Back in early 2004 the San Francisco Business Times wrote the following: “As the first true housing highrise to sprout out of San Francisco’s Rincon Hill, [the Metropolitan’s] 20-story north tower and 27-story south tower look awfully lonely…But fortunately for our forlorn friend, Rincon Hill’s soil is fertile and more company is on the way.”
Or not (fortunately that is).
Damion, a frequent SocketSite commenter, points out that according to the San Francisco Business Times, a 40-story high rise (“The Californian on Rincon Hill”) is planned for 375 Fremont. The “not fortunate” part? In Damion’s own words, “Who should be worried? The good folks at the Metropolitan on First Street who are facing the bay — their views are going to be blocked!” That’s definitely something worth keeping in mind when checking out any of the open houses this weekend (especially if boasting “Unobstructed Views of Bay”).
Another SocketSite tip? Unit number #1103 is touting “Ice Cream!” at both open houses (Sat/Sun 2:00-3:30). Hey, it’s the little things.
∙ Winner: The Metropolitan [bizjournals]
∙ The Metropolitan (San Francisco) [themetsf.com]
∙ Comments: New Home Sales Plunge In The West [SocketSite]
∙ Listing: 355 1st St #1103 – $599,000 [MLS] [Skybox Realty]
∙ Listing: 355 1St St #301 – $649,000
∙ Listing: 355 1St St #806 – $669,000 [MLS] [Skybox Realty]
∙ Listing: 333 1St St #1502 – $729,000 [MLS] [Skybox Realty]
∙ Listing: 333 1St St #1703 – $785,000 [MLS] [Listing Agent]