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Proposed SoMa Tower Sheds 100 Feet of Height

Proposed SoMa Tower Sheds 100 Feet of Height

With Planning having balked at the proposed height of a 350-foot-tall tower to rise at 636 4th Street, upon the former K&L Wine Merchants building parcel which is currently only zoned for development up to 85 feet in height but is slated to be up-zoned to 250-feet if San... Read More »

Developer Pays $65 Million for the Armory in SF

Developer Pays $65 Million for the Armory in SF

A developer with ties to the Soho House chain of private clubs and hotels has paid a reported $65 million for the landmark San Francisco Armory at 1800 Mission Street in the Mission which had been home to Kink.com. Peter Acworth, the founder of Kink, purchased the century-old armory... Read More »

Plan to Fix Sinking SF Tower About to Be Tested

Plan to Fix Sinking SF Tower About to Be Tested

Plans to permanently right the sinking Millennium Tower by retrofitting the building’s foundation with a series of new compression micropiles which would be drilled down to the bedrock below are about to be tested. As proposed, three test micropiles will be drilled and filled down to a depth of... Read More »

Refined Plans for a New 800-Foot-Tall Transbay Tower Revealed

Refined Plans for a New 800-Foot-Tall Transbay Tower Revealed

Having faced some pushback from Planning early last year, the plans for a 61-story tower to rise up to 800 feet in height upon Transbay Parcel F at 542-550 Howard Street have been newly refined by the F4 Transbay Partners project team (which includes Hines, Urban Pacific Development and... Read More »

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 »