Bay Oaks (4800 Third) BMR Round Two (Or Three)

Bay Oaks (4800 Third) BMR Round Two (Or Three)

Bay Oaks (4800 Third Street) consists of eighteen below market rate (BMR) units over 2,100 square feet of ground floor retail and parking for eleven cars. It’s also conveniently located across the street from a Third Street light rail stop. In the words of the architect: The site reclaims... Read More »

Union Update: 66 Of 76 Condos (86 Percent) Closed Or In Contract

Sixty-six (66) of the seventy-six (76) condos at Union (2101/2125 Bryant) are now in contract or closed (86 percent). Of the ten remaining units, nine are three-bedrooms with asking prices currently ranging from $775,000 to $870,000. “ staff tells me that the other thing that’s selling is the... Read More »

45 Rosewood Awakens From Its Slumber

45 Rosewood Awakens From Its Slumber

The sale of 45 Rosewood (“A dream home!“) closed escrow today with a reported contract price of $1,551,000 ($443 per square foot). At 7 percent “Over Asking!” an official “26 days on the market” and just $38,000 (2 percent) under its year 2006 sale price, the sale might be... Read More »

California High-Speed Rail Authority Thrown Under The Bus Train

The title of the California State Auditor’s report with respect to the management of California’s High Speed Rail initiative: “High-Speed Rail Authority: It Risks Delays or an Incomplete System Because of Inadequate Planning, Weak Oversight, and Lax Contract Management.” And yes, the Authority took exception to the title “but... Read More »

587 Jersey: Spot The (Suggested) Difference

587 Jersey: Spot The (Suggested) Difference

It’s a reader’s suggested simple change to the newly remodeled façade of 587 Jersey. It might have been unsolicited, but it’s not unmerited as far as we’re concerned. ∙ Comments: Before And After (And “Year-Over-Year”) For 587 Jersey Read More »

14 New Leases On (And For) Life On Union Street

The first comment from our post entitled The Union Street Blues (“according to the Chronicle 35 businesses “went under from the start of 2008 through the second quarter of 2009 in the six blocks on Union Street between Octavia and Pierce” while 7 opened up”) four months ago: “There’s... Read More »

Mission District Streetscape Project: Final Plan And Declaration

Mission District Streetscape Project: Final Plan And Declaration

Chicanes, bulb-outs, bollards, green gutters, rain gardens, living streets, and road diets are all part of the proposed the Mission District Streetscape Project, the final plan for which is now online. The (MDSP) is the product of a community‐based planning process to identify opportunities... Read More »

Decorator Showcase Miss 2000 Repainted, Remodeled And Repriced

Decorator Showcase Miss 2000 Repainted, Remodeled And Repriced

It’s not yet listed on the MLS, but as a few plugged-in readers and tipsters alike have noted, 2601 Broadway has been repainted, repriced and returned to the market. Listed for $15,500,000 in 2009, asking $12,800,000 today. The nearly 10,000 square foot former Decorator Showcase Home (Miss 2000) features... Read More »

Fairmont Hotel Revitalization And Tower Rebuilding As Proposed

Fairmont Hotel Revitalization And Tower Rebuilding As Proposed

As is proposed for the “Fairmont Hotel Revitalization” and Residential Tower Project: The proposed project includes two main components: (1) renovation of portions of the historic 1906 Fairmont Hotel, a Landmark structure (City Landmark Number 185), which is also listed on the California and National Registers of Historic Places;... Read More »

Before And After (And “Year-Over-Year”) For 587 Jersey

Before And After (And “Year-Over-Year”) For 587 Jersey

Speaking of over in Noe Valley, 587 Jersey has just returned to the market following a soup to nuts remodeling and expansion of its living space. Purchased for $700,0000 a year ago as a one-bedroom, one-bath with 1,360 square feet, the single-family home is back on the market with... Read More »