Bigger Plans For Bryant And Brannan Than Many Might Realize

Bigger Plans For Bryant And Brannan Than Many Might Realize

If you’re already concerned about the proposed eleven-story building to rise at 585 Bryant Street, we have some bad news to share, news which shouldn’t catch any plugged-in readers by surprise. Not only will San Francisco’s Central Corridor Plan likely raise the height limits for development along the entire... Read More »

Big Plans For An Eleven-Story Building To Redefine Bryant Street

Big Plans For An Eleven-Story Building To Redefine Bryant Street

Residents in north-facing condos at the Palms – or fans of the Marina Auto Body shop – take note: plans to raze the auto shops at 565-585 Bryant Street, between 3rd and 4th, have been submitted to planning for review.  And in their place, an eleven-story building is proposed to rise. Due to the cap Read More »

Tenant Buyouts Are On The Rise In S.F., As Are The Dollars Involved

Tenant Buyouts Are On The Rise In S.F., As Are The Dollars Involved

The number of tenants in rent controlled apartments who received a buyout offer to vacate and sought counseling from the San Francisco Tenants Union has increased from 90 in 2007 to 175 in 2013. While the maximum offer reported to the Tenants Union was $80,000, the average offer was closer to $21,000 with a median Read More »

A 1980’s Era Law Could Limit San Francisco’s Tech Boom (Or Bust)

With office rents in San Francisco up 81 percent since 2010 and approaching an average of $60 per square foot, a mark only once before observed in San Francisco – during the “tech boom” of 2000, San Francisco’s Planning Department is holding proposals for over 9 million square feet of office space to be built Read More »

San Francisco Condo And Top Tier Home Values Hit All-Time Highs

San Francisco Condo And Top Tier Home Values Hit All-Time Highs

Single-family home values within the San Francisco MSA are up 15.4 percent over the past year and the index for the top-tier of San Francisco homes is at an all-time high, according to the latest S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index.  The biggest jump in prices, however, was for homes at lower end of the market. Read More »

Target Aims To Open A TargetExpress On Ocean Avenue

Target Aims To Open A TargetExpress On Ocean Avenue

With Fresh & Easy having abandoned their plans to convert the former Rite Aid space at 1830 Ocean Avenue into a grocery store back in 2012, Target has now submitted an application to open a TargetExpress in the 17,000 square foot space at Ocean and Dorado Terrace, a space which has sat empty since 2010. From Read More »

A 266-Square-Foot “Starter Home” In San Francisco, For $379K

A 266-Square-Foot “Starter Home” In San Francisco, For $379K

Measuring a legal 266 square feet, the “cozy cottage” in need of “TLC” at 527 Morse Street is one of the smallest single-family homes in San Francisco. That measurement, however, does not include the “bonus…storage shed” which now sits in the front yard of the home’s rather small 1,355 square foot lot, a font yard Read More »

City Plans To Pay $253M For New Mid-Market Office Development

City Plans To Pay $253M For New Mid-Market Office Development

As we first revealed last week, Related California’s proposed development of 565 apartments and 460,000 square feet of office space along Mission, between 11th and South Van Ness, will likely be financed by way of $375 million of city issued mortgage revenue bonds. And as a number of plugged-in readers quickly noted, the City of Read More »

Designs For a Neighborhood Changing Development: 598 Brannan

Designs For a Neighborhood Changing Development: 598 Brannan

While currently only zoned for building up to 55 feet in height, Tishman Speyer is pushing forward with plans to develop a pair of modern eleven-story buildings on the northeast corner of Brannan and Fifth Streets, behind which a new public park could sprout in the middle of the Central SoMa block. Designed Peter Weingarten Read More »

Pending U.S. Home Sales Slip, Year-Over-Year Gap Widens

The National Association of Realtors Pending Home Sales Index dropped 1.1 percent from May to June and is running 7.3 percent lower on a year-over-year basis versus 5.2 percent lower, year-over-year, in May. With respect to inventory, the number of homes for sale across the U.S. slipped 0.4 percent from April to May and was Read More »

First Peek At The Plans For Big Mission And Van Ness Development

First Peek At The Plans For Big Mission And Van Ness Development

With San Francisco’s Mayor’s Office of Housing seeking to issue up to $375 million of mortgage revenue bonds to finance Related California’s proposed 1500 Mission Street development which could rise up to 320 feet on the northeast corner of Mission and South Van Ness, the half-block parcel upon which Goodwill currently resides, we get our Read More »

Kim Guts Housing Balance Initiative, Lee To Cancel Competing Plan

Supervisor Kim has gutted her “Housing Balance” ballot initiative, turning it into a non-binding vote on public policy versus a measure which would have created major hurdles for housing developers any time the percentage of affordable housing in San Francisco’s housing pipeline dropped below 30 percent. Assuming Kim’s proposed amendments are approved by San Francisco’s Read More »

Lincecum’s Freakishly Large Paradise Pad On The Market For $4M

Lincecum’s Freakishly Large Paradise Pad On The Market For $4M

Tim Lincecum has put his 11,028-square-foot home in Arizona on the market for $3,995,500.  The  San Francisco Giants’ ace pitcher purchased the Paradise Valley pad from former Pittsburgh Pirates fist baseman Kevin Young for $3.4 million in 2012. From the LA Times with respect to Timmy’s home away from home: Within the 11,028 square feet of living space Read More »

Dogpatch Institution Could Be Razed For More Condos To Rise

Dogpatch Institution Could Be Razed For More Condos To Rise

Exploratory plans to raze the two-story Dogpatch building on the northwest corner of Third and 18th Streets, home to the Moshi Moshi Cocktail and Sushi bar since 1987, have been submitted to San Francisco’s Planning Department for review. As proposed, a six-story building with 18 residential units over 3,000 square feet of retail space would Read More »

S.F. Railyard And I-280 Redevelopment Study Moves Ahead

S.F. Railyard And I-280 Redevelopment Study Moves Ahead

The second phase of the Planning Department’s study to explore the potential for redeveloping San Francisco’s 20-acre Caltrain Depot at 4th and King Streets, connecting rail to the Transbay Center (and possibly the East Bay), and re-configuring the terminus of I-280 in the city has been funded. The first phase of the study, assessing the technical feasibility of any redevelopment, Read More »