UCSF Seeking Developers For Their Prime 10-Acre San Francisco Site

UCSF Seeking Developers For Their Prime 10-Acre San Francisco Site

UCSF’s Chancellor’s Executive Cabinet has approved the issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) to redevelop UCSF’s 10-acre Laurel Heights campus at 3333 California Street, seeking to realize “the highest and best use of the site maximize the value of the property.” UCSF will be exploring options for... Read More »

Is NoPa Being Wrongly Targeted With Reduced Parking/Traffic Lanes?

Is NoPa Being Wrongly Targeted With Reduced Parking/Traffic Lanes?

Last night “Citizen NoPa” papered parked cars on the streets of NoPa in an attempt to rally new opposition to the proposed redesign of Masonic Avenue and loss of 167 on-street parking spaces, a redesign which was approved by the SFMTA last year and shouldn’t be catching any plugged-in people by surprise. The flyer leads Read More »

Apple Rumor Busted But In Part Confirmed As Well

Apple Rumor Busted But In Part Confirmed As Well

Perhaps it’s a case of plans having since changed, Colliers playing coy, or simply wishful thinking that’s not to be, but the rumor of Apple filling the vacated Diesel space seems to have been busted by the Biscuit. That being said, Colliers’ comment that “Apple was not interested in the space, as it was too Read More »

What’s The Right Way To Rat Out A Neighbor And Report Illegal Work?

In our inbox this morning: I have very good sources that tell me my neighbor, a landlord, is in the initial stages of trying to build an illegal apartment in the SFH next door. It will be camouflaged by a permitted “renovation” to this SFH. The last thing we want is non-permitted gas lines, shoddy Read More »

New Condos At 400 Grove Street Up For Approval And Not Unopposed

New Condos At 400 Grove Street Up For Approval And Not Unopposed

On the agenda for San Francisco’s Planning Commission this week, the approval of 34 new condos and a cafe to be built at 400 Grove Street at the corner of Gough, also known as Central Freeway Parcel H, currently a Hayes Valley parking lot. The full scoop, design and opposition, click any of the renderings Read More »

72 Townsend Development Dusted Off And Set To Start Construction

72 Townsend Development Dusted Off And Set To Start Construction

In 2009 the proposed developer of 74 approved units at 64/72 Townsend filed for bankruptcy. And in 2011, the existing office space at 72 Townsend was leased to Federated Media which was expected to delay any development by at least 5 years. The building permits to add seven stories and seventy-four units atop the existing Read More »

San Francisco Home And Condo Prices Gain As US Index Slips

San Francisco Home And Condo Prices Gain As US Index Slips

According to the November 2012 S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, single-family home prices in the San Francisco MSA rose 1.4% from October 2012 to November 2012 and are up 12.7% year-over-year but remain 33.0% below a May 2006 peak. For the broader 10-City composite (CSXR), home values fell 0.3% from October to November but are up Read More »

Apple Has Reportedly Set Their Sights On This Castro Street Site

Apple Has Reportedly Set Their Sights On This Castro Street Site

The word on the street is a 50% jump in rent was to blame for effectively chasing Diesel from their 400 Castro Street location at the corner of Market. And if a plugged-in tipster is correct, Apple has their sights set on the space with plans to develop the old Bank of America building into Read More »

ACT(ing) Out: 970 Market Street Site Hits The Market Sans An Arts Use

ACT(ing) Out: 970 Market Street Site Hits The Market Sans An Arts Use

Over the past two years, the Tenderloin Economic Development Project (TEDP) has been advocating to secure the three Mid-Market parcels between 966 and 974 Market Street for the development of an “arts & education facility with retail, restaurant and residential uses” with the American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) as a partner. Having been in negotiations with Read More »

A Clash Over Condo Conversions At City Hall

A Clash Over Condo Conversions At City Hall

At 1 PM today, San Francisco’s Land Use Committee which is chaired by Supervisor Wiener is scheduled to vote on whether or not to allow proposed Condo Conversion Lottery Bypass legislation to move forward to San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors for adoption. The proposed legislation which was introduced by Supervisors Wiener and Farrell last June Read More »

Giants Moving Forward With Massive “Mission Rock” Development

Giants Moving Forward With Massive “Mission Rock” Development

As we first reported last April with respect the San Francisco Giants’ plans to develop San Francisco’s Seawall 337, also known as the Giants Parking Lot A: The four year old plans to develop San Francisco’s Seawall Lot 337/Pier 48 dubbed “Mission Rock” have officially been dusted off with the Giants and their surviving development Read More »

The Plan To Make Muni More Convenient, Reliable, And Attractive

The Plan To Make Muni More Convenient, Reliable, And Attractive

In an effort to make Muni “more convenient, reliable and attractive” by reducing transit travel times and improving customer experiences, service reliability, and efficiency, San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) launched San Francisco’s Transit Effectiveness Project (TEP), the first holistic review of San Francisco’s Muni network and service delivery since the 1970’s. Implementation of the Read More »

Before And After (And Two New Parking Spaces) In Presidio Heights

Before And After (And Two New Parking Spaces) In Presidio Heights

Listed as a six-bedroom home with “Fantastic Development Potential!” for $2,850,000 in October of 2010, the then 4,490 square foot Presidio Heights property at 130 Locust Street sold for $3,300,000 that December. Rebuilt over the past two years with David Armour as architect and Heather Hillard on interior design, 130 Locust Street has just returned Read More »

Add 291 Units To Potrero Hill’s Housing Pipeline

Add 291 Units To Potrero Hill’s Housing Pipeline

Related California, the Irvine based developer of The Paramount in San Francisco, has quietly filed a proposal to demolish the three one-story industrial buildings at 1601 Mariposa Street with plans to construct two buildings with 291 dwelling units over 5,300 square feet of commercial space and parking for 235 cars on the site across from Read More »

Concourse Hall Redevelopment Could Finally Kickoff In 2013

Concourse Hall Redevelopment Could Finally Kickoff In 2013

Plans for over 800 new housing units to be built at 801 Brannan (the current site of the Concourse Exhibition Hall) and One Henry Adams are up for approval by San Francisco’s Planning Commission this afternoon. As we first reported about the project back in 2010: The proposed development of 801 Brannan and One Henry Read More »