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San Francisco Flower Mart Going Underground

San Francisco Flower Mart Going Underground

While playing coy with respect to their larger plans for developing the Central SoMa site, Kilroy Realty has officially announced their agreement with the operators of the San Francisco Flower Mart to build a new underground market for the flower mart’s wholesale business and 10,000 square feet of ground-level... Read More »

Flower Mart Staying In SoMa, Agreement To Redevelop Site

Flower Mart Staying In SoMa, Agreement To Redevelop Site

The operators of the San Francisco Flower Mart and Kilroy Realty have reached an agreement to move forward with the redevelopment of the Central SoMa Flower Mart site at Sixth and Brannan, an agreement which includes the building of a new “state-of-the-art” facility for the Mart at the base... Read More »

S.F. Median Home Price Hits A Record High, And Sales Take A Hit

S.F. Median Home Price Hits A Record High, And Sales Take A Hit

Having rebounded in October, San Francisco homes sales took a big hit in November, with the sales volume dropping nearly 26 percent from the month before and running over 20 percent lower versus the same time last year.  And while the sales volume in San Francisco typically dips from... Read More »

First Peek Inside Warriors Arena And The Designs For Along Third

First Peek Inside Warriors Arena And The Designs For Along Third

Having first revealed the renderings for the redesigned Golden State Warriors arena to rise in Mission Bay earlier this week, we now turn your attention to the revised designs for the western side of the site, upon which two 160-foot buildings, the development’s Main Plaza, and a functional Gatehouse... Read More »

A Plan To Tax ‘Hoarders Of Homes’ In San Francisco?

Arguing that “when wealthy people who don’t actually live here buy up San Francisco residential properties, housing prices skyrocket beyond the reach of residents,” San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar has begun working on potential legislation to discourage nonresidents from buying or owning property in the city, perhaps by... Read More »

Warriors Arena Redesigned, Rendered And Revealed!

Warriors Arena Redesigned, Rendered And Revealed!

As we first reported last month, the Golden State Warriors proposed Mission Bay Arena has been redesigned to flush-away the snarky “toilet” commentary the earlier design evoked.  And for the first time, the proposed arena and adjacent five-and-a-half-acre Bayfront Park which will accompany the development have been rendered in full. Under the... Read More »

Central SoMa Subway Site Could Sprout A Tower Too

Central SoMa Subway Site Could Sprout A Tower Too

The former gas station at Folsom and Fourth is long-gone and construction is well underway for the Yerba Buena/Moscone Station of San Francisco’s future Central Subway.  But that’s not all that could rise on the centrally located site, a site which is currently zoned for development up to 130-feet... Read More »

Caltrain Report Confirms Ballooning Budget And Project Delays

Caltrain Report Confirms Ballooning Budget And Project Delays

As we first reported last month: Originally expected to cost $1.5 billion and be operational in 2019, the budget to electrify Caltrain and install a new signaling system has be revised upward by at least $200 million and the likely date that the first electric train will be put... Read More »

Development Could Transform Oakland’s Pill Hill And Auto Row

Development Could Transform Oakland’s Pill Hill And Auto Row

Plans to demolish the majority of the Oakland Auto Center at 3093 Broadway and build a seven-story development across the 3.5 acre Auto Row parcel have been filed with the city and could result in over 400 residential units and 24,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space rising on... Read More »

Warriors Arena Redesigned, Enough To Quell Toilet Snark?

Warriors Arena Redesigned, Enough To Quell Toilet Snark?

It hasn’t yet been officially released nor distributed, but the conceptual design for the Golden State Warriors proposed arena to rise in Mission Bay has been revised, perhaps in part to flush the snarky commentary the earlier plan evoked. The most noticeable change to the design, as newly outlined above,... Read More »

San Francisco Continues Record Employment Run

San Francisco Continues Record Employment Run

Employment in San Francisco has hit another all-time high as the number of city residents with paychecks increased by 4,300 in October and now totals 481,900 with an unemployment rate of 4.3 percent, the lowest unemployment rate since 2008. That’s 25,500 more residents employed in San Francisco than at the... Read More »

Caltrain Modernization Budget Balloons, Rollout Pushed Back

Caltrain Modernization Budget Balloons, Rollout Pushed Back

Originally expected to cost $1.5 billion and be operational in 2019, the budget to electrify Caltrain and install a new signaling system has be revised upward by at least $200 million and the likely date that the first electric train will be put into service has been rolled back... Read More »

HOPE For Potrero Hill: Huge Redevelopment Plan Ready For Review

HOPE For Potrero Hill: Huge Redevelopment Plan Ready For Review

The master plan for redeveloping the entire 33-acre public housing development atop Potrero Hill with up to 1,700 new units of housing has been refined and the first public hearing to help clear the way for the ambitious project to commence has been scheduled for December. As proposed, the... Read More »

Anti-Speculation Tax (Prop G) Failing, Pier 70 Redevelopment A Lock

With 100 percent of San Francisco’s precincts reporting but provisional and hand-delivered mail-in ballots yet to be counted, Proposition G, the so-called “anti-speculation tax,” would appear to have failed with 54% voting against the measure while the redevelopment plans and increased height limits for Pier 70 are a lock... Read More »

S.F. Will Appeal Judge’s Ruling Against Eviction Payments

City Attorney Dennis Herrera has announced that his office will appeal yesterday’s ruling by U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer which struck down San Francisco’s recently adopted tenant relocation law, a law which requires landlords in San Francisco who invoke the Ellis Act to pay any evicted tenants an upfront sum equal... Read More »