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SF Warehouse under Investigation for Conversion into Illegal Housing

SF Warehouse under Investigation for Conversion into Illegal Housing

With the tragic Ghost Ship fire leading to heightened concerns about the underground conversion of industrial buildings into un-permitted dwelling units, a formal complaint has been filed with the city alleging that the 14,000-square-foot warehouse at 1660 Jerrold Avenue, adjacent to Flora Grubb Gardens in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood,... Read More »

West SoMa Building on the Market Touting Hope for a High-Rise

West SoMa Building on the Market Touting Hope for a High-Rise

Built in 1942, the former Leemah Electronics building at 1301 Folsom Street, on the southeast corner of Ninth, traded hands for $8.5 million in early 2014. And earlier this year, plans to completely renovate and convert the 36,000-square-foot structure into a LEED Platinum, Net-Zero Energy office building, at an... Read More »

Elbo Room Redevelopment Granted Streamlined Review

Elbo Room Redevelopment Granted Streamlined Review

While the owners of the two-story building at 645 Valencia Street have abandoned their original plans to raze the corner building which is currently leased to the Elbo Room, new plans to add three stories atop the existing structure and convert the top four floors into seven units of... Read More »

Apples-To-Apples for a Rare Downtown Patio Condo since 2013

Apples-To-Apples for a Rare Downtown Patio Condo since 2013

Purchased for $1.2 million in mid-2013, the rare two-bedroom patio residence #2F at 631 Folsom Street (a.k.a. BLU) returned to the market priced at $1.45 million this past April, a sale at which would have represented total appreciation of 20 percent over three years – or roughly 7 percent... Read More »

Plans for West Oakland People’s Market Advance

Plans for West Oakland People’s Market Advance

Having secured the West Oakland site for a new full-service food market and social hall back in March, People’s Community Market has now filed their formal application to raze the existing 5,300 square foot building at 3103 Myrtle Street and construct a new 14,174-square-foot grocery fronting San Pablo Avenue,... Read More »

Five More Transbay Transit Center Lawsuits in the Works

Five More Transbay Transit Center Lawsuits in the Works

While the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA), which is in charge of San Francisco’s new Transbay Transit Center, has already been named as a defendant in two lawsuits related to the sinking of the adjacent Millennium Tower, lawsuits which could further delay the delivery of train service to the... Read More »

Contemporary Dogpatch Redevelopment Closer to Reality

Contemporary Dogpatch Redevelopment Closer to Reality

The proposed redevelopment of the two-story Watermark Press Building’s parcel at 950 Tennessee Street could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission in two weeks time. As designed and newly refined by Handel Architects, the proposed development to rise up to four stories across the Dogpatch site features two distinct... Read More »

Plans for a New Union Square Hotel Revealed

Plans for a New Union Square Hotel Revealed

The formal application for authorization to convert the vacant Spring Valley Water Company Building at 425 Mason Street, which was originally designed by Willis Polk and built in 1922, from an office building into a 77-room AC Hotel by Marriott has been submitted to the City. Purchased for $6... Read More »

Contemporary Pac Heights Condo Reduced to Mid-2015 Price

Contemporary Pac Heights Condo Reduced to Mid-2015 Price

Having sold as new for $699,000 in June of 2012, the one-bedroom Pacific Heights condo #203 at 1840 Washington Street, a steel-framed building “with luxury finishes and timeless modern design,” returned to market listed for $949,000 this past September, a sale at which would have represented total appreciation of 35... Read More »

Still Not Cheap but 7.4 Percent Cheaper Than Five Months Ago

Still Not Cheap but 7.4 Percent Cheaper Than Five Months Ago

Listed for $998,708 in June, with the sales office having been open for three months and prices adjusted accordingly, the price for the two-bedroom unit #413 at 388 Fulton Street was reduced to $968,000 in July as a wave of price cuts quietly rolled across the unsold inventory of... Read More »