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Massive Pier 70 Project Slated for Approvals

Massive Pier 70 Project Slated for Approvals

In the works for over a decade and now expected to take another 10 to 15 years to complete, the key approvals for the redevelopment of San Francisco’s 28-acre Pier 70 site, the height limits for which were increased by voters back in 2014, could be approved by San... Read More »

Infamous Castro Drug Den in Contract

Infamous Castro Drug Den in Contract

Purchased for $440,000 in 1995, the Castro District duplex at 517-519 Sanchez Street has been raided numerous times over the past seven years, resulting in the seizure of large quantities of crystal meth, heroin, ketamine, cocaine and cash. Two years ago the City of San Francisco sued the building’s... Read More »

Development Redesigned to Look Less Muddled and Add a Floor

Development Redesigned to Look Less Muddled and Add a Floor

As we foreshadowed, the proposed development to rise on the northwest corner of Folsom and Russ Street, upon the current Fondue Cowboy and Deli Board site, has been redesigned. Gone are the Art Deco and industrial flourishes which Planning had viewed as “muddled.” And in addition to adding a... Read More »

New Transbay District Market Opening Soon

New Transbay District Market Opening Soon

The shelves are stocked. And according to the owner, by way of a plugged-in tipster, the highly anticipated grocery to open in Lumina’s 9,500-square-foot market space at the corner of Folsom and (318) Main is expected to open next week. Once again, the new Woodlands Market will provide “organic,... Read More »

Falling Rents and Returns for a Signature Two-Bedroom with Views

Falling Rents and Returns for a Signature Two-Bedroom with Views

Purchased for $1,550,000 in early 2008, the 1,317-square-foot unit #23D at 301 Main Street, a “signature” two-bedroom unit with Bay Bridge and water views in the first tower of the Infinity, was offered for rent at $6,500 a month in June of 2013, an effective CAP Rate (ROA) of... Read More »

A Lack of Appreciation for the Largest Penthouse atop BLU

A Lack of Appreciation for the Largest Penthouse atop BLU

Purchased for $2.8 million back in February of 2011, the 2,623-square-foot “Penthouse D” atop BLU at 631 Folsom Street returned to the market in April of last year priced at $4.198 million, a sale at which would have represented total appreciation of 49.9 percent over the previous five years... Read More »

Historic Market Street Bar and Plans for Development in Play

Historic Market Street Bar and Plans for Development in Play

With plans to level the historic Lucky 13 bar and develop a new five-story building upon its 2140 Market Street parcel having been approved, and the demolition and building permits for the project in the works, the Market Street site and newly rendered plans are officially on the market... Read More »

Proposed Uptown Oakland Hotel and Apartments Closer to Reality

Proposed Uptown Oakland Hotel and Apartments Closer to Reality

The refined designs for a 159-unit hotel, 72 apartments and 16,000 square feet of ground floor retail space to rise up to six stories in height at 2401 Broadway, stretching from 24th to 25th Street along the former Auto Row in Uptown Oakland, will be presented to the city’s... Read More »

The Economics Dooming the Opera Plaza Cinemas and Its Ilk

The Economics Dooming the Opera Plaza Cinemas and Its Ilk

As we first reported last week, plans to shutter the Opera Plaza Cinema are in the works. And as proposed, the 6,381-square-foot space will be converted into “Retail Sales and Service” use. While a specific tenant has yet to be identified, as a plugged-in reader correctly surmised, a “Health... Read More »

SoMa Rising: Plans to Add 22 Apartments Right Here Progress

SoMa Rising: Plans to Add 22 Apartments Right Here Progress

As we first reported last year: A developer recently met with San Francisco’s Planning Department to discuss the potential for an eight-story building with up to 22 condos to rise behind the existing façade of the vacant two-story City Paints building at 1088 Howard Street and to convert the... Read More »