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Head Of San Francisco Tenants Union Has Died

The executive director of the San Francisco Tenants Union, Ted Gullicksen, was found dead in his bed today. From the Chronicle’s report: Several friends said they knew of no health problems with Mr. Gullicksen, who recently had been working vigorously for Proposition G, a ballot measure designed to deter real estate speculators from evicting tenants Read More »

SF’s Airbnb Law Approved, Short-Term Rentals Legalized

Supervisor Chiu’s proposed ordinance to legalize, but limit, short-term rentals in San Francisco, a so-called “Airbnb law,” has been approved by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors by a vote of 7-4 with Supervisors Avalos, Campos, Mar and Yee opposing. The new law will allow a permanent resident of San Francisco to rent out their primary Read More »

Church Selling Hayes Valley “Farm” Site For Condos To Rise

Church Selling Hayes Valley “Farm” Site For Condos To Rise

The Saint Paulus Evangelical Lutheran Church has quietly placed its Hayes Valley parcel at 950 Gough Street on the market, along with plans for a condo development to rise up to 80 feet on the site at the corner of Gough and Eddy. A fire destroyed the ornate St. Paulus Evangelical Lutheran Church which had Read More »

Drakes Bay Fight Is Over, Oyster Company Agrees To Leave

Drakes Bay Oyster Company has agreed to permanently cease all oyster farming operations at Drakes Estero and has settled its long-running lawsuit with the federal government. As part of the settlement agreement which was filed this morning, Drakes will be allowed to keep harvesting oysters until the end of 2014, at which point the National Read More »

Defeated “Wall On The Waterfront” Development Revived

Defeated “Wall On The Waterfront” Development Revived

Blocked at the ballot box last year, Pacific Waterfront Partners is quietly preparing to present a revised proposal for building a mix of condos and retail at 8 Washington Street, the parcel upon which the Golden Gateway Tennis and Swim Club and adjacent Port-owned parking lot currently reside. According to the president of the adjacent Golden Gateway Read More »

Lombardi’s Closing, Condos Planned To Rise

Lombardi’s Closing, Condos Planned To Rise

After 66 years in business, Lombardi Sports will be closing its doors at the corner of Jackson and Polk.  And to answer a reader’s question, the plan is to demolish the existing two-story building at 1600 Jackson Street and construct a six-story building, with 62 condos over ground floor retail and underground parking, on the Read More »

Transbay Transit Center Deal Falls Apart, Development In Doubt

The deal between the City of San Francisco and a trio of big developers who had been leading the charge against the 0.55 percent tax they had agreed in principle to pay in exchange for an already adopted up-zoning of their parcels within the Tansbay Transit Center District has collapsed, leaving the future of San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Read More »

$400M More And 4-Year Delay For Transbay Rail Extension

With the budget to build San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center having already increased by $300 million to $1.9 billion, the additional $2.6 billion budgeted to extend the train tracks from Fourth and King to the Transbay Center is now proposed to increase by $400 million, raising the total budget for the 1.4 mile downtown rail Read More »

SF State Planning To Plant Its Flag At Hunters Point

San Francisco State University is planning to “plant (its) flag at Hunters Point” and is seeking a lease for upwards of 60,000 square feet of space within Lennar Urban’s planned Innovation Center to rise at the former Shipyard, according to the San Francisco Business Times. The approved redevelopment plan for Hunters Point and Candlestick includes Read More »

Uber Building Worldwide Headquarters In Mission Bay

Uber Building Worldwide Headquarters In Mission Bay

Uber Technologies has entered into a joint venture with Alexandria Real Estate Equities to acquire and develop two undeveloped Mission Bay parcels at 1455 and 1515 Third Street, adjacent to the Golden State Warriors arena development that’s in the works. Currently owned by Salesforce.com, the last of their Mission Bay holdings, the two parcels are already approved Read More »

Plans To Raze Prominent Rincon Hill 76 Station For Condos To Rise

Plans To Raze Prominent Rincon Hill 76 Station For Condos To Rise

It was only a matter of time, and now that time has come.  Plans to demolish the Union 76 Station on the northwest corner of First and Harrison have been filed.  And on the corner, a 185-unit residential building has been proposed to rise, adjacent to the 400-foot building under construction at 45 Lansing Street, Read More »

Warriors’ Mission Bay Arena Plan Revealed!

Warriors’ Mission Bay Arena Plan Revealed!

The conceptual plan for the Golden State Warriors’ proposed sports and entertainment center to rise in Mission Bay has been unveiled.  The key components and layout for the 12-acre, mixed-use development include: A state-of-the-art arena and event space with approximately 18,000 seats, Two twelve-story office buildings with 500,000 square feet of space, Between 55,000 and 95,000 Read More »

Historic Renoir Hotel Catches Fire Amid $30M Renovation

Historic Renoir Hotel Catches Fire Amid $30M Renovation

Built in 1909 and slated to re-open later this year as a hip four-star hotel, the historic Renoir Hotel building at 45 McAllister Street caught fire this afternoon and reached a four-alarm-level blaze before the fire was contained. Early reports of welding work having started the blaze haven’t changed, but the fire appears to have Read More »

Warriors Don’t Trade Design Team, Add Two Towers To Arena Plan

Warriors Don’t Trade Design Team, Add Two Towers To Arena Plan

Snohetta and Manica Architecture will remain the design team for the Golden State Warriors’ Arena in Mission Bay.  And while the Warriors remain focused on opening the arena in time for the 2018 season, they are adding two 120-foot-tall towers with 500,000 square feet of office space along Third Street to their plans, according to the Business Read More »

State Sues To Overturn SF’s Waterfront Height Limit Act

State Sues To Overturn SF’s Waterfront Height Limit Act

The State of California has filed suit against The City of San Francisco, seeking to block enforcement of Proposition B and invalidate the highly contested Waterfront Height Limit Right to Vote Act which was approved by voters last month. Championed by the California State Lands Commission, the lawsuit was filed in San Francisco Superior Court Read More »