Oakland Tower Newly Rendered, City Seeks Outstanding Design

Oakland Tower Newly Rendered, City Seeks Outstanding Design

As we first reported earlier this year: Plans for a pair of residential towers to rise up to 275 feet in height at 325 Seventh Street, on the edge of Oakland’s Chinatown, were first approved by the city seven years ago, the ground for which has yet to be... Read More »

Inventory of Homes for Sale in SF and Trend of Those in Contract

Inventory of Homes for Sale in SF and Trend of Those in Contract

While the number of homes listed for sale in San Francisco has ticked down 16 percent since the middle of July with typical seasonality in play, there are 3 percent more homes on the market right now (555) than there were at the same time last year (540) and... Read More »

Looking to buy a Little Brewery in San Francisco?

Looking to buy a Little Brewery in San Francisco?

Having opened in 2015, the Black Sands Brewery and restaurant at the corner of Haight and Pierce is now quietly on the market with a $550,000 price tag. And while the asking price doesn’t include the brewpub’s building on the wiggle in the Lower Haight, which is leased through... Read More »

The Opening of San Francisco’s New Transit Center is Here

The Opening of San Francisco’s New Transit Center is Here

Having won the city’s design competition back in 2007, broken ground in 2010 and been renamed by way of a 25-year licensing deal last year, San Francisco’s new (Transbay) Salesforce Transit Center officially opens this weekend with a block party from noon to 4PM on Saturday, August 11. Designed... Read More »

Development Opposes New Development Next Door

Development Opposes New Development Next Door

The plans for a four-story building to rise on the southern end of the historic San Francisco Gas Light Company’s parcel in the Marina, where a former workshop addition flagged 3620 Buchanan Street currently sits, has been redesigned by Ian Birchall and Associates. Originally envisioned as a mix of... Read More »

Plan to Shape Dogpatch Slated for Adoption

Plan to Shape Dogpatch Slated for Adoption

In the works since 2014, the City’s Central Waterfront / Dogpatch Public Realm Plan, which is intended to both guide and prioritize the development of new neighborhood public spaces, streetscapes and parks, is slated to be adopted by San Francisco’s Planning Commission in two weeks time and by the... Read More »

Even More Exclusive in San Francisco

Even More Exclusive in San Francisco

While the Business Times has just broken the “exclusive” news that a 3,326-square-foot condo atop the new tower at 181 Fremont Street has sold for “$15 million or about $4,509 per square foot, setting a record as the highest price-per-square-foot condo sale in San Francisco,” it’s time for a... Read More »

New Plans for a Transbay District Tower Have Been Drafted

New Plans for a Transbay District Tower Have Been Drafted

As envisioned, a 350-foot-tall tower could rise on the little 4,000-square-foot parking lot behind the four-story office building at 543 Howard (a.k.a. 48 Tehama Street). While designed as a stand-alone structure, the 350-foot-tall “addition” would be connected to 543 Howard at its basement and ground floor and cantilevered over... Read More »

East Bay Office Market Lull

East Bay Office Market Lull

While still below average, the vacancy rate for East Bay office space has ticked up from 8.2 percent at the beginning of the year to over 9 percent today, including an uptick in the vacancy rate for existing office space in Oakland’s Central Business District (from 6.6 percent to... Read More »

Flower Mart Moving to Bayview, Redevelopment Plans Ramping Up

Flower Mart Moving to Bayview, Redevelopment Plans Ramping Up

With San Francisco’s ambitious Central SoMa Plan moving closer to adoption, which could clear the way for Kilroy’s massive redevelopment of the existing San Francisco Flower Mart site, plans to (temporarily) relocate the Flower Mart are in the works. As proposed, the Chronicle’s former 50,000-square-foot printing plant at 2000... Read More »