Governor Brown Signs Bill For Warriors Arena Development

Governor Brown Signs Bill For Warriors Arena Development

A watered down version of Phil Ting’s Assembly Bill 1273 which could help clear the way for the proposed Warriors Arena to be built upon San Francisco’s Pier 30-32 was signed into law by Governor Brown on Friday. The amended legislation will require the project to undergo CEQA review... Read More »

Planning To Fill The Geary Underpass And A Cranky Citizen’s Concerns

Planning To Fill The Geary Underpass And A Cranky Citizen’s Concerns

On the agenda for San Francisco’s Land Use and Economic Development Committee this afternoon, a hearing to begin planning the filling of the Geary underpass between Webster and Steiner Streets, the reunification of the Japantown and Western Addition communities, “and all other aesthetic, transportation, infrastructure, and community opportunities and... Read More »

Mortgage Rates Drop To Two Month Low

Mortgage Rates Drop To Two Month Low

As expected, the average rate for a conforming 30-year mortgage fell 18 basis points last week to 4.32 percent, its lowest level since July and 0.26 points below the two-year high of 4.58 percent recorded last month. The average 30-year fixed mortgage rate was 3.40 percent at this time... Read More »

The Revised Designs For 555 Fulton Street

The Revised Designs For 555 Fulton Street

While the plans for the Hayes Valley development with 139 residential units and a ground floor grocery store at 555 Fulton Street have been dusted off, as a number of plugged-in readers quickly noted, Ian Birchall and Associates is the new architect of record, having drafted a “distinct evolution”... Read More »

Modern Hayes Valley Development And Grocery Getting Ready To Go

Modern Hayes Valley Development And Grocery Getting Ready To Go

Approved for development in 2010, the permits to demolish nearly the entire Hayes Valley block bounded by Fulton, Octavia, Birch and Laguna and build a five-story mixed-use building at 555 Fulton Street are making their way through Planning with a revised design. The development will yield 139 new dwelling... Read More »

Plans For Four Stories Of Condos At Pennsylvania And 17th

Plans For Four Stories Of Condos At Pennsylvania And 17th

As proposed, the single-story Potrero Hill warehouse at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 17th Street will be razed and two residential buildings will be built upon the site. The building to be known as 1001 17th Street would be 4-stories and 48-feet tall with 26 condos and a... Read More »

Nearly Two Million For This Mission District “Fixer”

Nearly Two Million For This Mission District “Fixer”

As we first wrote about the 1870’s era Victorian on a 6,000 square foot lot at 837 South Van Ness Avenue last month, “while we do see the potential for a spectacular Mission District compound, calling it a “fixer” seems a bit gracious and it’s not a project for... Read More »

74 Condos Ready To Rise At 72 Townsend Street

74 Condos Ready To Rise At 72 Townsend Street

With the building permits to add seven stories and seventy-four condos atop the existing 31-foot warehouse at 72 Townsend Street quietly reinstated at the end of 2012, the project has been sold to KB Homes which plans to start work next month. The 74 new South Beach condos which... Read More »

San Francisco’s Top Tier Homes And Condos Within 6% Of Peak

San Francisco’s Top Tier Homes And Condos Within 6% Of Peak

While the pace of increases has continued to slow from the record setting gains recorded in April and May, single-family home and condo values in San Francisco continued to climb in July. According to the latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, single-family home values in the San Francisco MSA rose... Read More »

Tosca’s Return To Its Restaurant Roots

Tosca’s Return To Its Restaurant Roots

Gesualdo Francesconi, Ugo Pied and Fred Landi founded the Tosca Café at 242 Columbus Avenue back in 1919. A few weeks after they opened the bar, prohibition went into effect. Gesualdo’s mother was quickly drafted into service as the cook and the Tosca Cafe was transformed into a restaurant.... Read More »

Plans For Seven Stories Of Infill Along Folsom Near Sixth

Plans For Seven Stories Of Infill Along Folsom Near Sixth

Goldman Architects is quietly working on plans to demolish the single-story Arroyo Carlos & Sons auto repair shop at 980 Folsom Street and build a seven-story, mixed-use building in its place. As drafted, the new building would consist of 34 residential units over ground floor commercial space and a... Read More »

Request “To Preserve Noe Valley’s Character And Charm” Rejected

Request “To Preserve Noe Valley’s Character And Charm” Rejected

San Francisco’s Planning Commission has voted 7-0 to reject the requested Discretionary Review (DR) for the home to be built at 645 Duncan Street, approving the designs for the new 4,820 square foot Noe Valley home as proposed. And while we’ll have to consider it a rumor for now,... Read More »

A Classic San Francisco Georgian Returns A Little Less Gilded Inside

A Classic San Francisco Georgian Returns A Little Less Gilded Inside

Of the 119 newly listed homes for sale in San Francisco last week, the most expensive is 2090 Vallejo which has just been listed for $10,950,000, roughly seven million less than the $17,800,000 price at which the property had been listed in 2007 without a sale. Designed by Clarence... Read More »

SFMTA Reverses Course On Kirkland Yard Redevelopment

SFMTA Reverses Course On Kirkland Yard Redevelopment

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has operated the Kirkland Yard bus depot on Beach Street between Powell and Stockton for over sixty years. The 2.6 acre Fisherman’s Wharf adjacent parcel was once part of San Francisco Bay before it was filled in 1886 and was privately owned... Read More »

Potrero Hill Compound Takes A Million Off The Top

Potrero Hill Compound Takes A Million Off The Top

If it was the $5,995,000 price tag which was keeping you away from making an offer to buy the Potrero Hill compound on the corner of Mariposa and Utah, perhaps the one million dollar price cut will make you change your mind; now asking $4,995,000 for the 6,645 square... Read More »