One Step Forward for Mid-Mission Development Seeking More Height

One Step Forward for Mid-Mission Development Seeking More Height

Speaking of significant projects in San Francisco with forward momentum, the City has just issued a Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration (which is a good thing if you’re the developer) for the proposed 13-story apartment building to rise on the 1270 Mission Street parcel, a parcel which is currently occupied... Read More »

Ciao Giannini’s (and 35 New Condos in Dogpatch as Proposed)

Ciao Giannini’s (and 35 New Condos in Dogpatch as Proposed)

While in the very early stages of development, plans to raze the Giannini’s Auto Body shop building at 625 Mariposa Street, across the street the new Benioff Children’s Hospital and a (healthy) stone’s throw from the recently opened Mariposa Park, have been drafted. And as proposed, a five-story building... Read More »

Even Odds of a Rate Hike by the End of the Year

Even Odds of a Rate Hike by the End of the Year

The average rate for a 30-year mortgage (3.43 percent) hasn’t moved much over the past month. But with traders poised to dissect tomorrow’s scheduled “Monetary Policy Toolkit” speech by Federal Chair Janet Yellen, looking for hints of whether – or rather when – the Fed will hike the Federal... Read More »

Redevelopment of KRON TV Site for 239 Condos Closer to Reality

Redevelopment of KRON TV Site for 239 Condos Closer to Reality

As proposed, the former KRON TV building at 1001 Van Ness Avenue, across from Tesla’s first San Francisco showroom, will be razed and a 14-story building, with 239 condos over 5,000 square feet of retail space fronting Van Ness, will rise on the Cathedral Hill site at corner of... Read More »

First Building of Massive Brooklyn Basin Development Ready to Rise

First Building of Massive Brooklyn Basin Development Ready to Rise

While the ground was broken for Signature’s massive Brooklyn Basin project (a 64-acre East Bay development which will yield up to 3,100 units of housing, 200,000 square feet of commercial/retail space and 30 acres of open space along Oakland’s waterfront) back in 2014, the focus has been on preparing... Read More »

Pace of Existing U.S. Home Sales Drops on Diminished Buyer Traffic

The seasonally adjusted pace of existing-home sales in the U.S. fell 3.2 percent to an annual rate of 5.39 million sales in July. And for the first time in eight months, and only the second time in nearly two years, the rate of sales is lower on a year-over-year... Read More »

Foreclosed upon Failed Flip Fetches $1.9 Million in Potrero

Foreclosed upon Failed Flip Fetches $1.9 Million in Potrero

Purchased as a sound 1,307-square-foot home for $1.3 million in 2013, and then permitted for a major remodel and expansion by SS Dreambuilders LLC (no relation to SocketSite), the gutted Potrero Hill home at 837 Wisconsin Street was foreclosed upon and sold for $1,945,375 on the courthouse steps in... Read More »

A New Home for Doc’s Clock Has Been Found

A New Home for Doc’s Clock Has Been Found

While Doc’s Clock is losing its lease at 2575 Mission Street, which expires next summer, plans for the 55-year-old bar to move down the street to the vacant coffee shop space at 2417 Mission are in the works. In fact, an architect has already drafted plans for the remodel... Read More »

Proposed All Stars Donuts Redevelopment Is Now a Hotel

Proposed All Stars Donuts Redevelopment Is Now a Hotel

Speaking of big hotel projects, the development team behind the proposed redevelopment of the All Stars Donuts shop site at 5th and Harrison has shifted gears and drafted new plans for a 197-room hotel to rise across the 399 5th Street parcel. As designed by Stanton Architecture, the eight-story... Read More »

The Brief History of One Montgomery

The Brief History of One Montgomery

A twelve story building designed by Willis Polk for the First National Bank of San Francisco, which was acquired by Crocker National Bank, was constructed on San Francisco’s 1 Montgomery Street parcel, at the corner of Post, back in 1908. And in 1921, a two-story addition was constructed on... Read More »