The Refined Designs For A Prime Market And Castro Street Corner

The Refined Designs For A Prime Market And Castro Street Corner

As a condition of approval last year, the developers of the six-story building to rise at 376 Castro and Market Street agreed to work with the Planning Department to modernize and refine the building’s design, and refined the design has been (click images to enlarge). The Planning Deparment’s overview... Read More »

Four Seasons’ Homeowners Drop The Dreaded “B” Word

Four Seasons’ Homeowners Drop The Dreaded “B” Word

With San Francisco’s Planning Commission having cleared the way for Millennium Partners’ proposed 706 Mission Street condo tower and Mexican Museum to rise up to 510 feet, 40 feet fewer than originally proposed, a group of homeowners from the adjacent Four Seasons Residences are preparing a ballot measure in... Read More »

535 Mission Street Tower Rendered, Rising, And Ready In 2014

535 Mission Street Tower Rendered, Rising, And Ready In 2014

Having acquired the 535 Mission Street site for $71 million just a few months ago, Boston Properties quickly restarted construction on the HOK-designed office tower, the construction of which was suspended in October of 2008 when rents were headed the wrong way. The 27-story tower will rise 378 feet... Read More »

With Mansion On The Market For $21M, Minor Files For Bankruptcy

With Mansion On The Market For $21M, Minor Files For Bankruptcy

As we first reported last month, with $10,856,672.77 in state income tax past due, San Francisco’s Halsey Minor, the co-founder of CNet and current owner of the mansion above, once again topped the list of the Top 500 Delinquent Taxpayers in California. And as plugged-in people know, Mr. Minor... Read More »

Contemporary Cow Hollow Redevelopment And Design On Greenwich

Contemporary Cow Hollow Redevelopment And Design On Greenwich

Purchased for $1,635,000 in January of 2012 with two vacant units, an occupied in-law (which was leased for $500 per month), and one parking spot, the Cow Hollow building at 2827 Greenwich Street has just returned to the market having been redeveloped as a single-family home with a “guest... Read More »

Permits For Tishman’s 201 Folsom Street Towers Project Issued

Permits For Tishman’s 201 Folsom Street Towers Project Issued

As we first reported last month, while Tishman Speyer was still waiting for final sign-off on the permits to start construction on their 201 Folsom Street Project, according to a plugged-in source, the timing was imminent. Yesterday, building permits for the two towers, two 8-story midrises, and a podium... Read More »

Mayor On Proposed Union Square Apple Store Plan: iSpoke Too Soon?

Mayor On Proposed Union Square Apple Store Plan: iSpoke Too Soon?

Having admitted “we weren’t necessarily focused on that side” with respect to how the proposed Union Square Apple store would affect the existing Grand Hyatt Plaza and Ruth Asawa fountain on the site, Mayor Ed Lee has said he’ll now go visit the site in person to see whether... Read More »

We Can Rebuild Her: Better, Stronger, And Sold For Nine Million More

We Can Rebuild Her: Better, Stronger, And Sold For Nine Million More

As we first highlighted last month, the old Queen Anne at 2504 Jackson Street traded for $3,650,000 two years ago. Having since been taken down to the studs and rebuilt “piece by piece, system by system, from the foundation to the roof,” the now 7,260 square foot Pacific Heights... Read More »

SOMA Grand Homeowners Follow And File Suit

SOMA Grand homeowners at 1160 Mission Street have just filed suit against the building’s developer, builder and architects claiming “construction defects and building standard violations,” primarily stemming from common waterproofing issues. The defects were identified by forensic architects and consultants retained by the homeowners association through counsel, The Miller... Read More »

SFMOMA’s Snøhetta-Designed Expansion Has Broken Ground

SFMOMA’s Snøhetta-Designed Expansion Has Broken Ground

SFMOMA’s Snøhetta-designed 225,000-square-foot expansion officially broke ground this morning. Tomorrow, a free four-day public countdown celebration begins. And starting June 3, the museum will be under construction and closed for two and a half years. When SFMOMA reopens in early 2016, the museum’s gallery space will have more than... Read More »

Apple’s Union Square Store Design: Simply Incredible, Indeed

Apple’s Union Square Store Design: Simply Incredible, Indeed

As a number of readers quickly noted a couple of weeks ago, the preliminary designs for Apple’s proposed store on Union Square would kill the Grand Hyatt Plaza behind the existing Levi’s store and build an 80-foot long wall along Stockton Street. Ruth Asawa’s “San Francisco Fountain,” a fixture... Read More »

Full-Court Press Postpones Bay Commission’s Opposition To Arena Bill

Full-Court Press Postpones Bay Commission’s Opposition To Arena Bill

As proposed, Phil Ting’s Assembly Bill 1273 would revise the existing authorization to develop Pier 30-32 for use as a cruise ship terminal and authorize the Port to approve its development as a multipurpose venue (i.e., the proposed Warriors Arena) instead. The bill which has already been passed by... Read More »

Planning For A Permanent Mercado Plaza In The Mission

Planning For A Permanent Mercado Plaza In The Mission

Building on the success of the weekly Mission Community Market, plans for a permanent Mercado Plaza on Bartlett between 21st and 22nd streets are starting to take shape. The conceptual plan for the plaza is to create permanent pedestrian zones and a flexible urban space to accommodate the weekly... Read More »

San Francisco House And Condo Prices Soar In First Quarter

San Francisco House And Condo Prices Soar In First Quarter

San Francisco home and condo values jumped in the first quarter of 2013 according to the latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index. According to the Index, single-family home prices in the San Francisco MSA rose 3.9% from February to March 2013. Up 22.2% year-over-year, the San Francisco Index remains 29.5%... Read More »

Democratic Party Endorses No Wall On The Waterfront Ballot Measure

Democratic Party Endorses No Wall On The Waterfront Ballot Measure

San Francisco’s Democratic Party Central Committee has voted 15-4 to endorse the November “No Wall on the Waterfront” ballot measure which is designed to quash the 8 Washington Street development by overturning the partial upzoning of the site to 136 feet in height as was approved and upheld by... Read More »