Dorms For Developers In San Francisco?

Dorms For Developers In San Francisco?

While it was originally reported that Build Inc. was planning to build around 120 rental units on the half-acre SoMa parking lot which fronts 12th, Norfolk and Harrison Streets, plans for the construction of three six-story buildings with 235 group housing suites and up to 470 individual beds, common... Read More »

More Height And Housing In The Mission And Planning’s Thoughts

More Height And Housing In The Mission And Planning’s Thoughts

Purchased for $1,300,000 three months ago, plans to demolish the auto repair shop at 1900 Mission Street on the corner of 15th and construct a six-story building with nine dwelling units, eight parking spaces, 650 square feet of ground floor retail and 1,670 feet of office space on the... Read More »

The Designs For Apple’s Proposed Union Square Store Plaza

The Designs For Apple’s Proposed Union Square Store Plaza

As part of the design for Apple’s proposed flagship store on Union Square, the Grand Hyatt Hotel Plaza between the existing Levi’s Store and Grand Hyatt Hotel will be reconfigured. In addition to moving Ruth Asawa’s San Francisco Fountain a little to the north and a foot closer to... Read More »

High Speed Rail Ruling Threatens Transbay Terminal Plan As Well

Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael Kenny has ruled that California’s High Speed Rail Authority cannot access the $9 billion in bonds that voters had approved for the HSR project back in 2008. While the ruling doesn’t kill HSR in California outright, it does drive a significant stake, or sharp... Read More »

Seeing Red And Green At 285 San Anselmo Avenue

Seeing Red And Green At 285 San Anselmo Avenue

Sitting on a near half-acre lot, the 6,700 square foot St. Francis Wood home at 285 San Anselmo Avenue was originally designed by Samuel Lightner Hyman and Abraham Appleton. The interior, however, has since undergone a contemporary remodeling, including a modern high-end kitchen finished with white Zodiaq quartz counters... Read More »

Former Giants Party Pad Facing Strike Three

Former Giants Party Pad Facing Strike Three

The one-time Marina party pad of former San Francisco Giants’ pitchers Brian Wilson and Barry Zito, 3157 Baker Street was on the market in 2008 for $5,000,000 before being relisted for $3,695,000 in 2010 as the “former residence to celebrity chef, CEOs, professional athletes” and then offered for... Read More »

San Francisco House And Condo Values Tick Up But Slow Their Roll

San Francisco House And Condo Values Tick Up But Slow Their Roll

While the pace continues to slow from the record setting gains recorded in April and May, single-family home and condo values in San Francisco continued to tick up in September. According to the latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, single-family home values in the San Francisco MSA rose 0.8% from... Read More »

Moving Fast In San Francisco, But Even Faster In San Jose

Just over 43 percent of the homes listed for sale in San Francisco metropolitan area were in contract within two weeks of their listing date last month, up from 41 percent in September but down from 46 percent in October 2012. Listings in San Jose have been moving even... Read More »

The Final Map For 115 Miles Of Green Connections To Crisscross SF

The Final Map For 115 Miles Of Green Connections To Crisscross SF

The final map for 115 miles of walking and biking paths to crisscross San Francisco will be officially unveiled next week on December 4, along with the conceptual plans for the first six “Green Connections” in the Bayview, Chinatown, Potrero Hill, Tenderloin, Visitacion Valley, and Western Addition neighborhoods. As... Read More »

Bay Area Commercial Boom: San Francisco Second To Santa Clara

Spending on commercial real estate construction activity around the Bay Area this year is expected to top the record $6 billion mark set in 2000 and could reach as high as $6.7 billion by the end of 2013. The Bay Area County with the most commercial construction activity is... Read More »

The Soul Of San Francisco And The Backlash By The Bay

“As the center of the technology industry has moved north from Silicon Valley to San Francisco and the largess from tech companies has flowed into the city — Twitter’s stock offering unleashed an estimated 1,600 new millionaires — income disparities have widened sharply, housing prices have soared and orange... Read More »

Catching Fire On Mission Street At $2,550 Per Square Foot

Catching Fire On Mission Street At $2,550 Per Square Foot

As we noted when the 1,664 square foot condo on the 48th floor of San Francisco’s Millennium Tower hit the market in February asking $4,500,000, the Millennium Tower wasn’t built with any fireplaces in place, but that didn’t stop the buyer of 301 Mission Street #48B from adding one.... Read More »

Clearing The Way For San Francisco’s First Micro-Unit Building

Clearing The Way For San Francisco’s First Micro-Unit Building

Unless an appeal is filed within the next few hours, the permit to demolish the one-story building on the southwest corner of Mission and Ninth will be issued, clearing the way for San Francisco’s first micro-unit building to rise and be ready for occupancy in 2015. Originally proposed as... Read More »

San Francisco Unemployment Drops But Employment Drops As Well

The unemployment rate in San Francisco ticked down to 5.3 percent in October, the second lowest level since the 5.2 percent rate in June of 2008 when 434,000 people out of a labor force of 457,800 were employed in the city. The drop in San Francisco’s October unemployment rate,... Read More »

Presidio Trust Punts On Mid-Crissy Plans But Remains Enthusiastic

Presidio Trust Punts On Mid-Crissy Plans But Remains Enthusiastic

Reaffirming its “strong commitment to accomplishing an outcome in the Mid-Crissy area that will protect the park and bring long-term benefit to the Presidio and its visitors,” the Presidio Trust Board of Directors has exercised its option of “not necessarily selecting any team” to redevelop the former Commissary and... Read More »