »

Huge Price Cut For Former Yahoo! President’s Napa Valley Estate

Huge Price Cut For Former Yahoo! President’s Napa Valley Estate

The former Lane Knolls municipal golf course at 1129 Dealy Lane in Napa was turned into a 25-acre private estate by legendary Hollywood producer David Wolper (think Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Roots) in 1990.  And in 1999, onetime Yahoo! president and COO, Jeff Mallett, purchased “Vineyard... Read More »

Mortgage Rates Drop To Lowest Levels In 2014

Mortgage Rates Drop To Lowest Levels In 2014

The average rate for a conforming 30-year mortgage dropped from 3.93 to 3.80 over the past week, the lowest level since May 2013 and 67 basis points below the 4.47 percent average rate at the same time last year. That being said, with the Federal Reserve having rather clumsily... Read More »

Big Potrero Hill Development Refined, Ready For Review

Big Potrero Hill Development Refined, Ready For Review

The plans for Related California’s proposed Potrero Hill development to rise up to four-stories at 1601 Mariposa Street – stretching from Mariposa and Carolina to 18th and Arkansas – have been refined and now totals 316 apartments, 9,000 square-feet of retail/commercial space, and nearly 40,000 square-feet of open space... Read More »

San Francisco Flower Mart Going Underground

San Francisco Flower Mart Going Underground

While playing coy with respect to their larger plans for developing the Central SoMa site, Kilroy Realty has officially announced their agreement with the operators of the San Francisco Flower Mart to build a new underground market for the flower mart’s wholesale business and 10,000 square feet of ground-level... Read More »

New Gateway To Candlestick Point And Alice Griffith Neighborhood

New Gateway To Candlestick Point And Alice Griffith Neighborhood

Built in 1962 with a total of 256 units of public housing across the 23-acre site, the first phase of redevelopment for the Alice Griffith neighborhood is slated to commence next month, with the building of 184 units of housing on Block two (2) and four (4) along the... Read More »

Flower Mart Staying In SoMa, Agreement To Redevelop Site

Flower Mart Staying In SoMa, Agreement To Redevelop Site

The operators of the San Francisco Flower Mart and Kilroy Realty have reached an agreement to move forward with the redevelopment of the Central SoMa Flower Mart site at Sixth and Brannan, an agreement which includes the building of a new “state-of-the-art” facility for the Mart at the base... Read More »

Refined Designs And Timing For 400-Foot Transbay Block 9 Tower

Refined Designs And Timing For 400-Foot Transbay Block 9 Tower

The designs for the 400-foot tower and 85-foot podium to rise on Transbay Block 9, at the corner of Folsom and First, have been refined by SOM (tower) and Fougeron Architecture (podium), and the total number of residences and ratio of Below Market Rate (BMR) units within the development... Read More »

S.F. Median Home Price Hits A Record High, And Sales Take A Hit

S.F. Median Home Price Hits A Record High, And Sales Take A Hit

Having rebounded in October, San Francisco homes sales took a big hit in November, with the sales volume dropping nearly 26 percent from the month before and running over 20 percent lower versus the same time last year.  And while the sales volume in San Francisco typically dips from... Read More »

Ball Is Rolling For Modern Hayes Valley Development And Beer Hall

Ball Is Rolling For Modern Hayes Valley Development And Beer Hall

With the development team and concept design for the building to rise on the slender former Central Freeway Parcel T – fronting Octavia Boulevard between Page and Rose – having been selected by the City earlier this year, the project’s Planning Department review is now officially underway. Designed by Edmonds... Read More »

Six Failing City Playgrounds Selected To Be Rebuilt

Six Failing City Playgrounds Selected To Be Rebuilt

With $15.5 million in dedicated funds having been approved by voters as part of San Francisco’s $195 million Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond back in 2012, and over 50 failing City playgrounds having initially been identified by the City’s Failing Playgrounds Task Force, the first six failing City playgrounds... Read More »

Plans For Condos To Replace Prized Potrero Hill Hardware Store

Plans For Condos To Replace Prized Potrero Hill Hardware Store

Plans to raze the Center Hardware and Supply Company warehouse at 999 Mariposa Street, and the Brickley Production Services building behind at 249 Pennsylvania Avenue, have been submitted to Planning for review. And as proposed, a contemporary five-story building with 65 dwelling units over a ground floor of residential/commercial flex... Read More »

Context For Two Towers And More At Townsend And Fourth

Context For Two Towers And More At Townsend And Fourth

While Tishman Speyer has so far only filed their preliminary plans to construct a 400-foot tower with 450 condos over 10,000 square feet of retail along 4th Street, between Townsend and Bluxome and across the Central SoMa parcels upon which The Creamery and a few other little buildings currently... Read More »