Fissure Forces Emergency Closure of New Salesforce Transit Center

Fissure Forces Emergency Closure of New Salesforce Transit Center

A newly discovered fissure in at least one of the steel beams which supports the roof and 5.4-acre park atop the new Salesforce Transit Center has resulted in an emergency closure of the $2.2 billion center which opened last month. As such, the former temporary terminal, which has yet... Read More »

Index for Bay Area Home Values Inches Up, Condos Slip

Index for Bay Area Home Values Inches Up, Condos Slip

The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index for single-family home values within the San Francisco Metropolitan Area – which includes the East Bay, North Bay and Peninsula – inched up 0.6 percent in July to a record high and is running 10.8 percent higher on a year-over-year basis but with uneven... Read More »

Proposed Development in San Francisco Tracking a Seven-Year Low

Proposed Development in San Francisco Tracking a Seven-Year Low

Having peaked at 116 in 2014, the number of newly proposed plans for major developments in San Francisco has been trending down ever since, a trend which shouldn’t catch any plugged-in readers by surprise. And with around 30 preliminary proposals for major projects in the city having been submitted... Read More »

Even Less Height, More Density for Approved Tower as Proposed

Even Less Height, More Density for Approved Tower as Proposed

Originally envisioned to rise up to 40 stories in height, the plans for the modular tower to rise at on the corner of Franklin and 21st Street, across from the proposed 2 Kaiser Plaza project in Uptown Oakland, were economically downsized to 29 stories last year. And the downsized... Read More »

Price Cut for Berkeley Parcel with Approved Plans

Price Cut for Berkeley Parcel with Approved Plans

Plans to level the former Northwest Berkeley service station turned abandoned tax office at 1740 San Pablo Avenue and develop a modern five-story building with 48 apartments over 3 street level live/work units and a stacked garage for 53 cars were approved by the city earlier this year. Two... Read More »

Trend of Homes for Sale in San Francisco Ticks Up

Having hit a 7-year high last week, the number of homes listed for sale in San Francisco has ticked up another 2.2 percent to 920 which is now 16 percent higher on a year-over-year basis and 34 percent above its mark at the same time in 2015 (the year... Read More »

Detailed Plans for that Massive Mid-Market Whole Foods Complex

Detailed Plans for that Massive Mid-Market Whole Foods Complex

Slated to open at Market and Eighth circa 2021, in the base of the fourth and final phase of the massive Trinity Place development, the majority of the proposed 46,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market will be below ground, accessed via a grand entry fronting Market Street. But above the market,... Read More »

BrainWash Building Back on the Market for $1.5 Million More

BrainWash Building Back on the Market for $1.5 Million More

Having sold for $4.6 million in February, the two-story Western SoMa building at the corner of Folsom and Langton Streets, which was home to the BrainWash cafe and laundromat for nearly three decades, has since been painted and remodeled, with four office suites (three of which are vacant) over... Read More »

Bay Area Employment Drops along with Unemployment Rates

Bay Area Employment Drops along with Unemployment Rates

Having recorded an above-average bump in seasonal hires in July, the number of people residing in San Francisco with a job dropped by 3,000 over the past month to 557,200. But with the labor force having dropped by 3,300 to 570,900, the employment rate in the city dropped from... Read More »

Former Building Inspection Commission President Tagged for Fraud

Former Building Inspection Commission President Tagged for Fraud

San Francisco’s City Attorney, Dennis Herrera, has just filed suit against construction engineering firm Santos & Urrutia Associates, its principals and several clients and contractors over “an elaborate scheme” to excavate and expand under multiple San Francisco homes without securing proper permits and employing forged documents, lies and fake... Read More »