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Expansion of San Francisco’s Ferry Terminal About to Get Underway

Expansion of San Francisco’s Ferry Terminal About to Get Underway

With Sinbad’s having been razed to make room for the San Francisco’s Ferry Terminal Expansion project, which includes the construction of two new berthing facilities (Gates F and G) and a new Bayside promenade with covered passenger queuing areas on the south side of the Ferry Building, the groundbreaking... Read More »

Former ‘Farm’ Parcel Rezoned, on the Market as a Development Site

Former ‘Farm’ Parcel Rezoned, on the Market as a Development Site

Having successfully petitioned to re-zone the southwestern spur of the former Mission District “Farm” buildings site from Open Space (OS) to Mixed-Use Residential (MUR), with the potential for building up to 55 feet in height, the three-parcel compound known as 1499 Potrero Avenue (which includes the five buildings at... Read More »

Sub-2015 Pricing in South Beach

Sub-2015 Pricing in South Beach

Purchased as new for $952,000, or roughly $1,213 per square foot, in November 2015, the 785-square-foot, one-bedroom condo #403 at 72 Townsend Street, a “one-of-a-kind luxury mid-rise” building in the heart of South Beach, returned to the market last month priced at $998,000, a sale at which would represent total... Read More »

Over Asking but a Real $550K Loss at the Infinity

Over Asking but a Real $550K Loss at the Infinity

Listed as an “Ultra Rare Super Sized Home at the Infinity” for $2.4 million in early 2015, the two-bedroom unit #5C at 301 Main Street sold for $2.3 million, or roughly $1,313 per square foot, that December. Returned to the market late last year, listed as a “Massive sized... Read More »

Privatization of Public Open Space in SoMa Approved

Privatization of Public Open Space in SoMa Approved

In the works for over two years, the custom-tailored ordinance to allow the owners of the 31-story Intercontinental Hotel at 888 Howard Street to privatize the two outdoor terraces on the 3rd and 5th floors of the hotel, which are currently privately-owned public open spaces (POPOS) and were required... Read More »

Battle over Mid-Market Building and Evictions Heats Back Up

Battle over Mid-Market Building and Evictions Heats Back Up

The ongoing battle between the remaining residential tenants of the seven-story Sterling Building at 1049 Market Street, which was illegally converted to “live-work” spaces over a decade ago, back when Mid-Market was a lot less desirable, and the building’s owners, who have been trying to evict the rent-controlled and... Read More »

Neighbors Challenge Elbo Room Redevelopment

Neighbors Challenge Elbo Room Redevelopment

With the proposed redevelopment of the Elbo Room – which now calls adding three new stories atop the existing two-story building at 645-647 Valencia Street, converting its ground floor into a 600-square-foot retail space and 4-car garage, and constructing seven apartments above – having been granted a streamlined environmental... Read More »

Plans to Transform the Former Volvo Shop on 16th

Plans to Transform the Former Volvo Shop on 16th

Purchased by Steel Arc Properties (a.k.a. the Martin Building Company) for $4.6 million last year, plans to add two modern stories and twelve apartments atop the former Volvo Centrum shop at 3512 16th Street have been drafted by BAR Architects. In addition to the twelve new residential units, the... Read More »

Proposal to Double the Size of Lyft’s Old HQ and Add Townhomes

Proposal to Double the Size of Lyft’s Old HQ and Add Townhomes

Plans to double the size of the 68,500-square-foot Mission District office building at 2300 Harrison Street, which was leased to Lyft before their move to China Basin, are in the works. As proposed, a five-story addition would rise over the building’s current parking lot to the south. In addition... Read More »

Plans for Building up along Broadway

Plans for Building up along Broadway

Plans to level the two-story office building on the southwest corner of Sansome and Broadway are in the works. And as proposed, a new six-story development would rise up to 65 feet in height across the 875 Sansome Street site, with six apartments atop three floors of office space... Read More »