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Alliance Appeals Golden State Warriors’ Arena Win

Alliance Appeals Golden State Warriors’ Arena Win

The Mission Bay Alliance has appealed the Superior Court judge’s ruling in favor of the Golden State Warriors in the battle over building an 18,000-seat arena and event center in San Francisco’s Mission Bay. The judgment last week by Judge Garrett Wong had affirmed the City’s contested environmental review... Read More »

Mission District Development Seriously Downsized

Mission District Development Seriously Downsized

Plans to level the two-story Superior Automotive shop building on the northeast corner of 16th and Albion, a Mission District building for which Mx3 Ventures paid a record setting $8.7 million in 2013, have been abandoned. And instead of developing a new five-story building, with 28 condos over 7,300... Read More »

Bay Area Unemployment Rates Jump, but Here’s Why

Bay Area Unemployment Rates Jump, but Here’s Why

While the unemployment rate in San Francisco jumped from 2.9 percent in May to 3.5 percent in June, there are actually 400 more people living in the city with a job. But with school year seasonally in play, the labor force increased by 4,000 and drove the unemployment rate... Read More »

Bay Area Home Sales Slip but Edge Up in Napa and San Francisco

Bay Area Home Sales Slip but Edge Up in Napa and San Francisco

While the number of single-family homes and condos that traded hands across the Bay Area ticked 8 percent from May to June, which is typical for this time of the year, the recorded sales volume (8,679) was 6.5 percent lower than at the same time last year and represented... Read More »

Warriors Appear to Have Won the Mission Bay Arena War

Warriors Appear to Have Won the Mission Bay Arena War

A Superior Court judge has just ruled in favor of the Golden State Warriors in their legal battle with the Mission Bay Alliance over building an 18,000-seat arena and event center in San Francisco’s Mission Bay. The judgment by the Honorable Garrett L. Wong, which affirmed the City’s contested... Read More »

Price Index for New Condos in San Francisco Turns Negative

Price Index for New Condos in San Francisco Turns Negative

Following a trend we first noticed emerging last year, the price index for new construction condominiums in San Francisco, as compiled by the Mark Company, dropped 3 percent in June and is now running 2 percent lower versus the same time last year, the first year-over-year drop for the... Read More »

Design for Asian Art Museum Addition Revealed

Design for Asian Art Museum Addition Revealed

The proposed $25 million expansion of San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum at 200 Larkin Street has been rendered and the plans are about to be presented to San Francisco’s Architectural Review Committee for feedback prior to seeking the city’s approval to proceed. Designed by architect Kulapat Yantrasast of wHY,... Read More »

New Plans for a 300-Foot Tower Across from Caltrain

New Plans for a 300-Foot Tower Across from Caltrain

The development team behind a proposed 300-foot-tall tower to rise at 330 Townsend Street has shifted gears and architects, abandoning the original plans for an office or mixed-use development in favor of a 31-story building with 374 residential units over 11,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space and an... Read More »

Bonus Height Program for Affordable Developments Approved, But…

Bonus Height Program for Affordable Developments Approved, But…

While San Francisco’s proposed Affordable Housing Bonus Program, which would allow market-rate developers to build up to two stories higher than currently zoned in exchange for pricing 30 percent of the development at below market rates, remains DOA, a pared-down program which would only apply to 100 percent below... Read More »

Exceptional Art Deco Temple on the Market in the Mission

Exceptional Art Deco Temple on the Market in the Mission

The rather exceptional Art Deco building at 170 Valencia Street, which is currently owned and occupied by the Baha’í Faith in San Francisco, is now on the market and will be delivered vacant at the close of escrow. Designed by architect Harold Stoner and built for the Independent Order... Read More »