Aiming For A Record-Shattering Cole Valley Sale

Aiming For A Record-Shattering Cole Valley Sale

While it’s not yet listed, the completely re-built Cole Valley home at 150 Carmel is about to hit the market with an asking price of $7.69 million, a sale at which would not only make it the most expensive home in the neighborhood, but would be nearly double the $3.9... Read More »

S.F. Employment Hits New High, Unemployment At 15-Year Low

S.F. Employment Hits New High, Unemployment At 15-Year Low

With the state’s latest labor force revisions and refinements now complete, the estimated number of people living in San Francisco who have a job now measures 520,900, a nominal increase of 400 since the beginning of the year but also a new all-time high. Since January of 2010, the... Read More »

Evicted Tenants In S.F. Could Get $50K To Buy A Condo Or House

An amendment which would require landlords to pay Ellis Act evicted tenants in San Francisco a relocation payment of up to $50,000, an amount which would be calculated as the difference between the tenants’ current rent and the market-rate rent for a similar unit over the course of two... Read More »

New Salesforce Tower On Fire

New Salesforce Tower On Fire

There’s a fire in the 30-story tower which is under construction at 350 Mission Street and workers are being evacuated. According to a reader on the scene, it “looks like (the fire is) on the higher floors on the Beale Street side” (as opposed to the Fremont Street side pictured... Read More »

Don’t Get Too Attached (Or Worked Up If You Don’t Like It)

Don’t Get Too Attached (Or Worked Up If You Don’t Like It)

As we first reported yesterday, Woods Bagot’s bold design for the proposed development to rise up to 13 stories at 1200 Van Ness is being revised, with San Francisco’s Planning Department “supporting” an incorporation of the existing building on the site into the plans. And as we reported when... Read More »

Ironically Dubbed “Sequoia House” On The Market For $2.6M

Ironically Dubbed “Sequoia House” On The Market For $2.6M

Purchased as a half-finished project for $951,000 in cash on the courthouse steps in early 2014, the Upper Market home at 3066 Market Street has just returned to the market in a fully-finished state and listed for $2,595,000 ($1,040 per square foot). While Maven Investments was planning to chop... Read More »

Redevelopment Of Mel’s Drive-In Moving Forward

Redevelopment Of Mel’s Drive-In Moving Forward

While the redevelopment of the Mel’s Drive-In on Geary Boulevard has yet to be approved or permitted, the necessary Environmental Review for the project, a precursor to its approval, is underway and appears to be nearing completion. As proposed, the diner will be razed and a four-story building designed... Read More »

Redesign Of Bold Van Ness Development Underway

Redesign Of Bold Van Ness Development Underway

The bold plans for a modern 265,000-square-foot building to rise up to thirteen stories at 1200 Van Ness Avenue, the corridor parcel upon which the former Circuit City building and 24 Hour Fitness currently stand, elicited a wide range of reactions from the community when the plans were revealed... Read More »

Mint Plaza Penthouse Fetches $4M

Mint Plaza Penthouse Fetches $4M

Listed for $4.5 million last July, the price for the 3,221 square foot penthouse atop the Silver Building, which fronts Mint Plaza at 424 Jessie Street, was reduced to $4.3 million in November and then relisted and reduced to $3.995 million last month. Yesterday, the sale of the three-level... Read More »

From Addresses To Apartments In The Tenderloin As Proposed

From Addresses To Apartments In The Tenderloin As Proposed

Built for Bank of America in 1960 and a branch office until 1991, the single-story Tenderloin building on the northwest corner of Hyde Street and Golden Gate Avenue is now a limited-service branch for the United States Postal Service with post office boxes and package pickup services for area... Read More »

Marina Residents Riled Up Over Chestnut Street Plans

Marina Residents Riled Up Over Chestnut Street Plans

Plans to redesign Chestnut Street, which could include the addition of a transit only lane, traffic signals, and other traffic calming measures, along with the loss of parking, have Marina residents riled up.  Or in the words of a reader who attended yesterday’s open house to discuss the project:... Read More »

New Terms Suggest Delays For 16th Street Development

New Terms Suggest Delays For 16th Street Development

BAR Architects is still working on the designs for a five-story building with four floors of condos over 7,300 square feet of ground floor retail space to replace the two-story Superior Automotive shop building on the northeast corner of 16th and Albion, an Inner Mission building for which MX3... Read More »

Ellis Act Legislation, And Rejection, Déjà Vu

For the third time, Senator Mark Leno’s proposed legislation to curb speculative Ellis Act evictions in San Francisco appears headed for defeat, as the Senate’s Housing Committee rejected Senate Bill 364 yesterday in a 6-5 first vote. As we wrote when SB364 was introduced earlier this year: Having fallen... Read More »

Small House With Big Style In Corona Heights

Small House With Big Style In Corona Heights

Technically a condo as it shares a parcel with the home in front, the 697-square-foot “carriage house” at 46 Mars has been renovated to make the most of its small space, with four distinct areas across its upper level (dining, kitchen, bathroom, living) and even a proper bedroom below. A... Read More »

Housing Production In S.F. Highest In Over 20 Years, But…

Housing Production In S.F. Highest In Over 20 Years, But…

Housing production in San Francisco was the highest in over two decades last year, with 3,514 new units added to the city’s overall inventory (which now totals 379,597 units), a dramatic swing from the 269 units of housing added in 2011. That being said, the number of employed residents... Read More »