The Creative Design(s) For Developing A Big Dogpatch Block

The Creative Design(s) For Developing A Big Dogpatch Block

With an agreement in place to develop the Dogpatch parcel upon which the San Francisco Opera stores its sets, Archstone and Build Inc. are proposing a creative design for the block, breaking the 350-unit development into five buildings designed by four architects. The five distinct buildings designed by Kava... Read More »

Seeking A Buyer’s Creative Input And Cash To Finish The Job Inside

Seeking A Buyer’s Creative Input And Cash To Finish The Job Inside

While the exterior of the Albert Farr designed Craftsman home at 2400 Vallejo has recently been resurfaced in White Cedar, the interior remodeling remains “ready and waiting for the new owner’s creative input and finishing touches.” As designed, the remodeled home would total 6,293 square feet of living space... Read More »

The Evolution Of Design For 325 Fremont Street And Rincon Hill

The Evolution Of Design For 325 Fremont Street And Rincon Hill

As we first reported last year, with 8 stories and 88-units at 333 Fremont Street rising next door, Crescent Heights quietly submitted plans for a twenty-five story tower with 119 dwelling units, 61 parking spaces and a 2,600 square foot roof deck to rise on the Rincon Hill parcel... Read More »

Moving Forward With Plans For 150 More Mid-Market Apartments

Moving Forward With Plans For 150 More Mid-Market Apartments

Having purchased the vacant Mid-Market parcel at 1125 Market Street for $7.8 million in December, MacFarlane Partners has submitted draft plans for a 12-story building with 150 apartments over 3,000 square feet of commercial space along Market Street. A garage for 16 cars would be accessed from Stevenson Street,... Read More »

Kaiser Permanente’s Mission Bay Parcel Purchase: Timing And Terms

Kaiser Permanente’s Mission Bay Parcel Purchase: Timing And Terms

Kaiser Permanente is paying $55.2 million for the parcel of land upon which they will be building their new Medical Services building at 1600 Owens Street in Mission Bay, having canceled their contentious plan to build a few blocks away at the base of Potrero Hill. The sale of... Read More »

San Francisco Home Values Gain At Near Record Pace

San Francisco Home Values Gain At Near Record Pace

On the heels of record setting gains in April, home and condo values in San Francisco continued to rise in May. According to the latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, single-family home prices in the San Francisco MSA rose 4.3% from April to May 2013. Up 24.5% year-over-year, the San... Read More »

San Francisco Rents Climb In Second Quarter, Cross $2K In Oakland

Having ticked up a few dollars from $2,741 in the fourth quarter of 2012 to $2,790 in the first quarter of 2013, the average apartment rent in San Francisco jumped 5.8 percent to $2,952 in the second quarter, up 8 percent year-over-year according to RealFacts. Over in Oakland, the... Read More »

Hines And Boston Balk At Having To Pay For Transbay Park Upkeep

Hines And Boston Balk At Having To Pay For Transbay Park Upkeep

Having paid the City $160 million less than they originally bid for the land upon which they are building the 1,050-foot Transbay Tower, Hines and Boston Properties are now balking at having to contribute around $450,000 a year for the maintenance of the adjacent 5-acre City Park they are... Read More »

Potential High-Rise Hat Trick On Folsom For Tishman Speyer

Potential High-Rise Hat Trick On Folsom For Tishman Speyer

Having just broken ground on the twin condo towers to rise at 201 Folsom Street (aka LUMINA) last month, yesterday Tishman Speyer closed escrow on the purchase of the parking lot at 100 Folsom Street and a couple of adjoining parcels across from the Infinity, a development site which... Read More »

Yahoo Circling Square’s Chronicle Building Space

With Square moving six blocks away to 1455 Market between Tenth and Eleventh in September, Yahoo is reportedly close to signing a lease for Square’s current digs in the Chronicle Building at Fifth and Mission. Read More »

Patio Cafe Ready For Reopening Following Decade Long Delay

Patio Cafe Ready For Reopening Following Decade Long Delay

Having operated on Castro Street since the 1960’s, the Patio Café was purchased by Les Natali in 1989. In 1992, the patio at the rear of the property was enclosed and a retractable roof was installed over the dining area (click floor plans to enlarge). In 1999, the Patio... Read More »

Condo Conversion Program Kicks-Off With A Lawsuit In The Works

Upheld by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors and signed into effect by Mayor Ed Lee, the first round of applications for expedited condominium conversion in San Francisco are being accepted as of today. As the program which is slated to suspend San Francisco’s annual condominium conversion lottery until at... Read More »

Transbay Transit Center Changes: More Than Skin Deep

Transbay Transit Center Changes: More Than Skin Deep

With San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center project running a projected $300 million over budget, proposed changes to the Transit Center’s design are more than skin deep. In addition to the Center’s new perforated aluminum skin which will employ a Penrose pattern and be coated in white epoxy flecked with... Read More »

A Waterfront Transportation Assessment And Plan For SF

A Waterfront Transportation Assessment And Plan For SF

Recognizing that “that comprehensive transportation planning should precede and inform the shaping of individual projects,” such as the Transbay Transit District developments which are underway, and the proposed developments upon Pier 30-32 for the Warriors, upon Seawall Lot 337 for the Giants’ Mission Rock project, and the major... Read More »

Victorians Gone Contemporary: Before And After On Sanchez

Victorians Gone Contemporary: Before And After On Sanchez

Purchased as an 820-square-foot fixer of a home without a garage for $725,000 in March of 2012, the Noe Valley Victorian at 1402 Sanchez has since been expanded to over 2,000 square feet and a two-car garage has been added below. The interior has gone the contemporary route. Complete... Read More »