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Big Plans For An Eleven-Story Building To Redefine Bryant Street

Big Plans For An Eleven-Story Building To Redefine Bryant Street

Residents in north-facing condos at the Palms – or fans of the Marina Auto Body shop – take note: plans to raze the shops at 565-585 Bryant Street, between 3rd and 4th, have been submitted to planning for review.  And in their place, an eleven-story building is proposed to rise. Due to the cap on Read More »

Big Plans For Flower Mart Site Confirmed, With A Twist

Big Plans For Flower Mart Site Confirmed, With A Twist

As we first reported last year, plans to raze 46,000 square feet of the 135,000 square foot Flower Mart and build a pair of office buildings rising up to 160 feet at the corner of Sixth and Brannan have been submitted to Planning. Kilroy Realty Corporation has since agreed to purchase all the outstanding shares of Read More »

McDonald’s Site Near AT&T Park Slated For 10-Story Hotel

McDonald’s Site Near AT&T Park Slated For 10-Story Hotel

The plans for the SoMa parcel upon which McDonald’s sits on the southeast corner of Third and Townsend near AT&T Park have been revealed: Stonebridge Companies, a Colorado-based hotel development and management company, plans to build a 10-story, 225-room hotel on the 701 Third Street site which is zoned for development up to 105-feet in height. In terms Read More »

Auspicious Plans, But Were The Occupiers On To Something?

Auspicious Plans, But Were The Occupiers On To Something?

The Chinese American International School will soon begin renovating the two vacant buildings at 888 Turk and 930 Gough to create an auspiciously numbered “888 Campus” for their middle school students, assuming the school’s plans are approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission in two week. Owned by the Archdiocese of San Francisco, the proposed renovation Read More »

Inside The Cathedral Building’s Penthouse And Hidden Lair

Inside The Cathedral Building’s Penthouse And Hidden Lair

As we first wrote about Oakland’s Cathedral Building at 1615 Broadway when it went condo in early 2008: It’s across the bay, but we do love the building. Built in 1913 and designed by Benjamin Geer McDougall, the 14-story Oakland Federal Building is a shining example of the Gothic Revival movement. Renamed the Cathedral Building Read More »

Alexandria Theater Sold, Redevelopment Plans Ramping Up

Alexandria Theater Sold, Redevelopment Plans Ramping Up

The dilapidated Alexandria Theater at 5400 Geary Boulevard which was approved for redevelopment over a year ago has been sold.  And according to Jessica Zhao, a representative for the new ownership group, the buyers are focused on getting the residential component of the development underway. As plugged-in people know, the approved plans for the project called Read More »

Designer Mint Plaza Penthouse On The Market For $4.5M

Designer Mint Plaza Penthouse On The Market For $4.5M

The 3,221 square foot penthouse atop the Silver Building, which fronts Mint Plaza at 424 Jessie Street, has hit the market listed for $4,500,000. The high-end kitchen is outfitted with Anigre wood cabinets, granite counter tops, and a cast glass eating counter which is mounted to a cast-in-place concrete kitchen island which includes a second sink. Read More »

Weekend At Bernice, Part 2

Weekend At Bernice, Part 2

The industrial building on the southeast corner of Bernice and 12th Street which sits behind the Eagle was legally converted into three “live/work lofts for artists” back in 2002. Listed for $3,595,000 in early 2012, the 6,200 square foot unit in the building known as 9 Bernice sold for $3,050,000 that November. Today, the unit known as Read More »

Google Expands San Francisco Footprint By Over Fifty Percent

Google Expands San Francisco Footprint By Over Fifty Percent

With an estimated 2,500 employees in the city, behind Salesforce with an estimated 4,000 and ahead of Twitter with an estimated 1,500, Google is the second largest tech employer in San Francisco. And while rumors of Google’s move to secure either the Transbay Tower (now Salesforce Tower) or Salesforce’s Mission Bay parcels (the heart of Read More »

Legislation To Block Pinterest Move Advances To Board

Legislation To Block Pinterest Move Advances To Board

Despite an offer by the owners of the San Francisco Design Center to cover up to $3 million in relocation costs for tenants which would be displaced by the conversion of the Center to general office use and leasing of much of the building to Pinterest, and Pinterest’s offer to pay displaced tenants’ first and Read More »

Port’s Plan For Pier 29: Themed Retail/Restaurant Marketplace

Port’s Plan For Pier 29: Themed Retail/Restaurant Marketplace

With San Francisco no longer in the running to host the 35th America’s Cup, the Port is preparing to issue a request for proposals to redevelop San Francisco’s Pier 29.  The Port’s vision for the pier: “A San Francisco Bay Area themed marketplace that brings together a collection of successful San Francisco retailers/restaurateurs.” One possibility Read More »

Mid-Market Fireworks: Rendering Flash And Rocketing Rents

Mid-Market Fireworks: Rendering Flash And Rocketing Rents

Shorenstein is pushing forward with the development of 1066 Market Street, a proposed 300-unit building designed by Arquitectonica to rise a narrow twelve stories along Market Street with the bulk of the building a floor or two higher along Jones and Golden Gate Avenue (as rendered above). The proposed development includes parking for roughly 100 Read More »

Oakland A’s Lease Extended To 2024 Amid Threat Of Move

Oakland A’s Lease Extended To 2024 Amid Threat Of Move

The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority has approved a ten-year lease extension for the Oakland Athletics which should keep the A’s playing at the Coliseum until 2024 or within Oakland if the team does make a move. The deal, which still needs to be approved by the Oakland City Council and Alameda County supervisors, will allow the A’s Read More »

Legislation To Block Pinterest’s Move And Design Center Conversion

Legislation To Block Pinterest’s Move And Design Center Conversion

Supervisor Cohen has formally introduced legislation which could effectively block the conversion of the San Francisco Design Center at 2 Henry Adams Street from showrooms into tech space for at least 18 months. The Design Center is currently zoned for Production, Distribution & Repair (PDR), a zoning which disallows general office use.  And a key Read More »

First Flip At Linea Seeks $1,300 Per Square Foot, Quick $200K Gain

First Flip At Linea Seeks $1,300 Per Square Foot, Quick $200K Gain

With the sales office still working to close out the last few units for sale at Linea on Market Street (a.k.a. 8 Buchanan), the buyer of a two-bedroom unit who closed escrow two months ago is looking to flip the condo for almost $200,000 more today. Purchased at the end of April for $1,199,500 or Read More »