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Bad News for Lovers of Lucky 13, a Buyer Has Emerged

Bad News for Lovers of Lucky 13, a Buyer Has Emerged

A permit to demolish the historic Lucky 13 bar has been requested. Plans for a new five-story building with 27 condos, a 1,230-square-foot commercial space fronting Market Street and a storage room for 34 bikes to rise upon the bar’s 2140 Market Street parcel have been approved, the building... Read More »

Oakland A’s Hope to Build a New Ballpark and Legacy Right Here

Oakland A’s Hope to Build a New Ballpark and Legacy Right Here

The Oakland Athletics have formally announced their intention to develop a new Major League ballpark upon the 13-acre parcel of land that’s currently owned by the Peralta Community College District at 333 East 8th Street, a little south of Lake Merritt in central Oakland. The letter from the President... Read More »

Landmark Union Square Retailer Lands a New Home

Landmark Union Square Retailer Lands a New Home

While Britex Fabrics has operated out of its iconic four-story space at 146 Geary Street since 1952, the family that founded and operates the store sold the Union Square building to City Center Realty Partners for $38 million at the end of 2015. And as we first reported last... Read More »

New Plans Could Shutter Historic 4-Star Theater

New Plans Could Shutter Historic 4-Star Theater

After two years of trying to find a buyer for the historic 4-Star Theater, the owners of the 105-year-old Richmond District building at 2200 Clement Street, who lease the theater to the 4-Star’s current operators, are now looking for new a tenant instead. Plans to demolish the theater to... Read More »

Timing for San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center Slips

Timing for San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center Slips

Having already fallen a couple months behind schedule as of earlier this year, the forecasted timing to reach the “substantial completion” of construction for San Francisco’s $2.3 billion Transbay Transit Center building and rooftop park (a.k.a. the Salesforce Transit Center and Park) has slipped anew and is now threatening... Read More »

Agent Accused of Affordable Housing Fraud

Agent Accused of Affordable Housing Fraud

Back in 2008, a local real estate agent purchased a below market rate (BMR) one-bedroom condo on the eighth floor of the newly built SoMa Grand for $221,698. As part of the purchase agreement for the affordable unit, the agent signed an affidavit affirming that he would occupy unit... Read More »

Developer and Plan for Balboa Reservoir Site Picked

Developer and Plan for Balboa Reservoir Site Picked

The development team and draft plan(s) for redeveloping the western 17 acres of the Balboa Reservoir site, which is currently a 1,000-space parking lot under the jurisdiction of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, have been picked. And as envisioned by AvalonBay Communities and BRIDGE Housing, up to 1,100... Read More »

Buca Di Beppo Shuttered, Plans to Transform Its SoMa Space

Buca Di Beppo Shuttered, Plans to Transform Its SoMa Space

After a twenty-year run, the Buca di Beppo at 855 Howard Street has been shuttered. And another restaurant isn’t expected to take its place. Instead, permits to start gutting the building’s interior have been requested. And as proposed, the building will be converted into 12,000 square feet of pure... Read More »

Big Plans for Shuttered Lucky Penny Site Have Been Supersized

Big Plans for Shuttered Lucky Penny Site Have Been Supersized

As we first reported a few months ago, while the shuttered Lucky Penny site at 2670 Geary Boulevard is only zoned for moderate density and building up to 80 feet in height, the compliant plans for a seven-story building to rise on the site, with 21 apartments over three... Read More »

Historic Market Street Bar and Plans for Development in Play

Historic Market Street Bar and Plans for Development in Play

With plans to level the historic Lucky 13 bar and develop a new five-story building upon its 2140 Market Street parcel having been approved, and the demolition and building permits for the project in the works, the Market Street site and newly rendered plans are officially on the market... Read More »