From 76 Station To 88 Apartments At 2175 Market Street As Proposed

From 76 Station To 88 Apartments At 2175 Market Street As Proposed

Having acquired the land on which the 76 Station at the intersection of 15th and Market Streets sits last year, Forest City is now joining the fray of Market Street mixed-use developments in the works having submitted their plans for the site to Planning. As proposed, 88 apartments will... Read More »

Hotel SoMa (690 Fifth Street) Plans Back In The Pipeline And Pool

Hotel SoMa (690 Fifth Street) Plans Back In The Pipeline And Pool

Speaking of developments in the hotel space, plans for the proposed Hotel SoMa to rise at 690 Fifth Street have been dusted off and the developers are shopping for financing. As plugged-in people know, the David Baker designed six-story and now 64-room Hotel SoMa would replace the two-story, 23-foot-tall... Read More »

U.S. Pending Sales Up 14.4% YOY But Slide 5.5% MOM In April

While the rate of U.S. home price declines slowed to a nominal 0.1 percent in March, the National Associations of Realtors Pending Home Sales Index fell 5.5 percent from March to April but remains up 14.4 percent year-over-year versus 12.8 percent in March. In the West, the Pending Home... Read More »

The Daytime Downside To The Development Of Mission Bay

A plugged-in reader reports: Mission Bay is a pretty godawful place to be during the day now due to the relentless pile-driving going on as part of these new developments. It’s louder than WW2 over here. To add to the cacophony, there’s a severely out-of-tune bagpiper who practices at... Read More »

From Renderings To Reality (So To Speak) At 2299 Market Street

From Renderings To Reality (So To Speak) At 2299 Market Street

Originally rendered with an Apple store below, then re-rendered with simply STORE, it’s a plugged-in tipster that notes Bank of the West has filed an application to occupy fill the ground floor commercial space of 2299 Market Street, the five story building that’s finally filling the Castro’s decades-old Hole... Read More »

401 Grove Street Gets Its Groove On Despite Intimations Otherwise

401 Grove Street Gets Its Groove On Despite Intimations Otherwise

Last July, San Francisco’s Planning Commission approved the development of 63 residential units over 5,000 square feet of ground floor retail and 37 parking spaces (32 residential, 3 commercial, and 2 car share) upon the parking lot at 401 Grove Street. While the written application for development indicated the... Read More »

S&P/Case-Shiller San Francisco: Condo Prices Jumped In March

S&P/Case-Shiller San Francisco: Condo Prices Jumped In March

According to the March 2012 S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, single-family home prices in the San Francisco MSA gained 1.0% from February 2012 to March 2012 but remain down 3.0% year-over-year, down 42.3% from a peak in May 2006. For the broader 10-City composite (CSXR), home values fell a nominal... Read More »

Halsey Minor’s “Abandoned” $20,000,000 Mansion Hits The Market

Halsey Minor’s “Abandoned” $20,000,000 Mansion Hits The Market

The guest house on the left is 2,618 square feet, the backyard includes an undeveloped lot, and the main home at 3800 Washington measures roughly 18,000 square feet. As we wrote about the Presidio Heights property last year: While it’s looking a lot better today than it did in... Read More »

And Then There Was (Mission Bay Block) One

And Then There Was (Mission Bay Block) One

Zoned for a 500-room hotel and 50,000 square feet of retail, the rendering above was developed as a concept for Farallon Capital Management which has sold the Mission Bay Block 1 site to Strada Investment Group which plans to build a hotel, retail and residential. Since we last published... Read More »

Condo Lottery Bypass Legislation Coming, Mayoral Support Unclear

While conspicuously absent from the Mayor’s Housing Trust Fund proposal, according to a plugged-in reader, condo conversion lottery bypass legislation will be introduced before San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors in the next few weeks. It remains unclear, however, whether the Mayor will be openly supportive or not. Keep in... Read More »

Designer Property Porn, Upskirt Even (So To Speak)

Designer Property Porn, Upskirt Even (So To Speak)

Purchased for $6,200,000 in 2007, the then 6,196 square foot Cow Hollow home at 2600 Lyon Street was taken down to the studs and remodeled over the course of two years. Having engaged a design team and contractor for which $1,000 per square foot budgets aren’t uncommon, we’ll let... Read More »

Planning’s Towering Transit Center District Plan Decision: Approved

Planning’s Towering Transit Center District Plan Decision: Approved

As plugged-in people know, San Francisco’s Transit Center District Plan would permit up to six new buildings with heights ranging from 700 to 1,000 feet to rise within the area generally bounded by Market, Steuart, Folsom and a line east of Third. At the center of the District, the... Read More »

2001 Market Street: Let’s Get Ready To Rubble And Build!

2001 Market Street: Let’s Get Ready To Rubble And Build!

Demolition and excavation permits have been granted, as a plugged-in tipster reports, a construction fence now surrounds the former S&C Ford dealership at Market and Dolores, and the Prado Group has started clearing the way for 2001 Market Street to rise. Once again, an eight story building along Market... Read More »

TIC-Tock It’s Apple O’clock

TIC-Tock It’s Apple O’clock

The three-bedroom TIC at 1278 Church Street first hit the market in July of 2008 having been newly remodeled and priced at $1,395,000. The other two units in the building (1280 and 1282 Church) were listed for $1,245,000 and $1,365,000 respectively at the time. As we wrote in August... Read More »

Gooooooal?

Gooooooal?

On the agenda for San Francisco’s Planning Commission in a special session today at 3PM, scheduled votes to clear the way for the renovation of the Beach Chalet Athletic Fields. Read More »