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Infamous Mitchell Brothers O’Farrell Theatre on the Market

Infamous Mitchell Brothers O’Farrell Theatre on the Market

Having opened as an X-rated theater and porn studio in 1969 and subsequently transitioned into the infamous “close-contact” strip club, with multiple themed rooms and live shows, it remains today, the former Pontiac dealership turned Mitchell Brothers O’Farrell Theatre at 895 O’Farrell Street is quietly on the market for... Read More »

San Francisco Officially Endorses Expansion of Rent Control

As we first reported earlier this year: If adopted by voters in November, California Proposition 10 would overturn the state’s Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act which prevents rent control from applying to single-family homes, condos or any multifamily building which received a certificate of occupancy after January of 1995 (or... 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 »

The Fed Raises Rates, Signals Another Hike in 2018

As predicted, the Federal Reserve has just raised its benchmark Federal Funds rate, upping its target range by another 0.25 percent (25 basis points) and signaling expectations for another quarter-point increase by the end of the year. The Fed dropped the benchmark rate a total of five (5) percentage... 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 »

Former Building Inspection Commission President Tagged for Fraud

Former Building Inspection Commission President Tagged for Fraud

San Francisco’s City Attorney, Dennis Herrera, has just filed suit against construction engineering firm Santos & Urrutia Associates, its principals and several clients and contractors over “an elaborate scheme” to excavate and expand under multiple San Francisco homes without securing proper permits and employing forged documents, lies and fake... Read More »

Inventory of Homes for Sale in San Francisco Hits 7-Year High

Inventory of Homes for Sale in San Francisco Hits 7-Year High

Following a trend which shouldn’t catch any plugged-in readers by surprise, the number of homes actively listed for sale in the San Francisco (900) has just hit a 7-year high and is now running 12 percent higher on a year-over-year basis and 30 percent above its mark at the... Read More »

Path for Trains to Reach SF’s New Transit Center Has Been Picked

Path for Trains to Reach SF’s New Transit Center Has Been Picked

As we expected and first foreshadowed earlier this year, the San Francisco County Transportation Authority has officially adopted the Pennsylvania Avenue Alignment as the preferred path by which trains should reach San Francisco’s new Salesforce Transit Center, with the rail lines into the city now expected to be completely undergrounded... Read More »

Inventory of Homes for Sale in San Francisco Jumps

In a move which shouldn’t catch any plugged-in readers by surprise, the number of homes actively listed for sale in the San Francisco (765) jumped 39 percent over the past two weeks and is now running 9 percent higher versus the same time last year (700) and 25 percent... Read More »

Port Soliciting Concepts for Thirteen of San Francisco’s Historic Piers

Port Soliciting Concepts for Thirteen of San Francisco’s Historic Piers

The Port of San Francisco has just issued a formal solicitation of developers and tenants interested in redeveloping thirteen of San Francisco’s historic piers, along with the Agriculture Building adjacent to San Francisco’s Ferry Building, stretching from, and including, Pier 35 to Pier 48 (yes, that’s the one that... Read More »