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Google’s BIG Plans For A High-Tech Canopied Campus

Google’s BIG Plans For A High-Tech Canopied Campus

Google’s plans for a new high-tech Mountain View campus total over 3.4 million square feet, with a series of canopied structures rising across 60 acres on four North Bayshore sites (the 18-acre Landings; a 7.5 acre parcel on Huff Avenue; a 22-acre block at Charleston and Joaquin; and 12.5... Read More »

Millennial Buyers Rule The  Roost At Emeryville Development

Millennial Buyers Rule The Roost At Emeryville Development

It took eight years, including a two-year hiatus from 2009 to 2011 when the unsold units were lost to foreclosure, but the 424-unit Bridgewater complex in Emeryville, a complex which was originally developed as a rental property in 1988, is now officially “sold out.” A few numbers to note:... Read More »

Mega Condos Could Top Two San Francisco Towers, Set A Record

Mega Condos Could Top Two San Francisco Towers, Set A Record

Tishman Speyer is quietly exploring the possibility of merging up to twelve three-bedroom units atop the two towers rising at 201 Folsom Street (a.k.a. LUMINA). At the extreme, the eight three-bedroom units across the 41st and 42nd floors of LUMINA’s Tower B could be combined into one mega-duplex measuring... Read More »

400-Foot Tower Dubbed “Jasper,” Leasing This Spring

400-Foot Tower Dubbed “Jasper,” Leasing This Spring

The 400-foot tower rising at 45 Lansing has been dubbed “Jasper.” Originally intended to be developed as a 227-unit uberluxury condo building by Turnberry Associates, the project was redesigned by Crescent Heights, the developers of NEMA, to consist of 320 rental units, including nearly one hundred studios (up from 3... Read More »

A $10M Two-Bedroom And Nearly $3K Per Square Foot

A $10M Two-Bedroom And Nearly $3K Per Square Foot

A bastion of San Francisco’s power Democrats, and a fixture of Pacific Heights, the twelve-story “Alta Plaza Apartments” building at 2500 Steiner opened in 1927, with twelve full-floor co-op units overlooking the San Francisco Bay and adjacent Alta Plaza Park. And just below the Hambrechts’ pad on the sixth... Read More »

Scoop: Plans For Three Towers Up To 250-Feet On Flower Mart Site

Scoop: Plans For Three Towers Up To 250-Feet On Flower Mart Site

While Kilroy Realty has been tight-lipped with respect to their plans for the San Francisco Flower Mart parcel, at least beyond a new high-tech underground market for the mart, the firm has been quietly working on designs for a three-tower development to rise up to 250-feet in height on... Read More »

An Escalating Battle With Taggers, Transients, And Urban Blight

An Escalating Battle With Taggers, Transients, And Urban Blight

Engaged in a full-on battle with the taggers and transients who have claimed the shuttered McDonald’s at 600 Van Ness, an 8-foot chain-link fence is in the process of being cemented into place around the building, a fence which hasn’t been permitted nor approved. As we first reported when... Read More »

Downsized Plans (And No Condos) For Downtown Site

Downsized Plans (And No Condos) For Downtown Site

Plans to raze the three-story building on the northeast corner of Grant and Sutter (300 Grant) and construct a ten-story building, with 45 condos over two floors of retail and parking, were approved back in early 2008. Waylaid by the great recession, the development never materialized.  And now, new plans to... Read More »

A High-Tech Conversion Of Saint Joseph’s Church

A High-Tech Conversion Of Saint Joseph’s Church

Vacant since damaged by the Loma Prieta Earthquake in 1989, the plans to rehab the Saint Joseph’s Church, parish hall and rectory at 1401 Howard Street, and convert the church, so to speak, into an 18,000-square-foot office space with 1,300 square feet of retail and a 2,500-square-foot assembly hall... Read More »

Scoop: The “Copper House” Is Bernal’s First $3M Home

Scoop: The “Copper House” Is Bernal’s First $3M Home

As we wrote when we first reported the record breaking sale of 152 Elsie last week, “the quiet sale of another Bernal Heights home which was never officially on the market is poised to blow away the $2.3 million record.” And this afternoon, the sale of 171 Ripley was officially added... Read More »

Plans For Pac Heights Gas Station Site Might Surprise

Plans For Pac Heights Gas Station Site Might Surprise

Zoned for development up to 40 feet in height, and with rumblings of a project in the works, a number of readers have been wondering when the Shell station on the southwest corner of California and Steiner will be razed in order for condos to rise. And in fact,... Read More »

Game Changer: Polk Street “SRO” Going Upscale

Game Changer: Polk Street “SRO” Going Upscale

The renovation of the former New Pacific Hotel at Polk and Eddy, a 66-room residential hotel, or “SRO,” which previously served the indigent and otherwise homeless, is nearing completion. And the project is positioning to re-open as “San Francisco’s newest boutique hotel,” dubbed “EPIK.” According to Planning, however, a... Read More »

A Turning Point For The Trendyloin?

A Turning Point For The Trendyloin?

Having been on and off the market for over five years, the full-floor penthouse unit atop the Art Deco Hamilton building at 631 O’Farrell Street, in the heart of the “Trendyloin,” is in contract to be sold. Purchased for $2,500,000 in 2000 and listed for $4,500,000 in 2009, the 3,900-square-foot... Read More »

Million Dollar Price Cut For Record-Setting Noe Home

Million Dollar Price Cut For Record-Setting Noe Home

Purchased by a young tech couple for a record setting $7 million nine months ago, after which the couple quietly acquired the adjacent parcel to the west upon which they were planning to build an underground addition and private urban playground, the 6,000-square-foot home at 625 Duncan Street returned to the market... Read More »

Designs To Transform A Prominent Market Street Site

Designs To Transform A Prominent Market Street Site

While the plans for the parcels have yet to be submitted to the city, much less approved, the prominent corner building and parking lot at the intersection of Market Street and Duboce are in contract to be sold and designs for an ambitious residential development to rise across the... Read More »