October 28, 2010
5800 Third Street Scoop: Sales, Restaurants, And Fresh & Easy Soon
San Francisco’s first Fresh & Easy should be open by April (if not March) 2011 and a Bayview outpost of Limon and a Crossroads Café should soon follow along with a third (possibly a Brown Sugar Kitchen), all at the base of 5800 Third Street.
As plugged-in people know, the "coming soon" flags started flying at 5800 Third in May, and the sales office has been open for a little over a month with 20 of the 137 Phase One condos in contract and the first closings in just a few weeks.
One bedrooms are listed from $339,000 with two-bedrooms (75 of the 137 units, all with two baths) starting at $383,000 for a little over a thousand square feet and three bedroom townhomes with three baths and 1,564 square feet from $539,000 (three-bedroom flats with two baths are priced from $479,000).
All units come with a deeded parking space in the garage. And the finishes and amenities (dog washing station with hot water anyone?) are nicer than many might expect (although the flooring is laminate).
First Published: October 28, 2010 3:30 PM
Comments from "Plugged In" Readers
I like it. The project has a very West Oakland feel to it. There's so many new condo developments that have empty retail at ground level so congratulations to the developer for getting these spaces leased in difficult economic times.
Posted by: Willow at October 28, 2010 5:20 PM
I like how the map on the project website is not oriented with north facing up. Is this to confuse people as to the location of the building?
Posted by: John at October 28, 2010 6:45 PM
Nice! The Bayview is the new Bernal. Time for smart folks to get in and start moving up the property ladder befote it's too late.
Posted by: anon at October 29, 2010 9:19 AM
FANTASTIC. The area really truly is getting much much better. Limon is delicious and looking forward to the Peruvian chicken. For those considering....yes BV is cleaner, more friendly, more diverse, more good stuff going on. Been here 3.5 years and so far so good.
Posted by: bayviewjohn at October 29, 2010 9:25 AM
I too like it. Very tasteful for units at this price level. Hopefully the builder didn't devote so much capital to the finishes that they skimped on the basics that will result in the almost usual "‘construction defects’ issues such as water intrusion" and things like that.
Initially I was wondering why the socketsite editor would remark on the flooring being laminate and then I looked at the photo titled "flooring run up the walls doubles as a headboard". Oh, okay…perhaps they choose the laminate because it has higher resistance to impact damage than prefinished engineered hardwood flooring.
Posted by: Brahma (incensed renter) at October 29, 2010 10:19 AM
I actually think running the flooring up one wall was a cheap way to add drama and impact.
These seem as nice as (or even nicer than) many of the so-called "luxury" condos in SoMa and South Beach.
Heck, at least you can fit a dining room table AND have a couch and chairs.
very liveable. Nabe isn't for me, but IMO Bayview desperately needs nicer housing stock so I'm happy they did this.
Posted by: ex SF-er at October 29, 2010 10:28 AM
"Initially I was wondering why the socketsite editor would remark on the flooring being laminate and then I looked at the photo titled "flooring run up the walls doubles as a headboard"."
That could be really confusing if you stumble home drunk and can't figure out where the floor is.
Posted by: sfrenegade at October 29, 2010 11:51 AM
I drive down the length of Third St now and then (just for perspective), and it's been slowly getting better. Especially compared to 10+ years ago.
I'm a bit surprised they were able to lease out the commercial so quickly. This will definitely benefit the neighborhood.
Posted by: joh at October 29, 2010 1:07 PM
"That could be really confusing if you stumble home drunk and can't figure out where the floor is."
You'd just need to paint the laminite wood white.
Posted by: R at October 29, 2010 1:09 PM
Will this be the next up and coming neighborhood, possible the new SOMA? (Or am I pushing it? lol) I am currently looking, hunting and digging for good deals in the city.
What is it like to live next door to Hunters Point? It sure will not be a place to walk around at night without holding your breath, for now at least.
Posted by: Katebear at October 29, 2010 3:39 PM
SOMA never really "came". The nightlife scene kind of fizzled (replaced by the Mission, etc.) and it turned out that it's really not great neighborhood to live in (mostly because the avenues are too wide and ugly). That's why the real estate industry has now broken off the more attractive parts under other names.
Posted by: John at October 29, 2010 4:58 PM
SOMA has come a very long way in a short period.. Is it Seacliff, no. But it's a heck of a lot nicer than it was 10-15 years ago. By a long shot.
Posted by: R at October 29, 2010 5:35 PM