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Flower Mart Redevelopment Foes Are Rallying

Flower Mart Redevelopment Foes Are Rallying

Former San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos and former San Francisco Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin will be joining a rally at the San Francisco Flower Mart this afternoon, organized by members of the market who are concerned that redevelopment plans for the Central SoMa site do not provide clear enough protections for the existing tenants. Read More »

Could It Be End Of Days For The Iconic EndUp Nightclub?

Could It Be End Of Days For The Iconic EndUp Nightclub?

With plans for the development of an eight-story building on the parcel across the street having already been submitted to Planning, the three-story building which has long been home to the EndUp at 6th and Harrison is now on the market for $5,200,000, including the parcel in red next door. While the listing for the 401 Read More »

Fort Mason’s Pier 2: Past, Present And Possible Future

Fort Mason’s Pier 2: Past, Present And Possible Future

The oldest structure at Fort Mason, Pier 2 was put into service in 1911 to support the construction of the western portion of the Panama Canal. During World War II, more than 1.5 million troops and 23.5 million tons of cargo shipped out to the Pacific from Fort Mason’s piers. Decommissioned in the 1960′s, Fort Read More »

Plans To Raze Prominent Rincon Hill 76 Station For Condos To Rise

Plans To Raze Prominent Rincon Hill 76 Station For Condos To Rise

It was only a matter of time, and now that time has come.  Plans to demolish the Union 76 Station on the northwest corner of First and Harrison have been filed.  And on the corner, a 185-unit residential building has been proposed to rise, adjacent to the 400-foot building under construction at 45 Lansing Street, Read More »

Another Quick Flip Enters The Linea Listing Fray

Another Quick Flip Enters The Linea Listing Fray

With the sales office for Linea still trying to move their last few condos, having recently lowered the price or closed escrow for less than asking on a unit or two, and the first attempted flip in the building still available after two months on the market, another quick flip in the building has just Read More »

Designs For Industrial Chic Development In Historic Dogpatch

Designs For Industrial Chic Development In Historic Dogpatch

The designs for a new development to rise in Dogpatch behind the former Police Station at 2300 3rd Street and adjacent to the former Fire Station at 909 Tennessee, a building which was purchased by a plugged-in reader a few year back, have been revised and refined. As proposed, the existing one-story Furniture Innovation warehouse Read More »

It Could Be Curtains For Julius’ Castle, Quite Literally

It Could Be Curtains For Julius’ Castle, Quite Literally

Having operated as a restaurant since 1922 but shuttered in 2007 amid allegations of landlord fraud and un-permitted renovations, San Francisco’s landmark Julius’ Castle at 302 Greenwich Street hit the market in 2010 listed for $4,950,000. Having failed to find a buyer and saddled with debt, the owner filed for bankruptcy in 2011.  And in Read More »

Modern Addition To Historic Polk Street Building Proposed To Rise

Modern Addition To Historic Polk Street Building Proposed To Rise

The northwest corner of Polk and Cedar could be in for a rather modern addition if a proposed building designed by Natoma Architects is approved to rise eight stories behind the existing facade on the site. As designed, the front quarter of the historic two-story building at 1033 Polk Street would be renovated and restored Read More »

Tenderloin Rising: Past, Present, And Future

Tenderloin Rising: Past, Present, And Future

Described by the San Francisco Call as “one of the most valuable corners in San Francisco’s downtown district” and “an indication of the confidence that outside capital has in the future of San Francisco business property as a safe investment,” the northwest corner of Mason and Turk was purchased by a “San Jose Capitalist” for “something Read More »

Quintessential San Francisco Mansion Facing Foreclosure

Quintessential San Francisco Mansion Facing Foreclosure

Purchased for $3,875,000 at the end of 2007, the 8,000-square-foot Victorian at 21 Buena Vista Avenue East (which features 22 remodeled rooms, 1,700 square feet of private gallery space, and a cellar for 3,000 bottles of wine) returned to the market last year listed for $6,500,000. Reduced to $5,900,000 and briefly marketed as a potential “Tech Incubator” Read More »

Plans To Raze Flax For More Housing To Rise Are Moving Ahead

Plans To Raze Flax For More Housing To Rise Are Moving Ahead

Plans to raze the iconic Flax Art & Design store at 1699 Market Street and construct a nine-story building with 160 units of housing, 123 parking spaces, and 4,500 square feet of commercial space along Market Street have taken two steps forward. An application to commence the environmental evaluation for the development has been submitted Read More »

The Renoir Hotel’s Storied History

The Renoir Hotel’s Storied History

A plugged-in reader and former employee of the Renoir Hotel provides a fantastic breakdown of the Mid-Market building’s storied history and transformation over time: The origins of the Renoir Hotel go actually back to the years 1900-1904 when famous San Francisco architect Albert Pissis designed and built the Callaghan Building – originally a six story Read More »

Historic Renoir Hotel Catches Fire Amid $30M Renovation

Historic Renoir Hotel Catches Fire Amid $30M Renovation

Built in 1909 and slated to re-open later this year as a hip four-star hotel, the historic Renoir Hotel building at 45 McAllister Street caught fire this afternoon and reached a four-alarm-level blaze before the fire was contained. Early reports of welding work having started the blaze haven’t changed, but the fire appears to have Read More »

The Most Expensive Home Sold In SF Last Month And End Of An Era

The Most Expensive Home Sold In SF Last Month And End Of An Era

Having been on and off the market for the past seven years and originally listed for $17,800,000, the Pacific Heights home at 2090 Vallejo Street has closed escrow with a reported contract price of $9,500,000, making it the most expensive home sale in San Francisco last month. Designed by Clarence Tantau for City of Paris Read More »

The Power Of Two’s At 74 New Montgomery

The Power Of Two’s At 74 New Montgomery

Purchased for $1,290,000 in 2009, unit #202 at 74 New Montgomery (“The Montgomery“) is back on the market and listed for $1,650,000. The 1,531 square foot unit features two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Another “two” that sticks out (and not only because it’s listed in ALL CAPS): there are two deeded parking spaces for the Read More »