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Bay Area Home Values Tick Up to Another High

Bay Area Home Values Tick Up to Another High

Having ticked up 1.2 percent in October, the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index for single-family home values within the San Francisco Metropolitan Area – which includes the East Bay, North Bay and Peninsula – ticked up 1.4 percent in November to another all-time high while the index for Bay Area... Read More »

Plans to Raze the Examiner’s Printer for Housing to Rise

Plans to Raze the Examiner’s Printer for Housing to Rise

The Fang family is planning to level the San Francisco Newspaper Printing Company building at 1201 Evans Avenue – within which the San Francisco Examiner, SF Weekly and a number of other local periodicals are currently printed – as well as three industrial buildings upon the adjacent 1241 Evans... Read More »

Amazon Eliminates Bay Area from HQ2 Competition: The Final 20

Amazon Eliminates Bay Area from HQ2 Competition: The Final 20

Having received proposals from 238 suitors, including a Bay Area Council-led bid which combined Concord, Fremont, Oakland, Richmond and San Francisco, Amazon has just released its short-list of 20 cities that are still in the running to land the behemoth’s second North American headquarters, a full equal to their... Read More »

Timeline for Adoption of SF’s Big Central SoMa Plan Has Been Reset

Timeline for Adoption of SF’s Big Central SoMa Plan Has Been Reset

Having been pushed back a few months, slipped a few and then pushed back a few more, San Francisco’s Planning Department is now aiming to formally initiate the legislative process required to adopt San Francisco’s ambitious Central SoMa Plan at the Planning Commission hearing scheduled for March 1. As... Read More »

San Francisco’s First Shake Shack Could Open Right Here

San Francisco’s First Shake Shack Could Open Right Here

Speaking of big plans for shuttered Real Food Company sites in San Francisco, the owners of the former Cow Hollow location on the southeast corner of Fillmore and Filbert have met with the City to discuss a conversion of the nearly 12,000-square-foot building into a “luxury fine casual restaurant... Read More »

Timing for New Transbay District Parks Pushed Back

Timing for New Transbay District Parks Pushed Back

With the timing to complete San Francisco’s new Transbay Transit Center having slipped, the groundbreaking for the future Transbay Park, which will occupy the middle third of the Temporary Transbay Terminal site, has been pushed back from early this year to sometime in 2019. The projected groundbreaking for the... Read More »

Approved Plans for a Supersized Safeway Scrapped

Approved Plans for a Supersized Safeway Scrapped

In the works for over a decade, the approved plans to completely overhaul and supersize the outdated Sunnyside Safeway at 625 Monterey Boulevard have been scrapped. Instead, the existing store will simply be renovated and “upgraded” in place, possibly without ever closing its doors. The original plans, which would... Read More »

Timing for Contentious Development at the Base of Telegraph Hill

Timing for Contentious Development at the Base of Telegraph Hill

With the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development having formally determined that the proposed development of 178 affordable apartments to rise up to six stories in height across the half-block-plus parking lot parcel at 88 Broadway would not have a significant effect on the environment, the development team... Read More »

Plans for a Pair of Swoopy SoMa Towers Revealed

Plans for a Pair of Swoopy SoMa Towers Revealed

Tishman Speyer has formally filed their application to move forward with the development of two modern towers stretching across seven Central SoMa parcels (including those currently occupied by The Creamery, HD Buttercup, The Iron Cactus, United Barbell, TwentyThree and Waterfall) and rising up to 420 feet in height on... Read More »

Bay Area Unemployment Rates Just Dropped to Record Lows

Bay Area Unemployment Rates Just Dropped to Record Lows

Having slipped in October, the number of people living in the city of San Francisco with a job increased by 4,600 in November to a record 557,400 and the unemployment rate dropped to 2.3 percent, which is the lowest unemployment rate in San Francisco’s modern history, with the previous... Read More »