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San Francisco Population Hits 880,000; Bay Area Over 7.7 Million

The estimated population of San Francisco proper has crossed the 880K mark, hitting 880,418 on the first of July, according to data from California’s Department of Finance. That’s an increase of 7,955 or 0.91 percent since July 1, 2016, matching the population growth rate over the previous year which... Read More »

Pipeline of Residential Development in San Francisco Drops

Pipeline of Residential Development in San Francisco Drops

With the number of new units of housing in San Francisco that finished up construction in the third quarter of the year having outpaced the total of those which were newly proposed, the overall pipeline of apartments and condos under development in the city slipped by roughly 200 to... Read More »

Oakland A’s Relegate New Ballpark Site to the Disabled List

Oakland A’s Relegate New Ballpark Site to the Disabled List

Two weeks ago the Peralta Community College District’s Board of Trustees directed the college district’s Chancellor to immediately discontinue talks with the Oakland Athletics who were positioning to acquire the 13-acre parcel of community college-owned land at 333 East 8th Street upon which they had planned to build a new... Read More »

Details behind the City’s Big Deal for Beleaguered McDonald’s Site

Details behind the City’s Big Deal for Beleaguered McDonald’s Site

While originally expected to cost the city around $10 million, an agreement for the City of San Francisco to purchase the beleaguered McDonald’s at the corner of Stayan and Haight Streets for $15.5 million has been drafted, a purchase agreement which includes the entirety of the restaurant’s parking lot... Read More »

Plans for Semi-Massive Presidio Heights Development Formalized

Plans for Semi-Massive Presidio Heights Development Formalized

The formal application to move forward with the semi-massive redevelopment of CPMC’s nearly 5-acre California Hospital Campus at 3700 California Street has just been submitted to San Francisco’s Planning Department. While the Planning Department’s review of TMG Partners’ preliminary plans for the site had “strongly encouraged” increasing the density... Read More »

The Fed Institutes a Rate Hike, Signals Three More in 2018

As predicted, the Federal Reserve has just raised its benchmark Federal Funds rate, upping its target range by another 0.25 percent (25 basis points) and signaling expectations for three more quarter-point increases in 2018. The Fed dropped the benchmark rate five (5) percentage points between August of 2007 and... Read More »

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Has Died at the Age of 65

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Has Died at the Age of 65

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee died from a heart attack early this morning at the age of 65. As such, Board of Supervisors President London Breed is now the acting mayor and will remain in the role until a special election is held on June 5 of 2018 unless... Read More »

An Uber Sale in the Works

An Uber Sale in the Works

Purchased for $7.995 million in early 2015, at which point the home’s total square footage measured around 6,200 square feet, including its lower level and three-car garage, the Pacific Heights home at 3090 Pacific Avenue has since undergone a major renovation and remodel. And while the remodeled home has... Read More »

Oakland A’s Ballpark Plan Could Be DOA Based on Board Vote

Oakland A’s Ballpark Plan Could Be DOA Based on Board Vote

With representatives of the student and faculty associations of Laney College having recently voted against allowing the Oakland Athletics to acquire the 13-acre parcel of community college-owned land at 333 East 8th Street, a little south of Lake Merritt in central Oakland and upon which the A’s had formally... Read More »

Never Mind, the Facade of Remodeling Will Remain

Never Mind, the Facade of Remodeling Will Remain

The proposed framework for eliminating San Francisco’s frequently gamed Tantamount to Demolition rule and instituting a new Residential Expansion Threshold will not be presented at the Bayview Hunters Point Citizen Advisory Committee Meeting this evening. And in fact, as of late yesterday, San Francisco’s Planning Department has formally suspended... Read More »