Plans For San Francisco’s Central Subway Chinatown Station Revealed

Plans For San Francisco’s Central Subway Chinatown Station Revealed

While the site has long been secured, and the demolition of the two-story building which sits upon the site of San Francisco’s future Central Subway Chinatown Station authorized, the design for the station has yet to be approved and is scheduled to be presented to San Francisco’s Planning Commission... Read More »

Dolores Park NIMBY’s Suddenly Abandon Their “Historic” Concerns

Dolores Park NIMBY’s Suddenly Abandon Their “Historic” Concerns

Citing concerns that the Children’s Day School’s proposed changes to 601 Dolores would “substantially impact historical significance and its qualifications as a historical resource,” the historic stewards at 629 Dolores filed a legal appeal to block the proposed renovations at 601 Dolores, including the addition of a... Read More »

Twenty Million Reasons For Quickly Clearing A Lot

As we first reported yesterday, the development plans for the verdant vacant lot at 1000 Broadway have recently been dusted off having lain relatively dormant for the past six years. While development of the lot was first formally proposed in 2006 it was never approved yet a $15 million... Read More »

Calling All Developers To SF’s Central Waterfront: Mirant Site In Play

Calling All Developers To SF’s Central Waterfront: Mirant Site In Play

Having been shuttered on January 1, 2011, a request for qualifications (RFQ) has just been issued to “at least 50 national and local developers” that might be interested in acquiring and developing the 22-acre central waterfront site upon which “Mirant’s” old Potrero power plant sits bounded by the Bay,... Read More »

Modern Tales Of The City From A Contemporary Perch On Napier Lane

Modern Tales Of The City From A Contemporary Perch On Napier Lane

Napier Lane holds a special place in our hearts. It is quintessential San Francisco: an enclave of quirky homes that are perched along a wooden byway on the side of Telegraph Hill, can only be reached by way of the Filbert Steps, and offer sweeping views of the bay.... Read More »

A Remodeled Royal “Apple” Is Picked Atop Taylor Street

A Remodeled Royal “Apple” Is Picked Atop Taylor Street

Speaking of buildings on Taylor Street, as we first noted five months ago, the 1,920 square foot Royal Towers unit #2003 at 1750 Taylor Street was purchased for $2,675,000 in 2002 and subsequently upgraded with a new kitchen, baths and bamboo floors. Returned to the market and listed for... Read More »

Building Plans For The Point One Percent On Broadway And Taylor

Building Plans For The Point One Percent On Broadway And Taylor

Upon the verdant vacant lot at the corner of Broadway and Taylor, three new buildings with four homes and parking for 16 cars are proposed to rise and moving through Planning. The proposed project would subdivide the corner parcel into three new lots and construct a new residential building... Read More »

1050 Valencia Street Scoop: The Design (And Liberty Hill’s Opposition)

1050 Valencia Street Scoop: The Design (And Liberty Hill’s Opposition)

A plugged-in tipster delivers the latest renderings and an update on the five-story building that’s slated to rise on the site of Sugoi Sushi (the old Spork) at 1050/8 Valencia Street. Current development plans call for the existing twelve-foot building at 1050 Valencia Street to be razed and a... Read More »

1600 Market Street’s (De)Construction Command Center In Place

1600 Market Street’s (De)Construction Command Center In Place

With a demolition permit in-hand which was issued in March, the command center for the deconstruction and reconstruction of 1600 Market Street as a five-story, mixed-use project without any parking (except for 14 bikes) has finally been moved into place. Being built to deliver the mandated affordable housing component... Read More »

San Francisco Prestige Index Up 2.9% In Q2 2012, Up 6.6% YOY

San Francisco Prestige Index Up 2.9% In Q2 2012, Up 6.6% YOY

The First Republic Prestige Home Index for “San Francisco” homes valued at more than $1 million, and currently averaging $2.67 million, gained 2.9 percent from the first to second quarter of 2012, up 6.6 percent year-over-year. The index remains down 13.4 percent from a third quarter 2007 peak but... Read More »