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End of Days for the Elbo Room?  Building on the Market for $4.2M

End of Days for the Elbo Room? Building on the Market for $4.2M

With the Elbo Room’s lease now set to expire on January 1, 2019 and plans to redevelop its site having been approved, the corner building which it currently occupies at 645-647 Valencia Street is now on the market with a $4.2 million price tag, touting transferable building permits for... Read More »

Stanyan Street Addition Slated for Approval

Stanyan Street Addition Slated for Approval

As we first reported last year: With American Cyclery having shuttered their “too” annex at 858 Stanyan Street at the end of 2016 in anticipation of a significant rent hike, the 2,650-square-foot, single-story building on the northeast corner of Stanyan and Frederick is now on the market for $2.5... Read More »

Sub-2015 Pricing for a Coveted One-Bedroom

Sub-2015 Pricing for a Coveted One-Bedroom

Purchased for $925,000 in September of 2013, 338 Spear Street #26G, a 807-square-foot, one-bedroom “with a coveted floor plan” at the Infinity resold for $1,175,000 in June of 2015, which was $20,000 under asking and roughly $1,481 per square foot. The 2015-era sale represented total appreciation of 27 percent,... Read More »

Fox Plaza’s Plans to Help Gentrify Its Neighborhood

Fox Plaza’s Plans to Help Gentrify Its Neighborhood

While the approved plans to expand Fox Plaza remain on hold, the Plaza’s new ownership team is about to launch a two-pronged renovation project “to greatly improve the appearance” of its 29-story tower. In addition to a fresh coat of paint, new exterior lights will be added to the... Read More »

Rincon Hill View Condo Nearly Fetches its 2016 Price

Rincon Hill View Condo Nearly Fetches its 2016 Price

Purchased for a little over a million ($1,007,000) in January of 2016, the “exceptional” 710-square-foot, one-bedroom view condo #4905 atop One Rincon Hill returned to the market listed for a mere $8,000 (0.8 percent) more this past April. And having been reduced to $995,000 in May, the sale of... Read More »

Ambitious Franklin Street Infill Project Newly Rendered

Ambitious Franklin Street Infill Project Newly Rendered

Assuming plans to relocate and redevelop the historic ‘Englander House’ at 807 Franklin Street are approved, a new 8-story infill building with 48 residential units over a garage for 17 stacked cars and 80 bikes could then rise up to 80 feet in height upon the Italianate’s current 10,300... Read More »

Mortuary Redevelopment Closer to Reality

Mortuary Redevelopment Closer to Reality

Plans to add a setback fourth story and rear addition to the Bryant Mortuary at 635 Fulton Street and convert the historic Hayes Valley structure into a residential building could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission next week. As we first reported last year, the proposed redevelopment includes... Read More »

Transbay Budget for Sinking Tower Litigation Nears $16 Million Mark

Transbay Budget for Sinking Tower Litigation Nears $16 Million Mark

On the heels of the grand opening celebration for San Francisco’s new Transbay/Salesforce Transit Center two weeks ago, the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) is about to seek board approval to increase their legal budget related to the litigation of who’s responsible for causing the adjacent Millennium Tower’s excess... Read More »

Concept Proposals for Fort Scott Slated for Formal Review

Concept Proposals for Fort Scott Slated for Formal Review

The concept proposals for redeveloping roughly two dozen buildings in the Presidio, buildings which are spread across 30 acres near the Golden Gate Bridge and comprise Fort Winfield Scott, will be presented and formally reviewed by the Presidio Trust’s Board of Directors on Thursday, September 27. As we first... Read More »

Former Egyptian Consulate in Contract

Former Egyptian Consulate in Contract

As we reported earlier this year: Designed by Bliss & Faville and built following the Great Quake of 1906, the nearly 14,000-square-foot Pacific Heights mansion at 3001 Pacific Avenue was purchased by the Egyptian government in 1960 and served as its Consulate up until around 2010 when it was... Read More »