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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 »

State Bar Seeking To Cash Out In San Francisco

State Bar Seeking To Cash Out In San Francisco

According to a plugged-in tipster, the State Bar of California is planning put their 13-story building at 180 Howard Street on the market.  While the building will be offered without a price, apparently the State Bar has been counseled to expect bids well north of $100 million for the 200,000 square foot building. Any sale Read More »

Oakland A’s Lease Extended To 2024 Amid Threat Of Move

Oakland A’s Lease Extended To 2024 Amid Threat Of Move

The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority has approved a ten-year lease extension for the Oakland Athletics which should keep the A’s playing at the Coliseum until 2024 or within Oakland if the team does make a move. The deal, which still needs to be approved by the Oakland City Council and Alameda County supervisors, will allow the A’s Read More »

Transbay Transit Center $300M Over Budget, Rooftop Park Waylaid

Transbay Transit Center $300M Over Budget, Rooftop Park Waylaid

Overruns have added $300 million to the cost of constructing San Francisco’s $1.9 billion Transbay Transit Center, and unless the City can raise $24 million in private donations and grants, the project will open without its signature rooftop park as budgeted dollars are diverted to complete the terminal. According to J.K. Dineen and Transbay Joint Powers Authority Read More »

San Francisco Loses Lucas Bid, Museum Headed To Chicago

San Francisco has lost its bid for the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum and Chicago’s lakefront location just south of Soldier Field “is a lock,” as first reported by the Chicago Sun-Times and since confirmed by the Chicago Tribune. “Choosing Chicago is the right decision for the museum, but a difficult decision for me personally because of my strong Read More »

Top Tier San Francisco Home And Condo Values Hit All-Time High

Top Tier San Francisco Home And Condo Values Hit All-Time High

Single-family home values within the San Francisco MSA are 18.2 percent higher on a year-over-year basis and the index for the top-tier of San Francisco homes has hit an all-time high, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index. That being said, while all three tiers of the market advanced and the overall San Francisco Index increased Read More »

Development Team Snags Former Freeway Parcel T In Hayes Valley

Development Team Snags Former Freeway Parcel T In Hayes Valley

Former Central Freeway Parcel T, the current 5,500 square foot parking lot which fronts Octavia Boulevard between Page and Rose, has been awarded to a development team. Zoned for development up to 50 feet in height, the City has selected Linden Partners, a joint venture of DDG and DM Development – the development team behind 8 Read More »

Bill To Freeze Ellis Act Evictions Rejected By Housing Committee

Senator Mark Leno’s proposed bill to curb speculative Ellis Act evictions in San Francisco has been rejected by the State Assembly’s Housing and Community Development Committee by a vote of 3 to 4. Drafted “to ensure that real estate speculators in San Francisco do not buy rent-controlled property and empty it of long-term tenants,” Senate Read More »

San Francisco On Short List To Bid For 2024 Olympic Games

We might not being hosting the next America’s Cup, but San Francisco remains in the running to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. Or rather, San Francisco remains on the United States Olympic Committee’s short list of four cities from which the Committee will pick the U.S. contender for the games, if one is selected at all. The Read More »

San Francisco Cut From America’s Cup Shortlist

An email to Mayor Ed Lee last night has confirmed the BBC’s original report that San Francisco will not be hosting the 35th America’s Cup in 2017.  Chicago, San Diego, and Bermuda remain in contention the host the race. San Francisco could still host an America’s Cup World Series warm-up regatta and the possibility of San Read More »

Hibernia Bank Renovation Is Rolling, Will It Be Rocking As Well?

Hibernia Bank Renovation Is Rolling, Will It Be Rocking As Well?

The permits to renovate and restore the iconic Hibernia Bank building at 1 Jones Street have been issued and the scaffolding is finally starting to rise.  And a new Mid-Market “club” could be on the way. The planned exterior work to the building includes the enlargement of three window openings to create new exit doors along Read More »