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 a garage for four cars and 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 At The Corner Of Potrero And 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 San Francisco America’s Best City in 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, a proposed six-story building of 89,600 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 the area bounded by 7th, 8th, 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 the U.S. have averaged 667,000 since 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 2010, after 341 days on the 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 its own 788 square foot lot. Read More »

San Francisco Home Prices Gain In July, Condos Up 8.1 Percent YOY

San Francisco Home Prices Gain In July, Condos Up 8.1 Percent YOY

According to the July 2012 S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, single-family home prices in the San Francisco MSA increased 1.9% from June 2012 to July 2012, up 4.8% year-over-year but 35.1% below their May 2006 peak. For the broader 10-City composite (CSXR), home values increased 1.5% from June to July, up 0.7% year-over-year, down 30.5% from Read More »

A Big Vote For Micro-Units In San Francisco

A Big Vote For Micro-Units In San Francisco

As we first reported this past March: Per San Francisco Building Code Section 1208.4, the smallest legal dwelling unit in San Francisco must have living room of at least 220 square feet (20.4 m2) in addition to a separate closet and bathroom. As proposed and sponsored by Supervisor Wiener, Section 1208.4 would be re-written to Read More »

Building Upon A Bungalow’s Arts & Crafts Bones

Building Upon A Bungalow’s Arts & Crafts Bones

Built as a one story Arts & Crafts bungalow with two bedrooms in 1916, and purchased for $362,000 in 1993, in 1999 the owners of 4031 21st Street hired an architect and artist to renovate and expand the home to three-stories with four bedrooms. Recycled goods and hardware starred in the expansion: A number of Read More »

Now Noe But Otherwise Apples-To-Apples And Up 7 Percent On Ames

Now Noe But Otherwise Apples-To-Apples And Up 7 Percent On Ames

As we reported in July: Having hit the market in early 2010 as new construction listed for $1,495,000, the list price for 155 Ames was reduced to $1,395,000 that June and it sold for $1,360,000 that July. With three-bedrooms and two and one-half baths across four levels and 2,190 “ultra modern” square feet, the LEED Read More »

Transbay Tower Tweaks, Cuts And Timing

Transbay Tower Tweaks, Cuts And Timing

Shrunken 130 feet earlier this year, the revised design for the proposed 1,070 foot Transbay Tower has added “a deep vertical slit…up each side of the crown, backed by perforated metal that will be lit at night for a sculptural effect.” Having gone missing, the funicular from the street to the 5.4-acre City Park Read More »