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Eviction Notices For Families In Chinatown Hotel Withdrawn, For Now

Eviction Notices For Families In Chinatown Hotel Withdrawn, For Now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Estate and served to two dozen families living in a single-room-occupancy hotel at 2 Emery Lane in Chinatown are being withdrawn.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 »

Fresh & Easy Shuttering Another San Francisco Store

Fresh & Easy Shuttering Another San Francisco Store

The official list for Northern California has yet to be released, but the San Francisco Fresh & Easy at Silver and Somerset in the Portola neighborhood is one of the retailer’s 50 west coast locations slated to be shuttered, as are the Pacifica and Vacaville stores, according to a plugged-in... Read More »

Over 100K More Employed In San Francisco Than 5 Years Ago

Over 100K More Employed In San Francisco Than 5 Years Ago

On the heels of a typical seasonal dip in January, the estimated number of people living in San Francisco with a job increased by 3,800 to a record 520,500 in February and the unemployment rate in the city is back below 4 percent (3.8).  That’s 19,500 more people living... Read More »

Pacific Heights Penthouse Sale Smashes SF Real Estate Records

Pacific Heights Penthouse Sale Smashes SF Real Estate Records

The 10th floor of the überexclusive Pacific Heights building at 2006 Washington Street has traded hands in a hush-hush deal and at a price point never before seen in San Francisco. While the seller had been privately seeking as much as $35 million for the 5,400-square-foot, full-floor unit #10, according... Read More »

New Plans For Another 330 Apartments Near Jack London Square

New Plans For Another 330 Apartments Near Jack London Square

With Ellis Partners already working on plans for two residential towers, with over 600 units combined, to rise over 20 stories on either side of Oakland’s Jack London Square, San Francisco-based Carmel Partners is in contract to purchase the two parcels at 200 4th Street and 431 Madison and plans... Read More »

Employment In San Francisco Way Higher Than Previously Thought

Employment In San Francisco Way Higher Than Previously Thought

Following a once-a-year benchmarking, a revision to the data which incorporates additional inputs and refined estimation techniques, the unemployment rate in San Francisco is back above 4 percent. But the estimated number of people living in San Francisco who have a job now measures 516,700. That’s 33,900 higher than... Read More »

Tech Space On Former Cemetery And UCSF Campus Site?

Tech Space On Former Cemetery And UCSF Campus Site?

Up until the early 1940s, the parcel upon which UCSF’s current 10-acre Laurel Heights campus was built was part of the Laurel Hill Cemetery.  Transferred to the San Francisco Unified School District, the Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company purchased the property from the SFUSD in 1953 and built its corporate... Read More »

Raiders Sign One-Year Extension For The Coliseum

The Oakland Raiders have signed a short-term lease and will remain at the Coliseum through the 2015-2016 NFL season, a move which should help extend the runway for the city of Oakland and Alameda County to pursue their proposed $2 billion “Coliseum City” plans. As currently envisioned, the 800-acre Coliseum... Read More »

Plans For 30-Story Tower To Rise On A Little SoMa Lot

Plans For 30-Story Tower To Rise On A Little SoMa Lot

San Francisco’s Planning Commission first approved the construction of a slender 200-foot building to rise on the 4,000 square foot parking lot at 48 Tehama nearly 15 years ago, a proposed development which included almost 50,000 square feet of office space, with seven off-street parking spaces and three full-floor... Read More »

Uber Campus Kerfuffle And Rendering Scoop

Uber Campus Kerfuffle And Rendering Scoop

The design of Uber’s worldwide headquarters to rise in San Francisco’s Mission Bay is off to a rocky start. According to a plugged-in insider who delivered the rendering and behind the scenes scoop, a conflict between Uber’s team and a Principal at Gensler has caused a shake-up within the... Read More »

Google’s BIG Plans For A High-Tech Canopied Campus

Google’s BIG Plans For A High-Tech Canopied Campus

Google’s plans for a new high-tech Mountain View campus total over 3.4 million square feet, with a series of canopied structures rising across 60 acres on four North Bayshore sites (the 18-acre Landings; a 7.5 acre parcel on Huff Avenue; a 22-acre block at Charleston and Joaquin; and 12.5... Read More »

Mega Condos Could Top Two San Francisco Towers, Set A Record

Mega Condos Could Top Two San Francisco Towers, Set A Record

Tishman Speyer is quietly exploring the possibility of merging up to twelve three-bedroom units atop the two towers rising at 201 Folsom Street (a.k.a. LUMINA). At the extreme, the eight three-bedroom units across the 41st and 42nd floors of LUMINA’s Tower B could be combined into one mega-duplex measuring... Read More »

Scoop: Plans For Three Towers Up To 250-Feet On Flower Mart Site

Scoop: Plans For Three Towers Up To 250-Feet On Flower Mart Site

While Kilroy Realty has been tight-lipped with respect to their plans for the San Francisco Flower Mart parcel, at least beyond a new high-tech underground market for the mart, the firm has been quietly working on designs for a three-tower development to rise up to 250-feet in height on... Read More »

Downsized Plans (And No Condos) For Downtown Site

Downsized Plans (And No Condos) For Downtown Site

Plans to raze the three-story building on the northeast corner of Grant and Sutter (300 Grant) and construct a ten-story building, with 45 condos over two floors of retail and parking, were approved back in early 2008. Waylaid by the great recession, the development never materialized.  And now, new plans to... Read More »

City Suing to Shutter Illicit Gambling Den On Mission

City Suing to Shutter Illicit Gambling Den On Mission

Behind the blacked-out windows of the Bernal Heights building on the southeast corner of Mission and Kingston, the “Kingston Shack” has been operating as an illicit gambling hall, filled with electronic slot machines and paying cash prizes. And despite numerous complaints from neighbors, and multiple citations from the police,... Read More »