Sneak Peek: Five Designs For The Future Of The Presidio

Sneak Peek: Five Designs For The Future Of The Presidio

While the concepts for the New Presidio Parklands project are slated to be unveiled to the public for the first time next week, we have a sneak peek at the five designs to be presented by CMG Landscape Architecture; James Corner Field Operations; OLIN; SNØHETTA; and the West 8... Read More »

Designs For The Development Of A Prominent Rincon Hill Corner

Designs For The Development Of A Prominent Rincon Hill Corner

As we first reported two weeks ago, plans to demolish the Union 76 Station on the northwest corner of First and Harrison have been submitted to Planning.  And on the corner, a 185-unit residential building has been proposed to rise up to 13-stories with 165,000 square feet of residential space, an underground garage with its Read More »

Roman (Holiday Weekend) In San Francisco

Roman (Holiday Weekend) In San Francisco

The 5,200 square foot Cow Hollow home at 2672 Filbert Street was taken down to the studs and rebuilt in 2005, envisioned as “a Roman style city home,” according to the architect. The floor plan spans four levels, with an entry foyer which leads to an open living and dining room and then down the hall Read More »

870 Harrison Street: 26 New Condos On The Map

870 Harrison Street: 26 New Condos On The Map

The latest project from JS Sullivan, 870 Harrison Street was originally approved for development in 2009 but then waylaid by “economic issues and market conditions caused by the economic recession.” Designed by Leavitt Architecture, the 26-unit Central SoMa development, a mix of 18 one-bedrooms and 8 two-bedrooms, is now slated to receive its condo final Read More »

Folsom Street Club Expansion, “Calle-Once” In The Works

Folsom Street Club Expansion, “Calle-Once” In The Works

The liquor license is pending.  And if the ambitious plans are approved next month, a new partial third floor and 1,200-square-foot outdoor deck will be added atop the old Paradise Lounge at the corner of Folsom and 11th and the club along Western SoMa’s 11th Street Corridor will re-open as “Calle-Once,” with a rooftop restaurant and perhaps a Read More »

Bay Area Luxury Home Values Hit A New High

Bay Area Luxury Home Values Hit A New High

First Republic’s “Prestige” index for the values of San Francisco Bay Area homes worth at least $1.0 million, and currently averaging $3.3 million, jumped 4.6 percent in the second quarter of 2014 and is running 12.2 percent higher on a year-over-year basis. Having gained 33.4 percent from the current cycle bottom which occurred in the Read More »

Pending U.S. Home Sales Tick Up, But Remain Lower Than Last Year

While the National Association of Realtors Pending Home Sales Index ticked up 3.3 percent from June to July, it’s still running 2.1 percent lower on a year-over-year basis while the inventory of homes for sale across the country is at its highest level in two years. The Pending Home Sales index for the West rose 4.0 Read More »

Mercado Plaza Coming Soon, Night Market In The Mission Too?

Mercado Plaza Coming Soon, Night Market In The Mission Too?

The makeover of Bartlett Street between 21st and 22nd in the heart of the Mission is about commence, establishing a permanent Mercado Plaza, a flexible urban space to accommodate the weekly Mission Community Market and other neighborhood gatherings. The Bartlett Street roadway will be narrowed and the sidewalks widened; more trees and greenery will be Read More »

Plans For The Transbay District’s First Full-Service Grocery Store

Plans For The Transbay District’s First Full-Service Grocery Store

It’s true.  The 31,500 square feet of retail to be built at the base of the Transbay Block 8 development includes 22,000 square feet of underground space for a full-service grocery store at the corner of Folsom and Fremont. And Whole Foods has indeed expressed their interest in being the ones allowed to run the Read More »

The Bay Area’s Most Contemporary, Lively And Modern Project?

The Bay Area’s Most Contemporary, Lively And Modern Project?

According to a Principal at Retail West, the San Francisco-based firm which has been engaged to lead the retail strategy for Centennial Gateway, the “retail and entertainment destination” to rise directly across the street from the new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, the project will be “more contemporary, lively, and modern than anything the Bay Read More »

Timing And Details For Starchitect Designed Transbay District Tower

Timing And Details For Starchitect Designed Transbay District Tower

Related California is planning to start construction on the 56-story tower designed by Architect Rem Koolhaas and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) to rise at the corner of Folsom and First, along with the Fougeron Architecture designed podium and mid-rise along Folsom and Fremont, in Spring of 2016. Plans for a total of 653 Read More »

Flower Mart Redevelopment Foes Are Rallying

Flower Mart Redevelopment Foes Are Rallying

Former San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos and former San Francisco Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin will be joining a rally at the San Francisco Flower Mart this afternoon, organized by members of the market who are concerned that redevelopment plans for the Central SoMa site do not provide clear enough protections for the existing tenants. Read More »

Before And After In Portola With A Foreclosure In-Between

Before And After In Portola With A Foreclosure In-Between

The three-bedroom Portola District home at 401 Cambridge Street sold for $750,000 in August of 2005.  And in May of 2008, the property was foreclosed upon and re-sold for $499,878 in cash on the courthouse steps. Listed for $758,888 two months later as a “stunningly remodeled single family home,” the property re-sold for $691,000 in Read More »

San Francisco Home And Condo Values Extend Gains But Slow

San Francisco Home And Condo Values Extend Gains But Slow

Single-family home values within the San Francisco MSA gained 12.9 percent over the past year, according to the latest S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index.  It’s an above average performance, but the year-over-year gain as measured last month was the smallest since 2012. That being said, while the aggregate index only increased 0.3 percent from May Read More »

Could It Be End Of Days For The Iconic EndUp Nightclub?

Could It Be End Of Days For The Iconic EndUp Nightclub?

With plans for the development of an eight-story building on the parcel across the street having already been submitted to Planning, the three-story building which has long been home to the EndUp at 6th and Harrison is now on the market for $5,200,000, including the parcel in red next door. While the listing for the 401 Read More »