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Development Could Transform Oakland’s Pill Hill And Auto Row

Development Could Transform Oakland’s Pill Hill And Auto Row

Plans to demolish the majority of the Oakland Auto Center at 3093 Broadway and build a seven-story development across the 3.5 acre Auto Row parcel have been filed with the city and could result in over 400 residential units and 24,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space rising on the site. As proposed, the existing Read More »

Warriors Arena Redesigned, Enough To Quell Toilet Snark?

Warriors Arena Redesigned, Enough To Quell Toilet Snark?

It hasn’t yet been officially released nor distributed, but the conceptual design for the Golden State Warriors proposed arena to rise in Mission Bay has been revised, perhaps in part to flush the snarky commentary the earlier plan evoked. The most noticeable change to the design, as newly outlined above, is along the northeast corner of Read More »

San Francisco Continues Record Employment Run

San Francisco Continues Record Employment Run

Employment in San Francisco has hit another all-time high as the number of city residents with paychecks increased by 4,300 in October and now totals 481,900 with an unemployment rate of 4.3 percent, the lowest unemployment rate since 2008. That’s 25,500 more residents employed in San Francisco than at the same time last year.  And that’s Read More »

Caltrain Modernization Budget Balloons, Rollout Pushed Back

Caltrain Modernization Budget Balloons, Rollout Pushed Back

Originally expected to cost $1.5 billion and be operational in 2019, the budget to electrify Caltrain and install a new signaling system has be revised upward by at least $200 million and the likely date that the first electric train will be put into service has been rolled back to April 2021. If things don’t Read More »

HOPE For Potrero Hill: Huge Redevelopment Plan Ready For Review

HOPE For Potrero Hill: Huge Redevelopment Plan Ready For Review

The master plan for redeveloping the entire 33-acre public housing development atop Potrero Hill with up to 1,700 new units of housing has been refined and the first public hearing to help clear the way for the ambitious project to commence has been scheduled for December. As proposed, the Rebuild Potrero project, part of HOPE Read More »

Anti-Speculation Tax (Prop G) Failing, Pier 70 Redevelopment A Lock

With 100 percent of San Francisco’s precincts reporting but provisional and hand-delivered mail-in ballots yet to be counted, Proposition G, the so-called “anti-speculation tax,” would appear to have failed with 54% voting against the measure while the redevelopment plans and increased height limits for Pier 70 are a lock (72% YES). The early results for Read More »

S.F. Will Appeal Judge’s Ruling Against Eviction Payments

City Attorney Dennis Herrera has announced that his office will appeal yesterday’s ruling by U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer which struck down San Francisco’s recently adopted tenant relocation law, a law which requires landlords in San Francisco who invoke the Ellis Act to pay any evicted tenants an upfront sum equal to the difference between their current Read More »

Two-Year Payouts For Evicted Tenants In SF Ruled Unconstitutional

San Francisco’s recently adopted law which requires landlords in San Francisco who invoke the Ellis Act to pay their evicted tenants an upfront sum equal to the difference between their current rent and a similar market-rate unit over the course of two years has been ruled unconstitutional and struck down by  U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer. From Read More »

Tech Couple Planning First Eight-Figure Noe Valley Estate

Tech Couple Planning First Eight-Figure Noe Valley Estate

When the young tech couple “who like to entertain” purchased the 6,000-square-foot home at 625 Duncan Street for $7 million earlier this year, it became the most expensive home to have ever traded hands in Noe Valley.  And that was just their starting point. Hidden behind an LLC, the couple has also quietly acquired the adjacent Read More »

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 »