Polk Street Rising, Hemlock Tavern Could Be Razed

Polk Street Rising, Hemlock Tavern Could Be Razed

Speaking of Polk Street, the three-story building which stretches from Hemlock to Sutter on the west side of Polk and is currently home to Hemlock Tavern and Café Zitouna, along with a couple of other businesses, is in contract to be sold to the Doleman Property Group, with exploratory... Read More »

Polk Street Makeover And Bike Lanes Approved

Polk Street Makeover And Bike Lanes Approved

Following nearly three years of debate, the plan to makeover Polk Street, from Union to Market, has been approved by San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency and will include an unprotected bike lane on the west side of Polk and a permanent raised bike lane from McAllister to Pine on... Read More »

Revised Designs And Timing For 18-Story Berkeley High-Rise

Revised Designs And Timing For 18-Story Berkeley High-Rise

The revised plans for a less-bulky, 18-story building that’s proposed to rise in Downtown Berkeley were presented to the community last night. As proposed, the 2129 Shattuck development, which would raze the existing Bank of America building on the site, includes a replacement Bank of America and 8,000-square-feet of... Read More »

South Park’s Two Newest, And Most Expensive, Modern Condos

South Park’s Two Newest, And Most Expensive, Modern Condos

The two South Park condos in the modern four-story building which has replaced a former two-story home, “with no discernible architectural style,” at 147 South Park are now on the market and asking a combined $8 million for the two three-bedroom units: $2,995,000 for the second floor unit #1... Read More »

Two Years Later And Five Million More On Marina Boulevard

Two Years Later And Five Million More On Marina Boulevard

Purchased for $4.25 million two years ago, when listed as a vintage “trophy estate” with an upgraded foundation on an over-sized lot, the 5,400-square-foot home at 663 Marina Boulevard is now back on the market having been remodeled, with contemporary fixtures and finishes throughout. And they’re now asking $9.5... Read More »

Mission Project Back In Play With 2X The Number Of Condos

Mission Project Back In Play With 2X The Number Of Condos

Approved for the development of a five-story building, with 29 condos, 29 parking spaces, and 4,600 square feet of ground-floor retail back in early 2008, the plans for developing the long-shuttered gas station site on the northeast corner of 19th Street and South Van Ness Avenue were waylaid by... Read More »

Plans For 30-Story Tower To Rise On A Little SoMa Lot

Plans For 30-Story Tower To Rise On A Little SoMa Lot

San Francisco’s Planning Commission first approved the construction of a slender 200-foot building to rise on the 4,000 square foot parking lot at 48 Tehama nearly 15 years ago, a proposed development which included almost 50,000 square feet of office space, with seven off-street parking spaces and three full-floor... Read More »

Inventory Of Homes For Sale In San Francisco Building

Despite a number of misreports making the rounds about record low inventory levels, the number of properties listed for sale in San Francisco has been ticking up since the beginning of the year and is currently running eleven (11) percent higher versus the same time last year, with the... Read More »

Uber Campus Kerfuffle And Rendering Scoop

Uber Campus Kerfuffle And Rendering Scoop

The design of Uber’s worldwide headquarters to rise in San Francisco’s Mission Bay is off to a rocky start. According to a plugged-in insider who delivered the rendering and behind the scenes scoop, a conflict between Uber’s team and a Principal at Gensler has caused a shake-up within the... Read More »

Another Major Price Cut For Villa De Martini

Another Major Price Cut For Villa De Martini

The asking price for the “Villa de Martnini” on Telegraph Hill has just been reduced by $1,888,0000 (13 percent), now asking $13 million for the Mediterranean-styled, urban estate which was built on a triple-wide lot in 1929, with arched doorways and hand-painted palazzo and silver leaf ceilings. Purchased for... Read More »

Bill To Freeze Speculative Evictions In San Francisco, Take Three

Having fallen one vote short last year, and failed in 2007, Senator Mark Leno has once again introduced legislation to curb speculative Ellis Act evictions in San Francisco. Mirroring Leno’s previously proposed Senate Bill 1439, which was approved by the Senate but rejected by the Assembly Housing Committee, Senate... Read More »

Google’s BIG Plans For A High-Tech Canopied Campus

Google’s BIG Plans For A High-Tech Canopied Campus

Google’s plans for a new high-tech Mountain View campus total over 3.4 million square feet, with a series of canopied structures rising across 60 acres on four North Bayshore sites (the 18-acre Landings; a 7.5 acre parcel on Huff Avenue; a 22-acre block at Charleston and Joaquin; and 12.5... Read More »

New Mission Bay Park Slated For June Opening

New Mission Bay Park Slated For June Opening

Hot on the heels of Mission Bay’s only Children’s Park which is slated to open this May, the 2.4-acre “Mariposa Park” under construction on the southern most portion of Mission Bay, to the north of Mariposa Street, between Interstate 280 and UCSF’s new Medical Center, is slated to be... Read More »

Record-Setting Glen Park Sale Breaks The $4M Mark

Record-Setting Glen Park Sale Breaks The $4M Mark

While the sale of the newly remodeled home at 162 Randall for $3.995 million a few weeks ago came close, having closed escrow yesterday with a reported contract price of $4.2 million, or roughly $1,235 per square foot, the sale of 233 Laidley is the first Glen Park home... Read More »

Pending U.S. Home Sales Index Hits 18-Month High

The National Association of Realtors Pending Home Sales Index increased 1.7 percent from December to January.  The index is at its highest point since August 2013 and 8.4 percent higher than at the same time last year. The Pending Home Sales index for the West increased 2.2 percent in... Read More »