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Iconic Western SoMa Club Building on the Market for $6 Million

Iconic Western SoMa Club Building on the Market for $6 Million

Purchased for $2.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2014 and subsequently remodeled and expanded, including the addition of a new roof deck, the former home to the first leather bar on Folsom Street, FeBe’s, which opened in 1966 and anchored the leather scene in San Francisco through the... Read More »

Raising the Roof (And Not) on Potrero Avenue Take Two

Raising the Roof (And Not) on Potrero Avenue Take Two

As we first reported last year: Plans to redevelop the southwest corner of Potrero Avenue and 23rd Street, across from Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital in the Mission, have been in the works since 2013. But having been built in 1925 and identified as a potential historic resource, the... Read More »

A Bid to Block the Redevelopment of UCSF’s Laurel Heights Campus

A Bid to Block the Redevelopment of UCSF’s Laurel Heights Campus

While SKS Partners and the Prado Group have been pushing forward with plans to redevelop the 10-acre Laurel Heights campus at 3333 California Street, which it has acquired from UCSF, a bid to block or delay the project has been made. As proposed by the Laurel Heights Partners project... Read More »

Major Excelsior District Development Newly Detailed and Phased

Major Excelsior District Development Newly Detailed and Phased

Having been expanded to include the Safeway parcel and parking lot at 4950 Mission Street, in addition to the Valente Marini Perata Funeral home parcel at 4840 Mission, the proposed development to rise up to seven stories in height across the Excelsior District site would now yield a total... Read More »

SF’s First Whole Foods 365 Closer to Reality

SF’s First Whole Foods 365 Closer to Reality

As we first reported a couple weeks ago, plans to convert the shuttered Lombardi Sports building at 1600 Jackson Street, at the corner of Polk, into San Francisco’s first Whole Foods Market 365 could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission next week. Once again, the proposed grocery would... Read More »

The Economics of a Rincon Hill Condo and Reality Check Redux

The Economics of a Rincon Hill Condo and Reality Check Redux

As we originally outlined back in the third quarter of 2015: Purchased for $700,000 in 2012, or roughly $1,150 per square foot, the one-bedroom One Rincon Hill condo #4404 was listed as a rental for $3,800 in mid-2014 and actually rented for $3,750 per month, which included valet parking... Read More »

More Density for 520-Foot-Tall Hub District Tower as Envisioned

More Density for 520-Foot-Tall Hub District Tower as Envisioned

The preliminary plans for a 520-foot-tall tower to rise on the Hub District parcel at 30 Van Ness Avenue have been newly refined. And while an additional story of office space has been added to the proposed development’s 120-foot-tall podium, which would include the partial retention of the existing... Read More »

New Life and Passage for a Market Street Plaza as Proposed

New Life and Passage for a Market Street Plaza as Proposed

While technically a 13,000-square-foot “plaza,” the area between the two downtown buildings at 555 and 575 Market Street was effectively privatized and turned into an elevated walkway and entrance to its two adjacent towers back in the 1990s when the Market Center complex was owned by Chevron. But as... Read More »

Nine-Story NoPa Development in the Works

Nine-Story NoPa Development in the Works

The façade of the F. Lofrano & Son auto body garage at 1355 Fulton Street is currently slated to be saved. But plans to level the bulk of the 14,000-square-foot building are in the works. And as envisioned and newly rendered by SIA Consulting below, a 72,000-square-foot development could... Read More »

Plans to Expand the Historic Mark Hopkins Hotel

Plans to Expand the Historic Mark Hopkins Hotel

Plans to expand the historic InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel atop Nob Hill at 999 California Street, which was sold to Leadwell Global Property for $206 million last year, are in the works. As envisioned, the single-story office addition to the south of the hotel’s landmark 19-story tower would be... Read More »