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The Economics Dooming the Opera Plaza Cinemas and Its Ilk

The Economics Dooming the Opera Plaza Cinemas and Its Ilk

As we first reported last week, plans to shutter the Opera Plaza Cinema are in the works. And as proposed, the 6,381-square-foot space will be converted into “Retail Sales and Service” use. While a specific tenant has yet to be identified, as a plugged-in reader correctly surmised, a “Health... Read More »

SoMa Rising: Plans to Add 22 Apartments Right Here Progress

SoMa Rising: Plans to Add 22 Apartments Right Here Progress

As we first reported last year: A developer recently met with San Francisco’s Planning Department to discuss the potential for an eight-story building with up to 22 condos to rise behind the existing façade of the vacant two-story City Paints building at 1088 Howard Street and to convert the... Read More »

Sub-2015 Pricing in the Mission Take Two (or Three)

Sub-2015 Pricing in the Mission Take Two (or Three)

While the list price for the Mission District penthouse unit #504 at 3590 20th Street and Valencia (a.k.a. the “V20” building) has been further reduced to $2.398 million, which is now $197K below the $2.595 million which was paid for three-bedroom condo back in July of 2015, it appears... Read More »

The Bestest Priced Two-Bedroom in SF’s Premier High-Rise?

The Bestest Priced Two-Bedroom in SF’s Premier High-Rise?

Purchased for $1.495 million in September 2015, the 1,418-square-foot Lumina unit #2A at 318 Main Street returned to the market this past June listed for $1.649 million and touting: “Best priced 2bed/2bath home in San Francisco’s premier luxury high rise condo!” While the June listing has since been withdrawn... Read More »

More Sub-2015 Pricing in South Beach

More Sub-2015 Pricing in South Beach

Purchased as new for $952,000 or roughly $1,213 per square foot back in November 2015, the 785-square-foot, one-bedroom condo #403 at 72 Townsend Street returned to the market this past March priced at $998,000. While the re-sale of 72 Townsend Street #403 has now closed escrow with a contract... Read More »

Tower to Rise over Historic Key System Building Closer to Reality

Tower to Rise over Historic Key System Building Closer to Reality

In a move which shouldn’t catch any plugged-in people by surprise the plans for an 18-story building to rise at 1100 Broadway in Downtown Oakland, the top floors of which would be cantilevered over the historic Key System Building have once again been redesigned. As we first reported last... Read More »

Alternatives for Redevelopment of Iconic Tenderloin Site Outlined

Alternatives for Redevelopment of Iconic Tenderloin Site Outlined

The environmental impact report (EIR) for the proposed development of over 100 affordable apartments at the corner of Turk and Larkin is being prepared. And as we first reported last year, the proposed incorporation of a portion of the existing L-shaped building on the site, which was constructed in... Read More »

High-End Mint Plaza Loft Fails to Fetch 2014 Price

High-End Mint Plaza Loft Fails to Fetch 2014 Price

Purchased for $1.5 million in October 2014, the “Manhattan-like industrial condo” unit #1 at 10 Mint Plaza – which features high-gloss concrete floors, exposed beams, high ceilings, high-end finishes, and a Mid-Market location a few blocks from Twitter – returned to the market listed for $2.5 million last year.... Read More »

Floating Fire Station Closer to Reality on San Francisco’s Bay

Floating Fire Station Closer to Reality on San Francisco’s Bay

The conceptual plans for a floating expansion of San Francisco’s historic Fire Station 35 at Pier 22 ½, which was built back in 1915, have been detailed and newly rendered. The proposed 16,400-square-foot structure would accommodate a third fire boat; new rescue watercraft, jet skis and a dive boat;... Read More »

Planning Seeks More Celebratory Design for Big Hotel Expansion

Planning Seeks More Celebratory Design for Big Hotel Expansion

Built in 1971, with a total of 342 hotel rooms and 220 parking spaces on its nearly two-acre parcel at 1300 Columbus Avenue, plans to add 174 new rooms to the Fisherman’s Wharf Holiday Inn have been drawn. As designed by Axis/GFA Architecture, the proposed 4-story addition would primarily... Read More »