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Van Ness McDonald’s Closed, Zoned For 13-Story Development

Van Ness McDonald’s Closed, Zoned For 13-Story Development

The long-standing McDonald’s at 600 Van Ness Avenue which was built in 1978 has been abruptly boarded up and stripped of its original signage.  While the plan for the parcel has yet to be filed with Planning, the site is zoned for development up to 130-feet in height. Plans... Read More »

Little-Known Public Open Spaces Could Be Made Private

Little-Known Public Open Spaces Could Be Made Private

While not widely publicized, over 12,000 square feet of public open space was constructed in the form of two sunny terraces off the fourth and sixth floors of the 31-story Intercontinental Hotel at 888 Howard Street, a condition of the development’s approval and the result of a 1980s-era city... Read More »

Proposed SF Innovation Campus Slated For Approval

Proposed SF Innovation Campus Slated For Approval

The plan for a proposed 427,000-square-foot ‘innovation campus’ to rise at the base of Potrero Hill – the Hundred Hooper development we first revealed a few weeks ago – is slated to be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission tomorrow.  And it’s a development which could not have been approved just seven... Read More »

Oakland Office Vacancy Rate Under 10% For First Time Since 2008

The vacancy rate for office space in Oakland’s Central Business District has dropped to 9.6 percent, the first time it has been under 10 percent since the third quarter of 2008 according to DTZ (which recently acquired Cassidy Turley). And with the decrease in the vacancy rate, the going... Read More »

Polk Street Development Could Displace Boxers And Thrift Stores

Polk Street Development Could Displace Boxers And Thrift Stores

Plans to raze the Polk Street Boxing Gym, Fashion Exchange and adjacent Out of The Closet Thrift Store buildings on the southeast corner of Polk and California Streets are being reviewed by Planning. As proposed, the two-story buildings would be demolished to make way for a new seven-story Polk... Read More »

Revealed: Hundred Hooper Innovation Campus Design

Revealed: Hundred Hooper Innovation Campus Design

A plugged-in tipster delivers the latest renderings for the proposed 427,000-square-foot ‘innovation campus’ to rise at 100 Hooper Street, adjacent to the California College of Arts. Dubbed ‘Hundred Hooper’ and designed by Pfau Long Architecture, the development aims to become “the New Address of Technology, Innovation, and Craft,” with... Read More »

Legislation To Protect Clubs From Encroaching Condos

With noise complaints from residents in buildings that have recently risen or been converted in neighborhoods that were formerly commercial in character and have historically catered to clubs and other places of entertainment (POEs) on the rise, legislation to protect the POEs and require those buying or leasing residences... Read More »

Plans For 3-Acre Innovation Campus Near Potrero Hill

Plans For 3-Acre Innovation Campus Near Potrero Hill

The plans for a 427,000-square-foot “innovation campus” to be constructed across 3.3 acres at 100 Hooper Street, with three four-story buildings rising up to 58-feet in height on the site which is currently home to the San Francisco Mini Storage and truck rental business, could be approved by San... Read More »

Gourmet Grocery And Food Emporium Coming To Folsom And Main

Gourmet Grocery And Food Emporium Coming To Folsom And Main

Tishman Speyer has inked an agreement with The Market company, the group behind the 22,000-square-foot market opening at the base of the Twitter building in two weeks, to open a 9,500-square-foot gourmet grocery and dining emporium in the base of LUMINA‘s Main Street Plaza A, the building rising at the... Read More »

Mission Hotel For Commoners Hits The Market, Priced For “Potential”

Mission Hotel For Commoners Hits The Market, Priced For “Potential”

The operators of the 16-room “Utah Hotel,” which is not to be confused with the Hotel Utah, are currently paying $6,000 a month in rent for the entire top floor of the 10,000-square-foot building on the southwest corner of 24th and Utah in the Mission. A true single-room occupancy... Read More »

Challenges Cost Club $1M, Delay Embarcadero Plans

Challenges Cost Club $1M, Delay Embarcadero Plans

The challenges we first reported last year are taking their toll on the Commonwealth Club which has now signed a two-year lease for the former San Francisco Press Club space at 555 Post Street and will be moving next month, delaying any move into the building at 110 The... Read More »

New Life For Beltline Building And Bathrooms As Well

New Life For Beltline Building And Bathrooms As Well

A former office building for the Belt Railroad which once ran by the site, the “Beltline Building” which fronts the Embarcadero between Pier 27 and Pier 29 has seen better days.  And with San Francisco’s new cruise ship terminal having opened on Pier 27 behind, and big plans for Pier... Read More »

New Mission District Grocery Store In The Works

New Mission District Grocery Store In The Works

A new grocery store dubbed “Gus’s Community Market” is angling to take over the ground floor of the industrial building at 400 Alabama Street in the Mission, with entrances on Alabama and Harrison at Seventeenth. As proposed, the 10,000 square-foot market “and accessory restaurant” would be roughly half the... Read More »

Modern Designs For Proposed Dogpatch Development

Modern Designs For Proposed Dogpatch Development

The plans for razing the two-story industrial building at 950 Tennessee Street and constructing a modern four-story complex on the Dogpatch parcel are now actively under review and working their way through Planning. Designed by Workshop1 and as rendered above, the proposed development includes up 129 condos to rise... Read More »

San Francisco’s Largest Office Space Pipeline In Over 30 Years

Over the past year, roughly 280,000 square feet of net new commercial space hit the market in San Francisco, a drop in the bucket relative to the current demand for space which has led to a spike in rents. And while nearly 3 million square feet of new office... Read More »