New Feng Shui Selling Points for that Modern $30 Million Mansion

New Feng Shui Selling Points for that Modern $30 Million Mansion

With a buyer yet to emerge for the modern Atherton mansion which sits on a 1.6-acre parcel at 96 Ridge View Drive, the marketing materials for the Stanley Saitowitz designed home, which currently sports a $29.8 million price tag, have just been updated to highlight nine “Feng Shui Features”... Read More »

Plans for an Upscale Nob Hill Infill Project

Plans for an Upscale Nob Hill Infill Project

Plans to raze the two-story, 56-space parking garage at 1320 Washington Street, between Leavenworth and Jones, are in works. And as envisioned by Urban Land Development, a six-story building would rise up to 65 feet in height upon the Nob Hill site. As designed by Handel Architects, the project... Read More »

Results of SF’s Railyard, Tracks and I-280 Redevelopment Study

Results of SF’s Railyard, Tracks and I-280 Redevelopment Study

While the full results of San Francisco’s Railyard Alternatives and I-280 Boulevard Feasibility Study, which is now known as Planning’s five-point Rail Alignment and Benefits (RAB) Study, are slated to be revealed this evening, here’s the executive summary: 1. As we expected and first reported last month, the recommended... Read More »

The Master Plans for CCA’s Big Expansion Have Been Drafted

The Master Plans for CCA’s Big Expansion Have Been Drafted

In addition to the revised plans for 520 beds of student housing to rise up to five stories in height on its 188 Hooper Street site at the intersection of Hooper, Eighth, Carolina and Channel, the California College of the Arts is planning to construct a new 96,000-square-foot academic... Read More »

Luxury Two-Bedroom with Views Fetches $424K Under 2015 Price

Luxury Two-Bedroom with Views Fetches $424K Under 2015 Price

Purchased for $2.199 million in December of 2015, establishing a building and neighborhood comp at roughly $1,662 per square foot, the two-bedroom condo #28F in the first Infinity tower at 301 Main Street returned to the market listed for $1.999 million this past January and was briefly in contract... Read More »

Appeal of Proposed Van Ness Corridor Development Withdrawn

Appeal of Proposed Van Ness Corridor Development Withdrawn

An appeal of Planning’s findings with respect to the expected environmental impact of the proposed 168-unit apartment building with a mix of 78 studios, 54 one-bedrooms, 31 twos and one three to rise up to 130 feet in height on the northeast corner of Van Ness and Golden Gate Avenues,... Read More »

Timing for That Twisty Bay Tower Now Rising on Folsom

Timing for That Twisty Bay Tower Now Rising on Folsom

While originally aiming for an opening in the first quarter of 2020, the expected completion date for the twisty 400-foot-tall “Bay Tower” designed by Jeanne Gang rising at 100/160 Folsom Street, on the northwest corner of Folsom and Spear, has been pushed back to the second quarter of the... Read More »

Bay Area Unemployment Drops, but Employment Drops as Well

Bay Area Unemployment Drops, but Employment Drops as Well

While the unemployment rate in San Francisco has just dropped to a record low 2.1 percent, the number of people living in the city with job has actually dropped by 5,400 to 552,400 since the beginning of the year, having dropped by 3,200 last month alone. But with the... Read More »

Owner and Operator of Dungeon-Like Death Trap Settle for $3.2M

Owner and Operator of Dungeon-Like Death Trap Settle for $3.2M

The owner and operator of a warren of illegally constructed rental units discovered in the basement of the Clean Wash Center building at 4680-4690 Mission Street, on the border of Mission Terrace and the Excelsior, have agreed to pay over $3.2 million in penalties and restitution. Built in the... Read More »

Pricing Index for New Condos in S.F. Ticks Up, Sales Drop

Pricing Index for New Condos in S.F. Ticks Up, Sales Drop

Having inched up 0.5 percent in March, the Mark Company’s pricing index for new condos in San Francisco ticked up 4.5 percent in April and is now running 0.6 percent higher versus the same time last year but remains 12.3 percent below its peak which was reached in the... Read More »