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More Density for 520-Foot-Tall Hub District Tower as Envisioned

More Density for 520-Foot-Tall Hub District Tower as Envisioned

The preliminary plans for a 520-foot-tall tower to rise on the Hub District parcel at 30 Van Ness Avenue have been newly refined. And while an additional story of office space has been added to the proposed development’s 120-foot-tall podium, which would include the partial retention of the existing... Read More »

New Life and Passage for a Market Street Plaza as Proposed

New Life and Passage for a Market Street Plaza as Proposed

While technically a 13,000-square-foot “plaza,” the area between the two downtown buildings at 555 and 575 Market Street was effectively privatized and turned into an elevated walkway and entrance to its two adjacent towers back in the 1990s when the Market Center complex was owned by Chevron. But as... Read More »

Nine-Story NoPa Development in the Works

Nine-Story NoPa Development in the Works

The façade of the F. Lofrano & Son auto body garage at 1355 Fulton Street is currently slated to be saved. But plans to level the bulk of the 14,000-square-foot building are in the works. And as envisioned and newly rendered by SIA Consulting below, a 72,000-square-foot development could... Read More »

Plans to Expand the Historic Mark Hopkins Hotel

Plans to Expand the Historic Mark Hopkins Hotel

Plans to expand the historic InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel atop Nob Hill at 999 California Street, which was sold to Leadwell Global Property for $206 million last year, are in the works. As envisioned, the single-story office addition to the south of the hotel’s landmark 19-story tower would be... Read More »

Frustration Mounts as Timing for New Transit Center Slips Again

Frustration Mounts as Timing for New Transit Center Slips Again

As we reported last month: While the 5.4-acre rooftop park atop San Francisco’s future Transbay/Salesforce Transit Center is on track to be fully planted, landscaped and construction complete in June, the timing to complete the $2.3 billion building below has slipped anew. Originally expected to be substantially complete at... Read More »

Coveted LEED Condo Listed Below its 2015 Price

Coveted LEED Condo Listed Below its 2015 Price

Listed as “a coveted 1-bedroom + den/office/dining at the ARTERRA, San Francisco’s premiere LEED-Silver luxury residential high rise” in August of 2015, the 851-square-foot unit #604 at 300 Berry Street was in contract within a week and sold for $1.02 million that September. With the owner now moving out... Read More »

The Most Expensive Home Sale in San Francisco so Far This Year

The Most Expensive Home Sale in San Francisco so Far This Year

While never officially listed for sale on the MLS, the nine-bedroom Presidio Heights mansion at 34 Maple Street, which was designed by Hermann Barth and built for Mary A. Huntington in 1910, quietly hit the market at the end of last year with a $25 million price tag. The... Read More »

Iconic Lombard Street IHouse in Play

Iconic Lombard Street IHouse in Play

The iconic A-frame at the corner of Lombard and Pierce was built for the International House of Pancakes (IHOP) back in 1968. And while it’s still open for business, the owners of the 3,600-square-foot restaurant and corner parking lot are now quietly looking for a new tenant, touting an... Read More »

Redevelopment of Macy’s Men’s Store Building Slated for Approval

Redevelopment of Macy’s Men’s Store Building Slated for Approval

In the works since the end of 2016, as we first reported at the time, plans to strip the concrete and travertine skin from the exterior of the Macy’s Men’s Store building at 120 Stockton Street and install a glass curtain wall facade are slated to be approved at... Read More »

San Francisco’s First Whole Foods 365 Slated for Approval

San Francisco’s First Whole Foods 365 Slated for Approval

In the works since 2016 and having survived a proposed formula retail ban, plans to convert the shuttered Lombardi Sports building at 1600 Jackson Street, at the corner of Polk, into San Francisco’s first Whole Foods Market 365 could approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission in three weeks time. As... Read More »