Market Street Development Appealed But Up For Approval This Week

Market Street Development Appealed But Up For Approval This Week

As we first reported with respect to Forest City’s proposed 88 unit development at 2175 Market Street, the Planning department issued a Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration with respect to the potential environmental effects of the proposed project last month, which is a good thing if you’re the developer and... Read More »

A Showcase Second Bedroom (So To Speak)

A Showcase Second Bedroom (So To Speak)

Luckily the eclectic English cottage at 1271 Bosworth is tucked away behind a gate as the “showcase” second bedroom has taken the place of the garage: Read More »

Five Stories And Nineteen Studios Ready To Rise At 246 Ritch Street

Five Stories And Nineteen Studios Ready To Rise At 246 Ritch Street

Approved for development in 2009, a plugged-in reader reports the 4,130 square foot lot at 246 Ritch Street has been excavated. As plugged-in people know, it’s a five-story, 50-foot tall building with 19 residential units averaging 350 square feet a piece that’s going to rise on the site with... Read More »

480 Potrero Avenue: Designs for 84 Condos, But No Commercial Space

480 Potrero Avenue: Designs for 84 Condos, But No Commercial Space

While the proposed number of residential units to rise at 480 Potrero Avenue is 84, as a plugged-in reader correctly reports, the developer has scratched plans for 13,000 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor and the design has been tweaked. ∙ Comments: Designs For 84 Condos... Read More »

San Francisco Named “America’s Best City” By Businessweek In 2012

San Francisco Named “America’s Best City” By Businessweek In 2012

Ranked by leisure attributes (the number of restaurants, bars, libraries, museums, professional sports teams, and park acres by population); educational attributes (public school performance, the number of colleges, and graduate degree holders), economic factors (2011 income and June and July 2012 unemployment), crime and air quality, Businessweek.com has named... Read More »

Designs For 84 Condos At The Corner Of Potrero And Mariposa

Designs For 84 Condos At The Corner Of Potrero And Mariposa

The four-story live/work building on the northwest corner of Potrero Avenue and Mariposa Street was demolished in 2005 and the lot at 480 Potrero has sat undeveloped since. Plans for an assisted living senior center to rise on the site have been ditched. Now making its way through planning,... Read More »

A Potential 750 Beds For CCA Students At The Base Of Potrero Hill

A Potential 750 Beds For CCA Students At The Base Of Potrero Hill

A proposed addendum to the recently adopted Eastern Neighborhoods Plan would create an “Art & Design Educational Special Use District” (SUD) specific to five lots at the base of Potrero Hill in the Showplace Square Design District, allowing for the development of up to 750 beds of housing within... Read More »

New U.S. Home Sales Slip In August But Remain Up 27.7% YOY

New U.S. Home Sales Slip In August But Remain Up 27.7% YOY

The seasonally adjusted annual pace of new single-family home sales in the U.S. slipped to 373,000 in August, down 0.3 percent from a revised rate of 374,000 in July, but remain up 27.7 percent versus the 292,000 pace recorded in August of last year. Annual new home sales in... Read More »

The Height Of The Heights And An Unnamed Real Estate Tycoon

The Height Of The Heights And An Unnamed Real Estate Tycoon

Custom built for former San Francisco Mayor Elmer E. Robinson in 1953, the Mid-Century home at 100 Palo Alto Avenue hit the market in March 2008 listed for $4,000,000 and closed escrow that April with a recorded contract price of $5,625,000. Returned to the market listed for $6,400,000 in... Read More »

Supported By Neighbors But Opposed By Planning In Pacific Heights

Supported By Neighbors But Opposed By Planning In Pacific Heights

The 6,249 square foot brick home at 2300 Vallejo Street was built in 1899. In 1956, a 1,384 square foot two-story duplex was built in 2300 Vallejo’s backyard. And in 1996, a substandard lot variance was granted and the two-story building at 2833-2835 Fillmore Street came to rest on... Read More »