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Plans to Convert Historic Mini Dealership Building Progress

Plans to Convert Historic Mini Dealership Building Progress

As we first reported earlier this year: While currently leased to Mini of San Francisco, plans to renovate and repurpose the historic Willis Polk and Co. designed building on the southwest corner of Van Ness Avenue and Eddy are in the works. And as envisioned, the 45,000-square-foot building, which... Read More »

Three Leading Proposals for the Redevelopment of Fort Scott

Three Leading Proposals for the Redevelopment of Fort Scott

The Presidio Trust has just completed their preliminary review of the nine (9) concept proposals for the redevelopment of the roughly two dozen buildings spread across 30 acres of the Presidio that comprise Fort Winfield Scott into a “Campus for Change” and has narrowed the field to three (3)... Read More »

Price Cut for Beloved Bookstore and Former Theater Site

Price Cut for Beloved Bookstore and Former Theater Site

As we first reported last year: After nearly 40 years in business, the Castro’s (second to) last remaining bookstore, Aardvark Books, appears to be done as the one-story building it occupies at 227 Church Street has quietly hit the market with a $2.85 million price tag. Purchased by the... Read More »

Refined Plans and Timing for Stonestown Galleria Redevelopment

Refined Plans and Timing for Stonestown Galleria Redevelopment

In addition to a new 45,600-square-foot Whole Foods on its second floor, the refined plans for the redevelopment of Macy’s former Stonestown Galleria location now include a 72,000-square foot “sports retail store”; ten (10) small to medium size retail spaces; and up to four new restaurants and a 12-screen... Read More »

Former Police Station and Jail on the Market for $8.4M

Former Police Station and Jail on the Market for $8.4M

Decommissioned in 1994, the former Mission Police Station and jail at 1240 Valencia Street, between 23rd and 24th, was sold to a private party for $560,000 in March of 1997. Measuring a little over 8,000 square feet, the concrete and steel building has since been converted to a small... Read More »

First Tenants of SF’s Transbay / Salesforce Transit Center Identified

First Tenants of SF’s Transbay / Salesforce Transit Center Identified

With San Francisco’s new Transbay/Salesforce Transit Center and rooftop park slated to open on August 12, the first four (4) leases for the center’s thirty-five (35) potential retail/restaurant/commercial spaces have been negotiated and could be approved this week. Eddie Rickenbacker’s is slated to sign a 15-year lease for a... Read More »

Plans to Expand and Caffeinate Reddit’s HQ in SF

Plans to Expand and Caffeinate Reddit’s HQ in SF

Purchased for $45 million in 2016 having been leased to Reddit, plans to convert the 33,000-square-foot, 185-space parking garage portion of the original NBC Radio City building at 420 Taylor Street, which was designed by Albert Roller, on the border of the Tenderloin, into 36,000 square feet of additional... Read More »

Burned-Out Former Drug Den with Views Fetches Two Million Bucks

Burned-Out Former Drug Den with Views Fetches Two Million Bucks

As we noted last year: Purchased for $440,000 in 1995, the Castro District duplex at 517-519 Sanchez Street has been raided numerous times over the past seven years, resulting in the seizure of large quantities of crystal meth, heroin, ketamine, cocaine and cash. Two years ago the City of... Read More »

Waylaid Mission District Development Modified, Slated for Approval

Waylaid Mission District Development Modified, Slated for Approval

Waylaid by a groundswell of local opposition, plans to mostly demolish the brick and timber Fitzgerald Furniture Company building on the northeast corner of 19th and Bryant Streets and develop a contemporary six-story building upon the Mission District site could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission this afternoon.... Read More »

Big Plans to Transform Tenderloin Block Closer to Reality

Big Plans to Transform Tenderloin Block Closer to Reality

In the works since 2013, as we first reported at the time, the big plans to redevelop the Tenderloin parcel upon which the 27,000-square-foot Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist sits at 450 O’Farrell Street could be approved this week. While the original plans had called for completely razing the... Read More »