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SF’s LGBTQ History Could Hinder Mid-Market Development

SF’s LGBTQ History Could Hinder Mid-Market Development

From the recently completed Citywide Historic Context Statement for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) History in San Francisco, which was funded by a grant from the City’s Historic Preservation Fund: “When the RedLight Abatement Act shut down the city’s brothels in 1914 and forced the sex trade... Read More »

Team Behind NYC’s Chelsea Market Slated to Redevelop SF’s Pier 29

Team Behind NYC’s Chelsea Market Slated to Redevelop SF’s Pier 29

The development team behind Chelsea Market in New York City, and Ponce City Market in Atlanta, submitted the highest rated proposal for the redevelopment of San Francisco’s Pier 29 and is slated to be awarded the exclusive negotiating rights for the Pier’s 20,000-square-foot Bulkhead Building which fronts the Embarcadero.... Read More »

Another Million Dollar Reduction for a Renovated Landmark Mansion

Another Million Dollar Reduction for a Renovated Landmark Mansion

On the market for $10.25 million in late 2013, the asking price for the landmark, but newly renovated, Pacific Heights Mansion at 1735 Franklin Street was reduced to $9.7 million in 2014 and then to $8.995 million last year. Known to some as the “Brandenstein” or “Bransten” house, the... Read More »

First Peek at the Transbay Transit Center’s New Skin

First Peek at the Transbay Transit Center’s New Skin

A plugged-in reader provides the first peek at the perforated aluminum skin being installed for San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center which is slated to open in 2017, assuming an emergency $260 million bailout loan keeps the construction crews employed this summer. Originally designed to be glass, the switch to... Read More »

Plans for the Ultimate San Francisco Penthouse

Plans for the Ultimate San Francisco Penthouse

While the 15,000-square-foot penthouse atop LUMINA’s 42-story Tower B is on the market for $49 million, the existence of which we first reported last year, there’s an even bigger and higher floor penthouse in the works in San Francisco. As currently envisioned and rendered above, the entire top floor... Read More »

New Timing for San Francisco’s Second Tallest Tower to Rise

New Timing for San Francisco’s Second Tallest Tower to Rise

With refined designs for a pair of towers and a six-story Urban Room to rise at First and Mission, the tallest of which will reach a height of 910 feet and become the second tallest building in San Francisco, behind the Salesforce/Transbay Tower which is rising to 1,070 feet... Read More »

Tenderloin Rising: 28 New Condos and Coffee Closer to Reality

Tenderloin Rising: 28 New Condos and Coffee Closer to Reality

The unit count has been reduced from 34 to 28, the proposed off-street parking spaces have been eliminated (except for 28 bikes), and the ground floor retail space is now envisioned as a 450 square foot coffee shop. And in three weeks time, the plans for a modern eight-story... Read More »

Governor Brown’s Oakland Hills Home Back on the Market for $2.6M

Governor Brown’s Oakland Hills Home Back on the Market for $2.6M

The Japanese inspired Oakland Hills home at 7257 Skyline Boulevard, which we featured in late 2006 when listed for $2,600,000, and Governor Jerry Brown purchased for $2,425,000 in 2007 having “found it online,” is back on the market and about to be listed for $2,595,000. Designed by Sallie Lang of... Read More »

Tesla Opening First San Francisco Showroom This Summer

Tesla Opening First San Francisco Showroom This Summer

When the Bentley and Lamborghini dealership at Van Ness and O’Farrell moved down the block and combined forces with British Motor Car earlier this year, we were inundated with questions of what was to become of the historic building at 999 Van Ness Avenue. As we replied to those... Read More »

Redevelopment of Mel’s Drive-In Abandoned

Redevelopment of Mel’s Drive-In Abandoned

While the proposed redevelopment of the Mel’s Drive-In on Geary Boulevard had yet to be approved, the required Environmental Review for the project, which would have resulted in at least 23 condos and a new retail space being built upon the site, was well underway. But last week, Mel’s... Read More »