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Infamous Mitchell Brothers O’Farrell Theatre on the Market

Infamous Mitchell Brothers O’Farrell Theatre on the Market

Having opened as an X-rated theater and porn studio in 1969 and subsequently transitioned into the infamous “close-contact” strip club, with multiple themed rooms and live shows, it remains today, the former Pontiac dealership turned Mitchell Brothers O’Farrell Theatre at 895 O’Farrell Street is now quietly for sale without... Read More »

Remarkable Two-Bedroom Remains Listed Below its 2014 Price

Remarkable Two-Bedroom Remains Listed Below its 2014 Price

Priced at $2.345 million in early 2014, the “remarkable” two-bedroom, two-bath unit #29A with a 200-square-foot terrace near the top of the Infinity tower at 301 Main Street sold for $2.1 million, or roughly $1,556 per square foot, that November, four months after the plans for a twisty 400-foot... Read More »

Sub-2015 Priced ‘Ultra-Premium’ Condo in the Mission Reduced

Sub-2015 Priced ‘Ultra-Premium’ Condo in the Mission Reduced

Purchased for $1.625 million in mid-2015, the two-bedroom Mission District condo #205 in the “V20” building at 3590 20th Street, at the corner of Valencia, was on the market for 4.7 percent less ($1.549 million) last year but failed to find a buyer. Today, the “ultra-premium V20 home” is... Read More »

New Plans for a Prominent Van Ness Corridor Site

New Plans for a Prominent Van Ness Corridor Site

Plans to raze the former KRON TV building at 1001 Van Ness Avenue and develop a 14-story building, with 239 condos over 5,000 square feet of retail space fronting Van Ness, were approved two years ago but never broke ground. But that doesn’t mean there hasn’t been any behind... Read More »

Projected Impact of the Massive Potrero Power Station Project

Projected Impact of the Massive Potrero Power Station Project

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the proposed redevelopment of the 29-acre Potrero Power Plant site – which could yield nearly 2,700 units of housing; 1.6 million square feet of commercial space (including office, retail, research and industrial); a 220-room waterfront hotel; parking for around 2,600 cars and... Read More »

RFP Issued for Redevelopment of Fort Scott

RFP Issued for Redevelopment of Fort Scott

The official Request for Proposals (RFP) has been issued to the four finalists selected to bid for the opportunity to redevelop the 30-acre Fort Winfield Scott campus in the Presidio. From the RFP: In addition to the overarching goal of establishing Fort Winfield Scott as a campus for one... Read More »

Salesforce Transit Center Won’t Reopen in October

Salesforce Transit Center Won’t Reopen in October

The new Salesforce Transit Center will remain closed through the end of October, at least. While the center’s rooftop park could reopen before the cracked beams which support it are fixed, it won’t reopen before the root cause of the fissures is known. And bus service won’t return to... Read More »

WeWork Will Be Allowed to Bid for 30-Acre Site in the Presidio

WeWork Will Be Allowed to Bid for 30-Acre Site in the Presidio

While it wasn’t endorsed by the Trust’s staff, and their concept proposal wasn’t deemed to be mission driven nor backed by a qualified team, WeWork has made the Presidio Trust Board’s short-list of four finalists that will be allowed to make a formal bid to redevelop the roughly two... Read More »

Second Cracked Beam Found in New Salesforce Transit Center

Second Cracked Beam Found in New Salesforce Transit Center

Having discovered a second, adjacent, cracked beam in the new Salesforce Transit Center, the center will remain closed for “at least another week” as inspections continue and engineers attempt to identify the cause of the fissures and next steps. The two beams span Fremont Street, near the leaning Millennium... Read More »

Fissure Forces Closure of New Salesforce Transit Center

Fissure Forces Closure of New Salesforce Transit Center

A newly discovered fissure in at least one of the steel beams which supports the roof and 5.4-acre park atop the new Salesforce Transit Center has resulted in an emergency closure of the $2.2 billion center which opened last month. As such, the former temporary terminal, which has yet... Read More »