While we can’t verify the given reason for the latest 180 (and now a complete 360), according to a plugged-in tipster One Ecker Place is back to being a condo project and the sales office should reopen soon. From our tipster:
I had one of the condos at “One Ecker” under contract.. As you know those condos were switching to rentals.. well a couple days ago I was contacted by a sales rep. he said that the condos are once again going on the market. He said that the reason behind the change of mind was because it looked like they were going to get a high rise permit approved. So they were going to lease Ecker for a few years, then start construction on a tower. Well I guess that didn’t fly/ get approved so they are going to stick to the original plan of selling them. They said they are doing showings for their model unit next week by appointment only…
Perhaps a reader or two would be kind enough to shed some light on the aforementioned permit, tower and now ex-plan. Regardless, and as always, thank you for plugging in (and for the tips).
UPDATE: From another plugged-in reader: “I too was in escrow at One Ecker. I told them to get lost after the 360. What a waste of my time. He can’t get a tower permit. That’s silly to even think about. Besides, the Fleishacker family sold the transferable development rights over 10 years ago, and the property is under the same historic restriction as any other 1906 building.”
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