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New Plans for a Prized Potrero Hill Hardware Store and Site

New Plans for a Prized Potrero Hill Hardware Store and Site

For the past 30 years, Center Hardware has been located in the warehouse building at 249 Pennsylvania/999 Mariposa, sitting on a parcel which abuts I-280 to the east and Pennsylvania Garden to the south at the base of Potrero Hill. Center Hardware’s lease is about to expire. And as... Read More »

Two New Mission Bay Parks Now Slated for End of Summer Openings

Two New Mission Bay Parks Now Slated for End of Summer Openings

While originally scheduled to open in May and June respectively, Mission Bay’s new one-acre Children’s Park at the intersection of Long Bridge and China Basin Streets and the 2.4-acre Mariposa Park at the corner of Mariposa and Owens, on the southern most portion of Mission Bay between Interstate 280... Read More »

Russian Hill Platinum House Priced at $2K per Square Foot

Russian Hill Platinum House Priced at $2K per Square Foot

Built on the site of a former garage and backyard for the adjacent home at the corner of Hyde and Filbert, the brand new LEED Platinum home at 1209 Filbert Street was listed for $7,000,000 in early 2011 and sold for $6,888,000 ($1,188 per listed square foot) that May. This... Read More »

Modern Oakland Development with a Rooftop Farm Ready for Review

Modern Oakland Development with a Rooftop Farm Ready for Review

The plans for a modern six-story Oakland development to rise at the corner of 51st Street and Telegraph Avenue, with 204 apartments over 34,000 square feet of ground floor retail space, including 28,000 square feet for a full-service grocery store, could be approved by the City’s Planning Commission in... Read More »

Hearing Set for Proposed SoMa Hotel, What Would Dirty Harry Say?

Hearing Set for Proposed SoMa Hotel, What Would Dirty Harry Say?

With the lease for the SoMa McDonald’s at Third and Townsend expiring in January 2017, San Francisco’s Planning Commission is now slated to approve the plans for an eleven-story hotel to rise on the 701 3rd Street site early next month. As proposed by Stonebridge Companies, a Colorado-based hotel... Read More »

San Francisco’s Future Transbay Park and Foreshadowing

San Francisco’s Future Transbay Park and Foreshadowing

A plugged-in tipster delivers the latest rendering for San Francisco’s future Transbay Park, the construction of which is currently slated to commence in early 2018 (once the operations of the Temporary Transbay Terminal move to San Francisco’s new Transbay Transit Center and free up the blocks bounded by Folsom,... Read More »

Refined Designs and Timing for Uber’s New HQ and Open Space

Refined Designs and Timing for Uber’s New HQ and Open Space

With the anticipated groundbreaking having been pushed back, SHoP Architects has refined the designs for Uber’s two worldwide headquarters buildings to rise up to eleven stories in Mission Bay, upon the former Salesforce parcels at 1455 and 1515 Third Street, adjacent to the Golden State Warriors arena and event... Read More »

Waylaid Mission District Park Project Will Break Ground Tomorrow

Waylaid Mission District Park Project Will Break Ground Tomorrow

Following three years of delays, the ground for a new Mission District park at 17th & Folsom Streets will officially be broken tomorrow at 3:30PM. The 32,000-square-foot park, which should be open by the end of the year or in early 2017, will include an outdoor classroom/performance space and... Read More »

Refined Designs and Timing for Eagle Plaza

Refined Designs and Timing for Eagle Plaza

As part of the approved 1532 Harrison project, which should break ground later this year and rise up to seven stories at Harrison and 12th Streets, the stretch of 12th between Harrison and Bernice will be converted into a “slow street” and public outdoor space dubbed Eagle Plaza, with... Read More »

An 8,600-Square-Foot House That Can Power Itself and Two Teslas

An 8,600-Square-Foot House That Can Power Itself and Two Teslas

Despite its 8,600-square-foot size, which doesn’t include over 1,600 square feet of terrace, the annual electric bill for the newly-built Portola Valley home at 3 Redberry Ridge will likely be less than for a 200-square-foot micro-unit in San Francisco. And that includes powering two Teslas (or the like). With... Read More »