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Redesigned Golden Gate Development Closer to Reality

Redesigned Golden Gate Development Closer to Reality

The new plans for an eleven-story building to rise on the site of the former Stars/Trader Vic’s/Maestro building turned Empire Room at 555 Golden Gate Avenue could be approved next week. As now designed by RG-Architecture, versus Natoma Architects as previously rendered, for JS Sullivan Development, the proposed project... Read More »

Now Seeking a Long-Term Tenant for This Historic Garage

Now Seeking a Long-Term Tenant for This Historic Garage

As we first reported last year: While plans to convert the Mission District garage at 3140-3150 16th Street into a massive 20,000-square-foot restaurant and event space dubbed “The Albion on 16th” have been drawn, the building is now back on the market as “an excellent opportunity for an investor... Read More »

Plans for Stonestown Galleria Redevelopment Formalized

Plans for Stonestown Galleria Redevelopment Formalized

As we first reported early last year, Macy’s was in contract to sell its 280,000-square-foot Stonestown Galleria location, which opened in 1952, to General Growth Properties, the terms of which included a temporary leaseback of the store until the plans for redeveloping the location were formalized and approved. With... Read More »

Target Opening Day for the Salesforce / Transbay Transit Center Set

Target Opening Day for the Salesforce / Transbay Transit Center Set

With little slippage in the expected completion date for San Francisco’s Transbay/Salesforce Transit Center over the past month, the target opening date for the new center and its 5.4-acre rooftop park has been unofficially set for August 12, 2018. Keep in mind that the opening date assumes no major... Read More »

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 »