3400 Cesar Chavez Update: Permitted, Excavation On The Way

3400 Cesar Chavez Update: Permitted, Excavation On The Way

“Developer Seven Hills has received site permits for its 60-unit condo project at 3400 Cesar Chavez St. and will begin excavation in the next week or so, according to firm principal Thomas Rocca. The project, which anti-development forces in the Mission District attempted to block at the 11th hour,... Read More »

JustQuotes: Think Seismic Upgrades (Or Lack Thereof) Not Soil

“ Newsom said the Department of Building Inspection has mapped out the ‘most vulnerable parts of San Francisco’ to a violent quake. Residents might be surprised, however, that it is not the Marina but the Outer Sunset that is most vulnerable.” ∙ Quake safety an ‘obligation’ Read More »

Proposed Piano Parcels (Including 50 First Street) On The Market

We blew it. Early last month a tipster alerted us to the fact that 50 First Street had hit the market and we briefly published the following: According to a plugged-in tipster, 50 First Street has been put on the market with CBRE. If that location sounds familiar (the... Read More »

SoMa Grand (1160 Mission) Update: Sales, Office, And Phan’s Food

According to the sales office (which has moved into the building), SoMa Grand is now 50% in contract or closed. That’s up from 40% at the beginning of February and represents roughly 25 net new contracts over the past four months. Two new model units will be open this... Read More »

No Approvals Or Permits But Rather Modern Plans For 160 San Marcos

No Approvals Or Permits But Rather Modern Plans For 160 San Marcos

The price ($695,000) is simply for the lot and plans (and perhaps the dream), but no approvals or permits. Design by Craig Steely (think 306 Mullen if you haven’t already). And if nothing else, it’s food for thought and fodder for conversation. ∙ Listing: 160 San Marcos Street (Lot)... Read More »

Yes, We’re Suckers For An Interesting Interface: Trulia Snapshot

Yes, We’re Suckers For An Interesting Interface: Trulia Snapshot

It’s not as efficient as searching, but it is likely to appeal to those who are browsing and visually inclined. And what can we say, we’re suckers for an interesting interface. ∙ Trulia Snapshot: San Francisco Read More »

Built In 1904 (But “Reconstructed” A Century Later): 2542 Fillmore

Built In 1904 (But “Reconstructed” A Century Later): 2542 Fillmore

While built in 1904, 2542 Fillmore was completely “reconstructed” in 2008. It shows (or in the case of the new “smart home” technology, it’s hidden). And if you’re itching to see it in person, the first official open house is this evening (from 4-6pm). Feel free to report. ∙... Read More »

Coming Soon: The Six Unit Summit In Noe Valley (4121 Cesar Chavez)

Coming Soon: The Six Unit Summit In Noe Valley (4121 Cesar Chavez)

“The Summit in Noe Valley” (4121 Ceasar Chavez) is “coming soon” (i.e., no pricing yet). Two two-story three-bedroom/two and one-half bath condos on the top floor, four two-bedroom/two and one-half bath condos below. Elevator access, open floor plans, Scavolini cabinetry, and Thermador appliances in the kitchens. South facing common... Read More »

Damn That Planning Department To Hell! Oh, Wait A Minute…

There’s always another perspective to consider. And with regard to who’s to blame for “bad” design in San Francisco, here it is (slightly edited for spelling and flow): You can blame bureaucracy all you want, but in the end, it’s simply not the problem with bad design in San... Read More »

Don’t Ask Us (Or Bother To Run The Numbers): 455 27th Returns

Don’t Ask Us (Or Bother To Run The Numbers): 455 27th Returns

Six months ago it was on the market for $2,595,000 (and at the center of a discussion concerning Noe Valley renovations). Two months ago it closed escrow with a reported contract price of $2,550,000. And as of last week, 455 27th Street has returned to the market with a... Read More »

JustQuotes: Field Poll For Proposition 98 (Failing) and 99 (Close)

“A survey of 660 likely voters conducted May 17-26 found 48 percent favoring Prop. 99, with 30 percent opposed and 22 percent undecided, according to the poll results. Those supporting Prop. 98 stood at 33 percent, with 43 percent opposed and 24 percent undecided.” “The results contrast with the... Read More »

A Reader Wonders, We Respond: The Designs For 1315-27 7th Avenue

A Reader Wonders, We Respond: The Designs For 1315-27 7th Avenue

A reader wonders: “I was walking through the Inner Sunset last weekend and noticed a new building going up on 7th between Judah & Irving. Do you happen to know anything about this development?” We respond (and we do): Where a three-story mixed-use building once stood (think Golden Gate... Read More »

A Refresher In Sales Office Semantics (And Esprit Occupancy Update)

A week ago we reported roughly 25% of the units at Homes at Esprit Park were in contract. Today, a few readers turned tipsters are surprised to receive an email noting “40% Sold at Home on Esprit Park Phase 1!” The key words: Phase 1. Keep in mind that... Read More »

Damn All Those Untalented Architects To Hell! Oh, Wait A Minute…

As a plugged-in reader wrote four months ago: The planning code is a nightmare to navigate. The so called “design guidelines” are tools used arbitrarily by any of the planners to approve or disapprove a design. They are already speculating about adding Historic Districts throughout neighborhoods such as Noe... Read More »

Noise, Dust, Or Design In Noe Valley?  Or Could It Be Something Else?

Noise, Dust, Or Design In Noe Valley? Or Could It Be Something Else?

While 326 Valley will most likely benefit from the past tense construction next door, the rather beautiful 1217 Dolores might be suffering a bit from the future tense construction next to it (the list price was recently reduced $225,000 or 8.7%). From our tipster: was well received... Read More »