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The City Isn’t Digging the Plans for an Historic Art Deco Garage

The City Isn’t Digging the Plans for an Historic Art Deco Garage

The designs for a six-story hotel to rise behind the historic Art Deco façade of the Central SoMa garage at 224 Townsend Street have been drawn and proposed. But the City isn’t digging the plans. As designed by Stanton Architecture for Stonebridge Reality Advisors, which is in contract to... Read More »

Rebirth of Geneva Car Barn Building Ready to Roll

Rebirth of Geneva Car Barn Building Ready to Roll

Plans to rehabilitate and re-purpose the landmark and long-abandoned Geneva Car Barn buildings at Geneva and San Jose have been in the works since 2004. And with funding having been secured for Phase One of the two-phase project, a project which will eventually transform the former Powerhouse and Office... Read More »

Another Million Dollar Cut for G’s Infamous Infinity Penthouse

Another Million Dollar Cut for G’s Infamous Infinity Penthouse

As plugged-in people know, the infamous Gurbaksh Chahal (a.k.a. “G”) has been trying to unload his 3,355-square-foot penthouse unit #37B atop the Infinity at 301 Main Street for nearly a year and was originally asking an unlisted $12 million for the pad. Quietly listed for $8.8 million four months later,... Read More »

Warriors Arena Dubbed Chase Center and Now Too Big to Fail?

Warriors Arena Dubbed Chase Center and Now Too Big to Fail?

While the target opening date has been moved back to 2019 and a pair of lawsuits remain unresolved, the Golden State Warriors have sold the naming-rights for their proposed Mission Bay Arena to JPMorgan Chase which plans to dub the arena Chase Center. And while the pre-construction deal “should... Read More »

Plans to Expand Former Liquor Warehouse to Serve More Tech

Plans to Expand Former Liquor Warehouse to Serve More Tech

Recently renovated along with the adjoining three-story warehouse building which is currently home to Weebly, Sierra Maestra Properties has quietly drafted plans to add five new floors of office space atop the single-story portion of the building at 462 Bryant Street. As proposed, the existing 3,500 square-foot mezzanine within... Read More »

Less Great Expectations for an All Stars Site

Less Great Expectations for an All Stars Site

Plans for razing the All Stars Donuts shop at 5th and Harrison, along with the adjacent building which Fitmob occupies at 5th and Clara, have been submitted to San Francisco’s Planning Department for review, with a proposal for a nine-story building with 89 condos to rise upon the 365-399... Read More »

Art Deco Warehouse near Twitter on the Market with Plans

Art Deco Warehouse near Twitter on the Market with Plans

Plans to raze the Art Deco warehouse and body shop at 255-265 10th Street and build 50 residential units over parking for 50 cars and 1,000 square feet of new retail space upon the SoMa parcel which is zoned for development up to 55-feet in height were floated nine... Read More »

Massive Mid-Market/Tenderloin Development Closer to Reality

Massive Mid-Market/Tenderloin Development Closer to Reality

Shorenstein Residential’s proposal for a 304-unit building designed by Arquitectonica to rise up to 12-stories at Jones and Golden Gate Avenue, with a skinny twelve-story spur fronting Market Street, is closer to reality, with the 1066 Market Street plans having just received a Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration with respect... Read More »

Willie Mays Had a Hard Time Buying a House in San Francisco

Willie Mays Had a Hard Time Buying a House in San Francisco

Willie Mays, the legendary Giant, had a hard time buying a house in San Francisco. But it wasn’t for lack of funds. As recounted in San Francisco’s draft report intended to shed light on the development and evolution of the city’s African American communities and inform the future preservation... Read More »

One of the Smallest Houses in San Francisco Fetches $665K

One of the Smallest Houses in San Francisco Fetches $665K

The sale of the two-level cottage at 554 46th Avenue, which sits on 644-square-foot lot behind two other homes which had shared a Sutro Heights parcel that has since been subdivided, has closed escrow with a reported contract price of $665,000. Legally a single-family home following the parcel’s subdivision,... Read More »