Plans for Another Big Mid-Market Hotel and More

Plans for Another Big Mid-Market Hotel and More

Speaking of proposed Mid-Market hotels, plans for a 12-story building to rise upon the long-vacant lot at 1125 Market Street (upon which the former Bell/American/Embassy Theater once stood adjacent to the newly renovated Strand) have been newly drawn and submitted to Planning for approval. While MacFarlane Partners, which purchased... Read More »

First Neutra Designed Home in SF Demolished (Illegally)

First Neutra Designed Home in SF Demolished (Illegally)

Built in 1936 and known in architectural circles as the Largent House, the modernist home at 49 Hopkins Avenue hit the market listed for $1.475 million in 2013 and sold for $1.4 million that December. From the listing at the time: “One of a kind trophy home in Twin... Read More »

Clearing the Way for a 10-Story Hotel Right Here

Clearing the Way for a 10-Story Hotel Right Here

Back in 1908, a rather fine seven-story loft building designed by MacDonald & Applegarth was built upon the 1055 Market Street parcel which stretches from Market to Stevenson Street. A six-alarm fire started by an arsonist destroyed the Forrest Building in 1979. And in 1981, a not so fine... Read More »

Western SoMa Target, CVS and Starbucks Closer to Reality

Western SoMa Target, CVS and Starbucks Closer to Reality

The formal application to convert the former Sports Authority building at 1690 Folsom Street into a full-service Target has been filed with Planning. The conversion wouldn’t require an expansion of the 40,000-square-foot building nor a major change to the building’s façade, save new signage. And as proposed, a full-service... Read More »

Temporary Transbay Terminal to Become a Condo Showroom

Temporary Transbay Terminal to Become a Condo Showroom

While there are big plans to redevelop the Transbay District block bounded by Howard, Beale, Folsom and Main once San Francisco’s Temporary Transbay Terminal is shuttered after San Francisco’s new Transbay Transit Center opens sometime next year, the ground for around 240 affordable units to rise up to 165-feet... Read More »

Biggish Ocean Avenue Development Closer to Reality

Biggish Ocean Avenue Development Closer to Reality

The designs for a 125-unit development to rise up to five stories in height upon the former Crayon Box/Little Bear preschool site at 65 Ocean Avenue, between Cayuga Avenue and Alemany Boulevard, have been newly rendered by rg-architecture and the formal application to move forward with the development has... Read More »

$2.5 Million Cut for Landmark Presidio Heights Home

$2.5 Million Cut for Landmark Presidio Heights Home

Having hit the market in July priced at $16 million, as we first reported at the time, the asking price for the Landmark Presidio Heights home at 3500 Jackson Street which was designed by Bernard Maybeck and built in 1909 has just been reduced by $2.5 million (15.6 percent)... Read More »

Bus Rapid Transit on Van Ness Pushed Back to Mid-2020

Bus Rapid Transit on Van Ness Pushed Back to Mid-2020

Having finally broken ground last year, which led to some false hopes with respect to the redevelopment of the former McDonald’s site at the corner of Van Ness and Golden Gate Avenues, the projected end of construction and opening date for the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line down Van... Read More »

Think You Know Bernal?  Now’s the Time to Tell

Think You Know Bernal? Now’s the Time to Tell

Purchased for $1,605,000 in October of 2012 having first sold for $1,375,000 in January of 2011, the contemporary Bernal Heights home at 1755 Alabama Street returned to the market listed for $1,995,000 in mid-2015 and sold for $2,325,000, or roughly $1,107 per square foot, that July, representing annual appreciation... Read More »

Conceptual Plans for Transforming This Historic Resource

Conceptual Plans for Transforming This Historic Resource

The two-story concrete building at 220 9th Street, which is currently home to Desmoto Sport, Hop.in and a number of other businesses in the portion of the building which fronts Dore Street (such as Guitronics amplifier repair) was built in 1924 for the Wells Manufacturing Company. While the 220... Read More »