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Historic Market Street Bar Redevelopment Granted Key Exemption

Historic Market Street Bar Redevelopment Granted Key Exemption

The plans to level the historic Lucky 13 bar and construct a five-story condo building upon its 2140 Market Street parcel have just been granted an exemption from having to complete an extensive environmental review. As such, if the proposed development either avoids or survives a potential Discretionary Review... Read More »

Iconic Flintstone House in Contract, Will It Survive or Get Crushed?

Iconic Flintstone House in Contract, Will It Survive or Get Crushed?

Having hit the market listed for $4.2 million back in 2015, “priced for somebody who really wanted the quirky 2,730-square-foot home rather than a developer or individual looking for a nearly 2-acre lot upon which to build a much larger Hillsborough house,” the asking price for the iconic ‘Flintstone... Read More »

In the Black or Red at Blu?

In the Black or Red at Blu?

Purchased as new for $763,500 or roughly $621 per square foot in August 2009, the two-bedroom unit #7D at 631 Folsom Street (a.k.a. BLU) hit the market in September 2015 and resold for $1,458,000 ($1,185 per square foot) that October, representing total appreciation of 91 percent, or 11 percent... Read More »

Plans for a Tower to Rise over This Historic Building

Plans for a Tower to Rise over This Historic Building

Ellis Partners is abandoning the previously approved plans for a 20-story tower to rise at 1100 Broadway in Downtown Oakland. And instead, they’re proposing to develop an 18-story building, the top eight floors of which would be cantilevered over the historic Key System Building on the site. As designed... Read More »

A Clinical Addition, Micro Units and Potential Setback on Polk

A Clinical Addition, Micro Units and Potential Setback on Polk

North East Medical Services (NEMS), a non-profit community health center, is planning to build a new medical clinic at 650 Polk Street by adding four new stories atop the existing garage currently occupied by Audiologix and adjacent to Brenda’s French Soul Food. The proposed project would rise to a... Read More »

Iconic North Beach Sausage Factory on the Market

Iconic North Beach Sausage Factory on the Market

Built in 1948, the shuttered Buon Gusto Sausage Factory at 535 Green Street was once the largest sausage and salami producing facility in the west. The 8,600-square-foot building, which is in need of work and includes a 4,000-square-foot basement, sits on an 11,000-square-foot lot in the middle of North... Read More »

How to Play Planning and Mint a Few Million Bucks

How to Play Planning and Mint a Few Million Bucks

Purchased as two adjacent but completely separate units in the Royal Towers building at 1750 Taylor Street for a combined $4.6 million back in January of 2014, an application to legally merge the one-bedroom unit #804 and the two-bedroom unit #805 was soon filed with the city, citing a... Read More »

A Noe Valley Landmark Resells for $225K Less

A Noe Valley Landmark Resells for $225K Less

Purchased by a tech entrepreneur for $5.55 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, the converted Noe Valley Firehouse No. 44 at 3816 22nd Street returned to the market in October 2015 priced at $6.898 million. Withdrawn from the MLS at the end of 2015 without a reported sale,... Read More »

Year-Old Lumina Condos Now Listed at a Loss

Year-Old Lumina Condos Now Listed at a Loss

Purchased for $1,375,000 or roughly $1,610 per square foot in March of last year, the one-bedroom Lumina condo #D20H at 338 Main Street returned to the market listed for $1,499,000 two months ago, a sale at which would have represented apples-to-apples appreciation of 9.0 percent over the past year.... Read More »

The Impact of a Transformative Market Street Project and New Park

The Impact of a Transformative Market Street Project and New Park

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the proposed 584-unit development to rise up to ten stories in height across the Market Street parcels upon which the Civic Center Hotel (1601 Market), Local 38 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Hall (1621 Market), and two-story Lesser Brothers Building (1629‐1637 Market) currently... Read More »