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Judge Stops Valencia Street Development Mid-Construction

Judge Stops Valencia Street Development Mid-Construction

A Superior Court Judge has frozen the five-story development rising at 1050 Valencia Street mid-construction, ruling that San Francisco’s Board of Appeals “abused its discretion” and “failed to set forth the analytic route it traveled” when the Board reversed its original vote which would have limited the Mission District development... Read More »

Fiscal Impact Report For The Golden State Warriors’ Arena

Fiscal Impact Report For The Golden State Warriors’ Arena

With a projected 205 events a year and the forecast attendance per event ranging from 17,000 for a Warriors regular season game to 3,000 when the arena is configured as a “theater,” the proposed Mission Bay Arena for the Golden State Warriors would draw an estimated 2,071,400 ticketed visitors... Read More »

Developer Cuts 99 Units From Transbay Tower Citing Market Demand

Developer Cuts 99 Units From Transbay Tower Citing Market Demand

Related California’s winning bid to build a 56-story tower designed by architect Rem Koolhaas and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) at the corner of Folsom and First, along with a Fougeron Architecture designed mid-rise along Folsom and Fremont, included a total of 653 residences, of which 177 were to... Read More »

Whole Foods Dropped From Transbay Development Plans

Whole Foods Dropped From Transbay Development Plans

In addition to cutting 99 residential units from their development plans for Transbay Block 8, Related California has reduced the project’s proposed grocery store space from 22,000 to 12,500 square feet, which means that Whole Foods is out and the developer is now seeking a “comparable” type of grocery... Read More »

New Salesforce Tower On Fire

New Salesforce Tower On Fire

There’s a fire in the 30-story tower which is under construction at 350 Mission Street and workers are being evacuated. According to a reader on the scene, it “looks like (the fire is) on the higher floors on the Beale Street side” (as opposed to the Fremont Street side pictured... Read More »

Fresh Perspective: Warriors Arena Plaza, Retail And Office Space

Fresh Perspective: Warriors Arena Plaza, Retail And Office Space

New renderings for the west side of the proposed Golden State Warriors Arena to rise in Mission Bay provide some fresh perspective on the office and retail components of the development, along with the first detailed designs for the project’s Main Plaza fronting Third Street. As designed by Pfau-Long... Read More »

Slender Building Could Block SF’s Penultimate Tower Views

Slender Building Could Block SF’s Penultimate Tower Views

When the Stanford Hotels Group paid over $2,000 per square foot for the two little buildings at 82-84 First and 510 Mission, building’s which sit on a slender T-shaped site across from the future Salesforce Tower and Transbay Transit Center, speculation ran rampant as to the group’s intent. While the... Read More »

The Infamous “G” Unloading Infinity Penthouse, Asking $12M

The Infamous “G” Unloading Infinity Penthouse, Asking $12M

The infamous Gurbaksh Chahal (a.k.a. “G”) purchased the penthouse unit #37B atop the first tower of The Infinity at 301 Main Street for $6.925 million in early 2008 and spent a million dollars upgrading the 3,355 square foot condo, a budget which included a reported $250K in marble flooring... Read More »

Plans For A Gourmet Grocery And Restaurant Hall On Polk

Plans For A Gourmet Grocery And Restaurant Hall On Polk

The operators of ‘The Market’ grocery and food emporium at the base of the Twitter building on Market Street are planning an expansion to Polk, with designs to renovate the former Big Apple Grocery site at the corner of Polk and Clay, designs which include a 7,000-square-foot grocery, nearly 5,500... Read More »

Record-Setting Noe Home Sells For $2.6M Less Than Last Year

Record-Setting Noe Home Sells For $2.6M Less Than Last Year

Purchased by a young tech couple for a record setting $7 million twelve months ago, after which the couple quietly acquired the adjacent parcel to the west, upon which they were planning to build an underground addition and private urban playground, the 6,000-square-foot home at 625 Duncan Street returned... Read More »

Corpse Found Inside Hoarder’s Home (UPDATED)

Corpse Found Inside Hoarder’s Home (UPDATED)

A hazardous materials team is busy trying to empty the trash-filled home at 152 4th Avenue.  And while the detective on the scene couldn’t comment as an investigation is underway, according to a tipster, it appears as through the corpse of the former owner might be inside, which would explain... Read More »

Bay Area Bike Share Planning Big Expansion, East Bay Bikes

Bay Area Bike Share Planning Big Expansion, East Bay Bikes

A proposal to increase the number of bikes in the Bay Area Bike Share program from 700 to 7,000, and expand the network to include Oakland, Berkeley and Emeryville, will be considered by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s Administration Committee next week. Motivate, the current operator of Bay Area Bike Share pilot program,... Read More »

S.F. Suing Former Building Inspection President Mel Murphy

S.F. Suing Former Building Inspection President Mel Murphy

City Attorney Dennis Herrera has just filed suit against the former president of San Francisco’s Building Inspection Commission, and current Port Commissioner, Mel Murphy. An investigation spurred by the collapse of a Murphy’s hillside home at 125 Crown Terrace back in 2013 has uncovered “a far-reaching pattern of unlawful business... Read More »

Planning For Shuttered McDonald’s Site Underway

Planning For Shuttered McDonald’s Site Underway

The chain link fence which was cemented into place around the abruptly shuttered McDonald’s at 600 Van Ness has been keeping the taggers and transients at bay. And while McDonald’s has yet to file a formal proposal for developing the site, they have started to explore the parcel’s potential... Read More »

Eviction Notices For Families In Chinatown Hotel Withdrawn, For Now

Eviction Notices For Families In Chinatown Hotel Withdrawn, For Now

The eviction notices signed by a vice president at Paragon Real Estate and served to two dozen families living in a single-room-occupancy hotel at 2 Emery Lane in Chinatown are being withdrawn.  And according the Mayor’s Office, the owners of the building have pledged not to issue any new... Read More »