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Salesforce Transit Center Won’t Reopen in October

Salesforce Transit Center Won’t Reopen in October

The new Salesforce Transit Center will remain closed through the end of October, at least. While the center’s rooftop park could reopen before the cracked beams which support it are fixed, it won’t reopen before the root cause of the fissures is known. And bus service won’t return to... Read More »

WeWork Will Be Allowed to Bid for 30-Acre Site in the Presidio

WeWork Will Be Allowed to Bid for 30-Acre Site in the Presidio

While it wasn’t endorsed by the Trust’s staff, and their concept proposal wasn’t deemed to be mission driven nor backed by a qualified team, WeWork has made the Presidio Trust Board’s short-list of four finalists that will be allowed to make a formal bid to redevelop the roughly two... Read More »

Second Cracked Beam Found in New Salesforce Transit Center

Second Cracked Beam Found in New Salesforce Transit Center

Having discovered a second, adjacent, cracked beam in the new Salesforce Transit Center, the center will remain closed for “at least another week” as inspections continue and engineers attempt to identify the cause of the fissures and next steps. The two beams span Fremont Street, near the leaning Millennium... Read More »

Fissure Forces Closure of New Salesforce Transit Center

Fissure Forces Closure of New Salesforce Transit Center

A newly discovered fissure in at least one of the steel beams which supports the roof and 5.4-acre park atop the new Salesforce Transit Center has resulted in an emergency closure of the $2.2 billion center which opened last month. As such, the former temporary terminal, which has yet... Read More »

Detailed Plans for that Massive Mid-Market Whole Foods Complex

Detailed Plans for that Massive Mid-Market Whole Foods Complex

Slated to open at Market and Eighth circa 2021, in the base of the fourth and final phase of the massive Trinity Place development, the majority of the proposed 46,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market will be below ground, accessed via a grand entry fronting Market Street. But above the market,... Read More »

BrainWash Building Back on the Market for $1.5 Million More

BrainWash Building Back on the Market for $1.5 Million More

Having sold for $4.6 million in February, the two-story Western SoMa building at the corner of Folsom and Langton Streets, which was home to the BrainWash cafe and laundromat for nearly three decades, has since been painted and remodeled, with four office suites (three of which are vacant) over... Read More »

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 »